The CSRwire community recently participated in a Twitter chat in response to this query: “What will disrupt your year?” Leading experts gathered to discuss CSR and sustainability trends in 2014. Over an hour’s time, a range of assumptions and common frames emerged. In spite of the challenge to explore the concept of disruption, please judge for yourself whether most of the responses were disruptive or best described as incremental.
When 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.
It’s not that there hasn’t been progress toward this goal.
Small 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.
Following his keynote address at this year’s EY RiskConference in Stockholm, Michael Townsend, lead author of the report, “A Journey in Search of Capitalism 2.0“, shares his thoughts on the business case for sustainability and how we might overcome what he refers to as “corporate schizophrenia”… To watch the interview please click here or on the image below…
Follow this link to learn more about the Sustainable Economy Project’s foundation paper, ”A Journey in Search of Capitalism 2.0“.