This Goat Means Business!
Year of the Goat it is, but our goat is decidedly blue. Not because he’s experiencing “the blues”, per say, but this is the year when the Blue Economy comes into its own. You can a call it the Circular Economy or you can adopt the New Climate Economy. But they all come down to the same basics. We have to transform our businesses and our economies. We have to manage our resources – energy, people, waste, water, food – like there is a tomorrow. Because we want the world and its people to have a future. Better than what’s being forecast. Better than what we can expect unless we seriously cut our emissions. Unless we stop using and burning fossil fuels. Unless we rapidly expand our use of renewable energy. We must have a low to zero carbon economy. We need to aim for zero waste. Yes, this Year of the Goat we all must mean business. Not business-as-usual. Be like the mountain goat – head down, clambering over the difficult terrain, butting the opposition out of the way – and maybe we have some chance this year of achieving not only a sensible workable climate change agreement in Paris but growing our business in a sustainable and resilient way. We owe it to the goat. We owe it to ourselves. We owe it to our children and grandchildren. Go the goat! – Ken Hickson