'Books and Reviews'
by Michael Hopkins, originally posted by CSRWire, Dec. 16, 2015
New movements have emerged, often rooted in religious or ethnic identity. This shift is linked to the wider decline of progressive social movements, the loss of faith in universalist values, and the replacement of ideological politics with the politics of identity.
CSR and sustainability issues have travelled from the margins of society and business in the early 1990s to the mainstream today. So have my own interests in those issues. Let me explain—
My path was significantly shaped by the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989. My main interest at the time was in socio-economic issues. I had been working for the United Nations and was worried about two problems. First, that the UN was doing great work with [...]
THE FUTURE OF CAPITALISM: A NEW WORLD VIEW OF SUCCESS
Dr. Bruce Piasecki, member of Ethical Markets Advisory Board, explores what makes a global company great and what contributes to failure.
“A profound and insightful look at corporations that will endure and thrive in a world of increasing challenge, risk and opportunity.” -- Elizabeth (Libby) Cheney, Partner, TRIO Global Solutions
“This book takes the complex subject of ESG (environmental, social and governance issues) and makes it simple for the business manager to understand. Its common sense and practical approach provides a framework that is relevant for any business anywhere in the world. Praise for NEW WORLD COMPANIES, which establishes the link between long-term sustainability of a business and [...]
This book is a treasure for everyone who is looking for a guide to more sustainable living and a roadmap for re-designing our societies, regenerating our communities, cities and societies in harmony with natural systems and our home planet. Author Daniel Wahl has deep experience to share, and his knowledge in this beautiful book will help all those aspiring to be responsible global citizens working for our common future.
Hazel Henderson, author, President
Ethical Markets Media, Certified B Corporation, USA and Brazil.
Review of Dark Money by Jane Meyer by Hazel Henderson
Dark Money by Jane Meyer, Doubleday, 2016
Jane Meyer’s courageous expose, Dark Money, of what Hillary Clinton described as the “vast right wing conspiracy” offers shocking evidence of how billionaire libertarian donors unleashed by the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision in 2010, (upholding their movie attacking Hillary), have made even deeper inroads into politics. Author Meyer names all the names and organizations, the donors’ affiliations with companies, hedge funds, private equity and influential Wall Street financiers. This is must-reading for all ethical responsible investors and those working to reform markets, metrics and rescue our democratic politics. At every level, the network of think tanks funded by [...]
Meaning of Life & the Universe
By Mae-Wan Ho, World Scientific, ISBN 978-981-3108-85-1 (earliest publication date: April 2016)
“A tour de force from one of the world’s pre-eminent scientists. We are fortunate to have Dr. Mae Wan Ho on our Advisory Board. Hazel Henderson, Editor“
This collection of essays is selected from about a thousand works written over a period of 46 years. They elaborate on what it means to live in a quantum universe as opposed to a mechanistic universe. With quantum physics and chemistry as the pervading theme and reference point, the essays range over philosophy, anthropology, psychology, evolution, genetics and epigenetics, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, consciousness, neuroscience, art and the humanities, quantum electrodynamics of water, [...]