David Korten wanted to provide the full text of his opening keynote lecture:
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Since the invention of money, business people have been taught that being rich is good. Yes, in today’s society we need money to live, play and survive. But being rich isn’t necessarily being enriched. Enrichment is so much more — and it’s measured by more than financial metrics, but by environmental and social ones too. Indeed, business has changed and it has become to clear that, in the quest for checks and balances, any appropriate response must be a departure from the usual.Introducing the Board of Change, a not-for-profit social enterprise inaugurated by business people with the goal of integrating sustainability into business practices and economic thinking.
The One Earth Initiative is a non-profit research and advocacy group based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. We seek to transform unsustainable consumption and production patterns locally, nationally and internationally. We champion a democratic, socially just and ecologically sustainable world in which all citizens can meet their basic needs, enjoying a healthy and rewarding life.
Our Mission: “Provide opportunities for UBC Sauder students to educate themselves on what sustainability means in the context of business. Motivate students to integrate sustainability into their professional and personal lives. Use the CUS as a model for how sustainability can be implemented into the operations and strategic thinking of an organization.”