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This is a teaser-video for brand-new 2021 keynote topic: SUSTAINABLE IS THE NEW PROFITABLE. GREEN IS THE NEW DIGITAL.
IMHO, the decarbonisation of our economy is the biggest challenge AND the biggest opportunity in this coming decade. This topic has been on the agenda for decades but had to first be kick-started by the Corona crisis: The radical decarbonisation of our economies and the ‘gradually, then suddenly‘ departure from the fossil-fuel era.
Wide-ranging new carbon taxes are inevitable, and so is the sudden end of the $3.5 Trillion global fossil fuel subsidy madness. During the Covid-19 crisis we have learned that being prepared for emergencies is utterly essential – and that we can compromise and collaborate if we have to. Covid-19 is a test-run for climate change.
The circular economy is the only economy we’ll have in 2030, and ‘sustainable’ is becoming the new ‘profitable’ within the next 5 years. Any company that does not understand how the global move towards decarbonisation will impact every segment of their business – from R&D to supply-chain to production to distribution to marketing to branding – will wither and shrink or fade away completely. Any individual that does not understand what this shift means as far as knowledge, skills and mindset is concerned, will quickly become dispensable.
In this talk, I explain why this tectonic shift is happening now, what it really means, and how to get behind it and prosper in this fork-in-the-road decade that’s coming up.
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How do we achieve the impossible, and change the way we live on Earth so that we no longer have a negative impact? Hear from voices around the world on how we do just that.
Man-induced climate change threatens human health and ecosystems on a global scale. Various environmental and social problems like water scarcity, climate change, depletion of critical natural resources, injustice, and social inequity have been growing at a high rate over the last decade.
Despite several global meetings and ground-breaking sustainable development work by organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank, poverty is still a huge issue - over 1 billion people are still extremely poor. The economic boom has not been inclusive enough for them. On top of that, economic growth has come at the expense of our environment.
What is the way forward? Here is what we need to spur the sustainable growth the world needs.
Published on Feb 25, 2014
Eco Eye visits sustainable communities in Austria and Ireland.d
Visit also Ireland's Environmental Protection Website.
Portland's former mayor Sam Adams, former Director of International Affairs Noah Siegel and Greater Portland Inc. president and CEO Sean Robbins on the region's competitive advantage in building green cities. Download the iPad app. Published on Sep 16, 2013
From the The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy, By Brookings Institution
The Circular Economy 100 is a global platform bringing together leading companies, emerging innovators and regions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy over a 1000-day (3 year) period.
To find out more about the Circular Economy 100 with information on how to apply contact the Ellen MaCarthur Foundation here.
Published on May 16, 2013
David Stevens, CEO of Affinity MacroFinance reveals a new paradigm in new development financing. Using local currency for development more effectively. Affinity MacroFinance (AMF) is a mutual financial guarantee insurance company for the developing world.
Published on Dec 13, 2012 Tallberg Foundation YouTube Channel.
Graham Richard, CEO of Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) , a business trade association discusses their role in enabling its member organizations to prosper in this sector and why we need to develop a unified voice at the local, regional and country level to promote an advanced energy economy.
Published on Jun 21, 2012
Discussions about Green Economy often ignore the Social - this short 10 minute video addresses this issue. Check out UNRISD's (UN Research Institute for Social Develoment) Project on the Social Dimensions of Green Economy and Sustainable Development. For more information on the Green Economy there is the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). To monitor how the UN integrates the social, environmental, and economic arms of its organization to move towards not just sustainable development, but sustainability, follow these two organizations within the the UN.
Sustainability: Newscaster Jon Snow talks to Dame Ellen MacArthur about the circular economy and rethinking the future, in a short film looking back on the first year of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Challenging Ellen on the fundamental principles of the Foundation’s mission – to inspire a generation to re-think and re-design for a positive future – Jon investigates the circular economy as a framework for change and questions the actual implementation and impact of such a model on business.
With over 5 years of research and a full year of the Foundation under her belt, Dame Ellen is well placed to handle these testing questions and to make a strong case for the circular economy framework.
The circular economy is a different business model. It’s a different way of looking at the system as a whole. We know our future doesn’t work long term, but within a circular economy it does.
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