Complex vs complicated problems

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The role of leadership and co-learning when faced with complex problems The Anthropocene, the geological era of humankind, is characterized by great acceleration (Steffen et al. 2015, see image at the end of the article) and the dramatic growth rate across a range of domains such as the human population, the increase of GDP, technological […]

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Seizing the new normal

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Curves and graphs have been omnipresent in my daily life for the last 12 weeks. There have been two types of graphs especially predominant: Exponential graphs of how pandemics spread, how changes in climate accelerate, and how biodiversity is lost on a global scale Graphs showing me to flatten the curve and reduce the spread […]

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What you focus on grows…. and where you put your attention, action follows.

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Elin Enfors-Kautsky at Prosperous Planet states in the first part of her white paper that “we live in the Anthropocene, where the interacting exponential change in our societies, in the economy, in the technosphere, and in the environment, creates a world that is radically different from the one we used to live in until quite recently”. Just looking back ten […]

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Business beyond break-even sustainability

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Synopsis: It’s here, part two of Elin Enfors-Kautsky’s white paper on why the Anthropocene – the geological era of humankind, is a game-changer for all businesses. To succeed as a company in the Anthropocene, sustainability needs to be at the heart of all business development. But we need to think differently around sustainability than what […]

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The Anthropocene – A Game Changer For All Businesses

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Prosperous Planet Insights: Food System Transformations, Part 1 Synopsis: We used to live in a small world on a big planet. But recently things have changed. In just two generations this has become a big world on a small planet. We now live in the Anthropocene – the geological era of humankind. This is a […]

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