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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

Taking the Measure of the New Metrics Conference, Philadelphia 2012

by Paul Glover For 222 years, American stock exchanges have measured success by larger numbers, regardless of capital’s social and environmental impact. The bottom line has been the top line. During recent decades, though, corporations have been kicked from behind by vigilant citizens demanding government regulations, then nudged from within [...]

Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein – A Short Film

Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein - A Short Film Directed by Ian MacKenzie http://ianmack.com Produced by Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill, Ian MacKenzie READ THE BOOK http://sacred-economics.com Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed [...]

Teaching and Researching Peace

7th September 2012 Dear Friends and Subscribers, We are delighted to share an update on the latest peace education materials and events from the Institute for Economics and Peace. Call for Submissions: Inaugural "Peace Metrics, Peace Economics, and the Role of Business" Conference The Institute for Economics and Peace and American [...]

First Audit of The Federal Reserve Posted

First Audit of The Federal Reserve Posted Today September 1, 2012 First Audit Results In The Federal Reserve's Nearly 100 Year History Were Posted Today, They Are Startling! Do we now wonder why we can't get mortgages, pay off our debts, lose our homes, lose our jobs, get divorced, and are unable to pay [...]

MSc Environmental Sustainability (Green Economics) – starting end of September 2012

MASTERS from The Green Economics Institute with Birmingham City University Don't miss this historic opportunity, applications now open MSc Environmental Sustainability (Green Economics) Course starts: End of September 2012 Course duration: 12-15 months Calling all economists, scientists, social and environmental policy [...]

Beyond GDP: Experts preview ‘Inclusive Wealth’ index at Planet under Pressure conference

Public release date: 28-Mar-2012 Contact: Terry Collins [email protected] 416-538-8712 Earth System Science Partnership Beyond GDP: Experts preview 'Inclusive Wealth' index at Planet under Pressure conference Needed to surmount sustainability hurdles: New yardstick of national progress; reforms of corporate reporting; an overhaul of [...]

20 June 2012 – Pavan Sukhdev and Jeffrey Sachs – SPECIAL PANEL SESSION ON THE ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

INVITATION The three Executive Secretaries of the Rio Conventions: Ms. Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Mr. Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD are pleased to invite you to attend the following panel session being held under the auspices of the Rio Conventions Pavilion. SPECIAL PANEL SESSION ON THE ECONOMICS [...]

Myth of Perpetual Growth is killing America

Last Update: 12:03 AM ET Jun 12, 2012 Economists are master illusionists who rely on a set of fictions, fantasies and forecasts that emanate from a core magical mantra of Perpetual Growth that goes untested year after year. ...Read the rest of the story

Joint Global Reporting Initiative, WBCSD, CEBDS press release

Joint Global Reporting Initiative, WBCSD, CEBDS press release For immediate release Friday 15 June 2012 Rio+20 should adopt an approach to making sustainability reporting standard practice say leading business organizations Ban Ki Moon asked to lead establishment of global policy framework for sustainability reporting Rio de Janeiro 15 [...]

Rio+20 a vital opportunity for changing the metrics

As one of the organizers of the original Beyond GDP conference in the European Parliament in 2007 , and funder of its Surveys in 12 countries by Globescan, we are glad to see some progress toward using all available indicators of health, education, environment and poverty . But these indicators will continue to be ineffective if seen only as [...]

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