Behaviour Change

Is Capitalism as we know on its way to Extinction? A Conversation about Capitalism 2.0

Francesca RheannonWhen John Elkington coined the term “the Triple Bottom Line [TBL],” many hoped it would provide the lodestar for steering capitalism into a more just, sustainable future. Twenty years have passed since and that future seems as far away today as it did then—while the time to make that transition before Total Systems Collapse grows ever short.

Elkington himself has moved beyond TBL to Zeronauts – a vision of a zero carbon emissions market economy – and called for “Breakthrough Capitalism” to bring about a “market revolution.

It’s not that there hasn’t been progress toward this goal.

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Four Green Team Tactics That Can Be Readily Adapted To Your Organization

team_green_hatSmall green teams tasked with transforming large corporations, governments, cities, and neighborhoods face some tough challenges. TD Bank’s three-person green team employed a range of strategies to inject sustainability thinking into 27,000 employees dispersed in 1,300 locations. I find four of their tactics very smart and can be readily adapted by green teams everywhere.

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Talk is Cheap: Don’t tell me about Sustainability – Show me!

Storytelling is one thing – telling fairy-tales is another…

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Humanity is currently facing the, without doubt, toughest challenge ever, stakes are extremely high. Telling fairy-tales and cheating on our next generations at such a serious moment is not what you expect…

During the last couple of weeks reports from Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and United Nations Global Compact have shown that there is difference between Saying and Doing – an Enormous difference!

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Why Your Sustainability Leadership is Failing: 10 Suggestions for Achieving Greater Impact

Do you find that you aren’t achieving the results as a sustainability practitioner that you’d like to get?  Do you want to be a more effective leader but don’t know what to change about your approach?  The article, Why You’re Not a Leader, by Mike Myatt was published on Forbes earlier this year and is helpful in providing a framework by which to analyze sustainability leadership skills.

Jennifer Woofter, President of Strategic Sustainability Consulting reflects on how to be an effective sustainability leader.

Jennifer Woofter, President of Strategic Sustainability Consulting reflects on how to be an effective sustainability leader.

Mike’s points are in bold italics followed by suggestions from Jennifer Woofter, the President of Strategic Sustainability Consulting, on how to best to apply it to sustainability.

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Changing metrics is a start but the real shift will begin when we start to think differently

We are what we think.  All that we are arises with our thoughts.  With our thoughts we make the world.

- The Buddha, quoted in the Dhammapada

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‘We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them’, Albert Einstein.

We can endlessly get lost in the complexity of sustainable development, but the key to transformation is simplicity itself. Don’t take my word for it; just listen to leading politicians and business leaders.

They recognise that at the core, all we really need to do to unlock the creativity and innovation that can turn us away from social and environmental disaster is to change our thoughts.

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