How can businesses in the 21st century continue to grow while delivering an absolute reduction in their environmental impact? This was the question posed at a recent RSA and Pepsico roundtable to discuss the challenges of de-coupling economic growth from increased carbon emissions, and to explore solutions. Download the roundtable report (PDF, 2MB). The event included provocations from Stephanie Draper, a Director at Forum for the Future who shared progress to date, giving examples of organisations who are achieving absolute reductions in their environmental impact and from Professor Tim Jackson of the Sustainable Development Commission on the limitations of decoupling and the need for a new model of ecological enterprise. Drawing from his detailed report Prosperity Without Growth, Tim Jackson discusses the dilemma of growth in this audio file.
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