--- By Murray Hogarth, Senior Adviser, Green Capital ---
The first major event for the new-look, new-mission Green Capital business sustainability program (also see Andrew/Sylvia story) is coming up on Wednesday evening, June 19th - and its about fundamental change with big implications for the economy, society and the environment.
We’ve dubbed it The Phoenix Effect. This rise of new economic frontiers out of the fires of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, and its economically destructive aftermath, and also the decline of traditional soft-side corporate social responsibility, is integral to Green Capital refocusing on Building Sustainable Economies.
With anchor funding from The Pratt Foundation, and with the active support of leading sustainability advisory firm Banarra, the new Green Capital has begun our two-year Sustainable Economic Frontiers project to track, analyse and interpret the transformation process now gathering pace around the world.
A new Green Capital Discussion Paper, also titled The Phoenix Effect, will be released as part of the event. This paper will map the emerging forces of change in greater detail, but in brief they include:
New economic models
Changing capitalism itself
Bottom up community movements
Clean and smart technology
Apocalyptic visions of forced … [more]