Help us put nations on a sustainable path

Mathis Wackernagel, founder of the Ecological Footprint,  is on our Advisory Board for our Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators. –  Hazel Henderson, Editor If you read the New York Times, the Washington Post, or dozens of other leading publications around the world last month, you may have seen our most …

Vision of Humanity: Help us improve our site

Dear Friends and Subscribers, Help us improve our Website We hope you have been enjoying our new website which was launched with the 2010 Global Peace Index in June and features a great collection of interesting and educational videos and articles. We are now seeking more feedback so that we …

Bottom Line Financial Risks from Biodiversity Loss

How Financial Institutions are Seeing the Threats and Moving Towards Managing Them Nagoya, 27 October 2010 – From banks to insurance companies, some key financial institutions are beginning to recognize rising risks to investments from biodiversity and ecosystems loss. Over the past 12 months, the likelihood that declines in biodiversity …

SustainAbility Update: Road to Credibility 2010, Biodiversity and more

ROAD TO CREDIBILITY 2010 Two years on from our 2008 survey of corporate sustainability reporting in Brazil, SustainAbility has partnered again with FBDS to publish the sequel:Road to Credibility 2010. Historically many of the world’s economies have grown rich from the relentless exploitation of their natural assets. Yet even in …

House of Commons & a New Economics

Neva Rockefeller Goodwin is probably best known for her leadership of shareholder action at ExxonMobil, intended to help the company, sooner rather than later, to anticipate and take leadership in ushering in a post-carbon economy. But on October 28th visitors to Britain’s House of Commons could have heard Dr. Goodwin, …

REAL ECONOMIES AND THE ILLUSIONS OF ABSTRACTION

World Affairs: The Journal of International Issues, Vol. 15 No. 1 Winter Hazel Henderson © 2010 The yawning gap between the real world and the discipline and profession of economics has never been wider.  The ever-increasing abstractions in finance and its models based on “efficient markets” and “rational actors”: capital …