Competing Dashboard Options: Measures for saving the Earth & Economy

Designing a “dashboard” of “Outcomes and Metrics” for guiding worldwide efforts for our pulling back from the brink of of environmental catastrophe, to begin healing our relationship with the earth, is of some considerable importance, and a fascinating task. Below is one email exchange and links. Applying the transformational vision of Four Years Go a work … Continue reading Competing Dashboard Options: Measures for saving the Earth & Economy

What’s “Scope 4”, and… Why all the tiers??

The problem that Scope 4 corrects:     Today our measures of business environmental impacts address the size and efficiency of business technology use, traceable from local business records.   We’re not even trying to measure what’s traceable from what a business pays for throughout the whole economy.   So in effect, the global impact is counted within a … Continue reading What’s “Scope 4”, and… Why all the tiers??

New dialogs needed – on “steering in heavy seas”

I write lots of very carefully crafted letters to people deeply engaged in the UN’s work on Steering the Earth Toward Sustainability …, its Open Working Group is drafting Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).   Each letter is crafted to convey to leading thinkers some piece of my sophisticated natural systems view, of how to recognize the … Continue reading New dialogs needed – on “steering in heavy seas”

Ideal Model: New Architecture for Economic Self-Governance

Prepared for UN Open Working Group on SDG’s, OWG-5, 6 in Dec 2013 Owg 7,8 in Jan & Feb 2014, solving the special “steering problems” raised there as well with:  Time for Sustainable Cities to Look Upstream… and Getting the incentives right requires redefining the units of measure  This is a serious effort to describe in … Continue reading Ideal Model: New Architecture for Economic Self-Governance

Whole Culture Led not Technology Driven – getting SDG’s to really work

The UN’s idea of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), as a “unified policy framework”, and seemingly everyone else’s too, turn out to be “missing something”, Missing the glue that fits and holds the many parts together, high aspirations lacking a real method for connecting the parts In the UN’s “Vision of a Future Worth Choosing“ “The High-level … Continue reading Whole Culture Led not Technology Driven – getting SDG’s to really work

the “Ideal Model” – SD Goals & World Commons Economy

This Mar 2013 proposed “Ideal Model” for steering the economy toward making us a good home on earth led to a Feb 2014 proposal for implementing it, a World SDG .   It’s a global application of the general principle, that we all are responsible for our shares of the abuses of the economy as a whole … in … Continue reading the “Ideal Model” – SD Goals & World Commons Economy

Wholes and parts in unaccustomed partnership

It’s hard to make a mass movement out of working with others you didn’t invite to share your environment, but it’s a mass happening on earth these days. The famous “tragedy of the commons” is about partners in using a common environment who let their self-interests destroy it, for not knowing how to see or … Continue reading Wholes and parts in unaccustomed partnership

Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

There are a great variety of reasons to organize people Sometimes it’s to discover something or to accomplish something Sometimes it’s to connect people who share their views Sometimes for people who share a common world from different views… (but have remarkably different talents and views) If you know of good examples or methods not … Continue reading Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

Adopt natural system principles to keep economies profitable at their limits

The collection of “Hacks” for the Long Term Capitalism Challenge offered byHarvard Business Review, McKinsey and MIX, for the M-Prize for Management Innovation now has this proposal from me… Please leave comments for reviewers on The official competition entry at the MIX site (here too is fine for conversation).  If you request information I’ll respond as I … Continue reading Adopt natural system principles to keep economies profitable at their limits