Cradle to Cradle

Optimise systems – don’t just maximise processes

This is the sixth in a series of posts exploring the growing opportunities of strategic sustainability.  The first summarised 10 hidden opportunities and the second explored 4 levels of sustainability strategy.   Then we started to explore the opportunities.  First up was “The trap of one-way business thinking“.  Then we discussed delivering value rather than volume and looked at new thinking …

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Local government – potential One Planet world-changers

I’ve never really been convinced that national government policy change is sufficient to deal with global warming.  Any action they take is a long way away from the people designing, building and delivering the products and services we use every day. I’ve found local and regional action to be extraordinary – and the development of the One Planet Cities program …

Points of power for change-makers

Talking regenerative business and systems thinking the other day, we came around to Donella Meadows and her classic article “Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System”. Some web research found this Prezzi Points of Power that gives a nice summary of levels of influence, including:

Looking for leverage…

“Small changes can produce big results – but the areas of highest leverage are often the least obvious.” –  Peter Senge, “The Fifth Discipline” Do we best change the world by pushing it – or does just pushing  hard only  generate resistance? For change-makers, the concept of leverage can be a useful one to work with.  Leverage isn’t just pushing, …