Business (21)

As the engine of our economy, business is a massive lever for change

What Does ‘Good Growth’ Look Like?

Ask politicians, investors or CEOs if growth is ‘good’ and their "yes!" will likely be as emphatic as the "no!" one might hear from concerned environmentalists. Such polarisation is due to different perspectives on what growth actually means. To reconcile these views, we must apply a…

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Is your SDG response ambitious and authentic?

In a previous article, we discussed how a defensive response to the SDGs achieves nothing, and a selective response risks causing negative trade-offs, which undermine any gains. Instead, a holistic response is required: Any company seeking to contribute positively to one or more SDGs must…

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Thoughts on VE Day

75 years ago today, Nazi Germany surrendered to the Allied Forces, and the Second World War was over in Europe. The day became known as VE Day. Along with countless others in the UK today, I watched on the BBC some of the original footage,…

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Green Swans and how to spot them

From recall… In a Harvard Business Review article in June 2018, John Elkington announced the world’s first product recall of a management concept — the Triple Bottom Line — which he had introduced 25 years earlier. Reactions were decidedly mixed, ranging from “good riddance!” to “how could…

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Striving for future‑fitness: a lesson from the suffragettes

Societal expectations shift incessantly, like stones on a beach. Some ideas ripple gently across our collective consciousness, leaving barely a trace, while others gather momentum, swelling into waves capable of dislodging the largest rocks. Established norms, which until moments before seemed immutable, are swept away.

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Shame on you, Statoil

I'm not one to throw comments around on social media (or indeed spend much time on it at all) but this Statoil post (which appeared as a promoted link in my feed) drives me nuts. Seriously, a major oil company still trying to defend its…

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Speaking at the Reimagining Carbon Basecamp

As part of Future‑Fit's work with the Carbon Productivity Consortium, last month I had the pleasure of speaking at the Reimagining Carbon Basecamp in London. You can watch my presentation below, but I'd also encourage you to take a look at the other videos from the…

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Keynote from Sustainable Brands, Buenos Aires

Last month I had the pleasure of presenting to over a thousand people at the Sustainable Brands conference in Buenos Aires. The lovely folk at Urban, the communications agency who hosted the event, recorded the session for us to share here. Take a look if you'd like to get…

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