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Tuesday September 23rd 2014

40 years of foresight, insight and integrity

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'The Power of Yin'

Highlights benefits of holistic approach to SRI, sustainability, networking, the Love Economy, the empowerment of women.

Relates to: Wealth of Networks, SRI, Global Citizenship

2nd Annual Women Leading Green Event, October 1, 2014

Contact: Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural Marketing, tel 303.807.1042,[email protected] Seleyn DeYarus, FearLess Revolution, tel 303.886.9844, [email protected] Eco Women Rule! FearLess Revolution to Feature Women Green Business Leaders at 2nd Annual Women Leading Green Event, Boulder, October 1, 2014 The event will feature an informative, entertaining and interactive panel of pioneering women in health, sustainability and conscious business, including: Maria Rodale, CEO & Chairman of Rodale Inc., publisher of Prevention Magazine; Marci Zaroff, founder of Under the Canopy & CEO of I Am Enlightened Creations; and Zhena Muzyka, author & founder of Zhena's Gypsy Teas. Hosted by Alex Bogusky and Seleyn DeYarus, Directors of FearLess [...]

How Measuring The Economy Differently Could Increase Gender Equality

Every three months, the government takes the temperature of the economy by releasing Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, figures. GDP goes up: the economy is supposedly healthy. GDP goes down: there’s a bug (or an all-out contagion, as during the Great Recession). But GDP — which adds up the value of work being done, widgets created, profits made, money spent by consumers and the government, and things invested and exported — was never meant to accurately assess everything happening in the economy. It was createdduring the New Deal to see whether the programs were really helping. The creator of the GDP measure itself, Simon Kuznets, warned, “The welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measurement of national income as defined by the GDP.” So a handful of groups [...]

2014 Women in Green Forum Showcases Sustainability Strides

By Danielle Lanyard, Founder and CEO, Village Green; producer, Green Breakfast Club event series   Today’s climate crisis may be the most pressing issue of our time. Yet rarely are women serving as the primary voices speaking out and getting heard on this issue, or any issue that shapes our history. The opposite was true at the annual Women in Green Forum, a conference for Sustainability recently held in LA for it’s fifth year going.   The tenor of transition and shift was in the air and permeating about the breakfast buffet floor, where the only thing more varied and deeply sustainably-minded than the food, was the attendees themselves.  From ethical fashion to policy advocacy groups to healthy air and smart transportation, every industry and type of [...]

Empowering Women – For Progress and Profit

Empowering Women – For Progress and Profit

  Empowering Women - For Progress and Profit Impacting Companies, Changing the World In this plenary session, three dynamic women will explore how investors can mobilize our tools and influence to help corporations understand the importance of women's empowerment, its relevance to the company's value proposition, competitive advantage, and long-term performance. The SRI Conference is pleased to have the following SRI industry leaders speaking to this topic: Barbara Krumsiek, Chair, President and CEO of Calvert Investments; Julie Gorte, PhD, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing at Pax World Management; and Audrey Choi, CEO of the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing and Head of the Global Sustainable Financial [...]

The Day That The Change Became Real

Posted on September 28, 2013 by restorativeleadershipby Seana Steffen, Restorative Leadership Institute “We are history, you and I today… the day that the change became real.” With humility and earthy grace, Casey Camp-Horinek of the Ponca tribe invoked blessings of hope from the four directions as the International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit convened this past weekend. First envisioned by co-founder Osprey Orielle Lake to “usher in a just and necessary transition,” 100 women of renown and impact from the global north and global south gathered to make history. What history? A Declaration: Women of The World Call for Urgent Action on Climate Change and Sustainability Solutions. Emboldened by the failure of the world’s governments to take necessary [...]

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