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We've Exhausted a Year's Worth of Earth's Resources in Seven Months. Now What?

BY OLIVIER BLUM AND MATHIS WACKERNAGEL
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Every year, the world stands by for Earth Overshoot Day, which signifies the day when humanity has used up all the ecological resources our planet regenerates during the entire year. This year, Earth Overshoot Day was marked on July 29. Meaning, just seven months into 2021 we’ve lived well beyond our ecological means, spending far more than we earn.

Schneider Electric and the Global Footprint Network Partner on “100 Days of Possibility” Initiative to Promote Solutions to Fight Climate Change

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Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and Global Footprint Network (GFN), a research organization that tracks how the world manages natural resources, today launched the “100 Days of Possibility” initiative. The initiative seeks to promote solutions that help address climate change and biodiversity loss.

Webinar: How to Build Lasting Business Success on a Finite Planet

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Wed, Sep 2, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

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Wed, Sep 2, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Preparing for One-Planet Prosperity Is Necessary for Companies to Attain and Maintain Their Long-Term Competitive Advantage

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  • Ahead of Earth Overshoot Day 2020 (Aug 22) Schneider Electric and Global Footprint Network launchan e-book to help guide businesses to build one-planet compatible business success.
  • Improving humanity’s well-being within the ecological resource budget of our planet (“one-planet prosperity”) is the framework for creating a sustainable future by design. 
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  • Ahead of Earth Overshoot Day 2020 (Aug 22) Schneider Electric and Global Footprint Network launchan e-book to help guide businesses to build one-planet compatible business success.
  • Improving humanity’s well-being within the ecological resource budget of our planet (“one-planet prosperity”) is the framework for creating a sustainable future by design. 

Schneider Electric's Business Case for One Planet Prosperity

Partnership between Global Footprint Network and Schneider Electric aims to highlight the powerful competitive advantage of one-planet compatible companies
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By July 29, 2019, humanity’s demand for nature will exceed what Earth’s ecosystems can replenish during the entire year. It is Earth Overshoot Day and the 2019 date is the earliest ever. Since overuse is only possible for a limited duration in time, human demand on nature will be brought in balance with what Earth can provide – the question is whether this happens by design or disaster.The good news is that the current trend can be reversed.

Watch: Schneider Electric's Business Case for One Planet Prosperity

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Partnership between Global Footprint Network and Schneider Electric aims to highlight the powerful competitive advantage of one-planet compatible companies

Schneider Electric | Using Available Tech, We Can Help #MoveTheDate Starting Now

Earth Overshoot Day is moveable if we act now.
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Earth Overshoot Day: It’s the day of the year when we’ve used more natural resources than our planet can renew in 365 days. This year in the United States, Earth Overshoot Day falls on March 15th , — the earliest it has ever been . Despite the progress made in recent years, it has been steadily moving up since 80’s.

Schneider Electric's Business Case for One-planet Prosperity

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Partnership between Global Footprint Network and Schneider Electric aims to highlight the powerful competitive advantage of one-planet compatible companies

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Partnership between Global Footprint Network and Schneider Electric aims to highlight the powerful competitive advantage of one-planet compatible companies

One-planet Prosperity: The Business Case for Addressing 'Earth Overshoot'

by Mathis Wackernagel, President Global Footprint Network, Xavier Houot, Senior Vice President Schneider Electric and Terry A’Hearn
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Aug. 1, marks this year’s Earth Overshoot Daythe day of the year by which humanity has exhausted its annual resource budget. Between Jan. 1 and Aug. 1, humanity used more from nature than the planet’s ecosystems are able to renew in the entire year.

Running out of planet is a risk. And we believe the answer is "one-planet prosperity." What does this mean?

Dell Looks at Earth Overshoot Day

by Stephen Roberts, Sustainability Strategist
Blog

Every two weeks I get a paycheck (thanks, Michael!). Money comes in, and money goes out. Some goes to savings/retirement, and the rest is what I live off of today. Sometimes I need to use credit to pay for a big purchase, and then I wind up paying it back each month. I’m guessing you’re familiar with this drill.

If I spend more than I bring in every month, eventually I’m going to have a problem.

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