Any change in organisational priority implies a change in organisational approach and capacity. Successful sustainability must be approached as a change issue, in the norms, values systems and structures of an organisation as much as the specific ambition, goals and performance commitments of a sustainability strategy.
Sustainability is a transformative agenda. It requires companies to not only develop new priorities, but also to become corporate activists – to act to affect the wider system within which they operate.
In September 2017, we ran a Towards 9 Billion workshop on sustainable finance, to explore how the finance sector could build a sustainable future. To get the workshop report contact us.
Population growth is routinely blamed for many sustainability issues – this video explodes the myth
A sustainable financial system requires both rethinking the very nature of value, as well as creativity in how we would project that value over time.
Alongside the challenges to sustainability we already face, there is growing concern about how these might accelerate in the future. One key issue is population growth and its impacts, but should the scale of humanity be seen as a threat or as an opportunity?
Effort is going into into exploring how we might develop sustainable energy systems – what are the issues and dimensions to consider?
Associating sustainability with a political viewpoint is an eternally frustrating issue that threatens our chances of achieving a sustainable future, why is it so common?
A flourishing future – what business models and technologies do we need for achieving sustainability?
Corporate sustainability must recognise the planet’s limits, sustainable context describes the ‘safe space’ for activities. What does it mean for you?
Incrementalism and transformation are often seen as divergent paths yet they may actually be the long and short term outcomes of the same journey.
Our free Towards 9 Billion books series. Big hopeful, playful ideas for a sustainable, equitable future.
Science & sustainability tell us life is complicated. Does the populist desire for simplistic answers pose a threat to our chances for a sustainable future?
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.
Energy as a human right…what could we achieve if our ambition was not constrained by the impacts and availability of energy?
Natural philosophy for sustainability – science must recombine with its philosophical component to deliver the future we want.
Unless we ask the big questions, we won’t find the answers which meet the scale of the challenge we face.
Defining and delivering true social utility requires a fundamental perspective and approach to assessing the purpose of enterprise in the first place.