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Wednesday April 23rd 2014

40 years of foresight, insight and integrity

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Who We Are


Hazel Henderson, President

Hazel Henderson is the founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC and the creator and co-executive Producer of its TV series. She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of The Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and eight other books. She co-edited, with Harlan Cleveland and Inge Kaul, The UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives, Elsevier Scientific, UK 1995 (US edition, 1996), and co-authored with Japanese Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda, Planetary Citizenship (2004).

Her editorials appear in 27 languages and in 200 newspapers syndicated by InterPress Service, Rome, New York, and WashingtonDC, and her book reviews appear on SeekingAlpha, a London–based market  e-letter.  Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including (in USA) Harvard Business ReviewNew York Times, Christian Science Monitor; and Challenge, Mainichi (Japan), El Diario (Venezuela), World Economic Herald (China), LeMonde Diplomatique (France) and Australian Financial Review. Her books are translated into German, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Korean, Portuguese and Chinese. She sits on several editorial boards, including The State of the Future Report, and E/The Environmental Magazine (USA),Resurgence and Foresight and Futures (UK).

Since becoming a full-time media executive in 2004, Hazel has stepped down from her many board memberships, including Worldwatch Institute (1975-2001), Calvert Social Investment Fund (1982-2005), and other associations, including the Social Investment Forum and the Social Venture Network. She remains on the International Council of the Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social, Sao Paulo, Brasil; the Program Council of FORUM 2000, Prague, Czechoslovakia, founded by their late President Vaclav Havel; and a Fellow of the World Business Academy. The first version of her Country Futures Indicators (CFI©), an alternative to the Gross National Product (GNP), was co-created with Calvert Group, Inc.: now renamed the Ethical Markets Quality-of-Life Indicators (Desk Reference Manual, 2000), updated regularly at www.calvert-henderson.com.  She created the Green Transition Scoreboard® , the Ethical Markets initiative on Transforming Finance, and the EthicMark® Award for Advertising the Uplifts the Human Spirit and Society.

In addition, she has been Regent’s Lecturer at the University of California-Santa Barbara, held the Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at theUniversityofCalifornia-Berkeley, and advised the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980. She holds Honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the University of San Francisco; Soka University (Tokyo); Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts (USA); and Wilson College, Pennsylvania (USA). She is an active member of the National Press Club (WashingtonDC), the World Future Society (USA), a Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation and a member of the Association for Evolutionary Economics.  She serves as an Honorary Judge of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneur award and the KATERVA Global Awards for Sustainability.  She was formerly on the International Advisory Council of Forum 2000, founded by the late  Václav Havel, and now serves on the Program Council.

Hendersonhas many awards and is listed in Who’s WhoUSA, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Business and Finance and Who’s Who in Science and Technology. She is an Honorary Member of the Club of Rome. She shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Nobelist A. Perez Esquivel ofArgentina. In 2007, she was elected a Fellow toBritain’s Royal Society of Arts, founded in 1754.  In 2010 and 2012 she was honored as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior ” by Trust Across America; named to the Post Growth Institute (En)Rich List as one of the top 100 luminaries exploring and inspiring global prosperity beyond economic wealth; the Good Business New York™ Leading Women of 2012 ; and for her lifetime achievement, the Award for Natural Law and Order from the Maharishi University School of Management. In November 2012, Henderson was honored with the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & Investing at TBLI Europe.


Alan F. Kay, PhD. Advisor on public interest opinion research and socially-responsible business - A WWII draftee in the US infantry (1944-1946), Alan spent 7 months as a Japanese language interpreter in occupied Japan (1946). With a PhD in mathematics from Harvard, Alan co-founded two public companies; one in research and development (1954-’63). In 1966, he founded AutEx, supplier of electronic “marketplace” systems to industry, the first B2B e-commerce company including pre-Internet email. In 1978, after selling AutEx (now owned by the Thomson) Kay awakened to the sad state of politics and governance. He became a donor and board member of policy organizations and an investor and advisor to start-up companies pioneering energy efficiency and pollution control technologies. In 1987 he established the art and science of public-interest polling. He is author of “Locating Consensus for Democracy – a Ten Year US Experiment“(2000), “Spot the Spin: the Fun Way to Keep Democracy Alive and Elections Honest” (2004), and numerous articles on business, government, and military topics, focusing on developing and supporting major social innovations. He serves on the board of the World Security Institute (formerly the Center for Defense Information) in Washington, DC; publishers of the E-Publications in Chinese, Russian, Arabic and Farsi languages avidly read by media in many countries (see www.alanfkay.com).


