The Evolution of Business: How a New Business Era Inspired By Nature, Not Greed, Can Benefit Us All

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April 30, 2013 CSRWire Talkback – Giles Hutchins

 

Bios – life. Mimicry – to copy.

… Einstein famously said ‘Look deep into nature and you shall find the answer.’ …

Time To Transform?

It has become patently clear to many that business is undergoing a metamorphosis. Due to a perfect storm of social, economic and environmental factors, organizations have little option other than to seek out opportunities in these volatile times, adapt and evolve to what the book The Nature of Business refers to as “firms of the future” – businesses more akin to living organisms than mechanistic monoliths designed for the Industrial Era. These firms of the future can take inspiration from nature at all levels within their strategies and operations. For instance: … http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/827-the-evolution-of-business-creating-firms-of-the-future-through-biomimicry

 

August 14, 2012 RTCC

HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://www.rtcc.org/business/why-a-new-business-era-inspired-by-nature-not-greed-can-benefit-us-all/

 

THE NEW COOPERATIVE WAY TO A FLOURISHING FUTURE: SELF-SUFFICIENT COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/80kwjZ

 

 

THE QUEST FOR GREEN JOBS – RETHINKING THE NEW ECONOMY  http://sco.lt/6TGUIT

 

 

 

July 26, 2013 CSRWire Talkback
ORDER WITHIN CHAOS: A NEW BUSINESS PARADIGM INSPIRED BY NATURE  http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/949-order-within-chaos-a-new-business-paradigm-inspired-by-nature

 

Janine Benyus:

WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS – WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/86AYWv

 

COMPANIES THAT MIMIC NATURE OUT-PERFORM THOSE THAT DO NOT http://sco.lt/76twrB

 

BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES – Yale Global Online http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries

 

TECHNOLOGY, HUMAN BEINGS AND THE FATE OF THE EARTH : A SOCIAL CRITIQUE OF MODERN LIFE – State Of Nature http://www.stateofnature.org/?p=5856

 

BUSINESS AND HUMANITY ARE NOT SEPARATE FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8gLwmH

 

MORALITY IS MISSING FROM THE DEBATE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOUR  http://sco.lt/4sveFd

 

 

 

June 3, 2013 Treehugger

CAN WE USE BIOMIMICRY TO DESIGN CITIES? http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/can-we-use-biomimicry-to-design-cities-janine-benyus-says-yes.html

 

CORP 2020 Pavan Sukhdev on

THE NATURE OF VALUE AND THE FUTURE OF CORPORATIONS  https://joinmosaic.com/blog/mosaic-conversations-pavan-sukhdev-nature-value-and-future-corporations

 

August 15, 2012 The Nature Of Business
‘SUPER ORGANIZATIONS‘ – LEARNING FROM NATURE’S NETWORK http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2012/08/15/superorganisations-learning-from-natures-networks/

 

IN NATURE, A MYRIAD OF LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP http://sco.lt/6ZQKht

 

 

 

BRANDING INSPIRED BY NATURE http://sco.lt/6G1huT

 

BRANDING: CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: THE ROLE OF NATURAL ART AND IMAGINATION TO CREATE CHANGE - Largely absent from the business world, animal portraits without words or explicit messages around sustainability, were found to effectively change perceptions and communicate the need for change. http://sco.lt/5E5bSD

 

Conservation – University of Washington

DESIGN GENIUS – NATURE’S MOST ELEGANT DESIGNS MAY HOLD THE KEY TO UPER-EFFICIENT, ECOFRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/

 

June 17, 2013 Global Possibilities

BEST OF BIOMIMICRY http://www.globalpossibilities.org/best-of-biomimicry/

 

Smithsonian Magazine
HOW BIOMIMICRY IS INSPIRING HUMAN INNOVATION: Creative Minds Are Increasingly Turning to Nature – Banyan tree leaves, butterfly wings, a bird’s beak — for fresh design solutions  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/How-Biomimicry-is-Inspiring-Human-Innovation-165592706.html

 

January 8, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/sense-sacred-sustainable-business-buddhist

 

 

September 20, 2012 Share The World’s Resources
GRADIDO: NATURAL ECONOMY OF LIFE  http://www.stwr.org/economic-sharing-alternatives/gradido-natural-economy-of-life.html

 

 

                                                    WATCH:

Video

“ENOUGHNESS: RESTORING BALANCE TO THE ECONOMY  http://sco.lt/55TwvJ

 

 

WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

 

MIMICKING NATURE: ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS TO MOVE MOUNTAINS  http://sco.lt/6oK1uj

 

MONEY REALLY DOES GROW ON TREES http://sco.lt/68WAIz

 

March 1, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

THE CONUNDRUM OF THE HEART – SUSTAINABILITY http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/conundrum-heart-sustainability

 

April 3, 2013 Conservation International
PROTECTING NATURE IS CRITICAL TO MAINTAIN BUSINESS AND GLOBAL SECURITY – “Nations and businesses cannot last if the resources that they depend upon are unpredictable.” http://blog.conservation.org/2013/04/protecting-nature-is-critical-to-maintain-global-security/

 

Jan 9, 2013 WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994804262/why-the-economy-needs-nature

 

April 4, 2013 WRIInsights
ALIGNING PROFITS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY  http://www.wri.org/publication/aligning-profit-and-environmental-sustainability-stories-from-industry

 

 

 

ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

2012 IN RETROSPECT: AN OPEN LETTER TO HUMANITY, FROM MOTHER EARTH  – Danielle Lanyard CSR Wire http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/638-2012-in-retrospect-an-open-letter-to-humanity-from-mother-earth

 

ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development – John Vidal
A VOICE FOR THE POOR: LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD’S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY

‘”We have no choice but to change the system”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625

 

TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW’S WORLD – THE END OF GDP GROWTH  http://sco.lt/96N2C9

 

 

 

 

>> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD – The Natural Eye Project – http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 


Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

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