“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 www.ethicalmarkets.com (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 www.films.com to colleges and libraries (free atwww.ethicalmarkets.tv) and our EthicMark® Awards for Advertising that Uplifts the Human Spirit and our Future Potentials, now accepting nominations for our 10th annual Awards at www.ethicalmarkets.com.
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