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Humanity needs 1.6 Earths, GFN finds
The Earth Overshoot Day reveals that humanity has used up the Earth's budget in order to support needs sustainably. As of August 22, 2020, the ecological footprint has decreased by 9.3% from 2019 however, Global Footprint Network (GFN) does not see this as "something to celebrate."
Perspectives of sustainability continue to change over time. Organizations are undergoing conscious efforts to align themselves with what they think would make them sustainable. And now, issues from the local and global context are becoming more complex than ever - illiteracy as a cause of poverty, deforestation leading to loss of livelihoods, data breaches that brings financial losses, etc.
With all these happenings, disclosing non-financial performance can be the 1st thing organizations can do to gain awareness of where they really are, what issues should be prioritized, and what should they do to address those issues, hence, to become more sustainable.
Working with companies driving towards sustainability has led me to realize the importance of engaging everyone - may they be employed under the financial operations, human resources, or logistical units and even those outside the organization. From these engagements, organizations can filter down their priorities, bringing a common understanding to which direction should they be headed.
There is no sure answer as to what direction should companies be taking to become sustainable. But the sure thing about sustainability is making sure no one is left behind.