The COP25 UN climate negotiations, which concluded on Sunday in Madrid, were the longest in the history of the process. This makes sense, because some of the most logistically complicated elements of a cooperative plan to upgrade economic activity everywhere were on the table. We see the COP25 as having generated important breakthroughs, though also […]Read more "COP25 — The Hard Work of Redefining Prosperity"
The Paris Agreement establishes a foundation for responsible collaboration among nations, to achieve the speed and scale of innovation needed to avoid climate disaster. This is no small thing: Before 2015, no such detailed planet-wide collaborative process had ever been conceived, much less agreed. Then 193 nations agreed to pursue the Sustainable Development Goals and […]Read more "Paris Agreement withdrawal is senseless & wasteful"
The widespread ongoing assault on open access to truth is spreading injustice and obstructing greatly needed innovation. For 240 years, one after another society acted in some way to break free from the deep injustice of the feudal system, in which some people owned others and human rights were more an ideal than a reality. […]Read more "Knowledge Economy: Outmaneuvering Disinformation & Injustice"
The climate emergency is rapidly intensifying, with temperature rise and climate disruption impacts compounding each other, putting entire national economies at risk. The structural threats to mainstream institutions is real, and getting worse. The insurance sector is facing the possibility its business model will no longer be viable, as virtually every person and institution is […]Read more "There is No Safe Way to Profit from Ignoring Climate Science"
The Earth is home to complex living systems that work for and against each other, evolve, adapt, and innovate, to sustain life. The balance of health and stress in these systems allows for resilience, and the conditions for complex life. We exist because these systems exist. All value—in culture, enterprise, finance, and science—rests on this […]Read more "Natural Systems Mean Business"
Wisconsin has lost over 1,600 small family-owned dairy farms since Donald Trump became President. His Secretary of Agriculture says the family farm may disappear from the American landscape. This is happening, because economic trends, tax breaks targeted at industrial producers, and other Trump policies, are undermining the everyday food economy in the United States. Food […]Read more "Market Stresses Signal Need for Climate-Smart Finance"
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 […]Read more "WEAVE-smart enterprise innovation is emerging as a market imperative"
Mike Bloomberg is launching a campaign “to begin moving America as quickly as possible away from oil and gas and toward a 100 percent clean energy economy.”Read more "Beyond Carbon"