Eisentain's post = "In aspiring toward sustainable growth, then, the Rio participants carried an irreconcilable contradiction with them into the conference. Its failure was assured — not because of the commonly cited reason that it is impossible to gather 50,000 bureaucrats for a week and get anything done. Well, OK, because of that, yes, but the contradictions run deeper. Given the way that growth is defined in our current system, sustainable growth is impossible."
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...
Gail Tverberg is a remarkably lucid actuary who focuses on resource availability and climate change. This is one of the most succinct and well documented summaries of the growth subject. We;; worth a read and a study.
Louis Basile, CEO of Wildflower Bread Company, talks about how you must align your purpose, passion, and people to have a successful organization. When doing... (Louis Basile - "Conscious Capitalism" - "Doing Business and having a Heart!
Very informative article by Gail Tverberg explaining why oil supply is tight and prices high.
"On balance, it would appear that at best, oil production in the near future will be virtually flat, leading to more spiking of oil prices and greater world economic problems. Another possibility is that world production will begin to decline. The likelihood of decline would appear to be increased if more oil exporters encounter political disruptions, or if the world enters a major recession leading to an oil price decline."
More information about the partnership between Starbucks and Conservation International and the Coffee and Farmer Equity Practice (C.A.F.E.) Guidelines - great example of business investing in sustainability.
Evidence from evolutionary biology and psychology, anthropology and game theory shows our uniquely sophisticated capacity for co-operation is at the heart of our evolutionary success. Science is telling us we are co-operators.
In Co-op Capitalism Professor Noreena Hertz, one of the most influential economists on the international stage, explains why we are at a critical juncture, where the Gucci Capitalism based on self-interest and profit maximisation of the last 30 years looks set to be replaced by an open source, Co-op Capitalism based on collaborative and shared enterprise.
The RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and Tesco (one of the world's top five global retailers) have announced a ground-breaking partnership called ‘Together For Trees’ to help protect rainforests around the world.
Australians are effectively indifferent to global and societal issues, rating these significantly lower. What we see in these results is a picture of a relatively conservative society concerned with local issues that influence its members' daily lives. People's concerns about industrial pollution, climate change, renewable energy and depletion of energy resources plummeted when compared with an identical study in 2007
Charles Eisenstein is the author of two of my all time favorite books, the Ascent of Humanity and Sacred Economics. He graduated from Yale with a degree in Philosophy and Mathematics and now teaches at Goddard College. He is a well known speaker on the topics of culture, spirituality, economics, gifting, the money system and community currencies.
Saving biodiversity -- the vast and essential variety of the natural world -- will be expensive, at an estimated $300 billion a year for the next eight years. But losing it would cost even more, in terms of disease, hunger, poverty and diminished resilience to climate change, according to the new chief of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity.
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