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IBM 2012 Global CEO Study

IBM 2012 Global CEO Study | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
By analyzing findings of interviews with over 1,700 CEOs worldwide, the fifth biennial IBM Global CEO Study, “Leading Through Connections,” reveals how CEOs are prioritizing the creation of more impactful connections with their employees, their...
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Authentic aboriginal experience in BC drives growing tourism market

Authentic aboriginal experience in BC drives growing tourism market | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
Keith Henry, Aboriginal Tourism Association of B.C.'s chief executive officer, says he's had similar experiences in Australia and New Zealand, countries long considered innovators when it comes to developing aboriginal ...

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The International Aboriginal Tourism Conference is Almost Sold Out - Register Today!

The International Aboriginal Tourism Conference is Almost Sold Out - Register Today! | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
RT @KeithHenryMetis: The International Aboriginal Tourism Conference is Almost Sold Out - Register Today! http://t.co/VGuC6LJtQ0

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Congratulations AtBC! Looking forward to bing with you all!

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planwithdan's curator insight, March 24, 8:36 AM

Get your tickets if you haven't already - this will prove to be a great event! PATA and WINTA will both be represented there to announce their new partnership among other initiatives!

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Airbnb's positive economic impact in cities around the world

Airbnb's positive economic impact in cities around the world | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
We want to learn about the Airbnb community’s positive impact on the cities we love, visit, and share. We’ve conducted studies in nine cities.

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According to this survey 82% hosts share only the homes in which they live and for 47% of hosts being able to rent out a room has helped them stay in their home. This demonstrates the net community benefit - neighbourhoods that might otherwise not benefit  from tourists get an extra source of income. 550,000 hosts globally are not a threat to mass tourism. 

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The Collaborative Economy Is Exploding, And Brands That Ignore It Are Out Of Luck

The Collaborative Economy Is Exploding, And Brands That Ignore It Are Out Of Luck | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
Rides, houses, power tools: You can share almost anything today, and the number of people sharing is growing every day. If you're a company that only...
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Accenture' report: Say hello to customer 3.0

We are in the midst of a monumental change in customer behavior, fuelled by three important trends: Globalization of manufacturing resulting in an extraordinary

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Simon Sinek: How Extraordinary Leaders Evolve

Simon Sinek: How Extraordinary Leaders Evolve | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
Leadership writer and top TED speaker Simon Sinek explains how great leaders create a circle of safety for their teams.

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Noam Chomsky, the Salon interview: Governments are power systems, trying to sustain power

Noam Chomsky, the Salon interview: Governments are power systems, trying to sustain power | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

In his 85th year, political theorist and linguist Noam Chomsky remains a fiercely busy polymath and dedicated activist. Indeed, his schedule is so demanding, our interview had to be booked a good number of weeks in advance and my time on the phone with the MIT professor was sandwiched between another press interview and another one of his many commitments.

 


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Sharing As Part of the New Economy: An Interview with Lauren Anderson

Sharing As Part of the New Economy: An Interview with Lauren Anderson | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

"Collaborative consumption describes the reinvention of traditional market behaviors such as renting, bartering, swapping, exchanging, with technology enabling us to exchange and collaborate on a scale that would not have been possible before."


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Willy De Backer's curator insight, December 30, 2013 2:53 AM

Interesting interview about one of the most inspiring developments in the economy in recent years. But questions remain on its viability in the system of global capitalism.

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Three-Month Site Transformation of Degraded Land (Bangalore, India)

Three-Month Site Transformation of Degraded Land (Bangalore, India) | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
It all began with my visit to Australia last September and visiting Crystal Waters eco-village and then streaming through many videos and

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The Shift Report: The New Variables | Sustainable Brands

The Shift Report: The New Variables | Sustainable Brands | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
On a consumer and cultural level, people continue to move towards an evolved set of variables that define success and are guiding people’s lifestyle choices, brand relationships and purchase decisions.
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Climate change: some reasons for our failures

Climate change: some reasons for our failures | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

"The nations of the earth are doing very little to avert an impending, entirely foreseeable catastrophe. There are many reasons why – some obvious, others less so"


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Willy De Backer's curator insight, July 22, 2013 11:19 AM

Good article in the Guardian on why we will fail to deal with the climate crisis.

