The profession of sustainability is doing just fine

Joel Makower Sustainability professionals are thriving. That in itself is news. When the 2008 recession came around, the sustainability function inside companies suffered as many positions were shed as part of cost-saving (euphemistically, “rightsizing”) measures. By the time the recession ended in 2010, only about one in four companies said …

The Laszlo Upshift Festival 02/22/2022 – Sign up for FREE

Save the date! 22-02-2022 Sign up for this free event During the Upshift Festival… We will connect online to celebrate the book launch of Ervin Laszlo. Dialogues between the author and the hosts Reading excerpts from the book Live Q&A with the audience And special guest appearances! A new trailer for …

Bloomberg Green: Climate-friendly shopping

“Ethical Markets congratulates Jess Shankleman and Bloomberg Green for highlighting Freecycle!  We have covered all these and other electronic barter exchanges and local currencies we have documented for over 30 years ….whenever macroeconomic indicators and price-system based policies have failed to steer markets away from cliffs of unsustainability and destructive …

December Monthly Update Newsletter

Monthly Update | December 2021 Donate to NAMLE’s 2021 Year-End Campaign   We know that our community works every day to support our mission to see media literacy widely practiced and highly valued as an essential life skill. Your donation to NAMLE supports our events, initiatives, community outreach, and so much more. We …

Algorithm accountability is easier said than done

“Ethical Markets welcomes all these actions to rein in social media, following on my 5 steps in “Steering Social Media Toward Sanity“ and our paper “Can AI Algorithms Be Ethical?“, referencing IT expert Dave Lauer on our global Advisory Board. Hazel Henderson, Editor“   By Mathew Ingram Over the past several years, Congress …

From rights in the metaverse to community forests

“Ethical Markets welcomes this focus by the Thomson Reuters Foundation on the idiocies of Silicon Valley’s promotion of virtual reality and the so-called: “metaverse”! We have been following these dangerous trends for several years, see my “Steering Social Media Toward Sanity”  and my forthcoming article: “ENSLAVING OURSELVES TO INFOTECH SPEED AND …

Governments Adopt Glasgow Climate Pact, Operationalize Paris Agreement

Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted the Glasgow Climate Pact, agreeing to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies and phase down unabated coal power. The Glasgow Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 26) closed on the night of 13 November, one day later than planned. The Glasgow Climate …

What can we do about society’s ‘information disorder’?

“Ethical Markets welcomes this new Commission on Information Disorder, which focuses on the same key issues we cover in “Steering Social Media Toward Sanity“ and our forthcoming “Enslaving Ourselves to Infotech Speed and Virtual Reality: Progress or Collective Insanity?”, Dec 4, 2021. Hazel Henderson, Editor” By Mathew Ingram In January, the Aspen Institute set up …

US-China Declaration, Elimination of Oil and Gas Highlighted at COP 26

The Glasgow Climate Change Conference has featured launch events for a number of high-level declarations and initiatives.  Just before the opening of COP 26, leaders adopted the G20 Rome Leaders’ Declaration, an outcome of their 30-31 October 2021 meeting in Rome, Italy. The 61-paragraph Declaration includes sections on global economy, health, sustainable development, …

US-China deal on emissions welcomed by global figures and climate experts

“Ethical Markets welcomes this news about US-China cooperation, as we advocated in my “ESG Stakeholder Capitalism and China’s Common Prosperity?” ~Hazel Henderson. Editor” UN and EU say the agreement could help pave the way to wider breakthrough, though concerns remain over ‘patchy details’ An unexpected agreement between the US and China to …