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
InterPress Service, November 28, 2014
▶ IS THE IDEA OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BASED ON A FALSE CONSENSUS. The term sustainable development rapidly gained wide-scale acceptance, with the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development just one of the many (inter)governmental or top-down bodies that have set up in the past three decades to include environmental goals in planning and policy.. The idea of sustainable development is based on a false consensus. Once this term and its underlying situations are properly deconstructed, Demaria tells IPS, “we discover that sustainable development is still all about development. And that is where the problem lies.”