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Toward the Global Transition — 2012 and Beyond

Toward the Global Transition — 2012 and Beyond | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

It is increasingly clear that the institutions of yesterday are inadequate for the challenges of tomorrow.  Multinational corporations bent toward the myopia of quarterly returns are ill-fit for extended periods of volatility and turbulence.  Centralized governments, with an opacity built in to ensure secrecy, cannot keep pace with the speed-of-light communications of 21st Century internet-based and mobile technologies.  They must be opened up and redesigned with agility and integrity as guiding principles.

 

What is needed now is nothing less than the wholesale redesign of civilization.  Our banking institutions must be reconnected to the thriving of human communities.  Our schools and universities must cultivate a creative resilience that enables massive-scale innovation.  Our businesses must produce positive social impacts alongside healthy revenues.  And our governments must successfully provide the supports through which well-being is sustained and spread across the entirety of nations, cities, and villages.

 

This concept of bridge-building across paradigms was developed by the Berkana Institute. http://berkana.org/about/our-theory-of-change/


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Project 10X: Growing the DNA for 21st Century Leadership in Organizations

Project 10X: Growing the DNA for 21st Century Leadership in Organizations | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

The “well-oiled machine” model of organizations with its hierarchical leadership, tightly defined functions, and centralized control, is going the way of the dinosaurs. Organizations that thrive in the 21st century will operate as conscious living social organisms committed to evolving in ways that maximize their generation of ‘true wealth’ — their lasting contributions to the wellbeing of both their immediate and extended stakeholder families.

 

Project 10X is an organic and elegantly simple (but not simplistic) approach to growing such leadership throughout today’s organizations. Rather than providing 'The Solution' in the form of a ready-mode new model and/or structure, Project 10X engages, develops and supports leaders and 'changemakers' inside the organization in evolving their own unique solutions – and leading the organization in navigating the transitions. Project 10X is low cost, can start small, and is designed to become self-managing and self-propagating early on — with benefits growing exponentially over time.


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Is This The Future Of TED?

Is This The Future Of TED? | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
The high-powered TED conference, which extended its reach in 2006 by posting videos of its TED talks online, has dramatically reshaped the public’s ideas about what a great event looks like. Many conferences now embrace TED’s format of well-choreographed 18 minute talks, which often mix professional research with heartfelt personal [...]

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My two favorite things come together....

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It’s About the Experience | Market Metrix

It’s About the Experience | Market Metrix | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

Why do guests choose a particular hotel?  Experience.  As you might guess, location and price top the list. But assuming you’re operating a hotel, and not building one, there isn’t much you can do about location. Price, likewise, has a lot of constraints. Rate cutting is not sustainable. It may goose business in the short term, but can set unreasonable expectations and restrict future price increases -

See more at: http://corp.marketmetrix.com/its-about-the-experience/#sthash.QH6DmnAJ.dpuf


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The Surveillance Paradigm: Be the friction - Our Response to the New Lords of the Ring

The Surveillance Paradigm: Be the friction - Our Response to the New Lords of the Ring | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
A new social logic is taking shape: It’s all about surveillance. The individual is used as a mere provider of data. It’s time to break...
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Zuboff provides an insightful account of the way we avid users of social media and other technologies have not only enthusiastically handed over our privacy to companies that have profited from its after sale but performed all the data collection and data entry tasks for them! With the rapid arrival of the " internet of things" there'll be no end to the ways this endless stream of data will be used. She tries to be optimistic -  that we'll wake up and " insist on a new commercial model that refuses to externalise our well being, our freedom, our privacy, and our rights to live our lives and manage our data as we choose".  I'm no so sure.  

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Mindsets and Money: Breaking the Grip of Distorted Economics

Mindsets and Money: Breaking the Grip of Distorted Economics | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

"Some businesses are beginning to expand their focus beyond the surprisingly recent, single-minded obsession with maximizing shareholder value. Yet we haven’t solved the core problem, because the game is fundamentally defined by its rules. And markets, for all their agility and elegance, are massively distorted in several critical ways:..."


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Willy De Backer's curator insight, March 10, 12:32 PM

Excellent ideas from Gil Friend on the radical business reforms needed to make our economies sustainable.

