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The Quiet Revolution: Towards a Sustainable Economy

We are in a new era. The systems, rules and behaviours that led to business success in the 21st century are no longer working. Since the onset of the longest and deepest financial crisis in living memory, capitalism is still suffering a crisis of liquidity, reliability and confidence. There is a huge question mark over whether our economic system will allow us to make the necessary transition to a more sustainable world – or whether we are locked into a fatal collision course. 

We desperately need a new operating system, one that will enable us to make the transition to a sustainable future in which people and businesses flourish within planetary limits. 

There is good news. Many of the potential solutions are already available, and a revolution is under way. The Quiet Revolution maps out the new sustainable economy using examples, insights and case studies. Allowing the reader to view the scene through a wider lens of sustainable economics; it becomes possible to see pieces come together, bringing into focus an attractive picture of a new, vibrant and sustainable economic system. This groundbreaking book shares the extent to which the solutions are already available, and demonstrates how the new sustainable global economy can be realized.

The Quiet Revolution digs deep into the fast moving realities of business in the 21st century where increasingly attention to sustainability will be a critical factor in marketplace success ... offers both a broad-gauge vision of what lies ahead and more practical suggestions for corporate action.

Dan Esty, Professor, Yale University; author, 'Green to Gold: How Smart Companies use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage'

MIKE TOWNSEND is an influential business transformation leader with nearly thirty years’ experience. Mike is CEO at Earthshine – a consultancy and think-tank integrating sustainability principles into the heart of business strategy and operations.

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