14 Ways to Start a Killer Circular Economy Startup

Building Sustainable Businesses that Scale and Change the World We are consuming more resources than our planet can handle. Every day $111B is spent in the US alone on an insane number of consumer goods producing an unfathomable 728k tons of garbage (or 63k garbage trucks) per day filling our landfills. And that is just the...

Why Sustainability Should be at the Core of Every Business and Startup

In case you haven’t heard… climate change. Need I say more? Between rising temperatures, increasingly frequent “natural” disasters and the unforeseen, terrifying consequences of everything from ocean acidification, alterations in rain and agricultural outputs and the inevitable waves of climate refugees seeking asylum, the world is in for a wild ride. But you know all...

Sustainable is the New Digital

Is this the Death of Dirty Business? Written by Matt Ward and Gerd Leonhard Since the advent of the microprocessor, and even more so since the dotcom boom and bust cycle of the 90s, the economy has been transforming from one based on hard goods, assets, and rxaw materials to one focused almost entirely on...

The Good Future: People, Planet, Purpose, and Prosperity

Written by Matt Ward and Gerd Leonhard Adam Smith, with his landmark book The Wealth of Nations, published in 1776, is recognized by most as the father of capitalism. In 1970, Milton Friedman built upon Smith’s legacy with the Friedman doctrine, outlining the basics of what we recognize today as shareholder capitalism — which argues that a...