How Measuring The Economy Differently Could Increase Gender Equality

Jay Owen The Power of Yin

Every three months, the government takes the temperature of the economy by releasing Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, figures. GDP goes up: the economy is supposedly healthy. GDP goes down: there’s a bug (or an all-out contagion, as during the Great Recession). But GDP — which adds up the value …

Money doesn’t buy you happiness but equality might

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

ISIS Report 28/07/14SiS ReviewEquality is Good for You########################RG Wilkinson and KE Pickett. The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better forEveryone. Penguin Books.  Pp 349 £9.99. ISBN 978-0-141-03236-8.Prof Peter Saunders:  Money doesn’t buy you happiness but equality might. It seems obvious that the way to improve the lot of most people in a …

Beyond GDP: Measuring progress, true wealth, and the wellbeing of nations

Jay Owen Beyond GDP

Ethical Markets is happy to post news from the EU “ Beyond GDP” group, since I served on its Advisory Board and Organizing Committee! ~ Hazel Henderson,Editor Beyond GDP Measuring progress, true wealth, and the wellbeing of nations July 2014 newsletter Interview Quote In the spotlight In brief Agenda On …

Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Three Transformative Levers

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, Sustainability News

Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda:  Three Transformative Levers Written by Alvin Leong (LLM, JD), Fellow at the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies. He can be contacted at [email protected] First posted by Post2015.org, a site facilitated by the Overseas Development Institute. The co-chairs of the Open Working Group …

Free webinar with Hazel Henderson and Herman Mulder

Jay Owen Partner Announcements and News

What does the call for a data revolution mean in the process of defining the Post-2015 development agenda? What are the essential elements to take into consideration in the search for new ways to measure progress towards sustainability that is transparent, inclusive and just? How much are we advancing in …

Welcome to the Sharing Spring!

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions, Global Citizen, Sustainability News, Beyond GDP

  APRIL 1, 2014 NEWSLETTER Welcome to the #SharingSpring! Dear Kosmos Friends, Spring is here in New England and we are celebrating with our friends at Shareable.  In the face of today’s enormous challenges, we often hear, ‘yes, but what can I DO?’ This Kosmos Newsletter offers some great options. All kinds …

ExxonMobil’s climate change risk | SAP aims for 100% renewable energy

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

    26 March 2014 Share                   In the news           Exxon Mobil responds to investor concerns Company bows to pressure to report on preparations for climate regulation, but could this just be the start?       …

What’s in your smartphone? | ExxonMobil’s climate change risk | SAP aims for 100% renewable energy

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

          26 March 2014 Share     I often think of something that our editor-at-large Marc Gunther once pointed out: all of us have supply chains, and most of us don’t know what’s in them. Guardian Sustainable Business decided to take a deep dive into the …

Communities Co-Evolving Toward Resilience

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions

Communities Co-Evolving Toward Resilience By Greg Wendt, CFP, Stakeholders Capital; founder, Green Economy Think Tank “The road from here to sustainable, resilient cities and regions is hardly a straight one — there’s no one-size-fits-all recipe for success. Infrastructure, politics and finances — not to mention the uniqueness of resources, geography …

Toward a New Money Reality and a Quantum Economy – A Visionary Look at How Money and The Economy Can Become Connecting Forces for a New World – By Laurie Hyland

Jay Owen Trendspotting

  Toward a New Money Reality and a Quantum Economy – A Visionary Look at How Money and The Economy Can Become Connecting Forces for a New World. Email: [email protected] Laurie Hyland, a financial advisor soon to give a finance course for The Shift Network and already working with Barbara Marx Hubbard, …