Mapping your Sustainability    

Criteria for sustainable and stable business, industry, project and political process design.

    Sustenance4all has researched sustainability since 2009. The principal question we seek to answer is: ‘how can organisations sustain themselves in an increasingly complex society?

We found an answer: ‘Organisations can sustain themselves if they operate within the natural boundaries of functionality.’

This website is built around this answer and is designed to inform you about what is needed and useful to achieve sustainability. What if one could measure, map and predict it? We can! We invented a risk prevention tool that maps and measures sustainability. We hope that this methodology will be as significant as Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, because when applied properly, it could open the road towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We call it: ‘Realimiteit Theory’ or the ‘Realimity Principle.’ This tool can be used to predict long term relevance as it demonstrates the natural limitations of reality. Download a paper on sustainable and unsustainable systems


Who we are?We’re are a group of people who want to change the world in order to save life as we know it. We observe that the current way in which industries, organisations or governments are run, is unsustainable and often harmful. It is not difficult to understand why; our economic and financial system is negative interdependent which means: it benefits some, but at the cost of human and non-human life, social cohesion and the environment.  Money and power over others has become more important than life. This of course is unsustainable, because as we all can see, life is being jeopardized for all of us. We are collectively killing our planet on which our livelihoods depends. The lives of everyone! This is unnecessary, because we have the awareness, knowledge, skill and sciences to redesign everything that is negative interdependent into positive interdependent, meaning benefiting everyone, all life on earth.

We design: Long term continuity methods for organisations and industries and non harmful governance and management systems and sustainable products or services.

How do we do this? S4all has developed tools to measure and map sustainability. It is a quite simple process; we look at how nature has sustained life for billions of years. We copy nature, because we understand that processes that cross the limits of reality, won’t survive, as they can’t learn or adapt. We named this approach ‘testing realimiteit’, which means we design systems that obey the natural boundaries of functionality. All we need is to use information as energy to create order and structure, just like our universe, nature and oud bodies are doing all the time. (Khalili, 2017)
Systems Sciences, Cybernetics and Physics are behind our servicesAre organisations and systems negatively interdependent (benefiting some at the costs of others i.e. environment, life, social cohesion, conflict, earthquakes, aquifer pollution, CO2, Methane emissions, etcetera) or positively interdependent (benefiting everyone and everything) as a sustainable circular system mimicking nature using recursive patterns? (Capra, Luisi, 2014) (Mandelbrot 1980).
  1. Will they be based on systems science? Without rebuilding, re-designing the current competitive linear economic model into a non-linear economic system based on relationships in equilibrium, a sustainable and durable future global economic system cannot be created. (Bateson, 1972), simply because a linear system cannot be sustained in a non-linear universe.
  2. Will the system be controllable by cybernetical steering? The new system has to be built as a Viable System Model (Beer, 1972) which is able to learn, adapt and adjust and not be path-dependent. It needs to allow Ross Ashby’s Law of Requisite Variety in order to be regulated and be autopoietic. (Maturana, Varela, 1978, Prigogine 1977, Asbhy 1956). The current economic and financial  system can be considered as a non-learning one which in Systems Sciences is called a ‘dead system.’
  3. Will the new system be based on a ‘full and true cost analysis’?
  4. Could it be harmful for the environment, social cohesion and human and non-human life?
  5. Will the global governing System be operating within so called Boundaries of Functionality and not outside of them, i.e. operating beyond the limitations of reality we named  ‘Realimiteit?’ (Van Campen 2017)?
  6. Will it consider complexity science, order and entropy, chaos theory (Gleick, 1987) (Poincaré, 1890) (butterfly effect (Lorenz 1963)  and the Law of Unintended Consequences (Merton, 1936)?
  7. Will it be quantum mechanically sound by including the unified field theory, the observer effect and consciousness? (Hagelin, 2006)

If a new, future global governing system has to be designed, it needs to address these questions prior to launch.
Our conclusion is that industries or governance systems that are proven to be harmful should not be invested in any longer. Physicist David Ruelle and Climate System Dynamics Professor Peter Cox, spoke about ‘Tipping Points in 2008. As this Tipping Point (such as Climate Change) is a mathematical, physical, geographical, geological and social fact, there is no other way than to completely re-design all negatively interdependent systems (including the energy system based on hydrocarbons) from the bottom up. This challenge is exciting, because a re-start, a re-creation of a self-sustainable humanistic circle is possible. It has to be an autopoietic, durable system which can be built by accepting and sharing all information, even that information which could limit purpose, consisting of renewable, but humane energy and circular matter. It needs to be an ethical system (Aristotle, 2004, Ashby 2018), not based on legality or compliance, but on moral intentions and human values. This would re-vitalize all industries and balance our global economy, because phasing out of negative interdependent financial systems and supply and replacing them with positive interdependent ones would create millions of jobs. The reason why we are facing this great challenge is that information which does not fit purpose is ignored or worse, suppressed. This behaviour goes against all scientific, natural laws. Information, communication and conversation offer the solution towards a globally beneficial and sustainable governance
system. In nature beauty is expressed as truth.

This slide explains our Realimiteit Principle

    Please just follow the arrows to understand what is needed to design sustainable organisations and processes. It is a scientific approach using information just like our universe is doing all the time. In a seemingly entropic or disorderly universe, information is the energy used to create order and structure. People, you and me, would only have to follow this law of physics to do the same. Our consciousness, genes and DNA are designed by nature, dynamic and programmed to use all relevant information to sustain us for as long as possible, but few are aware.


Remember the Titanic? She sank because the captain ignored information (negative feedback) about icebergs and only accepted positive feedback (thinking the ship was unsinkable).

TitanicPath Dependency
In fact, we measure ‘Path Dependency,’ which can be defined as: The tendency of a past or traditional practice or preference to continue even if better alternatives are available. Understanding that dynamic adaptability is the very basis for sustainability and continuity, path dependency directly conflicts with our Realimiteit Principle. The most important example of harmful Path Dependency is our current financial system. This linear system called financialisation is sustained, not by adjustment or adaptability, but by creating more and more credit through quantitative easing. Because banks create credit without needing to have the money, the system is based on positive feedback only, rendering it highly instable, and inevitably leading towards entropy and chaos (the financial crisis of 2008). We predict that future financial crises are unavoidable.
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