Our current economic system is the greatest driver of imbalance in our world. Defined by short-term thinking, this economic engine is designed solely for profit through continuous growth and consumption, with minimal consideration for the finite nature of resources. In order to create a fairer economy, we must employ new, long-term policies that champion social and environmental prosperity as well as more equitably-distributed wealth.
We must build a regenerative economy that serves the needs of humanity while still respecting the boundaries of the planet. We must redefine our perspective in relation to our natural resources and begin to treat their maintenance as an essential part of a healthy economy. Any new economic system not only has to include the redistribution of income and wealth along fairer lines, but it must also meet the basic needs of all people on Earth. Companies must adopt new economic practices that explore more cooperative means of cultivating shared values with social and environmental cohesion.