How can the green movement progress from simply eliminating harm to adding value?
Most rewarding: the accelerating uptake (even in some corporate circles) of key ideas like the dependence of the human economy on the living economy, and the necessity of systemic solutions in a world in which everything is connected to everything else.
I used to think the biggest challenge would be accommodating the resource impact of raising the bottom of the pyramid. Lately I think it may be the recalcitrance of the US — which could lead this transition, but doesn’t seen to want to.
What does Money + Meaning = to you? What should the social capital market stand for?
M+M means inverting the Friedmanesque catechism that profit is the purpose of business with the truth that profit is the consequence of business well done, that it’s a useful way of keeping score, that it’s a necessary cost of doing business (paying for the use of capital, much as business has to pay for use other resources) — but not its purpose. Money + Meaning can nurture each other; the dance of Money + Meaning is what the social capital market can stand for.