Eleanor O’Higgins, & Laszlo Zsolnai ‘Future of Business.’ , in Progressive Bsuiness Models: Creating Sustainable and Pro-social Enterprise, eds. Eleanor O’Higgins, and Laszlo Zsolnai, Palgrave-Macmillan, London, 2017.
The papers argues that the future of business highly depends on its ability to renew its business models. The key problem is the nature, form and scale of business operations. The business models of today’s mainstream business do not fit in the reality of the biosphere. Business models vary but almost none of them are consistent with the flourishing life on Earth (including human, non-human and future life). To achieve meaningful change in the humanity-nature nexus business organizations should reinvent the ways they function. If mainstream business will not change its underlying “market fundamentalism”, there will be little chance for humanity to survive in the Anthropocene. The hope is that progressive business models can make the anti-progressive short-sighted ways of doing business obsolete.