ROAD TO DIGNITY BY 2030 : Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting The Planet

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News, Global Citizen, Sustainability News, Trendspotting, Wealth of Networks, Earth Systems Science, News You Need

“Ethical Markets Media (USA & Brazil) welcomes this Report  synthesizing the  widespread deliberations of  the  over 190  country members of the United Nations  in RIO+ 20, in Rio  de Janeiro, Brazil in 2012, with over 50,000  civic, business and investor groups, including us,  also  participating.  The  global consultations since then  have led to  the new Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)  to  expand on the Millennium Development Goals’  progress since 2000.  The Rio Outcome document   THE FUTURE WE WANT  summary states “We recognize that people are at the center of development and, in this regard, we strive for a world that is just, equitable and inclusive, and we commit to  work together to  promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development and environmental protection and thereby to  benefit all.”   My report, a 56-page e-book: “Mapping the Global Transition to  The Solar Age: From Economism to  Earth Systems Science”, co-published by Britain’s Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and Tomorrow’s Company, Foreword by NASA Chief Scientist  Dr. Dennis Bushnell (London 2014)  is free, downloadable  at  (click on cover top right).


This  latest Report on these Sustainable Development Goals, released December 2014  by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon,  contains 47 pages of specific goals, roadmaps, and implementation strategies for the world’s  nations from 2015 until 2030.  This new report masterfully synthesizes all these global debates and agreements  into  “A Universal Call to  Action to  Transform Our World Beyond 2015”.   It contains many of the  proposals  and  new paradigm  approaches, new metrics beyond GDP, new Principles and Standards  for guiding ethical  businesses  and investors, cooperatives, NGOs, auditors, accountants and financial firms  which we have  produced and  advocated, both in my books  and papers since the 1970s, and those  of  our company Ethical Markets Media, a Certified B Corporation since our founding in 2004 .


Thus, we intend to continue  fully supporting  these unfolding transformative processes, including the UN Inquiry on Design of a Sustainable Financial System  and its 3rd Report “Pathways To Scale”, January 2015, which we posted, and continue reporting on them in our Daily Headlines, as well as our Green Transition Scoreboard®, our Ethical Money Directory, our Quality of Life Indicators,  our Principles of Ethical Biomimicry Finance ®, our TV series  “Transforming Finance” distributed worldwide by to  colleges and libraries (free  and  our EthicMark® Awards for Advertising that Uplifts the Human Spirit and our Future Potentials, now accepting nominations for our 10th annual Awards  at


We believe that 2015  can be a year where these transformations  are truly launched in all sectors, academia, public, private and civic sectors  worldwide, because  the stresses  now occurring globally are largely  due to  limited perspectives, ancient ideologies and defunct economic models.  Stress is evolution’s tool  and breakdowns drive breakthroughs !   ~ Hazel Henderson, Editor


Read the full report here.