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The factors driving & necessitating the emergence of a new operating model for tourism
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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, 3:32 PM

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

Eli Levine's curator insight, March 11, 9:24 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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Communicating sustainability via social media has become mainstream

Communicating sustainability via social media has become mainstream | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it
More companies are using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and blogs to talk about sustainability than ever before...

 

Interesting article from the Guardian's Sustainable Business blog.


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The Must Haves for a Sustainable 2050 | MAHB

The Must Haves for a Sustainable 2050 | MAHB | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

This report describes an 18-month World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) project, Vision 2050. The vision was formed by a technique of backcasting past events, to evaluate the plausibility of reaching a reasonably sustainable world in 2050. 
The project is causing major strategic re-thinking among the 200 member companies in the World Business Council, and has generated thoughtful discussions in proceedings conducted by the United Nations, OECD, and a variety of academic institutions. That WBCSD has led the way on this project is especially significant given that its member companies have $7 trillion in annual revenues (comparison: China’s GDP at current exchange rate is $5.8 trillion).


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“Green shift” in industries could save $2 trillion for major world economies

“Green shift” in industries could save $2 trillion for major world economies | Conscious Travel | Scoop.it

A new report by the World Economic Forum makes the case for an emergency transformation to sustainable consumption in a resource-constrained world.

 

The report "More with less: scaling sustainable consumption and resource efficiency" is an absolute must-read.

 

More about this report will be available from tomorrow via my 3E Intelligence blog http://3eintelligence.wordpress.com .


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