In The Green Leap to an Inclusive Economy, two leading thinkers, Stuart L. Hart and Fernando Casado Cañeque, challenge head on the two biggest issues facing humanity and the planet today: Inequality and Environmental Degradation. They present the new design thinking required for a more inclusive and sustainable economy which respects both people and planet.
Far from simply presenting the problems, this book offers insightful case studies that showcase the challenges and opportunities of base of the pyramid venturing in different geographical and cultural contexts, as well as providing a detailed description of the tools that have been proven to enhance the innovation of business models to address the issues. Through telling these stories, the authors provide a roadmap for how to make an inclusive and sustainable economy a reality, where opportunity and prosperity are available to more of the people that participate in the economy as workers, consumers, owners and the wider community, whilst addressing the risks to the natural capital we all depend on.
This book is essential reading for anyone looking to accelerate the development of an inclusive business for the benefit of society and the planet, as well as those involved in the study and research of the base of the pyramid and sustainable business solutions.
Chapter One: Introduction and Conceptual framework
Chapter Two: Towards a new framework for Inclusive Design Thinking
Chapter Three: Towards a new concept of sustainable production
Chapter Four: Towards new models of inclusive distribution
Chapter Five: Towards new innovative recycling systems
Chapter Six: Towards new models of empowerment through access to opportunities
Chapter Seven: Towards enabling ecosystems for an inclusive local economy
Chapter Eight – Towards new frameworks for inclusive and sustainable business