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?
Since the collapse of communism, more than twenty years ago, capitalism has been, more or less, the only show in town. As
Alvin Toffler published Future Shock in 1970, at a time of great social and economic upheaval. Toffler sought to help people
"Do not be mistaken. There are many thousands of business leaders and investors at all scales who want to align their actions
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.
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.