Glad to see this is finally in fast company. A great magazine that has lagged on this story. I wrote a best selling award winning book 7 years ago on how to do this with 15 stories of business moving this way and the local economies. The Responsible Business.
There are three kinds of growth and only #1, expansion, is deadly. Evolution growth, #3 can actually make this problem go away. So not all is lost. But a change of mind that can see different is required. Happy to share more. I support what you are up to.