Why isn’t profit useful for measuring sustainability, or even for telling us much about economic viability? Because profit is a lagging indicator and sustainability is inherently about long-termism. Assessing and delivering sustainability requires forward-looking indicators.
Our free Towards 9 Billion books series. Big hopeful, playful ideas for a sustainable, equitable future.
Valuing multiple capitals….the monetisation of social and environmental capacity is an approach gathering momentum but what are the pros and cons?
Preserving and enhancing Global Commons will require changes to systems of law, economics and ownership – an overview of existing and new ideas.
Restoring the Common Weal. An overview on the concept of Global Commons and its associated theories.
A short overview of one of the key themes of Towards 9 Billion – the need and hope for rejuvenative innovation towards a sustainable, equitable future.
Biodiversity is one of the current buzz words in corporate sustainability. What is it, what does it mean for you and is it time for a radical reappraisal?
The motivation behind multi-capitals approaches is to highlight their value to the economy. Why not focus upon the value of the planet as a going concern?
For sustainability to really mean something, sustainability context is everything. How can companies start to place their activities within the big picture?
Multiple capitals seek to expand the notion of value beyond money, cost and price. How useful might they be?
What’s the state of the planet in 2014? Here’s our SWOT on Earth for the new year
The energetics of life show us the way to a seismic change in the capacity and sustainability of our species.
Using money to put things on a level playing field makes sense, but only if the things we are comparing are actually comparable – natural capital is not.
We need to drive a flowering of rejuvenative technology – sustainable in its impact and biotic in its nature – increasing the sum total of life on Earth.
From shallow value to real value – markets need to be capable of valuing a common future as more valuable than a private present.
The concept of planetary boundaries is a powerful and seductive one, but also one that has limited utility for driving a sustainable world.
Like pricing the Earth, getting the right price for your Mother might be harder than you think
This post presents a gentle meander around some of the issues and ideas generated by our modest proposal to explore an Initial Public Offering (IPO) for the Earth, an EPO.
Can capitalism be re-engineered to produce innately sustainable outcomes? We are optimistic that it can….
To preserve and grow Natural capital we need to consider ‘new’ asset classes and to develop the means by which to price and value such assets.