Future-Fit (26)

Working toward a just and regenerative future

Long-term leadership or a total lack of imagination?

I just read a really depressing report from FCLTGlobal summarising the outcomes of its latest summit, held last week. The mission of FCLTGlobal is "to focus capital on the long term to support a sustainable and prosperous economy." An excellent objective, and one backed by…

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Hope in spite of COP26

One could be forgiven for thinking that global markets are finally mobilising to solve humanity’s greatest challenges, from climate to poverty. ESG assets under management have been growing at 30% for five years, and now total $37 trillion. Meanwhile, a fifth of the world’s 2,000…

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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 system…

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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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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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