Introducing “Books for Change”

Introducing Books for Change - The DO Global Book Club

Greetings from The DO, where we empower people to take action and create positive impacts in their companies, their communities, and the wider world. 

We are so excited to announce that we are launching a book club, Books for Change. This virtual book club, held quarterly, will be open for the global community to join. Our first ever event will happen on November 9th, 2021

Why are we doing this?

Reading is fun, but discussing a book with others is even better. The next step is to transform knowledge into action. 

We believe in the power of communities, and we hope to bring together purposeful DOers around the world to take actions towards a more sustainable, equitable, and impactful future. Through discussions and reflections on books, we hope that the book club would deepen our learnings and prompt us to transform knowledge into action as a strong community. Insights from books should not just stay on the pages- we need to bring them into life. 

What makes this book club special?

Apart from being a global, action-oriented book club, we will have world-renowned experts join us and participants will have the opportunity to listen and engage in deep conversations with book lovers and passionate planet-forward thinkers from all around the globe. 

Our first book–The Future We Choose: The Stubborn Optimist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis

Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, two prominent climate change experts who led negotiations for the United Nations during the Paris Agreement of 2015, argued that we need to confront the climate crisis with determination and optimism. The book centers around the message that we need to be stubborn optimists to solve our planetary challenges because life would just be unthinkable otherwise. If you want to know what concrete and actionable steps we can take to be optimistic, we strongly recommend you to read this book and come to our first book club happening on November 9th, 2021. See you there!

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