This week, we heard insights from the Erb Intitute’s work helping to cultivate Corporate Political Responsibility; from the esteemed Paul Polman on the future of business; from Swedish researchers on the gaps in current circular economy efforts; and from Gold Standard on essential elements for next-generation carbon-offsetting schemes …
WALKING THE TALK
As governments and public entities remain slow-moving, companies backing their values with action matters more than ever. But for those unsure how to respond to shifting expectations, how do they know they’re leading in a responsible way?
Carol Cone — internationally recognized Purpose pioneer and host of the Purpose 360 podcast — spoke with the former Unilever CEO and fellow Purpose pioneer on the eve of the release of his new book, Net Positive.
THE NEXT ECONOMY
A recent Ellen MacArthur Foundation study examines the myriad ways that scaled circular models can help restore critical biodiversity; but Swedish researchers warn that without more clarity and substance, efforts to scale a circular economy risk becoming counterproductive.
FINANCE & INVESTMENT
Carbon credits, which promise an impact measured to a specific quantity of CO2, may not be the most efficient instrument in constantly climate-changing world. But a new approach can make carbon markets fit-for-purpose moving forward. Here are some key premises for business to finance forests and broader climate action in a new era.