Over the last ten years it has been interesting to see more and more businesses engage with environmental issues and introduce into their systems of operations a degree of care over the environment. More recently, the business world is beginning to engage with notions of social responsibility, but it finds that difficult because the issues are much more blurred and ill-defined. However, overall patterns of production and consumption have not really changed very much. Those of us in the West still consume many more times our share of the world's finite resources. Despite temporary economic setback, the trend in the East is towards better standards of living and increased wealth, created partly by a global shift of manufactUring industry to developing countries. With a doubling of the world's population expected over the next 50 years, it is therefore difficult to envisage the attainment of a situation which is consistent with sustainable development without even more significant change than even I have proposed in parts of these books.