"If you're in a bad situation, don't worry, it'll change. If you're in a good situation, don't worry, it'll change."
-- John A. Simone Jr.
Based on research into sustainability models and indexes we have developed a comprehensive set of thirteen components we call the Ikan Value Web. These components or nodes need to be addressed in order for humankind to live in a sustainable manner on this planet. In our sustainability framework we call this “What,” meaning: This is WHAT we need to target and improve to be sustainable.
These components are closely tied together which is why we call them a Value Web. When the value generated in these areas is positive, that positive value has the potential to affect all other areas of the web, strengthening them and the connections that bind them. Damage to any given component, on the other hand, tends to erode other components and weakens their interconnection. The healthier the web, the better it forms a strong, sustainable support system for human communities and the ecosystems within which those communities are embedded.Posted 02 Apr 09 by Zach Smith