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Why Tomorrow's Business MUST Be a Great Place to Work - Forbes

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For the past ten years, NetApp has been recognized as one of the top places to work.... http://www.forbes.com/sites/netapp/2013/01/09/gptw-2/

 

Jan 3, 2013 EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT HOLDS THE KEY TO PRODUCTIVITY Sustainable Industries http://sustainableindustries.com/articles/2013/01/were-engaged

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What is Corporate "Social" "Sustainable" Responsibility (CSR)?

Published on Sep 30, 2012

WHAT IS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

▶  What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? This video clip tries to give competent but also entertaining answers to this question. The video is part of series "in a little green bag" at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0NkGtNU_9w


United Nations Global Impact
 ▶ GUIDE TO CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY.

What is the UN Global Compact? “ The Global Compact asks companies to embrace universal principles and to partner with the United Nations. It has grown to become a critical platform for the UN to engage effectively with enlightened global business.”– UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

https://www.unglobalcompact.org/AboutTheGC/guide_to_corporate_sustainability.html


UNDP in Asia and The Pacific, November 13, 2014
 ▶ GROWTH AT THE COST OF LIFE'S DIVERSITY/ THAT'S BAD ECONOMICS http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/blog/2014/11/13/Growth-at-the-cost-of-life-s-diversity-That-s-bad-economics-/


Mongabay, January 25, 2015
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

 http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.html


Ethical Corporation, August 20, 2014
▶ IS ETHICS THE SAVIOUR OF BRANDING? In order to retain credibility, branding needs ethics at its heart Branding as we know it today is dying. These aren’t just whispers from the fringe but discussions in mainstream journals ranging f... http://www.ethicalcorp.com/business-strategy/ethics-saviour-branding


                               ANIMATED VIDEO - ALSTON GROUP

                     "WHAT IS CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY?"

                                 Published on Jun 13, 2013

Are you familiar with the term 'corporate social responsibility'? This concept relates to how growth can be achieved in a responsible way by people, businesses and governments.
     Corporate social responsibility (CSR) takes into account increased populations and scarce resources to ensure that global development is sustainable. Three central pillars of economic progress, social justice and environmental protection now form the basis of how businesses interact and support communities...http://www.alstom.com/Sustainability/animated-series-on-csr/


Yale Global, October 21, 2014
- ▶  GOVERNMENT APPROVAL NOT ENOUGH, BUSINESSES NEED SOCIAL LICENSE. In era of globalized awareness, best business, government practices demand local consent and social license  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/government-approval-not-enough-businesses-need-social-license


Stanford Social Innovation Review, December 10, 2012
- ▶  THE FIRST RULE OF CORPORATE "SOCIAL" RESPONSIBILITY IS:  DO NO HARM. What corporations do to society is far more important than what corporations can do for society. http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/the_first_rule_of_corporate_social_responsibility_is_not_what_you_think


 The Guardian - Social Impact Hub - September 24, 2013
▶  BUSINESSES CANNOT AVOID INVOLVEMENT IN CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND MORAL ISSUES http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-confront-cultural-social-moral-issues

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, May 11, 2013
▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:  HOW THE MOVEMENT HAS EVOLVED SINCE THE 90s  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/csr-retrospective-how-movement-developed-90s



 Guardian Sustainable Business, January 14, 2014
▶  THREE SUSTAINABILITY RESOLUTIONS FOR ALL BUSINESSES IN 2014. Going carbon negative, ecoystems positive and injecting humanity into the corporate environment are ambitious but vital goals for businesses.. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/three-sustainability-resolutions-business-2014


▶  WHY SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SHOULD BE PART OF EVERY BUSINESS http://sco.lt/4tfKhV

 

                                       WATCH REPORT (26:03)
                                Made In Germany - Deutche Welles
              WHAT IS SOCIAL AND SUSTAINABLE RESPONSIBILITY?
            http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798


June 26, 2013 Stanford Center for Social Innovation
▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS ESSENTIAL TO ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY http://csi.gsb.stanford.edu/corporate-social-responsibility-essential-environmental-sustainability


 The Ecologist, December 30, 2013
 ▶  THE MOST URGENT PROBLEM WE FACE - ENVIRONMENTAL COLLAPSE http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2215830


                           ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

      WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                           http://sco.lt/56vkOH



                                                        VIDEO

                    300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/7lDG6b


SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz


     

                        EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                                             "PLANET OCEAN"

                   A Very Important film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted 4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems  http://sco.lt/9FB89B



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


                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                         http://sco.lt/5XvSe9


OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3


 EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLEWe have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/


▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/76Gtij

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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



▶  CORPORATE GOVERNANCE?  WHAT IS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AS SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY IN NEW SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS?  http://sco.lt/8FToVl


 

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

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Abby Ng Yew Chien's curator insight, March 21, 2013 4:33 AM

'CSR is like teenage sex, everybody says they are doing it, but few actually are. AND those who really do it, do it really bad :/ ' 

IOANNIS APOSTOLOU's curator insight, August 31, 2013 5:04 AM

Wowww simplicity wins again!

