Hazel Henderson is the founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC and the creator and co-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 on SeekingAlpha, a London–based market e-letter. Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including (in 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 becoming a full-time media executive in 2004, Hazel has stepped down from her many 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; and a Fellow of the World Business Academy. The first version of her Country Futures Indicators (CFI©), an alternative to the Gross National Product (GNP), was co-created with Calvert Group, Inc.: now renamed the Ethical Markets Quality-of-Life Indicators (Desk Reference Manual, 2000), updated regularly at www.calvert-henderson.com. She created the Green Transition Scoreboard® , the Ethical Markets initiative on Transforming Finance, and the EthicMark® Award for Advertising the Uplifts the Human Spirit and Society.
In addition, she has been Regent’s Lecturer at the University of California-Santa Barbara, held the Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at 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), the World Future Society (USA), a Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation and a member of the Association for Evolutionary Economics. She serves as an Honorary Judge of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneur award and the KATERVA Global Awards for Sustainability. She was formerly on the International Advisory Council of Forum 2000, founded by the late Václav Havel, and now serves on the Program Council.
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 ofArgentina. In 2007, she was elected a Fellow toBritain’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; named to the Post Growth Institute (En)Rich List as one of the top 100 luminaries exploring and inspiring global prosperity beyond economic wealth; 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. In November 2012, Henderson was honored with the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & Investing at TBLI Europe.
LaRae has worked in the financial services industry since 1981. She gained extensive client service and administrative experience during the 33 years by holding positions in many customer-oriented banking areas. The administrative experience was enhanced as an Executive Assistant for a major financial brokerage firm. Graduating in 2004 with a Business Administration Degree from North Florida Community College. LaRae enjoys networking and information sharing. Working with Ethical Markets Media has been an opportunity to promote social and environmental responsibility that governs corporate level markets.
LaRae is a native of Dalton, Georgia and adopted St. Augustine as her home in 1975. Growing up in the rural mountainous area of Northwest, Georgia provided LaRae with the appreciation of the surrounding habitat and the need for preservation of natural resources. Sustainability was a way of life in rural farming communities during the time. The belief that the preservation of historical architecture, history, and local community commerce will preserve and provide a better quality of life.
Strategic Planning and Program Development
Beth A. Binns is a management consultant and strategic planner in the green economy. She builds partnerships across multiple stakeholder groups including businesses, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, state, federal and international institutions, foundations and grant makers to impact the development of the green economy. She often is brought in at the start-up phase to provide strategic consulting to organizations and programs both for-profit and non-profit.
Her current work focuses on developing a resilience planning program for National Park Service managers. Previously, she had been a Vice President at ICF International for twelve years working primarily on building climate change programs for government agencies. Before joining ICF, Ms. Binns played an instrumental role, as a contractor, in the White House initiative on Education for Sustainability, an Agenda for Action. Ms. Binns’ international experience included serving as the Program Director of the International Academy of Environment in Geneva, Switzerland-a training and education center focused on providing national, state, and local leaders from developed and developing countries with the tools they need to implement environment and development programs. Beth’s non-profit work included strategic planning to help develop the Management Institute for Environment and Business and she was the founding director of the Social Venture Network. Ms. Binns started her career working in the private sector with environmental companies focused on energy efficiency, renewable technology and organic food manufacturing.
Alan F. Kay, Ph.D. (Deceased) Honored advisor on public interest opinion research and socially-responsible business – A WWII draftee in the US infantry (1944-1946), Alan spent 7 months as a Japanese language interpreter in occupied Japan (1946). With a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard, Alan co-founded two public companies; one in research and development (1954-’63). In 1966, he founded AutEx, supplier of electronic “marketplace” systems to industry, the first B2B e-commerce company including pre-Internet email. In 1978, after selling AutEx (now owned by the Thomson) Kay awakened to the sad state of politics and governance. He became a donor and board member of policy organizations and an investor and advisor to start-up companies pioneering energy efficiency and pollution control technologies. In 1987 he established the art and science of public-interest polling. He is author of “Locating Consensus for Democracy – a Ten Year US Experiment”(2000), “Spot the Spin: the Fun Way to Keep Democracy Alive and Elections Honest” (2004), and numerous articles on business, government, and military topics, focusing on developing and supporting major social innovations. He serves on the board of the World Security Institute (formerly the Center for Defense Information) in Washington, DC; publishers of the E-Publications in Chinese, Russian, Arabic and Farsi languages avidly read by media in many countries (see www.alanfkay.com).
Video Production Team
Ethical Markets TV Series – EM TV
International Financial Reform – IFR
Transforming Finance – TF
Hazel Henderson, Series Creator, and Executive Producer:
EM TV, IFR, TF
See bio above.
