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The Path to Net Positive: Principles, Practical Models and
Progress to Date
Bill Baue, Sustainability Context Group @Bbaue...
IS TRUE NET
POSITIVE TRULY
POSSIBLE
Greg Norris, Chief Scientist
Co-Director, SHINE
SUSTAINABILITY
Shrink your footprint
Flickr: chuddlesworth
ENERGY WATER
CLIMATE HEALTH
But Every Product Has Many
Footprints
B. Monginoux / Landscape-Photo.net (cc by-nc-nd) Flickr:...
The planet would be better off
without me?
To be NetPositive, we need
to Give more than we Take
WHAT DO WE TAKE?
Person: What is required to sustain you
Organization: What is required to enable you to offer what
you of...
WHAT DO WE GIVE?
INTRODUCING HANDPRINTS
Handprints are positive impacts we cause to
happen relative to “business as usual”
Handprints are defined in relation to Footprints,
so that:
[Handprint > Footprint]  NetPositive
• Built on LCA using the ...
GAGE, 6 MONTHS IN
“By the way… we can’t, like,
really be Net Positive, right?”
Recent Net Positive Virtual Dialog
“You can’t really be NetPositive. If you give here,
you’re really just taking from some...
YOU CAN BE A TREE
YOU CAN BE RAIN
THE RESOURCE WE DRAW ON
“Waste” in its most general sense:
Missed opportunity, regret, loss, lack of care.
Creativity and ...
The Path to Net Positive: Principles, Practical Models and Progress to Date Greg Norris
The Path to Net Positive: Principles, Practical Models and Progress to Date Greg Norris
The Path to Net Positive: Principles, Practical Models and Progress to Date Greg Norris
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The Path to Net Positive: Principles, Practical Models and Progress to Date Greg Norris

  1. 1. The Path to Net Positive: Principles, Practical Models and Progress to Date Bill Baue, Sustainability Context Group @Bbaue Zoe Le Grand, Forum for the Future @zlegrand Ralph Thurm, A Leader’s Guide to ThriveAbility @aheadahead1 Claudine Blamey, The Crown Estate @ClaudineBlamey Greg Norris, Harvard School of Public Health Asheen Phansey, Dassault Systemes John Pflueger, Dell
  2. 2. IS TRUE NET POSITIVE TRULY POSSIBLE Greg Norris, Chief Scientist Co-Director, SHINE
  3. 3. SUSTAINABILITY Shrink your footprint Flickr: chuddlesworth
  4. 4. ENERGY WATER CLIMATE HEALTH But Every Product Has Many Footprints B. Monginoux / Landscape-Photo.net (cc by-nc-nd) Flickr: Carvalho;Lourenco
  5. 5. The planet would be better off without me?
  6. 6. To be NetPositive, we need to Give more than we Take
  7. 7. WHAT DO WE TAKE? Person: What is required to sustain you Organization: What is required to enable you to offer what you offer to the world Product: What is required to offer it to the world
  8. 8. WHAT DO WE GIVE?
  9. 9. INTRODUCING HANDPRINTS Handprints are positive impacts we cause to happen relative to “business as usual”
  10. 10. Handprints are defined in relation to Footprints, so that: [Handprint > Footprint]  NetPositive • Built on LCA using the same metrics as Footprints • Same Impact Dimensions: Supply Chains and Life Cycles • Footprinting: Shared Responsibility • Handprinting: Shared Credit
  11. 11. GAGE, 6 MONTHS IN “By the way… we can’t, like, really be Net Positive, right?”
  12. 12. Recent Net Positive Virtual Dialog “You can’t really be NetPositive. If you give here, you’re really just taking from somewhere else. It’s the First Law. You can’t create water, matter, or energy.”
  13. 13. YOU CAN BE A TREE
  14. 14. YOU CAN BE RAIN
  15. 15. THE RESOURCE WE DRAW ON “Waste” in its most general sense: Missed opportunity, regret, loss, lack of care. Creativity and Care harvest this resource. When we run out of “Waste” it will no longer matter.

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