Green Recovery

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Just been alerted to Green Recovery, another debunking of assertions that it is too costly to tackle environmental damage [notably carbon emissions]. This follows a session I saw from  John Sterman of MIT and the Sustainability Institute, which reported McKinsey data showing 10 giga-tons per year [!!] of CO2 abatement potential that is financially profitable to undertake right now. John went on to describe the huge economic dividend to be had by tackling carbon emissions – will feature more on this in ...

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Sustainability and strategy

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Good to see a serious management journal – MIT’s Sloan Management Review – regularly featuring items on this issue. John Sterman’s ‘Sober optimist’s guide to sustainability‘ and an interview with Rebecca Henderson are both good. Rebecca uses the fact that making every shirt uses hundreds of gallons of water to point out that we are just not aware of wider consequences of what we do – and if we don’t know, we are hardly likely to ...

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