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Report launch: How can businesses thrive in a sustainable economy?

Register to be among the first to receive the report in the lead-up to the event.
20 January 2023

Join us for the launch of Altiorem’s first report! The report highlights the limitations and misalignment of current business models with the objectives of a sustainable economy as defined by the Doughnut Economics model. Drawing from case studies, the report investigates how business models need to change to fit into a sustainable economy, and presents groundbreaking framework for companies and investors to assess an organisation’s alignment with a sustainable economy. Register below.

 

There are fatal flaws in the current economic system. It is built on unsustainable principles of continuous growth and profit maximisation and is linked to increasing environmental challenges and social inequalities. There is an urgent need to rethink and rebuild the economic system.

Alternative economic models, like Doughnut Economics, are built on principles of a sustainable and just society where humanity thrives within planetary boundaries. However, there is limited research on how business models must change to align with a sustainable economy. 

Authored by Sara Fossum with support from Altiorem, this report utilises Doughnut Economics to define a sustainable economy and further investigate how business models needs to change to fit into such an economy.  The report presents a new framework – Sustainable Business Model Canvas – for companies and investors to assess an organisation’s alignment with a sustainable economy.  

We have brought together a panel of leaders in sustainable business and finance

  • Sara Fossum – Report Author, Sustainability Manager at Laerdal Medical
  • Martin Rich – Co-founder & Executive Director Future-Fit Foundation
  • Erinch Sahan – Business and enterprise lead, Doughnut Economics Action Lab (UK event)
  • Pablo Berrutti – Founder & Managing Director, Altiorem and Senior Investment Specialist for Stewart Investors Sustainable Funds Group

The panel will explain the sustainability challenges facing businesses and discuss the report’s groundbreaking sustainable business model canvas.   

Register 

We are hosting two events to cover both Australia and UK/EU time zones.

Sign up to be among the first to receive the report and to access the event recording.

Join us Thursday 23 February

4:00 PM AEDT | 5:00 AM GMT (best for Australia)

9:00 AM GMT | 8:00 PM AEDT (best for UK & EU)

Panel

Sara Fossum, Author & Sustainability Manager, Laerdal Medical

Sara is a sustainability management professional with in-depth experience with sustainability advisory across all organisational levels. She currently works as Sustainability Manager for Laerdal Medical and has previously worked with AstraZeneca on their sustainability strategy. She is a graduate from Master of Science in Sustainability at the University of Sydney.

Martin Rich, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Future-Fit Foundation

Martin is a sustainability and impact specialist with over 25 years’ experience in both mainstream and social investment. Following a career in international finance working for UBS, JPMorgan, HSBC and Social Finance Ltd, he co-founded Future-Fit Foundation with a vision to create a truly sustainable future for all. He now works on the cutting-edge of sustainability, helping companies and financial institutions address the radical transformation that the future demands of their business models.

Erinch Sahan, Business and enterprise lead, Doughnut Economics Action Lab (UK event)

Erinch is the business and enterprise lead at Doughnut Economics Action Lab. Recently, he was the chief executive of the World Fair Trade Organization and previously spent 7 years at Oxfam leading campaign initiatives and founded Oxfam’s Future of Business Initiative. Erinch has also worked at Procter & Gamble as a market strategy manager, established a furniture business and worked for Australia’s aid programme. Erinch is a board member of the Social Enterprise World Forum and teaches sustainable value chains at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He holds degrees in finance and law, and an honorary doctorate from Oxford Brookes University.

Pablo Berrutti, Founder & Managing Director, Altiorem

Pablo has deep investment and financial services experience including responsible investment, risk management, marketing, communications and strategy. He is currently a senior investment specialist for Stewart Investors Sustainable Funds Group and was formally the Head of Responsible Investment, Asia Pacific for Australia’s second largest fund manager.