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‘Beyond GDP’

Tracks efforts in many countries to correct national money-based accounts and scorecards of progress, e.g., GDP. Covers new scorecards beyond money and economics which use systems approaches to quality of life measure by multiple metrics from many sciences and disciplines. These indicators add tracking health, education, poverty gaps and environment.

Relates to: Transforming Finance, GTS, Wealth of Networks, EM TV Series, EM-Globescan surveys, Reports You Need

Changing the Way Non-Financial Performance Is Measured, and Thus Managed, in Pursuit of Future-Fit Businesses

Think of a company, any company. Got one? OK. Now ask yourself this: Is the company truly sustainable, in everything it does and sells? If not, then how must the company change before it is? If you’re struggling to answer these questions, you’re not alone: It’s hard to assess real progress if the destination is unclear. And until now [...]

Yearbook 2014 – From powerful concept to tangible benefits

<IR> Yearbook 2014 – From powerful concept to tangible benefits

IIRC Newsletter One year on from the Framework launch <IR> Yearbook 2014   From powerful concept to tangible benefits Research, business testimony, regulatory support and investor insights all indicate that Integrated Reporting is becoming [...]

Japan now at a crossroads

Japan faces a snap election on Dec. 14 with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics” on trial. From the conventional economics perspective of growth measured in gross domestic product, we are told that Japan is “stagnating” with excessive debt. Economists dispense their usual bromides: “open up the economy”; “join the [...]

Japan At The Crossroads

Japan At The Crossroads

Japan At The Crossroads Japan faces a snap election on December 14th with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics" on trial. From the conventional economics perspective of GDP-measured growth, we are told that Japan is "stagnating" with excessive debt. Economists dispense their usual bromides: "open up the economy"; "join the [...]

Quality of Life Indicators in Context – December 2014

USA Update: December 2014 Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by a healthy 321,000 in November. The 214,000 jobs in October was revised upward to 243,000, with September’s 256,000 revised upward to 271,000. The unemployment rate stayed at 5.8%. All these welcome upward revisions auger a quickening recovery and a rise in wages, with average [...]

Building transparency and trust in the public sector

Building transparency and trust in the public sector

IIRC Newsletter - November Edition Building transparency and trust in the public sector Public sector organizations from around the world have met in Washington D.C. for a round table event convened by the World Bank to launch the Public Sector Pioneer Network. [...]

PreviousNext Bhutan: Reconciling Economic Growth and the Environment: Taking a democratically-based, long-term approach to development.

For nature lovers and those interested in politics, Bhutan is a special place. I can think of few countries that are better suited to observe — at close range — the contest of tradition and modernity as well as the coexistence of the old and new. Few countries have changed as rapidly as Bhutan. A few years back, the mountain kingdom [...]

On the 20th November 2014 UK Parliament held a back bench debate on “Money Creation and Society”.

On the 20th November 2014 UK Parliament held a back bench debate on “Money Creation and Society”.

“Ethical Markets congratulates  Positive Money for  helping  advance this vital debate in the UK Parliament on the  politics of money-creation and credit allocation. We also  try to  break this important story to  the  US voters in our TV special “The Money Fix" on demand at www.ethicalmarkets.tv  or for colleges at www.films.com."  [...]

Technology Initiative launches to underpin new generation of reporting

<IR> Technology Initiative launches to underpin new generation of reporting

<IR> Technology Initiative launches to underpin new generation of reporting Wednesday 26 November 2014 – Leading companies providing technology solutions are joining forces to look at how technology can underpin new trends in corporate reporting, and in particular can be [...]

JAPAN: FROM FAILED ABENOMICS TO 21ST CENTURY QUALITY OF LIFE

In 2001, after Japan had fallen into what economist dread: stalled GDP-growth, I published these two articles in Japan. In “Japan at the Crossroads” and “Japan is Not the Only Country Caught in the GNP-Growth Trap,” I viewed Japan through my “Quality of Life” metrics, as transforming from material economic growth at whatever social [...]

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