How Measuring The Economy Differently Could Increase Gender Equality

Every three months, the government takes the temperature of the economy by releasing Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, figures. GDP goes up: the economy is supposedly healthy. GDP goes down: there’s a bug (or an all-out contagion, as during the Great Recession). But GDP — which adds up the value …

Small Chinese cities steer away from GDP

More than 70 Chinese smaller cities and counties have dropped gross domestic product as a performance metric for government officials, in an effort to shift the focus to environmental protection and reducing poverty. The move, which follows a directive issued by top leaders last year, is among the first concrete …

SB Business: The Emerging, Not-for-Profit Economy

                                SOCIAL ENTERPRISE The Emerging, Not-for-Profit Economy     Across numerous countries, the economic contribution of the not-for-profit sector has been on the rise since the late 1990s. In Canada, for example, not-for-profit institutions now …

Other News: GDP: Gauging Dematerialised Progress!

   GDP: Gauging Dematerialised Progress!   By Hazel Henderson*   ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, Aug 2013 (IPS) -As of Aug. 1, 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) finally stepped into our new 21st century. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will now include much of the intangible production and services which …

Citizens Urge EPA to Finalize Cleaner Fuel Standards | The Energy Collective Daily

Citizens Urge EPA to Finalize Cleaner Fuel Standards | The Energy Collective Daily Citizens Urge EPA to Finalize Cleaner Fuel Standards Climate Change: Extreme Weather, Insurance Companies, and Taxpayers [VIDEO] Renewable Energy Standards: North Carolina 1, ALEC 0 Are Fossil Fuel Companies Pouring Money Down the Drain? Climate Change and …

ASIA’S SOARING CONSUMPTION OF RAW MATERIALS UNSUSTAINABLE, UN WARNS

ASIA’S SOARING CONSUMPTION OF RAW MATERIALS UNSUSTAINABLE, UN WARNS New York, Apr 24 2013  2:00PM   The Asia-Pacific region, which has overtaken the rest of the world in consumption of raw materials as affluence and manufacturing increase, must boost its resource efficiency or risk losing ground in lifestyle, economic growth …

CIW 2012 Update Report

Canadian Index of Wellbeing – measuring what matters, February, 22, 2013 The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) is an idea and a tool. The CIW is a “big idea” that regards wellbeing as encompassing a wide variety of aspects of life, beyond economic measures like Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It …

United Nations – Happiness: Towards a Holistic Approach to Development

  United Nations – Happiness: Towards a Holistic Approach to Development As reported by IISD, February 2013, the UN Secretary-General has released a note on “Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development <http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=3DA/67/697> ” (A/67/697). This report, dated 16 January 2013, gathers the views of Member States and international organizations …

General Assembly President Calls on States to Implement Rio + 20 Outcome Document

New York, Jul 27 2012  3:05PM The President of the General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, today called on countries to focus on implementing the outcome document from the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last month. “We have defined the future we …

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

Public release date: 28-Mar-2012 [ Print | E-mail | Share ] [ Close Window ] 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; …