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We face a global population of 9 billion by 2050.

If we want to survive and thrive into the future, we must replenish the fast depleting environmental resources, and enhance the social foundations, we rely on.

The world’s most innovative organisations recognise this, and are acting on it. We’re seeing businesses being entirely powered by renewable energy, reusing expensive materials, slashing their carbon emissions and enhancing society.

The world’s most innovative organisations recognise this, and are acting on it. We’re seeing businesses being entirely powered by renewable energy, reusing expensive materials, slashing their carbon emissions and enhancing society.

Companies have an important role to play in creating an abundant environment and a better society. They must go beyond committing to “doing no harm”. Instead they must actively commit to doing more good.

Whether they call their new commitments “Net Positive” or simply “doing good”, more and more businesses are leaving a positive footprint on the planet and on society.

This unprecedented transition will change the role of business in sustainability and wider society. In the future, the success of an organisation will be measured by what they have delivered to citizens and to the environment, as well as their investors.

It is clear from the organisations involved and the wide scale of its impact that Net Positive is at the very forefront of sustainable business. Those organisations need to demonstrate how what they are doing goes beyond other approaches to sustainability. Over time they need to develop measurement systems which capture stories and data to help to communicate their activities and help them make better decisions. As the saying goes, what gets measured, gets managed.

But more companies must take up the Net Positive mantle and grasp the opportunity to improve their products and services – or risk getting left behind as a fairer, low carbon future unfolds. A future based on a strong economy, an abundant natural environment and a thriving society

Download the report here.