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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

Young People Tire of Old Economic Models

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/young-people-tire-of-old-economic-models/ April 17, 2012, 9:21 AM Young People Tire of Old Economic Models By ANDREW C. REVKIN At the recent United Nations conference on “gross national happiness,” a scattering of young participants looked on with a clear sense of urgency as mainly graying [...]

Alternative GDP Ranking Topped by Scandinavian Nations

The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index In a World of limited natural resources and human induced changes to the natural and social environment, the GDP is not an inclusive measurement to compare prosperity and the development potential of countries. Based on models for evaluating corporate sustainability and risk modelling tools, [...]

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Ecosystem Services Conference

Abstract, Poster & Working Group Submissions Submissions deadline EXTENDED to April 30, 2012! During this Ecosystem Services Partnership conference, you will have the opportunity to present a paper in a parallel session, present a poster, or organize a working group. Details of all three options are below: Parallel Session [...]

ECLAC – Economic Policies Must Consider Unpaid Work of Women – Need Data

"With thanks to our Advisory Board member, futurist Rosa Alegria" http://www.eclac.cl/notes/70/EnFoco_1.html ECLAC - United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, has 44 member States and 8 non-independent territories in the Caribbean, and reports to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is one of five [...]

Lessons of Crisis: Tomas Sedlacek: Economics Without Morality is Doomed

Ethical Markets thanks Advisory Board member, Ambassador Frank Bracho (former Venezuelan Ambassador to India), for finding this gem, Editor, Hazel Henderson http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/0,1518,druck-822981,00.html 03/23/2012 05:45 PM SPIEGEL Interview with Tomas Sedlacek 'Greed is the Beginning of Everything' In a [...]

Oh Canada! Imposing Austerity on the World’s Most Resource-rich Country

Oh Canada! Imposing Austerity on the World’s Most Resource-rich Country Ellen Brown Webofdebt.com/articles April 1, 2012 Even the world’s most resource-rich country has now been caught in the debt trap. Its once-proud government programs are being subjected to radical budget cuts—cuts that could have been avoided if the government had [...]

Ban: New Economic Paradigm Needed, Incorporating Social and Environmental Progress

BAN: NEW ECONOMIC PARADIGM NEEDED, INCORPORATING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRESS New York, Apr 2 2012 2:05PM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the need for an economic paradigm that incorporates social and environmental progress in efforts to achieve sustainable development. ?Gross National Product (GDP) has long been the [...]

Measuring What Matters: The current economic model is not working for the majority of the world…

Measuring What Matters By Lisa Cowan, European Correspondent, Ethical Markets Media The new lecture theatre at the International Institute for Environment and Development had standing room only as The Green Economy Coalition gathered in London, 15th Feb 2012, in preparation for the Rio+20 UN summit. The current economic model is not working [...]

Two Upcoming Conferences on Ecological Economics

“Degrowth in the Americas” International Conference Montreal, Quebec, Canada May 13-19, 2012 http://montreal.degrowth.org/ Speakers include: David Suzuki, William Rees, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Fullerton, Alain Gras, Joan Martinez-Alier, Serge Mongeau, Elizabeth Peredo Beltrán, Juliet Schor, Peter Victor, François Schneider Want [...]

Cathy O’Neil: Economists Don’t Understand the Financial System (Quelle Surprise!)

Cathy O’Neil: Economists Don’t Understand the Financial System (Quelle Surprise!) Posted: 29 Feb 2012 03:55 AM PST By Cathy O’Neil, a data scientist who lives in New York City and writes at mathbabe.org A bit more than a week ago I went to a panel discussion at the Met about the global financial crisis. The panel consisted of Paul [...]

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