Dowbor and Feliciano to Represent Ethical Markets at Rio+20

Ethical Markets - R Sustainability News, Advisors' Forum

Renowned Economist Ladislau Dowbor and Journalist Melanie Feliciano to Represent Ethical Markets Media atRio+20


Saint Augustine, FL, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – May 16, 2012 – Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) will have a strong presence at Rio+20 with Ladislau Dowbor representing Ethical Markets Media and the Green Transition Scoreboard® and Melanie Feliciano reporting via video, twitter and on

A world renown economist, Dr. Ladislau Dowbor is currently a professor at the Catholic University of São Paulo in the areas of economy and administration.  Dowbor is the author of Formation of Capitalism in Brazil (Brasiliense, New York, 2010) and Economic Democracy (Petropolis, Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil, 2008, 2010) with over forty books published on the basic problems of economic development as well as local and regional development planning in different countries.  He consults for various UN agencies, governments and municipalities and is an advisor to the Polis InstituteCENPECIDEC, the Paulo Freire Institute and other institutions as well as Ethical Markets Media.  He has coordinated several local and national development plans and has written many articles and technical reports on urban development, community participation, local information systems and environmental issues related to the Green Transition Scoreboard®.

The Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) is a time-based, global tracking of private investments in green markets. The GTS icon shows visual progress as the barometer rises away from the out-dated Fossil Fuel Era as green investments increase.  With data from 2007 forward, the GTS has reached $3.3 trillion, indicating private investors are on track to invest $1 trillion annually, setting the path for governments and institutional investors to follow.

Shortly after interviewing Hazel Henderson for The Angel Journal in 2007, Melanie Feliciano became Ethical Markets Media’s director of communications.  In 2008, she produced “The Power of Yin” Online TV show based on the book by Hazel Henderson, Jean Houston and Barbara Marx Hubbard, and has reported for Ethical Markets Media at conferences around the world.  Before she joined Ethical Markets Media, Melanie worked as an journalist for, AmeriCorps*VISTA inColorado, and New America Media inSan Francisco and the Biscayne Times inMiami,FL.  She is currently earning an MFA in Film and Electronic Media atAmericanUniversity inWashington,DC, and is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Ethical Markets Media works to reform markets and metrics while helping grow the green economy worldwide, providing news and perspective with the Green Transition Scoreboard®, the Transforming Finance initiative, research on Beyond GDP, and with reports, articles, newsletters and analysis by Hazel Henderson, our editor-in-chief, on  We focus on systems thinking and best practices to raise global standards. streams original Ethical Markets productions and video gathered from around the world.

Rosalinda Sanquiche, Executive Director
Ethical Markets Media,
904-829-3140, [email protected]