Sustainability is a transformative agenda. It requires companies to not only develop new priorities, but also to become corporate activists – to act to affect the wider system within which they operate.
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.
Valuing multiple capitals….the monetisation of social and environmental capacity is an approach gathering momentum but what are the pros and cons?
Unless we ask the big questions, we won’t find the answers which meet the scale of the challenge we face.
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?
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?
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.
The future evolution of business; Rejuvenative Enterprises will thrive upon the changes our planet faces, for the good of all.
We need to drive a flowering of rejuvenative technology – sustainable in its impact and biotic in its nature – increasing the sum total of life on Earth.
The right to trade now is actively protected. With predicted social and environmental disruption, should we also develop the Rights of Future Trade?
From shallow value to real value – markets need to be capable of valuing a common future as more valuable than a private present.
What hope for sustainability when short term, shallow value and sensation is prioritised over the long term productive capacity of the planet and humanity?
There is huge demand for investment in ‘green economy’ projects – will the UK Government’s Green Investment Bank be up to the job?
Delivering sustainable capitalism – how the price mechanism must evolve.
Can capitalism be re-engineered to produce innately sustainable outcomes? We are optimistic that it can….