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Doughnut Economics: can management consulting save the world?

To meet the needs of all people within the means of the living planet, Doughnut Economics poses some big challenges for businesses.

The business world will need to embrace bold and ambitious solutions that are both regenerative and distributive. To make this possible, a transformation in the deep design of business will be needed: in its purpose and networks, how it is governed and owned and the nature of its relationship with finance.

This session explored ideas and models for achieving the needed transformations in business to help meet the needs of all people within the means of the living planet. 

A video of the session can be viewed here:


Image: The Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries. Kate Raworth and Christian Guthier. CC-BY-SA 4.0. Originally published in Raworth, K. (2017), Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist. London: Penguin Random House.


Erinch Sahan leads Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL)’s work on applying Doughnut Economics to businesses. Recently, he was the CEO of the World Fair Trade Organization and previously spent 7 years at Oxfam leading campaign initiatives. He has also worked across business and government. Erinch is a board member of the Social Enterprise World Forum and teaches at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He holds degrees in finance and law, and an honorary doctorate from Oxford Brookes University