Dr Renuka Thakore, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons) PIEMA AFHEA, Founder of the Global Sustainable Futures: Progress through Partnerships, UK, provides leadership to a global Network, administering multidisciplinary activities and research partnerships development platform. Renuka received the "Global Sustainability Award 2022," the "Development Leadership: Governor Enrique Tomás Cresto Award 2022", and "Global SDG’s Women Ambassador Award 2022". Renuka is recognised for her work as a global leader who has engaged and connected with academics, businesses, and individuals, bringing together Global South and Global North to involve them in climate adaptation and resilience and just transition. She has created a vibrant, strategically performing community that attracts enthusiastic like-minded coordinators worldwide. The network welcomes diverse sections and societies worldwide and is committed to ‘leaving no one behind’ while contributing to sustainable development goals (SDGs). Renuka loves to dig into real-world problems and solve them by applying systems thinking and transdisciplinarity, bringing together technologies, emerging trends in data, skills, education and employment, and future scenarios, and evaluating strategic realities through the multi-level and multi-dimensional integrated framing of sustainable development. Her personal and professional journey over the last 35 years has taught her the key to this lies within every individual and organisation and how they are empowered through their external and internal support system. Building sustainable futures based on traditional systems is impossible. They could be co-created based on shared values and common goods.