THE FUTURIST: Teaching and Learning about the Future

  August 2014 • Special The September-October 2014 issue of THE FUTURIST is out now, featuring a special report on Futures Education. Members and subscribers should soon be receiving their copies, and may log on at wfs.org for digital access. Here’s an overview of what’s inside the current issue: Futures …

Welcome to Issue #8 of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) INSIGHT.

Welcome to Issue #8 of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) INSIGHT. In June, GISR held its first international events in London, including a briefing and Steering Committee and Technical Review Committee meetings. At the committee meetings, discussions focused on the new program plan, which creates a cohesive framework …

Dubious Positive Biases in Revised U.S. Economic Statistics

Why do most of the methodologically revised U.S. economic statistics tend to create a picture of a more positive looking economy? Do these revised statistics really give a better—or illusory—understanding of economic activity? And is it coincidental that the benefits flowing from these more positive looking statistics largely accrue to powerful elites who also have …

The Millennium Project Ranked 6th Best Think Tank in the World for New Ideas and Paradigms

We at Ethical Markets  are proud to see this honor for the Millennium Project  and happy that our Founder, Hazel Henderson, was an early funder and still serves on their Planning Committee.”  ~Editor The Millennium Project Ranked 6th Best Think Tank in the World for New Ideas and Paradigms Global …

ACEEE:Examining the Net Savings Issue: A National Survey of State Policies and Practices

NEWS RELEASE    Media Contact: Patrick Kiker  [email protected]   202.507.4043 Examining the Net Savings Issue: A National Survey of State Policies and Practices    How much energy savings resulted from a given energy efficiency program? This is the fundamental question that program evaluators have faced since the days of the very …

Following Tradition: Top Examples of Indigenous Knowledge Preserving Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services

    UN Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services      Following Tradition:  Top Examples of Indigenous Knowledge Preserving Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services   IPBES experts cite importance of ‘co-production’ of information with indigenous people With the planet losing species 100 to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, …

Webinar Invitation: Sustainability & New Approaches to Index, June 6th

  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. (GMT) Sustainability & New Ways to Index   Speakers and Moderators:   Dr. Paul Cox  Senior Lecturer University of BirminghamAcademic Advisor NEST Corporation     Guido Guise, PhD Head of Indices  RobecoSAM     Moderator:    Hugh Wheelan Managing Editor Responsible Investor For …

As part of Civil Society, how the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) is leading change

As part of Civil Society, how the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) is leading change The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) goes beyond narrow economic measures like GDP and provides Canada’s only national index that measures wellbeing across a wide spectrum of domains. The work of CIW extends beyond Canada; …