But on this podcast Derrick Mains talks about how Sustainability became more, much more that about ‘let’s-go-hug-a-tree! It was all about flipping the switch of productivity.
Company productivity in 2010 increased by 1.6%, while in the 3rd quarter, it increased by 2.1%! If you think of that from a workforce perspective (where 10% of the population has been unemployed) the trend is very good: Companies are making, or poised to make productivity gains, becoming more efficient, more profitable, and doing so with a smaller percentage of the workforce.
We also talk about Wiki-nomics. This time in relation to how a wiki could be an open-source platform that is not controlled by some consulting firm, or ear-marked by lobbyists. “It’s the new democracy,” says Derrick, planning tapping into collective intelligence. Among other things we talked about:
Our reporter this week was Jen Beauchamp.