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.
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Ignoring the state of the planet is like ignoring the state of our house…except that when the walls fall down we won’t have anywhere else to move to.
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?
Sustainability practitioners need ways to maintain optimism, celebrate small successes but also keep an eye on the scale of change required.
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?
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Valuing multiple capitals….the monetisation of social and environmental capacity is an approach gathering momentum but what are the pros and cons?
Science & sustainability tell us life is complicated. Does the populist desire for simplistic answers pose a threat to our chances for a sustainable future?
Contextual analysis is not new, but conventional approaches ignore the real big picture. Sustainability context is on the rise and about time too!
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.
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.
Multiple capitals seek to expand the notion of value beyond money, cost and price. How useful might they be?
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?
The mass effect of individual actions can produce an outcome at odds with the original intent of those decisions. Is this the manifest will of the people?
Out with the old? The “new” seldom really is new, built as it so often is upon the ramshackle foundations of the old – not upon fresh footings of its own.
Allowing the values we hold to be expressed through action should not be a matter of guilt. Sustainability will come when we turn the tide.
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.