Dr. Bob Willard, Author - Update to Gold-standard Benchmark for (Truly) Sustainable Business (see www.FutureFitBusiness.org and Project: Future Fit Business Benchmark for latest)
Bob's Presentation on 7 characteristics of 3 dimensions
For each dimension, - 7 different characteristics.
How do we evaluate these? We need to get serious about the metrics. Some metrics - how much are we doing/using.
We can arrive at a gold standard, but that doesn't mean it gets accepted by the rest of the world. So we need buy-in.
GISR - Global initiative for sustainability Ratings
B-Lab, BRXL. Structured reporting and standard accounting forms. BIRS - Blab Impact Reporting System
Help coming from companion
Sustainability Accounting Standards Boards (SAS-B)
PUMA have turned all their environmental measures into financial measures
GRI is coming up with their 4th gen Global Reporting Initiative. (aligned with GISR)
B-Lab and B-corps
Could we end up with multiple standards?
GISR is looking for other entities doing the same sort of thing.
Ontology: What questions need to ask
Systems perspective - sweep through different.
The Natural Step - partnered with an academic group (PROBE). N/A rep will now meet with Antony. How did they turn the system conditions to the ESG metrics.
Nabil: When we were on Skype - we started talking about assembling a gathering in March. Should we pursue? Invite a small number? Should we talk more about it?
Direct it: How does a design perspective fit? (Stephen doesn't understand this question)
Who should we invite? 2 guys from "form of the Future". Bart Houlihan - Business Model Section. Jake Cohen. A one-day event when we're having a workshop together and where does the business model fit in?
GISR has the best characteristics and influence. They're credible enough to pull this off too.
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