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.
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?
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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?
Energy as a human right…what could we achieve if our ambition was not constrained by the impacts and availability of energy?
Contextual analysis is not new, but conventional approaches ignore the real big picture. Sustainability context is on the rise and about time too!
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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?