Here’s what The Guardian learned about the ambitious sustainability concept when experts joined them to take reader’s questions. Conventional business models are all take, net positive business models give back more than they take.
Net positive is about giving more than you take.
“Net positive simply means putting more back into the environment or society than you take out,” says Forum for the Future’s chief executive, Sally Uren.
It aims to restore or regenerate ecological systems, explains Steve Downing, director of the Henley Centre for Sustainable Enterprise. This is different from eco-efficiency, which simply slows down the decline in ecological capital, and closed-loop systems, which only prevent further ecological decline.
Read the article in The Guardian by Hannah Gould in August 2016 by clicking here.