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How to Build Lasting Business Success on a Finite Planet

Global Footprint Network and Schneider Electric joined forces to further explore this notion and engage you in this conversation as we mark Earth Overshoot Day this August 22. That’s right: this year, humanity demands as much from nature between January 1 and August 22 as our planet’s ecosystems can renew in the entire year. We are living far beyond our planet’s means. In 2019, Earth Overshoot Day was three weeks earlier. However, this year’s delay is hardly cause for celebration. Humanity has only been forced into slowing down its resource consumption by the coronavirus pandemic. But lasting change that makes our lives better and compatible with the ecological budget of our planet is what we need. Mathis Wackernagel, founder of the Global Footprint Network—the organization behind Earth Overshoot Day—discusses how companies that prepare themselves for one-planet prosperity are better primed to attain and maintain competitive advantage and resiliency.