March 1, 2013 - Guardian Sustainable Business:
Feelings of disconnection from the planet and its problems are preventing people from investing in change.
Cheshire, CEO of the world's third-largest DIY business, will next month be unveiling the results of the independent Ecosystem Markets Taskforce that is looking at how UK companies can respond to environmental degradation.
After immersing himself in issues ranging from forestry to the Common Agricultural Policy, Cheshire absolutely recognises the dangers ahead. But he admits that most businesses feel entirely separated from the natural world and fail to recognise that their future success is dependent on local ecosystems in particular and the health of the planet in general... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/conundrum-heart-sustainability