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Doughnut Economics & Planetary Boundaries

The Doughnut Economics and Planetary Boundaries frameworks define sustainability issues in concrete terms for business managers. They bring the concept into focus and make it actionable.

We recommend the science-based frameworks of the Stockholm Resilience Institute’s Planetary Boundaries and the Capitals Coalition’s Natural Capital protocol for environmental impacts. 

The planetary boundaries concept presents a set of nine planetary boundaries.  Within these boundaries, humanity can continue to develop and thrive for generations to come. Crossing these boundaries increases the risk of generating large-scale abrupt or irreversible environmental changes. Since then the planetary boundaries framework has generated enormous interest within science, policy, and practice.

For social impact thresholds we work with four frameworks: the UN Guidelines on Business and Human Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Capitals Coalition’s Social Capital Protocol, and Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics

The twelve dimensions comprising the social foundation of Doughnut economics are drawn from the minimum social standards established by governments worldwide in the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. These dimensions provide a comprehensive framework for assessing societal well-being and progress. Between social and planetary boundaries lies an environmentally safe and socially just space in which humanity can thrive.

These frameworks demonstrate to company managers how our current system of unconstrained production and consumption is the root cause of unsustainability. It also gives them tools to develop new models, impact-based targets and better-informed decision making.

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