Watershed Partners has become Coeuraj, but our manifesto stands (with only a few small tweaks—we couldn't help ourselves.) It's not perfect, but it captures a view of the world that we hold firm. At the end of the day, we're optimists, and this mindset gives us energy that we invest into our work, our partners, and our people. Do read it and tell us what you think. Coeuraj!
Not every generation gets burdened with the task of responding to a problem so big that it will take everyone on the planet to fix it.
The uncertain consequences of globalization, technological evolution and rapid environmental change have left many of us overwhelmed by the sheer complexity of it all.
And yet, we are stuck using the same thinking that got us into this mess to begin with.
For a friendlier future to emerge, we need a new approach that unlocks the human potential for transformation living inside each and every one of us.
The issue is not whether we have the tools to fix our most urgent problems, it’s whether we will ever learn how to collaborate at a planetary level to solve them.
We believe it’s possible.
We must act now to build resilient solutions to problems like the climate crisis, economic inequality, competing interests, and more.
Every person has a role to play.
Every vantage point matters and the connections between them are critical.
Together, we must confront systems that are at odds with the people they are intended to serve; we must build a more inclusive, sustainable, thriving world.
It’s daunting, and change isn’t easy.
But, we are joining the optimists, the curious ones, wanting a different conversation, ready to build new models for working, thinking, living, being.