June 27, 2012 © 2012
The STATEMENT ON TRANSFORMING FINANCE BASED ON ETHICS AND LIFE’S PRINCIPLES begins with the biological truth that the human species is interdependent with all other life forms on Planet Earth. A joint collobration with Biomimicry 3.8, the statement shows how human societies, cultures, values and belief systems are informed by and modeled on the Life’s Principles, which are strategies universal to all organisms. Ethical markets and finance, along with Life’s Principles and biomimicry, should provide the basis for all production and exchange of goods, community structures and services. This includes the design of monetary systems, investments, banking, financing, bartering, reciprocal exchange, payments, crowdfunding, compensation and unpaid gifting, sharing, cooperatives, reproduction of future, generations, provision of public goods, infrastructure, collective health, education and life-supporting services.