Hazel Henderson Bio and Awards

Hazel Henderson 


Hazel Henderson is the founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC and the creator of the Green Transition Scoreboard® and executive Producer of its TV series. She is a world-renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of The Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and eight other books. She co-edited, with Harlan Cleveland and Inge Kaul, The UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives, Elsevier Scientific, UK 1995 (US edition, 1996), and co-authored with Japanese Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda, Planetary Citizenship (2004).

Her editorials appear in 27 languages and in 200 newspapers syndicated by InterPress Service, Rome, New York, and Washington, DC, and her book reviews appear at www.ethicalmarkets.com (Books and Reviews).  Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including (in the USA) Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor; and Challenge, Mainichi (Japan), El Diario (Venezuela), World Economic Herald (China), LeMonde Diplomatique (France) and Australian Financial Review. Her books are translated into German, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Korean, Portuguese, and Chinese. She sits on several editorial boards, including The State of the Future Report, and E/The Environmental Magazine (USA), Resurgence and Foresight and Futures (UK).

Since founding Ethical Markets Media Certified B Corporation in 2004, Hazel stepped down from her many previous board memberships, including Worldwatch Institute (1975-2001), Calvert Social Investment Fund (1982-2005), and other associations, including the Social Investment Forum and the Social Venture Network. She remains on the International Council of the Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social, Sao Paulo, Brasil; the Program Council of FORUM 2000, Prague, Czechoslovakia, founded by their late President Vaclav Havel. She is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science and World Business Academy.   She created the Ethical Markets initiative on Transforming Finance and the EthicMark® Award for Communications Uplifting the Human Spirit and Society.  www.ethicmark.org.  And the global standard EthicMark® GEMS certifying only gems not mined from Mother Earth.  www.ethicmarkgems.com

In addition, she has been Regent’s Lecturer at the University of California-Santa Barbara, held the Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at the theUniversityofCalifornia-Berkeley, and advised the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980. She holds Honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the University of San Francisco; Soka University (Tokyo); Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts (USA); and Wilson College, Pennsylvania (USA). She is an active member of the National Press Club (WashingtonDC), advisor to the World Future Society (USA),  She serves as an Honorary Judge for the KATERVA Global Awards for Sustainability.

Henderson has many awards and is listed in Who’s WhoUSA, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Business and Finance and Who’s Who in Science and Technology. She is an Honorary Member of the Club of Rome. She shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Nobelist A. Perez Esquivel of Argentina. In 2007, she was elected a Fellow of Britain’s Royal Society of Arts, founded in 1754.  In 2010 and 2012 she was honored as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior ” by Trust Across America;  the Good Business New York™ Leading Women of 2012; and for her lifetime achievement, the Award for Natural Law and Order from the Maharishi University School of Management and the Reuters Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & Investing at TBLI Europe.  Her personal site is www.hazelhenderson.com and her recent articles can be found at www.ethicalmarkts.com.


Hazel Henderson wins Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & IMPACT Investing November 2012

Thank you to Jamie Brown for accepting this prestigious award on Hazel Henderson’s behalf.
Congratulations to Hazel Henderson and Advisory Board Member Hunter Lovins as two of the “Good Business New York™ Leading Women of 2012” , selected for their impact and effectiveness in the world of business and finance.






2008 henderson headshots 005Hazel Henderson Selected By Peers to Join International Society of Sustainability Professionals Sustainability Hall of Fame™.   We at Ethical Markets congratulate you, Hazel,for all your pioneering effort and thank you for your unfailing faith in the work  we do.  ~ All of us on the Ethical Markets Team  Read More Here







Richard Ottinger, of the Ethical Markets Research Advisory Board, wins 2009 EPA Environmental Quality Award for outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality





Simran Sethi, Host of Ethical Markets TV, Going green on OPRAH for Earth Day.

Simran Sethi Wins Emmy

Congratulations to Simran Sethi, host of Ethical Markets TV series, on winning a 2008 regional Emmy for “A School in the Woods,” changeling movie download a PBS documentary about the environmental education program at Island Wood in Washington State. Simran has completed an MBA with distinction in sustainable management—integrating social and environmental values with practical business knowledge. She fuses this insight with her extensive experience in television reportage and passion for social and economic justice. This is the most prestigious of her many awards and the first Emmy of which we’re sure many more will come.


We congratulate winner Dr. John Todd of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award. Dr. Todd is also on our Research Advisory Board and our Founder, Dr. Hazel Henderson, was one of the Judges.

MAY 2nd, 2008 NEW YORK CITY The Buckminster Fuller Institute is pleased to announce that Comprehensive Design for a Carbon Neutral World: The Challenge of Appalachia submitted by Dr. John Todd has been selected as the winner of the 2008 Buckminster Fuller Challenge.

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