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Businesses seeking success should look to nature for inspiration

Businesses seeking success should look to nature for inspiration | The Great Transition | 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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Companies must push harder for sustainable growth

Companies must push harder for sustainable growth | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Companies are far too timid and comfortable with what they already have to make any serious effort to change their business models.

Excellent analysis by the Guardian's Sustainable Business Blog on why companies are not moving faster to sustainability.

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Rio+20: WBCSD president says the future of the planet rests on business

Rio+20: WBCSD president says the future of the planet rests on business | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
With a disappointing political outcome at Rio+20, the president of the WBCSD says the only option is for business to spring into action and implement change at scale...

 

Can big business embrace limits to growth, develop a business model beyond short-term profit, empower leaders who advocate social and wage equality, adopt a no-lobby code, convince the fossil-fuel sector that the age of oil and gas has to end asap, tell the financial sector to downsize and serve the real economy, help SMEs to go sustainable? All very unlikely I would bet.

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