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Capitalism: As If the World Matters / Edition 1

Capitalism: As If the World Matters / Edition 1

by Jonathon Porritt
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As our great economic machine grinds relentlessly forward into a future of declining fossil fuel supplies, climate change and ecosystem failure, governments are at long last beginning to question the very structure of the global economy. In this fresh, politically charged analysis, Jonathon Porritt wades in on the most pressing question of the 21st century: can capitalism, as the only real economic game in town, be retooled to deliver a sustainable future? Porritt argues that indeed it can, and it must, as he lays out the framework for a new 'sustainable capitalism' that cuts across the political divide and promises a prosperous future of wealth, equity and ecosystem integrity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844071920
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/28/2006
Edition description: 1
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jonathon Porritt CBE is Co-Founder and Programme Director of Forum for the Future. A leading adviser to business and industry, he was appointed by the Prime Minister as Chairman of the new UK Sustainable Development Commission. He is Co-Director of The Prince of Wales's Business and Environment Programme.

Table of Contents

Part I: Our Unsustainable World
Conflicting Imperatives
Sustainable Development for Real
Re-engaging with Economic Growth
Unsustainable Capitalism?
Through the Global Looking Glass
Part II: A Framework for Sustainable Capitalism
The Five Capitals Framework
Natural Capital
Human Capital
Social Capital
Manufactured Capital
Financial Capital
Part III: Better Lives in a Better World
Confronting Denial
Changing the Metrics
Business Excellence
Civil Society
Visions and Values
Converging Imperatives
Bibliography, Index

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