Rosalinda Sanquiche, Executive Director

Rosalinda began her environmental career with the American Wind Energy Association in Washington, DC, in research and communications.  She has written on the construction industry forBuilder/Architect and on the environment for various outlets.  She has taught environmental policy and team-taught field classes combining ecology and policy in Florida and Belize.  As a program manager for the North Florida Land Trust she focused on protecting environmentally significant places through B2B, educational and private/public easements.

Rosalinda currently serves as treasurer for the Northeast Florida Green Chamber, formerly advised Collins Capital Management where she was instrumental in developing the first SRI portfolio specific to northeast Florida and has been on the judges panel of the EthicMark® Award for advertising that uplifts the human spirit and society.  She continues as a speaker on environmental issues and is thrilled to work with Ethical Markets Media to promote socially and environmentally responsible behavior from an economic perspective.

Rosalinda’s childhood years hiking through Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest informed her belief that we must engage in sustainable behaviors to preserve the magnificent world we inhabit.  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Troy University.  After receiving awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Hispanic Foundation, she earned a masters in Environmental and Resource Policy as a George Washington Fellow at George Washington University in D.C.


Lisa Cowan, European Correspondent

“Its time for businesses to seriously consider what steps they can take to make a positive contribution to society whilst continuing to make profit,” says Lisa.

Lisa is a personable, senior business development professional with 10+ years of experience in managing and leading organisations from start-up through to revitalization, turnaround, and accelerated growth. Her career began with the running of a charity called HUSSO which placed student volunteers into local community projects. From there she moved into the world of corporate barter where she earned a reputation for driving significant gains in revenues and bottom-line profits with integrity; through strategic business development initiatives in businesses from her own start up through to multinationals. Lisa is particularly adept in influencing key decision-makers and building effective networks. In her current role she has facilitated million-pound transactions between blue chip advertisers and media owners. As an experienced motivator and coordinator, Lisa can focus the efforts of diverse groups onto common goals. She was elected as student representative for Cass Business School where she has recently completed her Executive MBA. In her spare time, Lisa plays an active role in a broad-based grassroots NGO which focuses its efforts on Peace and Disarmament, Sustainable Development & Human Rights.


Melanie Feliciano, Web Manager and Washington, DC Correspondent
Shortly after interviewing Hazel Henderson for The Angel Journal E-Newsletter in May 2007, Melanie re-built EthicalMarkets.com and became the organization’s Web manager. She went on to produce “The Power of Yin” Online TV show based on the book by Hazel Henderson, Jean Houston and Barbara Marx Hubbard, and to represent Ethical Markets Media at conferences like Investor’s Circle, Boardsource Non-Profit Leadership Forum, Environmental Finance’s Carbon Markets Conference, Sustainable Brands International and WorldWatch Institute’s Annual Symposium. Before discovering Ethical Markets Media, Melanie traveled across the country working as an online journalist for Michigan Live, AmeriCorps*VISTA, Latino.com, New America Media and the Biscayne Times. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism & Mass Communications, with a concentration in women and film, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

TV Production Team


 Series Creator and Co-Executive Producer

See bio above.


Simran Sethi, Host/Writer - “The decline of the U.S. economy and rise of corporate malfeasance, the increasing positioning of an ‘us versus them’ mentality, and the continued degradation of the environment indicates a new way of engaging in and with the world is needed,” says Sethi. Ethical Markets is the first financial lifestyle show dedicated to redefining success in the global marketplace. Sethi started her television career while attending Smith College. Before graduating cum laude with a BA in Sociology and Gender Studies, she was offered the job of associate producer for MTV News, and accepted the position following graduate studies in Urbino, Italy. After a prolific career in the United States—including production on the award-winning documentaries Hate Rock , Sex in the 90’s, and Help Not Wanted,

Sethi was asked to produce and anchor the news for MTV Asia in Singapore. She traveled and worked throughout Asia, where the stories that resonated most deeply were the remarkable tales of everyday people: “Everyone has an important story to tell. I have been in the fortunate position to hear them, learn from them, and share them with the world.”

