Earth911 Podcast: Dr. Helen Crowley on Creating the Nature-Optimistic Economic system

A brand new paper from the World Economic Forum, referred to as Scaling Investments in Nature, warns that if humanity doesn’t change the way in which we extract and use the assets of planet Earth, the financial affect of local weather change might value society $44 trillion in misplaced worth by 2050 (that represents 46% of 2021 world GDP). However just by making reasonable investments to scale back world warming and create regenerative companies, as a lot as $10 trillion in new financial worth will be created by 2030. Our visitor, Dr. Helen Crowley, is an advisor to the World Financial Discussion board and contributed to the report. She has additionally served as Head of Sustainable Sourcing on the French luxurious items firm Kering and is a accomplice on the Pollination Group, a local weather change advisory and funding agency primarily based in London.

Dr. Helen Crowley, advisor to the World Economic Forum and partner at the Pollination Group
Dr. Helen Crowley, an advisor to the World Financial Discussion board and accomplice on the Pollination Group, is our visitor on Sustainability in Your Ear.

Take part on a sensible dialog concerning the methods companies can make investments to decrease carbon emissions, create jobs, and improve profitability — green investment is the important thing to lowering enterprise threat and making certain long-term survival. The World Financial Discussion board report additionally means that investments in sustainable sourcing and manufacturing of products might create 395 million new jobs globally throughout this decade. Nonetheless, there’s a sizable funding hole between the capital wanted and present commitments — we’re on observe to fall $4.1 trillion wanting the investments wanted to finish the post-carbon transition by 2050. People being what we’re, want lots of new nature-positive ideas that may tried and revised and the teachings extensively shared earlier than it turns into plainly clear that now, not later, is the time to make the nature-positive leap. You may be taught extra about Dr. Crowley and the Pollination Group at


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