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"An EU-wide price floor would sensibly prevent the risk of price crashes, leaving only the problem of price spikes to be addressed...."
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Even the best campaigns to promote sustainable behaviour will be limited in scope if they fail to link everyday actions to the bigger picture.
If done right, promoting sustainable behaviour can mean so much more than a clever slogan or an appeal for people to do their bit – it can be a political act in itself, says Adam Corner.
The fundamental principle of Green Jujitsu is to put yourself in the place of your employees and understand the world from their perspective. If you tap into their strengths, what they like and what they prefer to do, you will get much better results than trying to force people out of their comfort zones.
This approach might sound like the obvious one to take, but Green Jujitsu is the complete opposite of what most organisations actually do.
Policy-based climate risk may have derailed, but impact-based climate risk didn’t, and the latter is now outpacing the former. So what's next for corporate climate risk?
Mark Trexler and Laura Kosloff are the authors of The Changing Profile of Corporate Climate Change Risk, published today by Dō Sustainability.
The outcomes of Rio+20 have left many convinced that local governments and businesses will have to lead efforts to improve the environment.
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In his blog for us on May 2nd 2012, Alan AtKisson asked if there is life beyond growth for businesses.
So how can businesses in the 21st century continue to grow while delivering an absolute reduction in their environmental impact?
In these two audio files, recorded at an RSA roundtable, Tim Jackson, drawing from his book Prosperity Without Growth, discusses the dilemma of growth, and Stephanie Draper of Forum for the Future talks about what businesses are doing to decouple growth from environmental impacts.
The Age of Austerity is inevitably going to throw up increasingly bizarre government interventions. The decision by the Greek Government to rent out its police force for private hire sets quite a high early benchmark.
So much campaigning energy these days is devoted to “holding the line” (making sure that things don’t get worse on environmental issues, poverty, human rights and so on) that I rather suspect “the marketization of the public sphere” will remain unregarded, and will therefore just carry on insidiously.
Growth. The human world desperately needs it. But nature can't take much more of it. Growth is the central issue we face. And yet, we can barely stand to talk about it.
More and more business people do question growth. They are searching. Concepts like the Green Economy and Gross National Happiness hold promise for them. Somewhere out there, they sense, there must be a new, more sustainable model for business.
Like everyone else, they are hoping we find it in time.
Chancellor George Osborne’s so-called ‘Granny Grab’ budget has unwittingly spotlighted an uncomfortable fact: the coming decades will see an increasing degree of intergenerational politics in national budgeting. This isn’t simply a question of austerity squeezing everybody, but of squeezed finances having differential effects not just on different income bands but on different age groups.