For those who question whether capitalism itself is fundamentally at odds with a vision for corporate responsibility and a sustainable future, it is well to remember that capitalism has brought more benefits to more people than any other economic system conceived or tried.
There is a way to help stop the corrupt and criminal from getting away with these acts: governments should collect the identity of the real, living people who ultimately own and control companies and other legal entities.
Whether it is the ecosystem services that support the conditions for life, or the natural resources necessary for the creation of products, business must be willing to explore investing in nature to protect its bottom lines.
We've launched a dedicated section on The Huffington Post, ReWork: Rethinking Work and Well-being. Here you'll find success stories, news about what's working, innovative programs, case studies and the latest data about the many positive business effects of well-being and sustainable work practices. Since our workplace culture is driving so much of the epidemic of stress we all feel overwhelmed by, it's going to be our workplaces that will accelerate the changes already underway. More and more people are realizing that they don't have to put their humanity on hold when they leave for work, that they're more than their résumés and that a sense of well-being and success doesn't have to come at the cost of burnout. And more and more companies are realizing that investing in their employees' well-being is also good for business.
A quiet revolution is gathering in pace. It is of immense significance because, if it succeeds, it will catalyze a new source of economic prosperity, help reverse the global decline in biodiversity, sustain nature and improve human wellbeing.
So why do we use very different language in business than in our personal lives?
I sense that the youth of today and the talent of tomorrow want different things from the world of work.
Our view couldn't be more different. We believe that sustainability is both a moral and commercial imperative.
This is a call to arms to all who agree that it's time to rebuild our food system from the ground up as the dawn breaks on this exciting new era of connected and conscious consumerism.
In an increasingly resource-constrained world, business needs to account for its natural capital dependencies and impacts in the same way it does for financial capital. The key question is: how?
We have entered an era of rapid change and great social and environmental challenges. Current tax systems are simply not structured to cope with these challenges.
Around the world, corporate leaders are beginning to embrace competitive strategies built on positive social and environmental impact.
Now is the time for us to find collaborative ways to shape, form and work together, share ideas and solutions and form partnerships to create the kind of world, and the kind of opportunities, that future generations deserve.
Governments of many African countries have committed large tracts of their homeland to the conservation of nature and wildlife -- at high opportunity costs to their electorate.
The ocean covers 45 percent of the planet, produces almost half of all the oxygen we breathe and sequesters more than a quarter of the CO2 we emit into the atmosphere.
While Africa is only responsible for a small percent of the world's carbon emissions, the continent is widely recognized to be among the most vulnerable to the planet's changing climate.