An architecture for sustainable value transition within social and planetary boundaries sets out to explain why sustainable economic and corporate performance within the boundaries of a finite planet is either unlikely or impossible without significant change to the current system of capitalism. It explores an architecture for sustainable value which would be capable of supporting a transition of corporate practice towards our shared Vision 2050 of 9+ billion people living well, within planetary boundaries, by mid-century.

The report is intended for sustainability practitioners, regulators, systems architects and academics. It describes why a sustainable transition is needed, a summary of the academic foundations of a sustainable transition, what a system architecture for sustainable value transition might look like, and obstacles to address and information flows required to achieve this architecture.