Tools of Systemic Change for Sustainable Future: Mindfulness and Degrowth in Post COVID World

Mishra, S. N., and A. Agrawal. (2021). Tools of Systemic Change for Sustainable Future: Mindfulness and Degrowth in post COVID World. School of Rural Management–Working Paper Series-11. Puri: XIM University.

14 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2021 Last revised: 22 Nov 2021

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Satyendra Nath Mishra

School of Rural Management, XIM University (Formerly XIMB)

Ashish Agrawal

Bridge4Change Foundation

Date Written: October 25, 2021

Abstract

To address the issues of sustainability conundrum there is need to develop actionable decision matrix that harmonizes the roles and responsibilities of three actors, viz., community, state, and market. The COVID pandemic made the world realize that purely technical-economic solution has limits to the problem faced by human beings. In this backdrop we attempt to scan the foundational systemic change that needs to be addressed in social institutions to redesign the organization structure and functioning. The primary objective of this paper is to explore the core systemic challenges that we are facing. This exploration involves deep engagement with key stakeholders in the field of development, industry, administration, funding agency, innovator, educators’ etcetera. The purpose of this step is to find workable links between community, state, and market. We have done (continuing) more than 1850 hours of dialogue (in person, online mode) and engagement with 125 personnel from ninety-five institutions across ten domains, based in nine countries. The dialogue led us to identify that to address the future challenges we must address the issue of ‘mindfulness’ and ‘degrowth’ at individual and collective conscious level respectively in our society to reboot the social institutions.

Keywords: Systemic Change, Mindfulness, Degrowth, Sustainable, Institution

JEL Classification: B000, P48, Z1

Suggested Citation

Mishra, Satyendra Nath and Agrawal, Ashish, Tools of Systemic Change for Sustainable Future: Mindfulness and Degrowth in Post COVID World (October 25, 2021). Mishra, S. N., and A. Agrawal. (2021). Tools of Systemic Change for Sustainable Future: Mindfulness and Degrowth in post COVID World. School of Rural Management–Working Paper Series-11. Puri: XIM University., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3949533 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3949533

Satyendra Nath Mishra (Contact Author)

School of Rural Management, XIM University (Formerly XIMB) ( email )

Room No.111, Xavier City Campus,
Nijigada, Kurki, Harirajpur
Khurda, Odisha 752050
India

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Ashish Agrawal

Bridge4Change Foundation

India

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