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 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?
Valuing multiple capitals….the monetisation of social and environmental capacity is an approach gathering momentum but what are the pros and cons?
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.
Unless we ask the big questions, we won’t find the answers which meet the scale of the challenge we face.
A sustainable future depends upon our ability to perceive the limits of certainty, and to embrace the uncertainty that has always been there.
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.
Multiple capitals seek to expand the notion of value beyond money, cost and price. How useful might they be?
Efficiency of use is a key aspect of sustainable energy, but quality may be more fundamental, how might we define it?
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.
The future evolution of business; Rejuvenative Enterprises will thrive upon the changes our planet faces, for the good of all.
Entropic Valuation is a “solar unit in – utilisable energy unit out” approach. It can compare how efficiently sunlight transforms to usable energy.
The energetics of life show us the way to a seismic change in the capacity and sustainability of our species.
Using money to put things on a level playing field makes sense, but only if the things we are comparing are actually comparable – natural capital is not.
Entropy applies without exception to all activities and processes. Is it the meta metric to measure and drive a circular economy?
We will have more than 9 billion people on the planet by 2050 – lets tidy the house for the vistors we have coming.
The limits to growth are framed by thermodynamics, not sentiment and custom. We must evolve our systems of value to work within and alongside this reality.