Sethi has completed an MBA with distinction in sustainable management—integrating social and environmental values with practical business knowledge. She fuses this insight with her extensive experience in television reportage and passion for social and economic justice on Ethical Markets, the international series pioneered by futurist and author Hazel Henderson. In her spare time, Sethi dedicates herself to media advocacy: serving on the board of directors for the National Radio Project and on the advisory board for New York’s National Public Radio affiliate, WNYC. She is also developing a nutrition and food justice curriculum within her Harlem community and blogs on www.intentblog.com.

Sethi is also environmental reporter for the Sundance Channel.


Ellyne Lonergan, Co-Executive Producer Ellyne founded GlassOnion Productions in 2000 after working in television production and management for 15 years. Since its inception, GlassOnion has been successful in working within various disciplines and in different programming formats for public broadcasting, network and cable television. As GlassOnion principal, Ellyne maintains direct contact with clients as producer of national programming. She is also trained as a director, editor and videographer, though during her time at public broadcasting stations she managed several production departments before being named Senior Vice President at WJCT, Jacksonville. B.A. Franklin and Marshall College; M.A. Television, Radio, Film, Syracuse University. Lonergan is currently Senior Vice President of WEDU in Tampa, FL.


Past Contributors

Andrea Campbell, Director - Andrea has worked the last eighteen years in television: directing, producing, editing, and filming. Her work includes documentaries as well as public affairs and magazine style programming, commercial and educational programming. Her short narrative film Fake Clouds was selected for presentation at the Sundance Festival in 2003. Other series have garnered awards including a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for outstanding documentary, a Gracie Allen Award for outstanding representation of women in the media, and the 2005 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for best television documentary. Campbell holds a B.S. in Broadcasting from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.


Gary Tomchuk, Production Executive (for Series One) – Gary is currently President of Transformational Media. A pioneer in the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) market Gary brings together 25 years of experience in marketing, business, sales, technology, media and management. He has served in executive roles in developing and producing diverse content and media distribution such as Harmony Channel, a visual music Video on Demand cable television channel, CSRwire, a corporate social responsibility newswire service, BroadcastHealth.com; a leader in producing video for web streaming, Passionate Living Media a television, print, radio and internet media company, and Healthy.com. He has also worked with companies such as Deepak Chopra’s MyPotential.com, ConvergenceHealth, and Peter Pan Entertainment (now Inspired Media). He has organized, produced, and promoted major events such as the Healthy Living Expo, and worked with many notable leaders.

Gary brings to the LOHAS sector the skills he earned in the computer industry, where he won industry recognition, including two PC Magazine’s Editors Choice Awards. His efforts contributed to the growth of Syncro Corporation, a computer telephony company, to #173 on the Inc. 500. Gary graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Electrical Engineering, where he was a member of the 1978 NCAA Champion Indoor Track team, and the Villanova Singers. He is on the Board of Directors for the GreenHouse Network, Center for Advancement in Cancer Education, Common Ground Fellowship and is an advisor to The Healthy Foundation, We The World, and others.


Jan Crawford was Hazel Henderson ‘s right hand for more than 6 years serving as executive assistant, graphics designer and web manager of Ethical Markets. She designed the first Ethical Markets brochure for distribution, as well as many other Hazel Henderson project designs and managed www.hazelhenderson.com for over 5 years. Jan hails from Washington , DC where she spent over ten years in the labor movement in efforts to improve workers rights, 5 years with the American Foundation for the Blind, where she and others successfully lobbied Congress for detectable warnings in the subway systems of Washington , DC . She has been a long-time advocate for the poor and worked over 20 years as a volunteer in the Washington-Maryland School system as a tutor and “Big Sister” for troubled teens. She sponsored “My Kids-My Life” classes for teen mothers focusing on the care of children and continuing education options for young mothers. Jan was trained in Total Quality Management at George Washington University. Jan is an accomplished Jazz singer and has a large following in Washington, DC, New York and Florida . She has opened for James Brown, performed opposite Aretha Franklin and sung with greats such as Bobbie Humphreys, Eddie Preston and Bob Cunningham from the Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie bands. She is currently pursuing her musical career.

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