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.
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.
How does budget address sustainability? Here in the UK the Autumn budget is a big thing, even if only for policy wonks and reporters. Everyone else generally tries to ignore it or remain in a state of denial, particularly regarding the downward revisions of our economic growth prospects. However, behind the rather tedious statements, analysis […]
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.
Building a sustainable business requires understanding sustainability context and the risks and dependencies that matter for your business. Last month we explored this in detail in Navigating sustainability context. It’s holiday season so we’ve pulled out the key messages for building a sustainable resilient business and popped them in this short video – so you […]
A flourishing future – what business models and technologies do we need for achieving sustainability?
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.
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.
A sustainable future depends upon our ability to perceive the limits of certainty, and to embrace the uncertainty that has always been there.
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?
Defining and delivering true social utility requires a fundamental perspective and approach to assessing the purpose of enterprise in the first place.
There is plenty of evidence out there for sustainability and financial out performance, we must use such evidence to take us towards a brighter future.
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?