News, reports, articles, essays on and by Ethical Markets and Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators advisors and colleagues with expertise in growing the green economy and reforming global finance.
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One Spark 2015 – The Best Crowdfunding Party Around!
By Marianna Smith, JD, LLM, business woman, political activist, philanthropist; Ethical Markets Advisory Board member
One spark 2015. It lasted six days, covered 20 square blocks of downtown Jacksonville, Fl., attracted more than 350,000 people and can best be described as one fabulous party. The most obvious thing is that everybody from visitors to presenters, from musicians to artists, was always smiling. But then, what’s not to like? There was live music at every corner from 10AM to midnight, scores of food selections, cold beer and ice water. There were benches for just sitting and watching the activity and the folk strolling by you. The weather was perfect, and virtually everybody was in a good mood [...]
Poetry by Frank Bracho, former ambassador to India from Venezuela, Ethical
Markets Advisory Board member
Presented at Earth Day Commemoration April 2015
Fundación Cultural, Centro de Arte El Hatillo, Venezuela
View the Poems Here: PoemarioFrankBracho. [...]
This ground-breaking examination by our esteemed Advisory Board member, Dr.
Ladislau Dowbor, of the financialization of Brazil' economy is chilling.
Yet, it is so well documented that we at Ethical Markets Media hope to help
stir further efforts to expose the practices of the global banks who charge
such outrageous interest rates to Brazilian consumers and companies.
Translated from Portuguese, www.dowbor.org . Contact Dr. Dowbor at
[email protected] ~ Hazel Henderson, Editor-in-chief
The current financial system jams the country's economic development.
2 February 2015
"There was no way to escape this harsh reality: the economic system only functions on a regular basis when the return on capital reaches certain levels. This finding [...]
A Paradigm for Future Analysis – revisit of a 1994 paper still relevant today
By Yul Anderson, African American Future
As a Futurist I revisited a paper the African American Future Society presented at the United Nations World Summit for Social Development. I was able to reflect on what the Society predicted then in 1994 for African and African American Futures and relate the paradigms developed then to what we are seeing today in 2014, 20 years later.
The paper illustrates what it means when we speak of Africans and African Americans to be a Futurists and to practice Future Studies and Futures research. The Foresight Networks and future methodologies today will be impacted by the advancement of technology, to identify new trends and alternative Futures for Africa [...]
What's Next for Sustainable Investing? An Individual and Industry
During my first week at Calvert Investments as President and ceo in April
1997, I received a desk plant as a congratulatory gift from a former
colleague. Seventeen years later, that plant is literally a tree, dominating
a special corner of my office. It is a daily reminder of my personal journey
at Calvert, but also of the flourishing of sustainable and responsible
investing over the past several decades. What began as a niche approach is
more and more a mainstream investment strategy.
As an industry, we undoubtedly play a major role in promoting changes that will help shape a global green
economy, add more diversity in the highest echelons of corporate governance
and serve as the watchdogs of [...]