Profit isn't very useful for measuring sustainability, or even for telling us much about economic viability. Why? Because profit is a lagging indicator and sustainability is inherently about long-termism. 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.
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.
Energy as a human right...what could we achieve if our ambition was not constrained by the impacts and availability of energy?
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.
Multiple capitals seek to expand the notion of value beyond money, cost and price. How useful might they be?
A review of global sustainability reporting trends based upon entries to the CRRA15 Sustainability Reporting Awards
The discount rate makes a lot of sense but it also acts to restrict adequate investment in sustainable change. How might we compound future value?
Capitalism has no stated end-goal, no clear outcome or purpose, yet it dominates our planet. We need a little more from our operating system.