Speaking at the Long Finance Initiative Spring Conference, “Into the Folly of Value”, Joss Tantram talked about radical new thinking on sustainability in economics. Introducing Terrafiniti’s Towards 9 Billion approach, he talked about how altering the way we derive price would produce more sustainable outcomes by focusing on the three key value concepts of abundance, […]
19th June 2012 Valuing Natural Capital – A Living Wage for Mother Nature A good primer on valuing nature, Joss Tantram contributed to this article by Jane Bird. She introduces the concept of natural capital through the example of pollination services provided by honey bees – one of many ‘free services’ provided by nature. Some […]
8th August 2012 Who ate all the pies? Why we need to Value Abundance rather than Scarcity As our consumption of vital resources gets ever faster we become necessarily more and more fixated on scarcity and the perverse relationship between scarcity and value grows ever stronger. Yet scarcity is pretty useless if you have big […]
14th September 2012 A sustainable world before the end of the world? Driving sustainability for organisations and the wider world can often feel like pushing water uphill; maintaining optimism when times are tough is a skill that many of us have well honed. In this piece on GSB Joss argues that, whilst things may often […]
21st September 2012 Would you invest in Earth Inc? – An IPO for the Earth in HuffPost In this Huffington Post article, John Friedman explores our (Terrafiniti’s) modest proposal for an IPO (Initial Public Offering) for the Earth. Can innovation in finance and economics deliver a way of valuing our only home?
24th September 2012 5 minutes with Joss Tantram, an interview on 2degrees Exploring perspectives on sustainable business, 2 degrees caught up with Joss for this interview.
5th March 2013 The rights of future trade Perhaps it is time to enshrine and protect the birthright of all humans to partake in activity which brings them reward, security, and the use of their physical and cognitive abilities in perpetuity (or until the end of their world).
2nd March 2013 Terra sapiens – are we fit to be a planetary species? Our current approach to planetary management leaves much to be desired. Wise human stewardship requires a significant evolution of our understanding and behaviour. It is time we evolved from Homo sapiens to Terra sapiens.
Practicing what we preach? – employment practices in CSR and sustainability Unpaid internships and zero-hour contracts have hit headlines recently. As our sector promotes best practice, should it lead the fight for better employment or follow the race to the bottom? Oursurvey has gathered data from the CSR sector.
June 2013 Towards 9 Billion Second Sight is a platform, a publisher and a lab about trend research and trend forecasting. With its quarterly magazine Second Sight provides an ongoing research into the spirit of our times. Terrafiniti’s Towards 9 Billion concept was featured within Second Sight’s Issue #34 on Interdependence.
11th June 2013 Essential foundations for a circular economy The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and Environmental Services Association 2013 conference focussed upon the promise and challenges of the circular economy. Joss Tantram of Terrafiniti took part in a panel discussion focussing on the essential building blocks of a sustainable transformation focussing on abundance, price […]
12th June 2013 More life now! A manifesto for rejuvenative technology We need to drive a flowering of technology that is rejuvenative in its impact and biotic in its nature. Organisations, governments, companies and just plain everyone should be contributing to the sum total of life on this planet. In this post we introduce rejuvenative […]
27th June 2013 New governance for sustainability The Salzburg Global Seminar was formed in 1948 with a mission to “…challenge present and future leaders to solve issues of global concern.” Joss was invited to the Seminar’s session 515 – new governance for sustainability to talk about Terrafiniti’s IPO for Earth concept. See the slides and […]
13th December 2013 Vitality! How life makes the best of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics The time has come to build a world where we can welcome 9 billion people rather than fear their arrival. A future of healthy and thriving ecosystems and 9 billion capable citizens is an ambitious vision and a powerful driver […]
3rd February 2014 Energy economics as if thermodynamics mattered The Laws of Thermodynamics describe the fundamental physical principles governing the way energy behaves, and provably frame and shape our scope for existence. Yet they are effectively ignored by economic policy and process.
13th March 2014 Sustainability: 21st Century Natural Philosophy …We are at a point in our species’ history when the need for change has never been stronger. Therefore it is with some frustration that the change we require remains ever out of reach, trampled by business as usual. ….However, the lack of mainstream acceptance of sustainability […]
27th March 2014 Beyond Sustainability, Towards Rejuvenative Enterprise The time has come to build a world where we can welcome 9 billion people rather than fear their arrival. A future of healthy and thriving ecosystems and 9 billion capable citizens is an ambitious vision and a powerful driver for the development of economies, businesses and […]
19th November 2014 Our Days are Worth Years Is time running out for a sustainable world? Every day we are assailed with bad news about the environmental and social challenges coming our way. By 2050 we are told, we will have many millions (even billions) of hungry mouths to feed and less food, water or […]
28th November 2014 Geoengineering: Are you feeling lucky? I’ve got a bad feeling about this… There has been increasing discussion of late, in the context of the IPCC’s latest reporton the dangers of climate change, about geoengineering — deliberate intervention in the functioning of planetary systems intended to arrest trends we don’t like or encourage […]
April 2016 Our commentary on the issues and challenges related to one of the big topics in sustainability at present, the multiple capitals concept, has been published by the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales). The ICAEW’s Rethinking Capitals initiative brings together business, academics, practitioners, policy makers, and members of civil society […]