In this AMID StoryCast series, students Aysegul and Carlo talk with Domenico Dentoni, full professor in Business Resilience and Transformation at Montpellier Business about the role that academia can play in facilitating coordination of stakeholders in the pursuit of sustainable change. Societal challenges are becoming increasingly complex and will require a systemic approach and collective action. Academia can certainly play a role in bringing heterogeneous groups of actors together as well as inform their decision-making with scientific evidence insights. Is academia ready and well equipped to drive this transition? Is there a need to re-organize science in a more transdisciplinary and innovative way? These are some of the questions that are addressed in this podcast.