The UN recently announced the recipients of the UN “Champions of the Earth Award”. The awards were given to five “visionary people and organisations [from] all over the world that exemplify leadership and advocate action on sustainable development, climate change and a life of dignity for all”. [Read more…]
Fortune Magazine recently released a new “Change the World” list of businesses that are considered to be driving positive change in the world. There is a growing global momentum around the role of business in society, and whether the traditional capitalist approach of profit-maximisation is contributing to, rather than helping to solve, many of our social and environmental challenges. [Read more…]
The world needs to move beyond the current economic structures of capitalism or socialism if we want to avert catastrophic environmental, economic and social collapse. A new form of capitalism, based on the principles of a “regenerative economy”, [Read more…]
Last week, the online craft marketplace Etsy made its debut on the NASDAQ stock exchange. What makes Etsy different among other publicly listed companies is that it is a certified B Corporation, and is committed to balancing profit with its commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
At the close of its first day of trading, Etsy shares climbed to $US30 [Read more…]
“Just flying over N Atlantic 300 miles of ice. Global warming!”
I imagine many of you already know who tweeting this last week. If you don’t, it came from one of the world’s richest [Read more…]