Building Sustainable Legacies

Welcome to the Anthropocene

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Author: Dr. Katrin Muff

Dr. Katrin Muff is a thought leader in the transformative space of sustainability and responsibility at Business School Lausanne, where she acted as Dean from 2008-2015 until self-organization made such a title redundant. Under her leadership, the school focused its vision on entrepreneurship, responsibility and sustainability in education and research. Her business experience includes 10 years at ALCOA (GM in Russia, Industry Analyst for Global M&A in the U.S. and Business Analyst Europe), 3 years as Director, Strategic Planning EMEA at IAMS Europe (Procter&Gamble), and 3 years as a co-founder of Yupango, a coaching consultancy dedicated to start-ups and training management teams.

One thought on “Welcome to the Anthropocene

  1. Nice commentary of human impact on the planet; not bleak and hopeful. Allow me to provide the bleak. In my opinion, people around the world need to realize that approaching 9 billion people is not a sustainable paradigm. We are on an acclerated course toward a population bubble-burst that can end only in human suffering more than ever before. There simply will not be enough resorces on the planet to sustain human life which will become less miraculous and devalued as famine, disease, and wars for land and resources proliferate. Unfotrtunately how do you convince anyone to curtail their natural biological drives, religious dictums and personal desires? Education and understanding needs to replace ignorance and tradition. Even if people today limit themselves to just two offspring, the world population, theoretically, remains static. An overall reduction in human propogation should restore more balance, but it is not in our nature to not “go forth and multiply.” It would appear that unless some massive initiative is enacted, mothernature will solve the problem for us.