Every century is known for something big. In the 17th century it was the Renaissance; in the 18th and 19th, the Industrial Revolution; in the 20th, it was Technology & Globalization. The 21st will be known as the Sustainability Century, or will be, if we manage to survive it.
It is not news that we are running short of arable land, water, minerals all the while putting impossible pressures on vital and ever shrinking ecologies, leading to resource conflicts, food insecurity, health risks, etc., etc. This alarm bell has been rung so many times it has become itself a great big scary cliché.
The Sustainable Century by Design or Disaster doesn’t ring this bell much. Nor does it engage in polarizing ideologically-based or emotional opposition to whatever side of the status quo one might be on. Rather, it sets its stubborn eye on the realities facing companies and what they can, can’t, and should do to participate in and profit from efforts big and small, subtle and radical to divert the economy from humming along down its oh-so unsustainable path.
Social Enterprise Making a Difference with Drew Tulchin....The Sustainable Century Podcast
Drew Tulchin from Upswing Associates, is an American social enterprise Super Hero. Twenty-five years of helping social enterprise from finance to food to Indigenous Nations, Drew has been there and done it.
In this episode of The Sustainable Century Podcast, host Marc de Sousa Shields and Drew talk about how not to play by the economist rules and reinvent how to measure value beyond income!
Elevating purpose to power our economic needs while making us happy. Social enterprise can do this.
Climate Justice Urgency - Podcast with Activist & Conservationist Emma Kirke
Emma Kirke began her career as an environmental activist and conversationalist early, and her sense of urgency for finding ecological balance, justice, and quality of life for all is inspiring and uplifting.
Join Emma and The Sustainable Century Podcast Host, Marc de Sousa Shields as they discuss urgent solutions for climate change, environmental justice, equality, and biodiversity.... An up and coming leader.....
Shifting Sustainability Narratives & How Corporations Change... or Not
Myriam Fallon, Senior Communications Campaigner at the Sunrise Project, has spent time on Greenpeace boats, marched in protest, and managed global corporate campaigns trying to get companies to not only respect the environment, but do something positive about reversing their climate change, biodiversity loss, and more.
Join Sustainable Century Podcast host Marc de Sousa Shields as he talks with Myriam about Blackrock (the $7 trillion) asset management company, #BLM, campaigning, corporate change and hope for the future.
This Week in Sustainability: EU Heroes, Push Divestment Button & Melaw Nakehk’o Flexes Ecological
This Week in Sustainability waxes manic, again. The EU is going green, will the US? Not likely. Blackrock, the asset manager, continues its gaseous words of sustainability, while the uber talented and amazing Melaw Nakehk’o, Dene artist, model, actor, and more, took her family to live in the bush in the Northwest Territories to get away from the white guy's pandemic. All this and more in This Week in Sustainability.
Business as Usual 5 - Sustainability 1 - This Week in Sustainability
Transition to the desperately needed regenerative economy is possible, but, like the Covid pandemic, will require massive government support as we rapidaly phase out the fossil fuel economy – the only economy we have ever known. A guaranteed income scheme might be an important part of the transition.
How likely is this?
Join me and find out on This Week in Sustainability…
Part 2 - Memo to a Dying Species - Homo Sapiens Secret Code to Survival
Part 2 of Memo to a Dying Species and Homo Sapiens Secret Code to Survival, feature podcast on The Sustainable Century.