The Sustainable Century

By Marc de Sousa

Every century is known for something big. In the 17th century it was the Renaissance; in the 18th and 19th, the Industrial Revolution; in the 20th, it was Technology & Globalization. The 21st will be known as the Sustainability Century, or will be, if we manage to survive it. It is not news that we are running short of arable land, water, minerals all the while putting impossible pressures on vital and ever shrinking ecologies, leading to resource conflicts, food insecurity, health risks, etc., etc. This alarm bell has been rung so many times it has become itself a great big scary cliché. The Sustainable Century by Design or Disaster doesn’t ring this bell much. Nor does it engage in polarizing ideologically-based or emotional opposition to whatever side of the status quo one might be on. Rather, it sets its stubborn eye on the realities facing companies and what they can, can’t, and should do to participate in and profit from efforts big and small, subtle and radical to divert the economy from humming along down its oh-so unsustainable path.

  1. 1.
    Social Enterprise Making a Difference with Drew Tulchin....The Sustainable Century Podcast
    26:57
  2. 2.
    Climate Justice Urgency - Podcast with Activist & Conservationist Emma Kirke
    23:39
  3. 3.
    Shifting Sustainability Narratives & How Corporations Change... or Not
    31:50
  4. 4.
    This Week in Sustainability: EU Heroes, Push Divestment Button & Melaw Nakehk’o Flexes Ecological
    25:37
  5. 5.
    Business as Usual 5 - Sustainability 1 - This Week in Sustainability
    29:18
  6. 6.
    Part 2 - Memo to a Dying Species - Homo Sapiens Secret Code to Survival
    27:36
  7. 7.
    Memo to a Dying Species – Homo Sapiens Secret Code to Survival
    17:27
  8. 8.
    This Week in Sustainability - Coronavirus and the US Coming Apart at the Seams - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    27:37
  1. 9.
    Smashing TVs & Twitter: 25 years of Social Enterprise Wisdom w. Eric Steedman
    26:51
  2. 10.
    Community Development and the Future of America a Podcast with Alan Okagaki
    19:50
  3. 11.
    What is Nature Telling Us and Hope in Being Human – This Week in Sustainability
    21:41
  4. 12.
    Why We Deny Science in the Age of Coronavirus and Climate Change
    34:32
  5. 13.
    Ecocide: One Law to Protect the Earth. A Conversation with Ecocide Law’s Jojo Mehta
    36:24
  6. 14.
    Philippines, Mexico, Mother Nature and Connections in This Week in Sustainability
    9:45
  7. 15.
    Concentration of Power in Food & Agriculture - with Special Guest Claire Kelloway of Food and Power
    27:11
  8. 16.
    Coronavirus Driven Empathy and Lessons for Sustainablity
    9:24
  9. 17.
    Poor Mexico: So far from God, so Close to the USA - Podcast with Carlos Perez Verdia
    29:02
  10. 18.
    Environmental Voters! With Nathaniel Stinnett of Environmental Voter Project
    27:02
  11. 19.
    The $10 B Bezos’ Earth Fund is Good but Amazon Can Do Better – This Week in Sustainability
    23:50
  12. 20.
    This Week in Sustainability - OMGaia! Carbon Growth Stalls, Trump Attacks Democracy and more
    24:19
  13. 21.
    Meat at Starbucks, Roundup Reapproved, UK moves up deisel/hybrid vehicle ban & more…
    14:02
  14. 22.
    The Evolution of Impact & ESG Investing with Guest Eugene Ellmen
    26:05
  15. 23.
    Goldman Sachs & 1 Woman Board Member, 1T Trees, KFC & Davos - This Week in Sustainbility
    20:48
  16. 24.
    Closer to Sustainable, but No Surprises at Davos
    18:17
  17. 25.
    BlackRock, Microsoft, and Roger Federer Make News in This Week in Sustainability
    13:59
  18. 26.
    To Little Late Too Late? Blackrock (finally) Sets Sustainability Investment Goals.
    17:43
  19. 27.
    Vietnam Optimistic Despite #ClimateCrisis - Special Guest Dr. Quang Nguyen
    19:16
  20. 28.
    This Week in Sustainability - 2019 in Review
    27:49
  21. 29.
    This Week in Sustainabilty Trump Impeached, COP 25's Fail, Gorrilas on the Rebound... and more
    27:49
  22. 30.
    SCN Podcast featuring the Magical Punk Foody from St Louis, Jenn DeRose
    26:48
  23. 31.
    Happy Festive and Holiday Season Greetings Podcast from The Sustainable Century and Friends!
    7:47
  24. 32.
    This Week in Sustainabilty -Greta & ‘Misleadership’, Investors Stepping Up, Lawyers Doing Good
    18:25
  25. 33.
    SCN TWS Dec 7 FINAL
    15:13
  26. 34.
    Big Oil Obfuscating Language w Linguist Sylvia Jaworska
    20:50
  27. 35.
    Urban settings, and the Transition to a Healthier and Happier world
    22:37
  28. 36.
    Investment is Driving Sustainability Change with Paula Glick
    23:01
  29. 37.
    Raj Kumar Podcast
    25:11
  30. 38.
    American Indians Rising with John LookingGlass
    27:04
  31. 39.
    Transforming the economy through caring a conversation with Dr. John Ehrenfeld
    34:26
  32. 40.
    Rossana As You Sow
    25:49
  33. 41.
    Change the World and Staying Sane: 3 Decades of Social Entrepreneurship
    30:45
  34. 42.
    A Sustainability Journey from India to Vancouver Sustainable Century Podcast with Anuja Sawant
    21:39
  35. 43.
    Do You Want Sustainable Food Choices? Think Agroecology
    29:12
  36. 44.
    Shared Interest: 25 Years Fighting Poverty & Injustice in Southern Africa
    29:56
  37. 45.
    Episode 18 - Blade Runner Apocalyptic or Happier and Healthier? Sustainable Cities with Jo Flatt
    21:44
  38. 46.
    How to fix Climate Change: Nationalize Big Oil
    19:33
  39. 47.
    Episode 17 - You Can’t Eat Grass: Ditch Your Lawn & Grow Food Instead with Lee Perry
    23:14
  40. 48.
    Episode 16 - Disrupting the Automotive and Energy Industries with Clean Energy with David Slutzky
    32:33
  41. 49.
    Episode 15 - A New Playbook for an Ecological Revolution with Gail Bradbrook
    28:43
  42. 50.
    Episode 14 - Corporate Employees on the Front Lines of Change with Alice Korngold
    24:31

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