Highest-value Climate Action is Economy-wide

The global crisis in climate disruption is deepening. Droughts, floods, storms, and wildfires are taking an increasing toll on human beings, straining vital ecosystems, and putting food and water supplies at risk. The Paris Agreement outlines a global collaborative “race to the top”, where nations support each other’s success and innovate as rapidly as possible…

Food Price Shocks Signal Need for Macro-Resilient Finance

Wildfires, floods, storms, and droughts, are putting unprecedented pressure on food crops, threatening to destabilize commodities markets that determine food prices, across the world. This is a major climate impact on market signals and a sign of emerging pervasive risk to the global economy. Bloomberg is reporting: A heatwave across swathes of North America, Europe…

Declare Energy Independence with Carbon Dividends

Taking action on climate is about a lot more than our energy economy. Climate disruption is the leading threat to our built environment, an accelerant of armed conflict, and a leading cause of mass migration. Its effects intensify and prolong storms, droughts, wildfires, and floods — resulting in the US spending as much on disaster…

Networking Earth Science Platforms to Finance

NOTE: Geoversiv was a Lunar-level sponsor of the Dawn of Private Space Science symposium in both 2017 and 2018. At the inaugural Dawn of Private Space Science Symposium, at Columbia University in June 2017, three organizations came together to chart a new course for collaborative networking of space-based Earth science resources. The Madison River Group…

Ocean Resilience Starts Upstream

Upstream decisions in finance, farming, industry, and personal consumption determine whether not only the ocean but also our food supply is eroded or sustained. We need to stop putting plastic into the ocean. We need to stop acidifying the ocean. We need to understand that ocean ecosystems are as important to sustaining life on Earth…

SB48 Press Release: Resilience Intelligence for Reliable Prosperity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, 9 May 2018 — 14:00 CET / Bonn To raise ambition, plan for 100% climate-smart finance by 2038 Tuesday at the SB48 UN climate negotiations, on behalf of partners in the Acceleration Dialogues and the Resilience Intel initiative, Citizens’ Climate Education held a public press event to lay out a plan…

Complex Adaptive Integrity is the New Bottom Line

Bottom-line thinking is about whether your way of doing business has a future. Common practice is to treat a high volume of accumulated profit or cash as a proxy for operational sustainability. But the history of empires, and of financial crashes, tells us this is not the case. Lean bottom-line management is one example of…

Zero-Sum Thinking Doesn’t Work

Democracy is not a zero-sum game. Behaving as if it is degrades democratic process and our personal political sovereignty. Political sovereignty is informational sovereignty. The work of making a better, freer, more livable world is in our hands. We owe it to each other, and to those who will come after us, to go beyond zero-sum thinking, out-maneuver corrosive political actors, and build new value wherever human ingenuity allows.

Structural Distortions show Need for Sustainable Investments

The data sovereignty deficit, structural inequality, stock volatility & need for green investment, are connected.  In February, when crashing stocks became the correction foreshadowed in the article “Income Inequality puts Everything We Value at Risk”, I listed three macro-critical factors — drivers of value that shape the overall size, scope and direction of the macro-economy…

The Future of Finance is Clean

Finance is the projection of existing wealth and capability into future scenarios. For much of human history, in whatever form it has taken, success in the future finance scenario did not have to align with success across the full spectrum of human need and our relationship to natural systems. Financial success could be insulated from…