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The factors driving & necessitating the emergence of a new operating model for tourism
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Costa Rica Leading the Way in Incentivizing Protection of Nature

Costa Rica Leading the Way in Incentivizing Protection of Nature | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

As global economic and environmental struggles continue to make headlines, perhaps the world should look toward Costa Rica for answers. In the last 25 years, the country has tripled its GDP while doubling the size of its forests; it has also pledged to become the world’s first carbon-neutral nation by 2021. 


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The Global, Socially Conscious Consumer | Nielsen Wire

The Global, Socially Conscious Consumer | Nielsen Wire | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
Research suggests that there is a segment of socially conscious consumers that cause marketers should pay attention to. Who are these socially conscious consumers? What causes are most important to them?
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Overseas aid to Africa being outweighed by hefty costs of importing oil

Overseas aid to Africa being outweighed by hefty costs of importing oil | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
Sub-Saharan states need to move to renewable energy sources as $15bn in aid is outstripped by $18bn in oil imports, says IEA...

 

But not only Africa is affected. Europe will suffer competitiveness loss as a result of oil dependence. "...for every $1 that countries do not spend on cleaner fuel, they will have to spend $4.3 within the next two decades to make up, for their reliance on fossil fuels".  EU oil bill is more than 550bn per year, the "equivalent of a Greek crisis - very year".


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From Bhutan to Foxconn, corporate responsibility is big business | Global Envision

From Bhutan to Foxconn, corporate responsibility is big business | Global Envision | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

Foxconn - Apple's supplier in China will increase worker's wages by 16-25% in response to social media attention

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How Ecotourism Benefits Conservation in Korea

How Ecotourism Benefits Conservation in Korea | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

As a result of efforts of local residents, a major wetland area has been conserved and supports a thriving eco-tourism economy.

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An unconventional approach to creating a sustainable economy

An unconventional approach to creating a sustainable economy | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
Unlike the economy, the planet is by nature sustainable and may offer alternative solutions to transforming our global economic systems, a new report suggests...
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What is strong sustainability? - Strong Sustainability

What is strong sustainability? - Strong Sustainability | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

The concept of strong sustainability is based on the scientific fact that all human life and activity occurs within the limitations of planet Earth, or the 'biosphere' where humankind lives, including all societal functions, such as the economy.

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Conscious Evolution - Rethinking Complexity

Conscious Evolution - Rethinking Complexity | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
We are at the portal of what systems scientist Béla Bánáthy called the "fourth generation" humans.
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Reimagining Capitalism—as Principled, Patient, and Truly Social | Management Innovation eXchange

Reimagining Capitalism—as Principled, Patient, and Truly Social | Management Innovation eXchange | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) is an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century. It is I might add, a rich source of inspiration and ideas as to how capitalism can be re-imagined. A must read if you want to get an idea of how successful businesses will be conducted in the future. 

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Puma adopts Environmental Profit and Loss accounting – and talks about being in the red | Sustainable BusinessNZ

Puma adopts Environmental Profit and Loss accounting – and talks about being in the red | Sustainable BusinessNZ | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

PUMA attempts to include many of the environmental "externalities" in an environmental Profit and Loss accounting approach to prepare for a world when, in the future, there'll be few free lunches.

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Conscious Consumerism is Catching On in New Zealand

Conscious Consumerism is Catching On in New Zealand | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
Is it coincidence or might there be a trend emerging here? In the space of 24 hours, I've discovered two mainstream media that are highlighting "conscious consumers" in New Zealand.

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The Evolution of People-Powered Markets: 60 Resources

The Evolution of People-Powered Markets: 60 Resources | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
There is a growing movement towards peer-to-peer value exchange and production, prompted by a variety of things, like economic conditions, shifting cultural values, exploration into collective inte...
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Civilisation faces 'perfect storm of ecological and social problems'

Civilisation faces 'perfect storm of ecological and social problems' | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

Celebrated scientists and development thinkers today warn that civilisation is faced with a perfect storm of ecological and social problems driven by overpopulation, overconsumption and environmentally malign technologies.

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Bhutan leads the world to a new economy of happiness

Bhutan leads the world to a new economy of happiness | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

This week, Bhutan is hosting a high level conference at the United Nations in New York with the hope of placing happiness, rather than growth, at the heart of the economy.

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World Happiness Report: Success can’t just be measured in dollars and cents | News | National Post

World Happiness Report: Success can’t just be measured in dollars and cents | News | National Post | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
With nods to Buddha and Aristotle, a UN expert panel on Monday called for all countries to measure and track the happiness of their people, and to adopt a “a very different model of humanity” oriented toward subjective wellbeing...
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Big business on the sustainability offensive | Ethical Corporation

Big business on the sustainability offensive | Ethical Corporation | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

Evidence that leading companies are demonstrating a growing belief that their future profit and growth will be tied to how effectively they respond to looming global challenges including resource scarcity, population growth, and climate change. Examples include Proctor & Gamble, Philips, and Kingfisher and many more. 

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Valuing Urban Parks

Valuing Urban Parks | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

We won't protect what we don't value and in a transactional economy we can't value something unless we can measure it. The Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma Washington has valued the economic impact of its Mtero Parks in terms of the ecosystem services that are currently provided for free. 

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Making the Business Case for Conservation | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

Making the Business Case for Conservation | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
Mark Tercek is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland making the business case for conservation and the value of nature.
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F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
Imagine your mind as a construct – a series of models, assumptions, biases, values, beliefs, memories, past hurts and joys, experiences, expectations, and blind spots. It’s running a re...
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Catalyzing Conscious Capitalism | Jim Stengel

Catalyzing Conscious Capitalism | Jim Stengel | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

Jim Stengel - former Global Marketing Officer of Proctor & Gamble and author GROW summarizes the essence of Conscious Capitalism and he critical importance of basing a business on ideals - the shared intent to keep improving people's lives. 

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Better Returns Through Meaningful Business - DailyFinance

Better Returns Through Meaningful Business - DailyFinance | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

Why MotleyFool recommends Whole Foods as a sound investment: "The pursuit of good, sustainable, positive practices throughout supply chains makes better companies. Whole Foods founder and co-CEO John Mackey believes that business isn't a war; it's a web, connecting companies, employees, suppliers, and customers for the good of all.

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Corporations Must Become Socially Conscious Citizens - BusinessWeek

Corporations Must Become Socially Conscious Citizens - BusinessWeek | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
Why the Occupy Wall Street movement and its message are spreading...
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