'Books and Reviews'
Business Sustainability: Performance, Compliance, Accountability and Integrated Reporting by Zabihollah Rezaee, Greenleaf Publishing, UK, 2015
Review by Rosalinda Sanquiche
Business Sustainability by Zabihollah Rezaee attempts a comprehensive look at sustainability issues from a business perspective that is part philosophy, part MBA course and part instruction manual. Its greatest asset is the systems-wide approach to defining and implementing sustainability. Rezaee widens the lens from triple-bottom line to multiple bottom line, from ESG (environment, social, governance) to EGSEE (economic, governance, social, ethical and environmental) considerations.
I’m particularly heartened to see attention paid to the ethical ramifications of [...]
Review of Can the World Be Wrong? by Doug Miller, dealing with global polling beyond politics as usual.
Review relating Superforecasting by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner to polling work by Miller.
Review relating Patterns of Commoning edited by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich to the commons gathering wisdom explored by Miller and Tetlock and Gardner.
Can The World Be Wrong? Where Global Public Opinion Says We're Headed by Doug Miller, Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, UK, 2016
Superforecasting: The Art And Science Of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner, Crown, USA, 2015
Patterns Of Commoning, eds. David Bollier and Silke Helfrich, Commons Strategies Group, Amherst, MA, USA, 2015
These three important books, Can The World Be Wrong?, [...]
Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love by Simran Sethi, HarperOne, 2015
Bread, Wine, Chocolate tells the story of the foods we are losing, how we’re losing them and the inspiring people and places that are bringing back the foods we love.
Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi is on Ethical Markets Advisory Board and is the host of the Ethical Markets TV Series. She travels worldwide, meeting scientists, farmers, chefs, wine-makers, coffee roasters, bakers and many others to explore the reasons behind our developing monodiets. The appendices offer solutions based on biodiversity and colorful flavor guides to help readers appreciate the nuances of the many flavors available in their regions. [...]
Review by Rosalinda Sanquiche, Executive Director, Ethical Markets Media
Once again The Better World Shopping Guide, 5th Ed., provides readers with
useful information in a convenient format. Using this pocket book, shoppers
can make the best product choices available while standing in the aisle.
Whether it's cleaning products, apparel or food, readers can see the grade -
A to F - of their favorite companies. Making wise choices for the Earth and
for one's family can be had with the flip of a page. Big ticket items such
as electronics, cars and air travel are included among the 2000 companies
reviewed. Features include Best and Worst lists, Top 10 lists, reasoning
behind decisions, recommendations and suggestions for making every dollar a
vote for sustainable [...]
Science behind energy needed by every fossil-fuel and renewables investor.
Review of MIT physicist's prediction for sustainable energy future.
Extends the energy discussion to efficient design and technologies and 100% renewable energy.
Energy Revolution: The Physics And The Promise Of Efficient Technology by Mara Prentiss. Belknap-Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2015.
Harvard physicist Mara Prentiss joins a widening group of experts who now see the current global transition from the fossil-fueled Industrial Era to the next stage of human societies based on efficient design and technologies and 100% renewable energy. I have been tracking this global transition for decades as a science policy wonk, recently summarized in my 56-page e-book Mapping the Global [...]