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Why sustainability leaders don’t impress Wall Street

Why sustainability leaders don’t impress Wall Street | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
If sustainable business practices create profits and shareholder value, why aren’t mainstream investors paying attention?

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Some new research by McKinsey & Company has uncovered part of the answer. The short version: Investors don’t have the data they need, or understand how sustainability connects to creating shareholder value. And companies don’t know how to tell a story that’s relevant to Wall Street.

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, August 4, 11:07 AM

What about: because real sustainability is about real limits and Wall Street is about phantasy growth for ever?

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Businesses seeking success should look to nature for inspiration

Businesses seeking success should look to nature for inspiration | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

"Today's rapidly changing business environment calls for businesses that thrive in such environments: businesses more akin to living systems. These firms of the future learn and adapt; they aren't structured and siloed, which stifles learning and agility. They are bottom-up, decentralised, interdependent, multifunctional, self-organising units – unlike the centralised, top-down, hierarchically-managed monoliths of the 20th century. Organisations need to transform into units that are inter-connected, value-led and inspired by nature."

 

Good article at the Guardian's Sustainable Business blog making the case for a change of thinking in business models: away from competitiveness and proft-maximising and focussing on cooperation, networking and resilience.


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2013: a year to fight for scale in advancing sustainability

2013: a year to fight for scale in advancing sustainability | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Scale is the 'unreasonable challenge' we must meet to drive forward sustainability. Simon Zadek explains how to achieve this

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Scale is the zeitgeist in the world of sustainability. And although it's not in Merriam-Webster's top 10, it gets my vote for the most used word of the year. And there is a lot of it about. Our planet entertains more than 7 billion people, we are awash with digital data, our use of energy use has increased from 35 exajoules in 1900 to 550 exajoules in 2010, life expectancy at birth has increased by 21 years since 1950 and almost a billion people watched the opening of the London Olympics.

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, December 30, 2012 12:39 AM

Sustainability "gurus"Simon Zadek and John Elkington highlighting the need for "breakthrough" capitalism and scaling up of sustainability at the end of a year which saw the freakiest weather ever, the expected failure or Rio and Doha,  political elites' obsession with the financial debt crises and new class wars in Southern Europe.