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Natural Capitalism

by Paul Hawken

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Published by Little, Brown and Company in New York .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL24249292M
ISBN 109780316031530

L. Hunter Lovins is the President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions. She is a founding professor of sustainable management at Presidio Graduate School, and a consultant to companies around the world. A co-author of Factor Four (Earthscan, ) her latest book, Climate Capitalism, will be published in Natural Capitalism by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

If natural capitalism continues to blossom, so much money and resources will be saved that societies will be able to focus on issues such as housing, contend Hawken, author of a book and PBS series called Growing a Business, and the Lovinses, who cofounded and directed the Rocky Mountain Institute, an environmental think tank. The book is a 4/5(K).   She has co-authored nine books and numerous papers, most recently a piece in Harvard Business Review, and the book, Natural Capitalism. She has held visiting chairs at Dartmouth College and the University of Colorado. She serves on the Boards of one government group, two private corporations, and many public interest groups.

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. New York: Little, Brown & Company, Most businesses still operate according to a world view that hasn’t changed since the start of the Industrial Revolution. Then, natural resources were abundant and labor was the limiting factor of production. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution is a book on environmental economics co-authored by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins. It has been translated into a dozen languages and was the subject of a Harvard Business Review summary.


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Paul Hawken and the Lovins Natural Capitalism book teamed up to provide one of the best overall books on "Natural Capitalism" which offers a whole new approach to the way in which we do business. For too long we have taken natural capital for granted, squandering our natural resources and unleashing an unhealthy array of by-products which have further contaminated our by:   Natural Capitalism is listed amongst the books on Evergreens sustainability webpage, so I thought it was important in my path to understanding the various aspects of sustainability.

It was then so unsatisfying then that this book is so significantly flawed.4/5(). Natural Capitalism's preface states: "Although [this] is a book Natural Capitalism book in solutions, it is not about 'fixes.' Nor is it a how-to manual. It is a portrayal of opportunities that if captured will lead to no less than a transformation of commerce and of all societal institutions.

In this inspiring book they define a superior & sustainable form of capitalism based on a system that radically raises the productivity of nature's dwindling resources. Natural Capitalism shows how cutting-edge businesses are increasing their earnings, boosting growth, reducing costs, enhancing competitiveness, 4/4(2).

Book Review. The book defines natural capital as water, minerals, oil, trees, fish, soil, etc. It discusses the impact of our current system of industrial capitalism on people and the environment and provides a compelling alternative.

Natural capitalism is introduced as a viable and necessary economic model for the future. Natural Capitalism. Capitalism is the productive use of and reinvestment in capital; yet capital comprises not only money and goods, but also people and nature, which are even more valuable.

Economies seek to economize on the scarcest resource. Featured Book Natural Capitalism Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins & L. Hunter Lovins 10th Anniversary Paperback Edition The word “capitalist” commonly refers to an individual who puts up money for projects and is focused on profits.

Paul Hawken and the Lovins' move the ideas of sustainable societial development forward with this new book. Natural Capitalism outlines many of the cutting edge technologies and philosophies that will do well by doing good. It is important to note that this is not a green guide to wacky business ideas, but a sound guidepost to solid profitable 4/5(68).

Most businesses still operate according to a world view that hasn't changed since the start of the Industrial Revolution. Then, natural resources were abundant and labor was the limiting factor of production.

But now, there's a surplus of people, while natural capital--natural resources and the ecological systems that provide vital life-support services--is in decline and relatively expensive.

Paul Hawken's bestselling books include Blessed Unrest, Natural Capitalism, and The Next Economy. He has also written dozens of articles, op-eds, and papers concerning the responsibility of business to the natural environment.4/5().

In this inspiring book they define a superior & sustainable form of capitalism based on a system that radically raises the productivity of nature's dwindling resources. Natural Capitalism shows how cutting-edge businesses are increasing their earnings, boosting growth, reducing costs, enhancing competitiveness, & restoring the earth by /5(7).

In this inspiring book they define a superior & sustainable form of capitalism based on a system that radically raises the productivity of nature's dwindling resources.

Natural Capitalism shows how cutting-edge businesses are increasing their earnings, boosting growth, reducing costs, enhancing competitiveness, & restoring the earth by 4/5(5).

Natural Capitalism Solutions is a (c)3 Non-Profit Organization. Your donation will help us build a future we can all live and prosper within, giving humankind a sustainable place on a verdant and healing planet. Natural Capitalism By Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and L.

Hunter Lovins ISBN: Genre: Business & Money (The buy button will take you to the standard print edition of this book at From there you will be able to see if the book. Buy a cheap copy of Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next book by Paul Hawken.

In Natural Capitalism, three top strategists show how leading-edge companies are practicing a new type of industrialism that is more efficient Cited by:   L.

Hunter Lovins is the President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions. She is a founding professor of sustainable management at Presidio Graduate School, and a consultant to companies around the world.

A co-author of Factor Four (Earthscan, ) her latest book, Climate Capitalism, will be published in Brand: Taylor & Francis. Natural capital refers to the earth's natural resources and the ecological systems that provide vital life-support services to society and all living things.

These services are of immense economic value; many are literally priceless, since they have no known substitutes. "Natural Capitalism." The book's first public incarnation, an article. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution Paul Hawken, Author, L.

Hunter Lovins, Joint Author, Amory Lovins, Joint Author Little Brown and. My favorite chapter in our book Natural Capitalism is the one about Curitiba, a Brazilian city the size of Houston or Philadelphia. Its population has quadrupled to two and a half million people in the past twenty years, and the city’s budget per person is 15 times smaller than that of Detroit.

Natural Capitalism is an U.S.-based social reform trend that wants to make capitalism accountable for its `negative externalities'. "Natural capital refers to the natural resources and ecosystem services that make possible all economic activity, indeed all life.

The first Industrial Revolution inaugurated years of unparalleled material development for humankind. But the costs and the consequences are now everywhere evermore apparent: the living systems on which we depend are in retreat.

Forests, topsoil, grasslands, wetlands, oceans, coral reefs, the atmosphere, aquifers, tundra and biodiversity are limiting factrs - the natural 4/5(7).This groundbreaking book reveals how today's global businesses can be both environmentally responsible and highly profitable.

For the Common Good: Redirecting the economy toward community, the environment, and a sustainable future. Economist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb, Jr.Natural Capitalism as an idea and thesis for a book emerged inthe year after the publication of The Ecology of Commerce.

After meeting with and speaking to different business, government, and academic institutions in the aftermath of the book's publication, it became clear to Hawken that industry and government needed an overallFile Size: 2MB.