Edward Quevedo Associate Professor of Sustainable Enterprise Research Fellow, Center for Sustainable Business Lokey Graduate School of Business Mills College. Regenerative Development: Examining Opportunities Beyond Sustainability. Our conversation. time for a rethink? strategy is dead….
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Edward QuevedoAssociate Professor of Sustainable EnterpriseResearch Fellow, Center for Sustainable BusinessLokey Graduate School of BusinessMills College
Examining Opportunities Beyond Sustainability
The Global Compact
(Ratified at Davos, 1999)
strategy is dead
“We have found that strategic planning is no longer of value. It leaves us without the flexibility to act with acuity, does not link up with day to day activities, and wastes valuable time generating paperweight documents.”
CEO, Electrolux AG
“Strategy is not now a core function for Sony. Our goal is instead to align our business trajectory with conditions in our ecosystem. To do this, we must first understand our ecosystem. Then we must think like expert biologists.”
CEO, Sony Ericsson
“We are in search of a fundamentally new approach to modeling our future. Strategy offers nothing anymore as a viable tool for us. Too much effort for too little return…..”
VP Strategy, eBay Marketplaces
The Grammar of Regenerative Development
The enterprise and its leaders shall consider all undertakings and projects for approval by first determining
Reconsidering the Spectrum of Organizational Performance
Imagine the Impact if ISSP were to advocate for,
and the Obama Administration
were to support enactment of, the following
The Congress, recognizing the profound impact of man's activity on the interrelations of all components of the natural environment, particularly the profound influences of population growth, high-density urbanization, industrial expansion, resource exploitation, and new and expanding technological advances
Declares that it is the continuing policy of the Federal Government, in cooperation with State and local governments, and other concerned public and private organizations,
To use all practicable means and measures, including financial and technical assistance,
To create and maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony, and fulfill the social, economic, ecological, and other requirements of present and future generations of Americans.
In order to carry out the policy set forth in this Act, it is the continuing responsibility of the Federal Government to use all practicable means, in order to….
Fulfill the responsibilities of each generation as trustee of the environment for succeeding generations;
Attain the widest range of beneficial uses of the environment without degradation, risk to health or safety, or other undesirable and unintended consequences;
Preserve important historic, cultural, and natural aspects of our national heritage, and maintain, wherever possible, an environment which supports diversity, and variety of individual choice;
Achieve a balance between population and resource use which will permit high standards of living and a wide sharing of life's amenities; and
Enhance the quality of renewable resources and approach the maximum attainable recycling of depletable resources.
The Congress recognizes that each person should enjoy a healthful environment and that each person has a responsibility to contribute to the preservation and enhancement of the environment.
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
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