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A New Purpose for an Old Metric: The Green Transition Scoreboard

September 27, 2012— Countries tout GDP; shareholders track return on investment. Money-denominated metrics are intuitively (if incorrectly) understood. Money is information, even as we have progressed beyond money as the only measure of success. Ethical Markets Media follows Beyond GDP indicators such as the UN's Human Development Index (HDI) [...]

MUM Hosts Sustainability Symposium

Congratulations to Hazel Henderson on her lifetime achievement award from Maharishi University School of Management.  Thank you for your "lifetime of devotion to humanity."  Ethical Markets Team “Deep Green Business" was the title of the highly successful symposium the business department hosted on July 6-7, to highlight the role of [...]

Ethical Markets at Rio+20

Ladislau Dowbor, Ethical Markets Representative to Rio+20 has started the round of side events.   Prof. Dowbor presented the Green Transition Scoreboard® to the Instituto Ethos Conference, Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Speaking of Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC and moderator of the UN Secretary General's interactive dialogue on June [...]

Rio + 20 For Dummies

Rio + 20 For Dummies

by Melanie Feliciano Ethical Markets Correspondent The Mekong River - which travels through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia - is being destroyed by the construction of hydropower dams. The Aral Sea in Uzbekistan has had its surface area reduced by 90% due to diversion of water tributaries. Photographs of these effects of human industry on [...]

Lily Cole Takes on the Impossible

Lily Cole Takes on the Impossible Lisa Cowan, Ethical Markets European Correspondent, reports on an exciting project led by London's Lily Cole. A recent post shares a fascinating interview by Becky Anderson, a high profile Anchor for CNN news, with Lily Cole and Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSGn097HZ00 [...]

Daily Rio+20 Side Events Update from IISD

Coverage of Selected Side Events at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) Check here for daily updates from IISD "So glad I am not affiliated with a major media outlet," says Melanie Feliciano, Ethical Markets correspondent at Rio+20.  "We are truly, truly independent and focusing on the stories that [...]

Rio + 20: Activists Start Conference by Connecting to Earth Instead of Internet

What do the multicolored flags mean?"It's for protection," says Thais Corral, one of the founders of Vista Alegre, and Ethical Markets Advisory Board member. She says the property was once owned by coffee growers. Now it is a place for planting the seeds of ideas. by Melanie Feliciano Ethical Markets Correspondent Everyone in the [...]

S*** happens: The economics version

S*** Happens: the economics version Yoram Bauman www.standupeconmist.com American Economic Association Humor Session, Chicago, January 7, 2012  

How Established Electoral Politics and OWS Can Achieve Revolutionary Demands

While Andrew Smith crafted this piece "for electoral politics in the American left," I believe it serves established and peripheral electoral politics from a myriad of perspectives. Before I get pinned as not "radical" enough, note that we report on many groups looking for the best answers available from wherever on the political spectrum they [...]

Beyond Growth: Green Transition Accelerating Despite Recession

Beyond Growth: Green Transition Accelerating Despite Recession A new report out from Ethical Markets Media shows Green investments untouched by the Great Recession. Submitted by: Rosalinda Sanquiche Posted: Mar 09, 2012 – 09:00 AM EST By Rosalinda Sanquiche, Executive Director, Ethical Markets Media Green Transition Scoreboard® [...]

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