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Sustainability is Only Half the Solution, Regeneration is the Other Half

Sustainability is Only Half the Solution, Regeneration is the Other Half

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Sustainability@Sloan. It's a hell of a way to run a business -- consuming more resources than you bring in, selling off your assets, and cooking the books to make things look good. Yet, says Carol Sanford, that is precisely how humans are operating the vast enterprise of living on earth. The U.S. runs a particularly unsuccessful "Business of Inhabitation," as Sanford calls it, taking up four times more resources than any other nation. Sanford finds the business model a useful way of thinking about issues of sustainability, not least because changing corporate behavior will have a large impact on consumption of energy and other critical resources. She notes current efforts to meet the challenges of sustainability, such as government regulation of... Show More
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