Who would want to be a business leader in these volatile times? The debate about boardroom pay and excess rages, the global economy is so volatile it is hard to plan anything with conviction, issues of ethics and trust echo through the media, and then there are more icebergs looming on the horizon: resource scarcity, soaring energy prices, and the increasing impact of climate change.
So, Kate Moss has been spotted shopping at Oxfam. Good news for fashionistas whose budget is more Aldi than Armani.
The way many people think about the future of our civilisation reminds me of the joke in which somebody jumps from a skyscraper and, while passing the 10th floor, concludes that "up to now everything has gone fine...".
"The biggest challenge in sustainability is engaging people and delivering the necessary behavioural change. This is all
Ultimately, the transition towards sustainable business is inevitable, given the combined impact of the challenges we face. For those businesses looking to fully embed sustainability principles, there is also a big prize waiting. And who wouldn't want some of that?
It's ironic and symbolic of our times that an area of the world now appallingly wealthy thanks to being stocked to the eyeballs with oil is now under threat from the unsustainable impact of its trade in the black gold.
Interest rates must rise by five percent now, not stay low nor creep up a little at a time, or they, and inflation, will
Earlier this year the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, said young people needed to be included in national delegations to UN meetings, including next year's increasingly crucial Rio+20 conference.