The results of a bid to find a new model for sustainable business and a sustainable economy among business leaders, government departments, researchers, investors and entrepreneurs, will be announced at a major conference this autumn.

The Next Great Transformation: Sustainable Enterprises will be held at the Eden Project, UK, on 24-26 October, and will include contributions from Ban-Ki-Moon, UN secretary general; Tim Smit, CEO of the Eden Project; James Smith, chairman of Shell UK; Lord Hastings of KPMG; and Katie Stafford, sustainable development manager for Marks & Spencer. The conference will follow a series of roundtables in the UK, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and South Africa.

Professor McIntosh of the Applied Research Centre for Human Security (ARCHS), said: “The current model of capitalism is at a crossroads. Some political, business and civil society leaders have recognised this and are attempting to operate within a new paradigm. Other leaders are deliberately exploiting tensions, inequities and global governance gaps to abuse the Earth's resources.

“A new model of capitalism can gear production, consumption and efficiency to finding innovative and profitable solutions to issues of clean energy, the conservation of biological resources, increasing transparency and accountability of organisations and decision-making, and finding leaders for the common good. The divorced, dispassionate, amoral third party investor will become a thing of the past as investors in whatever form become increasingly connected, accountable, knowledgeable and transparent in their financial dealings.”

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