Hope you find much with which to interact here. The group is based on an initiative taken by Simon Buckingham Shum, as referenced on the main page; the initiative is that those who develop the tools and practices of collective sensemaking--hypermedia discourse--should begin directing their efforts at serious problems. Climate is this project.
Jack, this group seems right on target with the Earth Cadet Academy intentional framework I shared with you, and Simon Buckingham Shum's intention to have collaborative sensemaking tools developers focus on climate change matches my own!
You may have missed our subsequent threads because tracking discussions and other people's comments over time is not the most straightforward thing on Twine.
Wrt measuring wealth, wealth stewards and the green issues, well.....the unfortunate thing about encouraging the corporates and human beans to TAKE POSITIVE ACTION as different from creating more theoretical models is that it has to IMPACT THE BOTTOM LINE.
I'm not sure if you saw my proposal to Google's 10 to 100th challenge:
I believe that with every human endeavor to change a system for the better, money needs to be seen as a REWARD for collective efforts rather than as an opportunity cost or a debt. Changing this fundamental economic precept will take some time, but if we seed it somewhere it will grow.
On the climate change issue and green preservation in terms of the economics of consumerism, we need to move much further upstream to point of product design and creating products for which there's a genuine demand --- rather than creating surplus, wasted marketing materials and then disposal problems.
I like the concept of a "wealth trust with guardians". The challenge becomes, "How do we get sign-off from the likes of Google to finance and foster it?"
Definitely something I'm going to give more time to thinking out, thanks!
(2.) Twinkle --- a social network where "silver surfers" shine
(3.) sayIT --- splice and dice YouTube videos to create your own custom catchphrase.
Admittedly, the last one is not going to reduce global poverty, eradicate disease or improve environmental issues --- beyond making human interactions more enjoyable, that is :*).
Wrt the demand facet of the triple bottom line, it's something I've given a bit of thought to over the last dozen years. I first had the idea during a lesson on Mundell-Fleming's ISLM curve. One of the quadrants is obviously investment savings and the liquidity of money (hence ISLM). However, my clever lecturer --- who was a former Cambridge University don --- had adapted the model and linked it to Keynesian product supply + demand curves, Hicks-Hansen labor market curves and trade barriers and associated costs.
In any case, during professional life I've become increasingly convinced the marketing mantra of "giving the customer what they need" is an empty one and post-production of good based on erroneous market projection analysis by mgmt consultancies, ipso facto. No, we have to move much further upstream and harness technology to deliver demand economics that make more sense.