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.
Alongside the challenges to sustainability we already face, there is growing concern about how these might accelerate in the future. One key issue is population growth and its impacts, but should the scale of humanity be seen as a threat or as an opportunity?
Sustainability is a strategic issue but might require a longer-term perspective than is normally taken. How can you navigate your sustainability context?
Business sustainability continues to grow but are you focussing on what’s important? What big sustainability issues should you pay attention to in 2017?
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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Contextual analysis is not new, but conventional approaches ignore the real big picture. Sustainability context is on the rise and about time too!
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?
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.
The concept of planetary boundaries is a powerful and seductive one, but also one that has limited utility for driving a sustainable world.
What is reality? You don’t need faith to believe in physics, to understand the laws of energy, to know that we are a populous species on a finite planet