Three Stages of Sustainability                             Ethics, Values & Decision-MakingFriday, March 16, 12
Sustainability?                   Transform industrial society so it works for 100% of humanity in                   the s...
Learning from Nature                                            Natural Step                  No build up of substances   ...
Learning from Nature                                    Permaculture                  Care of Earth - a% life             ...
Learning from Nature                  Work with nature                  Problems are opportunities                  Least ...
Learning from Nature                  Good intentions provide                  unknown benefit                  Evolution i...
Learning from Nature                                   Natural Laws                  Cascades of energy                  S...
Learning from Nature                                   Sustainable Values Set®                  COMMITMENT                ...
Learning from Nature                  CONTINUITY                       Precautionary                       principle      ...
Learning from Nature                  RESILIENCE                       Self-Organization                       Diversity  ...
Learning from Nature                  RENEWAL                       Ecologies                       Zero waste            ...
Values as Systems                                 QUICK QUIZ                                 Protection                   ...
Protection                  Shun trading                       Make rich use of leisure                  Exert prowess    ...
Effectiveness                Shun force                                               Seek inventiveness & novelty         ...
Stages of Sustainability                                                 Reesh the Earth                             Think...
Stages of Sustainability                                               Reduce Resource Use   Think Holistically   Refresh ...
Unilever                  Improve health & we% being of a                  bi%ion people                       Cleanliness...
Broad Group                  Alternative electric                  Air quality                  Research/air & energy     ...
Grupo Balbo                  Eliminated chemical fertilizers,                  pesticides, insecticides and herbicides    ...
Sustainability                  Process & journey, not                  event                  Human centric vs Earth     ...
Florida Ice & Farm                  So* drink industry                  Conserves water (Coke),                  water neu...
Resources                  Ethical Impact L3C                       http://www.ethicalimpact.com                       Lea...
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3 stages of sustainability

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This deck contains descriptions of the various ways we understand and implement sustainability, our values that impact our approaches, the 3 stages of sustainability and a chart, four companies you can chart to see how they compare in their stages, resources.

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3 stages of sustainability

  1. 1. Three Stages of Sustainability Ethics, Values & Decision-MakingFriday, March 16, 12
  2. 2. Sustainability? Transform industrial society so it works for 100% of humanity in the shortest time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage for anyone. - Buckminster Fu%er Meet current needs without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet theirs. - Bruntland The possibility that humans and other life wi% flourish on Earth forever. - John Ehrenfeld Earth as paradise. - Jim Channon ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  3. 3. Learning from Nature Natural Step No build up of substances extracted om Earth’s crust No build up of human made substances Eliminate degradation and destruction of nature Don’t undermine people’s ability to meet their needs ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  4. 4. Learning from Nature Permaculture Care of Earth - a% life systems continue and multiply Care of People - resources necessary for existence Fair Share - returning surplus, setting limits, governing needs, setting aside resources ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  5. 5. Learning from Nature Work with nature Problems are opportunities Least change for greatest effect Work as a source of energy Everything is connected Relinquish power ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  6. 6. Learning from Nature Good intentions provide unknown benefit Evolution intends resilience Increasing cycles increases yield Function stacking Stability results om beneficial connections Information is a resource ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  7. 7. Learning from Nature Natural Laws Cascades of energy Source loca%y Networks Understand cycles & flows Dispersion ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  8. 8. Learning from Nature Sustainable Values Set® COMMITMENT A% actions create the conditions that support life Integrity of the whole Right relationship Humans are intrinsic to the web of life ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  9. 9. Learning from Nature CONTINUITY Precautionary principle Interdependency Optimization ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  10. 10. Learning from Nature RESILIENCE Self-Organization Diversity Reciprocity Dynamic Stability Empowerment/authority ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  11. 11. Learning from Nature RENEWAL Ecologies Zero waste Co-Creation Curiosity & experimentation ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  12. 12. Values as Systems QUICK QUIZ Protection Effectiveness Sustainable ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  13. 13. Protection Shun trading Make rich use of leisure Exert prowess Be ostentatious Obedience & discipline Dispense largesse Adhere to tradition Be exclusive Be loyal Show fortitude Take vengeance Be fatalistic Deceive for the sake of the task Treasure honor ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  14. 14. Effectiveness Shun force Seek inventiveness & novelty Come to voluntary agreements Be effective Be honest Promote comfort & convenience Co%aborate Dissent for the sake of the task Compete Invest for productivity Respect contracts Be industrious Use initiative & enterprise Be optimistic Be thri*y ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  15. 15. Stages of Sustainability Reesh the Earth Think Holistica%y Reduce Resource UseFriday, March 16, 12
  16. 16. Stages of Sustainability Reduce Resource Use Think Holistically Refresh the Earth Integrity of the whole Actions = conditions for Life Right relationship Humans are intrinsic Precautionary principle Interdependency Optimization Self-Organization Diversity Reciprocity Dynamic stability Empowerment Co-Creation Ecologies Zero Waste Curiosity & learning Networks Cycles & flows Cascades of energy Local sourcing Dispersion/Non-Accretion Scope vs scale Prosperity/AbundanceFriday, March 16, 12
  17. 17. Unilever Improve health & we% being of a bi%ion people Cleanliness, Nutrition/global standards Reduce impact & increase growth 1/2 gig, 1/2 h2o, 1/2 waste, sustainable sourcing Enhance livelihood of 100s of 1000s 500,000 jobs, farmers/distributors ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  18. 18. Broad Group Alternative electric Air quality Research/air & energy Customer use reduction Mobile phone app Employee lodging ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  19. 19. Grupo Balbo Eliminated chemical fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides and herbicides Impacting entire industry Increased biodiversity/improved soil Eliminated water po%ution, carbon neutral Partners with government/research Generates its own energy ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  20. 20. Sustainability Process & journey, not event Human centric vs Earth centric Values make a differenceFriday, March 16, 12
  21. 21. Florida Ice & Farm So* drink industry Conserves water (Coke), water neutral/carbon neutral Creates social, economic and environmental value Balanced scorecard Partners with government & NGOs Zero waste/recycling ©EthicalImpact  2012Friday, March 16, 12
  22. 22. Resources Ethical Impact L3C http://www.ethicalimpact.com Leadership, culture, values Strategic planning & implementation CU Sustainability Program http://sustainable.colorado.edu Education on practices and implementationFriday, March 16, 12

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