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Natural Capital? There Is No Wealth but Life!

Michael Townsend | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Michael Townsend

It may be that the emerging concept of Natural Capital provides the answer we are looking for; a pragmatic expedient to modify business behaviour towards a more sustainable world, or is it naturally missing the point?

In Search of Capitalism 2.0: Time For a Clean Slate?

Michael Townsend | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Michael Townsend

Since the collapse of communism, more than twenty years ago, capitalism has been, more or less, the only show in town. As a system for running our ec...

Future Shock! My Top 15 Hopes for 2013 and Beyond...

Michael Townsend | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK
Michael Townsend

Alvin Toffler published Future Shock in 1970, at a time of great social and economic upheaval. Toffler sought to help people make sense of what was g...

Capitalism 2.0: Is There a Better Way?

Michael Townsend | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK
Michael Townsend

"Do not be mistaken. There are many thousands of business leaders and investors at all scales who want to align their actions and their decisions with...

Time for Capitalism 2.0, and Fast!

Michael Townsend | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK
Michael Townsend

In many ways, the Rio+20 Earth Summit is a huge distraction; with an estimated 50,000 participants, and so much time, money and energy spent on negotiations for something that, in reality, is non-negotiable.

Green Skills: Time for Some Joined-Up Thinking

Michael Townsend | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK
Michael Townsend

In the fifth and final part of our 'Sustainable Business: As If people Matter' series, Michael Townsend looks at the skills challenge - and how we might close the gap as we move towards a sustainable and low-carbon economy.