Eli Levine's curator insight, March 11, 6:24 AM

I've been saying this for a few years now.

 

Money HAS to be put in its place, relative to the biological, social and environmental needs of humanity, in both the short and the long term.  Otherwise, we're going to kill ourselves for what amounts to pieces of cloth rag or digital signatures that we don't honestly need and shouldn't really want, if produced by those methods which kill our society, our environment and, ultimately, ourselves through killing our society and environment.

 

This would all start in the private financial sector which makes the investments and the decisoins as to what gets funded and what doesn't.  Who cares if the return is less, especially if you're still able to make a return?  Why should society and the will of society as expressed through the law tolerate or accept the pathological behavior of a few individuals who have mistaken money for something that they need over their physical, social and environmental needs?

 

Think about it.

 

Because it is a pathological mindset/brain type that's at work here.  It shows in the person's behavior, actions, perspectives and attitudes about all things that relate to them.  They need help, more than anything.  And, I don't think they should have a choice about whether they receive help or not, considering how dangerous their actions are for themselves and the rest of us.

 

Think about it.

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Yale Environment 360: NASA Images Show Severity Of California's Record-Setting Drought

Yale Environment 360: NASA Images Show Severity Of California's Record-Setting Drought | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

A pair of NASA images, taken a year apart, show the profound impacts of California's current drought, which Gov. Jerry Brown said yesterday poses a major threat to California's environment and economy.


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A Green, Commons-Based Governance: The Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment for all species

A Green, Commons-Based Governance: The Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment for all species | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

Efforts to protect the environment have hit a wall: the unwillingness of the State and the Market to set limits on market abuses and excesses. A Commons-based governance could solve the problem.


CSRWire Talkback Series on GREEN GOVERNANCE

About the Authors:
David Bollier is an author, activist and independent scholar of the commons. He is Cofounder of the Commons Strategies Group and blogs at Bollier.org. Burns H. Weston is the Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus & Senior Scholar of the Center for Human Rights at The University of Iowa. Bollier and Weston jointly direct The Commons Law Project.

 

▶ ECOLOGICAL SURVIVAL, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THE LAW OF THE COMMONS. The vast majority of the world's scientists agree: we have reached a point in history where we are in grave danger of destroying Earth's life-sustaining capacity. But our attempts to protect natural ecosystems are increasingly ineffective because our very conception of the problem is limited; we treat 'the environment' as its own separate realm, taking for granted prevailing but outmoded conceptions of economics, national sovereignty and international law. Green Governance is a direct response to the mounting calls for a paradigm shift in the way humans relate to the natural environment. It opens the door to a new set of solutions by proposing a compelling new synthesis of environmental protection based on broader notions of economics and human rights and on commons-based governance. Going beyond speculative abstractions, the book proposes a new architecture of environmental law and public policy that is as practical as it is theoretically sound. http://www.csrwire.com/blog/series/56-green-governance-ecological-survival-human-rights-and-the-law-of-the-commons/posts

 

CSRWire Talkback, December 20, 2013

▶ 'THE HUMAN RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT' .... A clean environment is a human right, too, but courts and laws need to "get it." David Bollier and Burns Weston continue the Green Governance series on Talkback. http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1157-the-human-right-to-a-clean-and-healthy-environment

 

▶ WHO WILL SPEAK FOR THE TREES: THE IMPORTANCE OF VERNACULAR LAW IN SOLVING ECOLOGICAL PROBLEMS. When laws no longer protect society's rights, it's time to establish the "common law" rights of the people http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1147-the-importance-of-vernacular-law-in-solving-ecological-problems

 

November 29, 2013
▶ GREEN GOVERNANCE: RE-IMAGINING OUR STEWARDSHIP OF NATURE. A new paradigm based on ancient principles of governance offers hope for real stewardship of planetary resources. http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1124-green-governance-re-imagining-our-stewardship-of-nature

 

 

 

 

 ▶ FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PAY FOR OUR MISTAKES:  BIODIVERSITY LOSS IMPACT MAY NOT APPEAR FOR DECADES http://sco.lt/5k2si1

 

 ▶ BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5Ktuuf

 

 ▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7uGWKv

 

CSRWire, December 26, 2013
 ▶ ECUADOR:  A WIN FOR THE PEOPLE vs CHEVRON http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1159-ecuador-a-win-for-the-people-vs-chevron

 

                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 

 

 ▶ >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 ▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3

 

 ▶  WHO OWNS NATURE? CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2299601530/who-owns-nature-corporate-power-and-the-final-frontier-in-the-commodification-of-life

 

 ▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

 

 Intercontinental Cry Magazine, December 24, 2013
▶ BOLIVIA'S INDIGENOUS FUTURE:  A BALANCE OF PRESERVATION, PROTECTION AND CONNECTION http://intercontinentalcry.org/bolivias-indigenous-future-a-balance-of-preservation-protection-and-connection-21527/

 

-▶ GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS:  THE BIG IDEA FROM TINY STATE THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD http://sco.lt/67exkX

 

-▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 

▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY:  TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/92y1Ef

 

 

 ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8FyZST

 

▶ INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM: NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: NATURE IS PRICELESS http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

 ▶ THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH: A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH' http://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

 April 19, 2013 Guardian
▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/capitalism-needs-rethinking-what-options

 

September 13, 2013 Francesca Rheannon CSRWire

▶ THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://sco.lt/8GZC9x

 

 ▶  TREE HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v

 

June 3, 2013 Culture Collapse Disorder
 ▶  WHAT IS CULTURE COLLAPSE DISORDER? ECOPSYCHOPATHY AND THE END OF CULTURE AS WE KNOW IT http://www.culturecollapsedisorder.com/blog/what-is-culture-collapse-disorder-ecopsychopathy-and-the-end-of-culture-as-we-know-it/

 

 

 ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH:

▶  ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7Sfb6H

 

 ▶  2012 IN RETROSPECT: AN OPEN LETTER TO HUMANITY, FROM MOTHER EARTH  - Danielle Lanyard CSR Wire http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/638-2012-in-retrospect-an-open-letter-to-humanity-from-mother-earth

 

 ▶  POPE FRANCIS: "NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL" Pope Francis slams capitalism as 'new tyranny' http://sco.lt/6RIQin

 

 

▶ WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE http://sco.lt/8FQndh

 

 ▶ FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL: OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

 

 Climate and Capitalism, December 21, 2013
▶ ECOSOCIALISM AS A HUMAN PHENOMENON http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/21/ecosocialism-human-phenomenon/

 

▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB  http://sco.lt/92ZVcP

 

▶ PATAGONIA MAY BE THE WORLD'S MOST RESPONSIBLE COMPANY http://sco.lt/8Xb7xp

 

▶ BUSINESS LEADERS CALL FOR ACTION TO VALUE NATURE http://sco.lt/93O8kT

 

Alternet, December 23, 2013
-▶ THE AMAZING WAY NATURE CAN HEAL YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL AT YOUR BEST http://admin.alternet.org/environment/studies-show-amazing-ways-nature-boon-your-health

 

 ▶ SLEEPWALKING TO EXTINCTION: CAPITALISM AND THE CONSUMER ECONOMY http://sco.lt/9EPNkf

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                             SHORT VIDEO 4:00

                        THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS VISUALIZED

                                            http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

 

                                                  WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

                                                    VIDEO

                           WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                    The Global Water Crisis

                                        http://sco.lt/53HMPJ

 

 

                           MORE ON ON STATE OF THE PLANET

▶ Biodiversity IS Life http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 

▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH : THE CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 


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A Tutorial on Humanity's Path to and Beyond 7 Billion

A Tutorial on Humanity's Path to and Beyond 7 Billion | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
An invaluable population primer from a master of demography.

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Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism: Trends | Mo...

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism: Trends | Mo... | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
http://t.co/fZnceiPr Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism: Trends http://t.co/IuEkICoe...”; (Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism: Trends | Mozaik Blog http://t.co/aOTaNuL62U)...
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Nowadays, the link between ecotourism and sustainable tourism is necessary to develop an emerging concept : Responsible Travel. The necessity for environmental care became more imperative, that’s why ecotourism could be the only alternative form of tourism for the next generation.
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OECD waking up to climate crisis?

