Taking sustainability seriously.
And taking it deep.
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The challenge (if we were to really tell the truth about it):
Reinventing the economy of an entire planet. This planet. In one generation.
The path: Discover, create and capture
the economic, strategic and brand value
disclosed by a rigorous, purpose-driven approach
grounded in the 3.8 billion years of open-source R&D
offered to us as a gift of the living systems of Earth
that undergird the global economy and all we hold dear.
The “best efforts” from most sustainability initiatives merely mitigate problems—attempting to make things less bad, and to slow the rate of decline of the regenerative capacity of the living systems that sustain human culture and economy. That’s not good enough to win the race for sustainability and for business leadership—and beyond.
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Here's a brief summary of Living Between Worlds conversation #2.4 (You'll find the recording here, and the entire series here. My extended written excursion on these themes is still in the oven, and will post here (and other places) when it's baked. Meanwhile, you can...
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I just watched Greta Thunberg's recent interview with the Financial Times. Greta seems not to be trapped by the past (in the ways that most of us are) in her calls to “treat the crisis as a crisis,” not as a call to improve and "do better." “We need to stop focusing...