Local Futures: Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis, November 8

Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis Including the launch of the International Alliance for Localization (IAL) 10am to 6pm, November 8, 2014 The Great Hall, The Cooper Union New York, New York  Concerned about climate change? Care about stopping global conflicts? Worried about financial insecurity and income inequality? …

The Economic Case for Divesting from Fossil Fuels

Garvin Jabusch, Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer, Green Alpha Advisors   The fossil fuels industry, big oil, big coal, natural gas, and its allied sectors, including some large financial institutions, will not quietly or willingly retire into the history of ideas whose time has passed. That fossil fuels represent the single …

Beyond GDP: Measuring progress, true wealth, and the wellbeing of nations

  Beyond GDP Measuring progress, true wealth, and the wellbeing of nations May 2014 newsletter   Interview Quote In the spotlight   In brief Agenda On the web   In this edition of the Beyond GDP newsletter: Interview with Enrico Giovannini Quote from Wayne Visser Spotlight on Using beyond GDP …

2013 World Happiness Report

There is now a rising worldwide demand that policy be more closely aligned with what really matters to people as they themselves characterize their lives. More and more world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and British Prime Minister David Cameron, are talking about the …

Beyond GDP: Robert Manchin, Managing Director of the Gallup Organisation Europe, on measuring well-being and social progress

Click here to view this newsletter in your web browser  Interview Quote Spotlight In brief Agenda July 2013 In this edition of the Beyond GDP newsletter: Interview with: Robert Manchin on measuring well-being and social progress Quote from: Robert F. Kennedy (1968) Spotlight on: Strong public support worldwide for going …

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 …

1 Canadian Index of Wellbeing 2011 Update Report for the CIW International Advisory Network

Ethical Markets Media congratulates the Canadian Index of Wellbeing for its well-researched approach, as many nations now follow their lead in going Beyond GDP!    Hazel Henderson, Editor, and member CIW International Advisory Board  1 Canadian Index of Wellbeing 2011 Update Report for the CIW International Advisory Network 1. Summary This …

Growth, Wellbeing and Quality of Life

Growth, Wellbeing and Quality of Life By Daniela Kolbe, Member of the German Parliament (“Bundestag”) and Chair of the Study Commission on ‘Growth, Wellbeing and Quality of Life’. The ‘Beyond GDP’ debate concerns not only civil society and international organizations but is also discussed within individual national societies, including Germany. …