Co-opportunity: Join Up for a Sustainable, Resilient, by John Grant

By John Grant

John furnish is again! Bestselling writer of eco-friendly advertising Manifesto repute returns to get you concerned in creating a sustainable future!In this ebook, eco-friendly company guru John supply exhibits how we, when we sign up for forces via co-operative tasks, can quite make alterations and paintings in the direction of a greater future.John makes use of situations and examples from world wide, from social networks to social ventures, Carrot Mobbing to the Carbon Disclosure undertaking, to teach how a stream to bigger co-operation through what he calls Co-operative Networks could be a means forwards for we all to extend the typical well-being. Arguing weather for switch should be created through attractive instead of alienating humans, John additionally demonstrates ways of ‘relocating goals’ to permit us to re-evaluate our wishes and priorities.Whether you're a company chief, flesh presser, armchair economist, environmentalist or normal curiosity reader, the muse and ideas John supply presents in Co-Opportunity encourages us all to re-evaluate approximately our person behaviour and our activities – our principles of what it's to be human - and to get co-creating to construct a greater international for all. relax and watch, or turn into a part of this grass roots new move.

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But no there isn’t a war-effort-style shift to this eclipsing any of their previous priorities. Most businesses want a win: win – which is another way of saying they will do it if it also helps achieve any of the higher priorities. 44 C O- OPPORT UNI T Y Overall you have to wonder if people and corporations just don’t think that climate change is that big a risk. That was certainly my impression doing focus groups for a new phase of the UK government ACT ON CO2 campaign. I found, as the surveys say, that people have superficial ‘high awareness and concern about climate change’.

I remain alarmed at how few people still really understand the scale of the problem and how fast we need to move. Building a climate for change, one where the general public do recognise the threat and are motivated to act, is the subject of this section of the book. Before we come on to public and business attitudes, it’s worth pausing to reflect on just why the MPs do see this as the most important issue, bar none. One reason may be their exposure to the latest science. Another, I suspect, is their position as people who take responsibility for society- and planet-wide issues.

It hardly sounds inviting, playful or exciting. You could argue that it’s more of an issue than the name though. ‘Sustainability’ is policy committee jargon (like the word ‘Subsidiarity’). And you could argue that committees, 22 C O- OPPORT UNI T Y think tanks and corporate departments are precisely where it has got stuck. That it has failed to cross over into mainstream consciousness. Sustainability ought to be the most popular idea around. I’ve argued we should perhaps rename it ‘Ustainability’ – as it requires all of us co-operating for the common good.

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