Those who pin their hopes on technological developments for smart resource management fail to understand that this will not address the core issue, which is that capitalism is addicted to growth.
Is there truth to the message that we can shop our way to a better world or are we simply trying to ease the pain?
"It's not that people don't care but they feel overwhelmed and confused. People are consuming to feel better and anxiety leads to a rebound effect which creates a further spike in consumption as people don't want to deal with the problems."
Collaborating more effectively is increasingly recognised as key to making progress, but few are expert at it and business has traditionally been more adept at building high walls, rather than tearing them down.
Even for Unilver…changing consumer behaviour is an uphill struggle
Cultivate a cafe culture: create time and space to talk about what is happening in the wider world and how your business can be a force for good in it.
Leader of the Ecosystem Markets Task Force warns of disaster if companies continue to abuse the natural world Ian Cheshire, leader of the government's Ecosystem Markets Task Force. Business needs to be...
"Small companies that are passionate about creating change will take over if big companies do not adapt."