02 Jan '12, 5am

Should 2012 be the start of a decade of sustainable capitalism?

Transforming capitalism is about more than shifting corporate behaviour. It requires a change in cultures, governance systems and tax regimes and this takes time. So what will 2012 bring for us all? One thing the New Year is guaranteed to bring is a series of key anniversaries. Indeed, at times it will be hard to move without tripping over one milestone or another. Most obviously, there will be the UN Rio+20 conference, twenty years on from 1992s Earth Summit. But we will also mark the twenty-fifth anniversaries of the Brundtland Report, Our Common Future, and of SustainAbility – the company I co-founded early in 1987. Less obviously, 2012 will mark the fortieth anniversary of the Limits to Growth study and the fiftieth of Rachel Carson’s influential book Silent Spring, first published in 1962. Both books had a huge impact on my thinking. All of these historic events conti...

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