Get Inspired and Fueled to START on responsible business practices on 4th May 2018 at the Conference on Sustainable Inclusive Business at the USIU-A.
Theme 2018: NEW ECONOMY, TRANSFORMATION, FUTURE PROOF BUSINESSES
Join Us on the workshop on The New Money is Green: Natural Capital in/and Your Business. Let’s talk:
- Business and value.
- Business and positive impact.
- Business and Future Proof measuring of success.
Stay ahead of the game and value all your capital.
Natural capital is the world’s stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil, air, water and all living things. Humans derive ecosystem services which are essential for life from this inventory.
It might sound complicated – natural capital, a price tag on nature, natural resources. But does it need to be an ‘airy’ story? We don’t think so. Nothing new – just the mindset to be(come) a future proof business and have a positive impact on People, Planet & Profit. What is your business spending from nature?
Scrap linear thinking, start circular economy!
Assess your business through and through. It makes sense to look at the ‘true’ price of products and services as that will predict the sustainability of a business model (and lowers business risks). Any business operates in the space of nature, whether we talk about your office, the factory, transport, waste, emissions, selling nature, resources.
Business of Biodiversirty by Everard (University of the West of England)
“These days, the business and sustainability agenda is fast-moving. Business finds itself absolutely on the front line of the battle being waged between humankind (as the dominant species on the planet) and the rest of the living systems and creatures with which we share the planet. This will be seen in retrospect as a collective aberration of monstrous proportions (we are, in effect, making war on ourselves), but it is taking us a very long time indeed to wake up to the consequences of this aberration.
The Business of Biodiversity nails that mis-prioritisation with splendid eloquence. Once business people come to see that biodiversity still represents the primary resource for all our business activities, then the business case for embedding biodiversity right at the heart of corporate strategy grows stronger by the day. By the same token, the societal case for putting biodiversity at the top of the agenda rather than treating it as an irritating afterthought becomes overwhelming.”