WEAVE-smart enterprise innovation is emerging as a market imperative

Every economy in the world has systematically undervalued natural systems and structural resilience at the human scale. For a long time, industry has fretted over the perceived “cost” of making operations marginally more ethical and sustainable. This fear-based thinking has led to what is now a planetary crisis. The Whole-Earth Active-Value Economy (WEAVE) is emerging [...]

The Energy Landscapes Revolution

Energy is bound up in everything we experience. When we speak about energy in the consumer market sense, we are speaking about energy released as electricity or to turn motors or as thermal energy. That temporary release of energy creates a discrete discernible commodity that can be managed, packaged, and sold. It is not, however, [...]

The SDGs are a map of future opportunity

The Sustainable Development Goals are a map of future opportunity. It’s that simple. Since 2015, critics have fretted that the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their 169 action-specific targets are “too complex”, “unwieldy”, or “hard to keep track of”. But three critical insights can help to correct that perception: The SDGs are a map of [...]

Frontier Work

“We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself.” - Carl Sagan Some resist the natural human impulse to inquiry, but Carl Sagan understood that every one of us is already on this adventure with everyone else. What we do and don’t know affects everyone, so truth matters quite a lot. Science is our [...]

How to Build the Perfect Company

The perfect company has long been thought to be structured around externalizing cost and avoiding risk. The modern limited liability company—modeled on Queen Elizabeth I of England's sovereign guarantee to the British East India Company—was designed to invite investment by limiting the cost of failure and spreading risk across an entire society. But, perfection starts [...]

The Future of Finance is Clean

Finance is the projection of existing wealth and capability into future scenarios. For much of human history, in whatever form it has taken, success in the future finance scenario did not have to align with success across the full spectrum of human need and our relationship to natural systems. Financial success could be insulated from [...]