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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

Economics of the Walk Out

Harvard Students Walk Out on Econ10 Class It is amazing that we continue to teach the same outmoded theories of economics in our most esteemed institutions of higher learning when it is almost universally acknowledged that the economic system spawned by those economic theories is broken. Last week a group of Harvard students said enough is [...]

Un Human Development Rankings Place Norway At The Top And Dr Congo Last

UN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RANKINGS PLACE NORWAY AT THE TOP AND DR CONGO LAST New York, Nov 2 2011 4:05PM Norway, Australia and the Netherlands lead this year?s newly released Human Development Index (HDI) rankings, the annual United Nations measure of progress in human well-being, while the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Niger and Burundi [...]

Peace is good for business & business is good for peace

Structures of Peace We are thrilled to release Structures of Peace, a research report produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace identifying key economic, political and cultural determinants that foster peaceful societies. Through an empirical and statistical analysis of the Global Peace Index, the report details eight key factors that [...]

Structures of Peace: Identifying What Leads to Peaceful Societies

The Structures of Peace is a new conceptual framework for understanding and describing the factors that create a peaceful society. This conceptual framework has been derived from an empirical and statistical analysis of the Global Peace Index (GPI). Over 300 cross country datasets were used to define the key economic, political, and cultural [...]

Two years after the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi report, What Well Being and Sustainability Measures

Ethical Markets Correspondent Lisa Cowan attends the conference “Two years after the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi report, What Well Being and Sustainability Measures,” held at the OECD, Paris on 12th October 2011. I attended this event with great interest; my hope was to witness the beginnings of a shift towards a new paradigm of the measurement [...]

How are Canadians Really Doing?

We are living through complicated times in world economics, leaving many feeling uncertain about what the future holds. Canada seems to be faring better than many countries, which raises the question: is this true and if so, why? Asking these questions highlights a weakness in how we currently measure the wellbeing of our country. Up until now, [...]

WRI Digest: GHG Protocol, Climate Science, World Resources Report

Manage Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Measure Them! On October 4, 2011, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) launched two new standards that empower businesses to better measure, manage, and report their greenhouse gas emissions. Developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development [...]

Expert consultation on sustainability challenges – results

To access the report, please click on this link. You can also read a feature on the findings on GreenBiz.com: Climate Issues Important But Less Urgent for Sustainability Pros.

Remarkable videos and a remarkable book about remarkable economics

Silver Donald Cameron - Bhutan: The Pursuit of Gross National Happiness And here are a film and a book that expand and deepen the view that economics can and should be about generating good lives in a good society in a good world - in ways that speak to the cultures, realities and daily lives that most of us live in. Watch the video...

China’s green economist stirring a shift away from GDP

Niu Wenyuan's 'quality index' measures the economy not just by size, but by sustainability, social equality and ecological impact. Read more...

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