Michael Townsend

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...

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.