Welcome to the Green Transition Scoreboard™, created by Ethical Markets Media as a service to all progressive groups accelerating the transition to the worldwide Solar Age. We support more equitable, greener, healthier human development models based on utilizing the power and productivity of natural systems and billions of years of Nature’s innovation. We support The Green Economy Initiative of ILO, UNEP and UNDP, the “Green New Deal” promoted by the United Nations, as well as the research of The Economy of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), the ZERI Institute founded by entrepreneur scientist Gunter Pauli in Tokyo, author of The Blue Economy, as well as Janine Benyus’ Biomimicry Institute. The Vision 2050 of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) moves toward the pioneering models of Nicholas Parker’s Cleantech, Jeffrey Leonard’s Global Environment Fund and Matthew Kiernan’s Inflection Point Capital Management (all of whom serve on our Advisory Board).
Our Green Transition Scoreboard™, by tracking all private investments in the growing green economies worldwide helps to ramp up this great transition to the Solar Age where innovative technologies are ready and waiting for investments to scale up this transition. They can connect with our partners, the Network for Sustainable Finance; the UN Principles of Responsible Investing ($20 trillion in assets); UNEP-FI; CERES ($3 trillion); the International Investment Group on Climate Change ($8 trillion) and other leaders in finance already paving the way. We recommend and use the computer model Climate Solutions 2 by Climate Risk Pty in Sydney, Australia, and the Climate Bonds Initiative. Our founder, Hazel Henderson, is one of the global vice-chairs of the Climate Prosperity Alliance, and we support Richard Branson’s Climate War Room, headed by Jigar Shah, founder of Sun Edison, as well as many other private investors who are pioneering the Transition. Since January 2007, $1.248 trillion was already invested and firmly committed by investors into companies in energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture, solar, wind, marine, geothermal and non-food use of biomass. These and other disruptive technologies are displacing the old polluting legacy firms and financiers still trying to preserve the past and their doomed portfolios.
This exciting progress toward the equitable, ecologically sustainable future for humanity is often overlooked by mainstream media still funded by advertising from the world’s fossilized sectors. Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) is dedicated to reforming markets and growing the green economy globally. We also publish daily reports on new technologies, investments, entrepreneurs and companies leading the way at www.ethicalmarkets.com as well as totals on our Green Transition Scoreboard™ (www.greentransitionscoreboard.com). The Climate Solutions 2 computer model (downloadable) shows how the green transition can be assured by investing $1 trillion worldwide – specifically in developing countries – every year from now until 2020.
This $10 trillion is less than the $23 trillion US taxpayers are liable for the bailouts of failing Wall Street firms and auto companies (www.sigtarp.gov). This $10 trillion represents only 10% of the world’s institutional investors, pension and charitable foundation assets of $120 trillion. Ethical Markets Media updates its Green Transition Scoreboard™ and, thus, encourages such pension fund and foundation portfolio managers to shift at least 10% of their assets toward growing green economies. This will assure a healthier future for their beneficiaries and descendents. Many of these portfolio managers still use obsolete economic textbook models now discredited, based on “efficient markets” and “rational actors,” so they take real risks investing in hedge funds, private equity “dark pools,” flash-trading, commodities and other speculation. These obsolete portfolio strategies led to the huge losses in the endowment of Harvard University.
We invite media and non-profit groups and our friends to join us in using our Green Transition Scoreboard™ as their gateway into information-rich investments in green productivity. Ethical Markets’ research and news can help them write-off their old portfolios. Asset-owners and institutional trustees can re-train their managers and consultants in new asset-valuation “triple bottom line” ESG (environment, social, governance) models that accurately track eco-productivity and nature’s assets (www.ethicalmarkets.com SRI News). Many philanthropists, including leaders Bill and Melinda Gates, already include this great transition in their vision of real human development. Together, all of us can help lead toward this new world game and all its new scorecards beyond GDP (www.calvert-henderson.com and www.beyond-gdp.eu).
Hazel Henderson, president of Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil), author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy and other books, also co-created with the Calvert Group the Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators (regularly updated at www.calvert-henderson.com).