The business case for sustainability is (shockingly) still either not recognised strategically (i.e. it is understood as an additive factor for operational efficiency or marketing/PR but not as a strategic value creation/destruction factor), or in many cases it is little understood at all.
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.
Sustainability is a strategic issue but might require a longer-term perspective than is normally taken. How can you navigate your sustainability context?
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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?
If you are a sustainability practitioner and attend events on the topic – do you know how those events recruit speakers? Do speakers have to pay-to-play?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Like pricing the Earth, getting the right price for your Mother might be harder than you think