Host/Writer – EM TV
“The decline of the U.S. economy and rise of corporate malfeasance, the increasing positioning of an ‘us versus them’ mentality and the continued degradation of the environment indicates a new way of engaging in and with the world is needed,” says Sethi. Ethical Markets is the first financial lifestyle show dedicated to redefining success in the global marketplace. Sethi started her television career while attending Smith College. Before graduating cum laude with a BA in Sociology and Gender Studies, she was offered the job of associate producer for MTV News and accepted the position following graduate studies in Urbino, Italy. After a prolific career in the United States—including production on the award-winning documentaries Hate Rock, Sex in the ’90s, and Help Not Wanted,
Sethi was asked to produce and anchor the news for MTV Asia in Singapore. She traveled and worked throughout Asia, where the stories that resonated most deeply were the remarkable tales of everyday people: “Everyone has an important story to tell. I have been in the fortunate position to hear them, learn from them, and share them with the world.”
Sethi 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 on Ethical Markets, the international series pioneered by futurist and author Hazel Henderson. In her spare time, Sethi dedicates herself to media advocacy: serving on the board of directors for the National Radio Project and on the advisory board for New York’s National Public Radio affiliate, WNYC. She is also developing a nutrition and food justice curriculum within her Harlem community and blogs on www.intentblog.com.
Sethi is also an environmental reporter for the Sundance Channel.
Bruce is an award-winning filmmaker who has a degree in cinematography from Columbia College. Bruce filmed with the Cinematographers Guild and edited with the Editors Guild for over twenty years, filming and editing with MGM, Columbia Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Time Warner, BBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, IBM, AT&T, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Bank of America, to name a few. Bruce is active on the Internet and sells his own independent film projects online and helps other independent filmmakers profit from their films. Actors Bruce has worked with with Audrey Hepburn, Sammy Davis Jr., Nicholas Cage, Anthony Quinn, Gary Cole, Patricia Clarkson, Carroll O’Connor, Tommy Lee Jones, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Sean Young, Alexis Cruz, Tony Dow, Milton Berle, Dustin Hoffman, Steven Bauer, Warren Beatty, Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Hulk Hogan, Demi Moore, Danny Glover, Helen Hunt, Tai Lihua, Cheng Cheng, Adrian Alonso, Chris Cooper, Rick Moranis, Steve Allen, Bernadette Peters, Dana Carvey, Dolly Parton and Dan Marino.
While filming with Disney, documenting the last days of the dusky seaside sparrow, Bruce realized that sustainability film work was very satisfying to him as a filmmaker. In Los Angeles, Bruce filmed Global Village, a film in seven languages that emphasized the spirit of mankind living in harmony. Bruce’s film for the Summer Haven River, Help Bring Back a Florida River, emphasized the need for mankind to shepherd Earth’s natural resources. Bruce’s work the last four seasons filming and editing with Ethical Markets Media, an independent media company promoting the emergence of a sustainable, green, more ethical and just economy worldwide has changed his ideas on man’s role in media production and made him a more responsible global citizen.
Co-Executive Producer – EM TV
Ellyne founded GlassOnion Productions in 2000 after working in television production and management for 15 years. Since its inception, GlassOnion has been successful in working within various disciplines and in different programming formats for public broadcasting, network, and cable television. As GlassOnion principal, Ellyne maintains direct contact with clients as a producer of national programming. She is also trained as a director, editor, and videographer, though during her time at public broadcasting stations she managed several production departments before being named Senior Vice President at WJCT, Jacksonville. B.A. Franklin and Marshall College; M.A. Television, Radio, Film, Syracuse University. Lonergan is currently Senior Vice President of WEDU in Tampa, FL.
Web Manager and Washington, DC Correspondent
Shortly after interviewing Hazel Henderson for The Angel Journal E-Newsletter in May 2007, Melanie re-built EthicalMarkets.com and became the organization’s Web manager. She went on to produce “The Power of Yin” Online TV show based on the book by Hazel Henderson, Jean Houston, and Barbara Marx Hubbard, and to represent Ethical Markets Media at conferences like Investor’s Circle, Boardsource Non-Profit Leadership Forum, Environmental Finance’s Carbon Markets Conference, Sustainable Brands International and WorldWatch Institute’s Annual Symposium. Before discovering Ethical Markets Media, Melanie traveled across the country working as an online journalist for Michigan Live, AmeriCorps*VISTA, Latino.com, New America Media and the Biscayne Times. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism & Mass Communications, with a concentration in women and film, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.