Posts tagged corporate responsibility
Regenerative Economics: Generating Systemic Wealth — Part 2, What is Real Wealth?

Real wealth generation requires increasing capacity in all members of a living system — all stakeholders — so that each new generation of wealth building extends and evolves the last. It is rooted in their evolving ability and propensity to express essence — for themselves, their materials, and those that they serve.

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Regenerative Economics: Generating Systemic Wealth — Part 1

Capitalism introduces the element of preserving some of the surplus and reinvesting it to drive the future creation process. It is in this context that the responsible corporation asks itself, “What future are we envisioning and how well does it harmonize with how living systems work?”

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Growing Trees and Growing Profit: Is Your Business a “Restoration Enterprise?”

One hundred and fourteen governments have made commitments to restoration as part of their overall plans to tackle a changing climate, pledging to restore 162 million hectares (400 million acres), an area six times the size of the United Kingdom. But transforming land use at a large scale means that we cannot rely on public or philanthropic resources alone. To reach the $26 billion needed each year to meet countries’ pledges under the Paris Agreement, the private and commercial sectors need to be involved.

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The 7 Laws of Regenerative Enterprises

In his recent HBR article, Gary Hamel described traditional-enterprise ailments as being inertial, incremental, and insipid. He goes on to point out, “Until we challenge our foundational beliefs, we won’t be able to build organizations that are substantially more capable than the ones we have today.” How true! But it’s hard to challenge current beliefs when managing itself remains a bit of a mystery. For too long now, we have gone without an actionable framework for managing that guides us in shaping enterprises toward specific ends so very needed – such as vitalization rather than optimization, constant regeneration over episodic transformation, and internal creative destruction versus preservation of stability.

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