Top 10 Climate Capitalists of the 21st Century By Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., Co-Author, Climate Capitalism One lucky 3p reader who retweets this article will receive receive a signed, hardback edition of Climate Capitalism. Click the Tweet button above and tweet this article to enter! It is hard to believe, but about two years after I first suggested the crazy idea to Hunter Lovins that we co-write a sequel to the global bestseller Natural Capitalism, our book, Climate Capitalism, is
How to Be Startup CEO - The Startup Guide - Building a Better World Through Entrepreneurship The iContact Team in October 2011 By Ryan Allis Being the CEO of a startup is one of the most challenging roles out there. Your job is to build a product customers love; recruit a team; find funding from customers, partners, or investors; and guide the overall prioritization of work. In my experience the three most important components of the Start-up CEO’s role are: Insights from ecologists show ways of preventing economic disaster In the eight centuries from 1000-1800 AD the world's fish stocks and species numbers were stable and healthy. In the subsequent 200 years, 40% of the species in coastal waters collapsed, showing falls in their population by 90% or more. There was a pattern to this story of decline. There was a much-less marked attrition in coastal regions with richly diverse marine ecosystems than in regions exhibiting low levels of diversity. What does this have to do with economics? Quite a lot, as it happens.
The Economics of Enough The financial crisis and concerns about environmental sustainability have led to some to conclude that economies should no longer strive for growth. Diane Coyle, FRSA and author of The Economics of Enough, argues this conclusion is misplaced. The economy faces several kinds of problem, each of which seems depressingly intractable. Grantham comes nose to nose with a paradigm shift 1. We have had the time when only a few % of the world were explored for hard commodities, now for several of them basically the whole earth has been explored. So in several cases only considerably more costly exploration and explotation will likely be able to do the job. Meaning likely prices will rise (and substantially). In the short term also the fact that starting new production takes years sometimes even decades will be important. There might be a technical solution in the longer term for that but that doesnot look to be at the horizon. 2.
Entropy, peak oil, and Stoic philosophy 1. Simple physics and complex systems So, ladies and gentleman, first of all let me show you this apple.(photo by Daniel Gomez) PWC Corporate sustainability -Rethinking Business Will Day Sustainability advisor Our economies incentivise people and businesses to consume way beyond the planet's capacity to regenerate itself. Will Day, sustainability advisor to PwC, asks, if a planet were a company, and we were its owners or shareholders, would we really sit by and watch it erode its capital the way we're doing? Transcript "There's only one planet Earth, totally unique in its ability to support life.
The future of Eco-Innovation: The role of business models in green transformation - Summary and Presentations OECD/European Commission/Nordic Innovation Joint Workshop THE FUTURE OF ECO-INNOVATION: The Role of Business Models in Green Transformation 19-20 January 2012 Danish Business Authority Langelinie Allé 17, Copenhagen, Denmark Agenda / Participants listBackground Document Background and purposes