Prosperous Planet’s resources provide the business world with our perspective on the latest discoveries and frameworks at the frontiers of sustainability, business, and human psychology. We bridge this knowledge to companies through action points and new opportunities and outlooks.

Transforming the cocoa industry

February 24, 2021

Prosperous Planet Insights: Food System Transformations, Part 1 The focus of the first edition of Prosperous Planet’s Insight series is the cocoa industry, a sector mired in social-ecological challenges but also one with new business opportunities for those embracing radical transparency. Here in Europe, we love our chocolate! We consume on average 5kg per year, […]

Antibiotic resistance in the Anthropocene

November 25, 2020

This week is World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW 2020). We, therefore, organized the webinar “Antibiotic Resistance in the Anthropocene: solutions to a multi-faceted problem in a rapidly changing world” together with Axfoundation. The webinar gathered leading exerts within healthcare, veterinary medicine, systems ecology, and innovation as well as representatives from both the business and the policy […]

Complex vs complicated problems

November 18, 2020

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 […]

Taking a holistic approach to the Anthropocene challenge

September 23, 2020

We had a passionate conversation at the Prosperous Planet office today as we were struck with how many voices there are out there listing their top three or five or ten action points to target the climate crisis, the biodiversity crisis, the inequality crisis, and so on. The questions we discussed were – who do […]

The right mindset for business development in the Anthropocene

May 20, 2020

In Prosperous Planet’s first white paper we talked about the Anthropocene, concluding that running a successful business will, from now on, require a fundamentally new set of strategies because of the globalized, hyper-connected, and rapidly changing reality of the world today. In our second white paper, we elaborated why these strategies must focus on sustainability, but in an entirely […]

Seizing the new normal

May 13, 2020

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 […]

Combining Strenghts To Unlock The Business Potential In The Anthropocene

April 23, 2020

Even before the current crisis, many experts on business development agreed that the next ten years are shaping up to be extremely volatile across a range of different sectors and industries. Some have suggested that as many as 40% of the current Fortune 500 companies will no longer be here by 2030. Without any doubt, […]

Business development in turbulent times

March 26, 2020

Synopsis: The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has over the past weeks changed all our lives profoundly, in ways that few people would have imagined just a couple of months ago. Navigating a highly uncertain and constantly changing context, while actively contributing to building the future that we want to see, has never been more important. The […]

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

March 20, 2020

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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