OECD waking up to climate crisis? | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

"Ending our reliance on fossil fuels was never going to be easy. Two thirds of electricity generation relies on fossil fuels. 95% of the energy consumed by the world’s transport systems relies on fossil fuels.

I want to be very clear that I haven’t come here to vilify fossil fuels. Much of what we regard as material and social progress has been built on the back of them. They are incredibly convenient. We’ve physically constructed our world around them, and to wean ourselves away from them will mean swimming against very strong tides".


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Willy De Backer's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:32 AM

In a lecture in London on 9 October, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria warned global leaders that the climate crisis needs to be tackled with more radical and urgent policies (including a high price on carbon and abolishing fossil fuel subsidies). Do some of his remarks indicate a new shift in the global leaders' climate agenda?

Michael Stuart's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:54 PM

The Texas coast needs to get ready, some areas, like Corpus Christi will have little effect, but Galveston's west-end and South Padre's north-end will be under water!

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Humanity Imperiled: The Path to Disaster | Noam Chomsky

What is the future likely to bring? A reasonable stance might be to try to look at the human species from the outside. So imagine that you're an extraterrestrial observer who is trying to figure out what's happening here or, for that matter, imagine you're an historian 100 years from now -- assuming there are any historians 100 years from now, which is not obvious -- and you're looking back at what's happening today. You'd see something quite remarkable.


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Why Disney, BP and Rio Tinto are exploring ecosystem services

Why Disney, BP and Rio Tinto are exploring ecosystem services | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
More firms find that paying attention to ecosystem services can reveal risks and help prevent problems with the supply chain and beyond.

 

...Disney, BP, Rio Tinto and Weyerhaueser represent vastly different sectors. Yet these companies see an increasingly persuasive business case for tracking the impacts and dependencies on biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES).

Simply put, the case for corporate action on BES has solidified, with internal and external dimensions that are more and more compelling. Ecosystem services are essential to businesses, as well as to some 450 million people whose livelihoods depend upon their ongoing flow."


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MJP EcoArchives's curator insight, July 14, 2013 8:22 PM

A great backgrounder by an excellent writer/researcher Sissel Waage - director of biodiversity and ecosystem services at BSR - puts a clearer picture of the momentum gaining behind the interaction between the Corporate world and Ecosystem Services. It might not be revolutionary to those in Corporate Ecosystem Services circles, but articles such as this show the topic is clearly no longer the warm-and-fuzzy discussion it was a while ago - this is straight business now, as Sissel describes. 

"...For example, more than 16 government agencies around the world either are investing in ecosystem services initiatives or developing related policies. This includes Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, the European Union, India, Israel, Japan, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam...."

 

This piece also talks about how the Investment world, and stakeholders are driving this trend. Long may it continue that large name and heavy-weights such as Rio Tino, Disney and BP join the push to mainstream these ideas.

It really does make sense - I just wish it wouldn't be such an uphill battle sometimes...

Anna Balez's comment, July 15, 2013 12:48 AM
Good insight of how ecosystem services are now used and are going to be used. Early adopters understand well the issue, I hope this kind of article will highlight the "ecosystemic challenge" for a large range of business audience.
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Toward the Global Transition — 2012 and Beyond

Toward the Global Transition — 2012 and Beyond | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

It is increasingly clear that the institutions of yesterday are inadequate for the challenges of tomorrow.  Multinational corporations bent toward the myopia of quarterly returns are ill-fit for extended periods of volatility and turbulence.  Centralized governments, with an opacity built in to ensure secrecy, cannot keep pace with the speed-of-light communications of 21st Century internet-based and mobile technologies.  They must be opened up and redesigned with agility and integrity as guiding principles.

 

What is needed now is nothing less than the wholesale redesign of civilization.  Our banking institutions must be reconnected to the thriving of human communities.  Our schools and universities must cultivate a creative resilience that enables massive-scale innovation.  Our businesses must produce positive social impacts alongside healthy revenues.  And our governments must successfully provide the supports through which well-being is sustained and spread across the entirety of nations, cities, and villages.

 

This concept of bridge-building across paradigms was developed by the Berkana Institute. http://berkana.org/about/our-theory-of-change/


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