Ma. Caridad Benitez's curator insight, February 25, 2014 12:44 PM

La Milla extra, RSC mucho más que el cumplimiento legal. 

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Return Of Debtors' Prison in U.S. Impoverished jailed for inability to pay fines/debts - INEQUALITY Widens

Return Of Debtors' Prison in U.S.   Impoverished jailed for inability to pay fines/debts - INEQUALITY Widens | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

                                              VIDEO REPORT

                                 PBS Newshour, December 27, 2014

RETURN OF THE DEBTORS' PRISON?  MANY STILL JAILED FOR INABILITY TO PAY FINES

Cities across the country are increasingly turning to what are known as private probation companies to collect unpaid fines. But are indigent people ending up in jail because they can't afford to pay? Since NewsHour Weekend's first story on this issue aired last spring, the Childersburg Municipal Court issued a “standing order” stating that “In no case shall an indigent defendant be incarcerated … based solely on his or her inability to pay fines.” But the practice continues elsewhere in the country. Special correspondent John Carlos Frey takes an in-depth look at what some are calling the return of the debtors' prison. Continue reading

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/return-debtors-prison/


Newshour, January 03, 2014
-▶ VIEWERS RESPOND TO REPORT ON JAIL TIME FOR PEOPLE UNABLE TO FINES OR DEBTS  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/viewers-respond-report-jail-time-people-unable-pay-fines/


Truthdig, December 22, 2013
-▶ LOCKING UP POOR PEOPLE IN CORPORATE AMERICA IS BOOMING "Aramark, often contracted to provide food to prisoners at about a dollar a meal, is one of numerous corporations, from phone companies to construction firms, that have found our grotesque system of mass incarceration to be very profitable."  http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/food_behind_bars_isnt_fit_for_your_dog_20131222


August 8, 2013 Daily Kos:

-▶  DEBTORS PRISON:  PRIVATE PRISONS ENSURE ONGOING PROFITS FOR INCARCERATING PEOPLE WHO OWE BUT CAN'T PAY http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/11/1230307/-Charging-prisoners-fees-even-for-public-defender-creates-debtors-prison#


New York Times, January 25, 2015
-▶  ELDER CARE NURSING HOMES ARE SEIZING GUARDIANSHIP CONTROL OVER PATIENTS TO ENSURE PAYMENT FOR CARE

At least one judge has ruled that the tactic by nursing homes is an abuse of the law, but the petitions, even if they are ultimately unsuccessful, force families into costly legal ordeals. “It’s a strategic move to intimidate,” criminal prosecution of financial exploitation.  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/nyregion/to-collect-debts-nursing-home-seizing-control-over-patients.html


ProPublica, September 15, 2014
-▶  UNSEEN TOLL:  WAGES OF MILLIONS SEIZED TO PAY PAST DEBTS. A new study provides the first-ever tally of how many employees lose up to a quarter of their paychecks over debts like unpaid credit card or medical bills and student loans. http://www.propublica.org/article/unseen-toll-wages-of-millions-seized-to-pay-past-debts


Philanthropy News Digest, January 27, 2015
-▶
SENATOR TO HOSPITALS : STOP SUING POOR PATIENTS

. According to ProPublica/NPR, the hospital's for-profit debt collection subsidiary, Northwest Financial Services, filed thousands of lawsuits a year over unpaid bills, garnished the wages of about six thousand people, and seized at least $12 million between 2009 and 2013. In response to the article, the hospital announced a review of its debt collection practices. http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/grassley-calls-on-nonprofit-hospitals-to-stop-suing-poor-patients


                                  ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS
                                                  ProPublica
                           UNFORGIVEN : THE LONG LIFE OF DEBT
       Old Debts, Fresh Pain: Weak Laws Offer Debtors Little Protection
Critics say the 1968 federal law that allows collectors to take 25 percent of debtors’ wages, or every penny in their bank accounts, is out of date and overly harsh. More » http://www.propublica.org/series/unforgiven


-▶ DO YOU STILL THINK BEING POOR IS NOT A CRIME ?? pic.twitter.com/dWAWlKHXRi#DebtorsPrison


YES Magazine, June 04 2014

-▶  A MODERN-DAY DEBTORS PRISON? JUDGES PUSH BACK AGAINST THE SOUTH' PRIVATIZATION WAVE: In Southern states, small-town courts have outsourced probation management to for-profit companies charging fees out of reach to the country's poorest residents. Many people end up in jail for nonpayment. These judges want private companies out of their courts. PRIVATIZING PROBATION AND PROFITING FROM POVERTY http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/a-modern-day-debtors-prison


                                                   WATCH

                                   TO PRISON FOR POVERTY

                                             Brave New Films
        HOW PRIVATE PROBATION COMPANIES PROFIT OFF THE POOR http://www.bravenewfilms.org/toprisonforpoverty



American Civil Liberties Union, February 06, 2014
-▶  COURT-SANCTIONED EXTORTION BY PRIVATE PROBATION COMPANIES:  MODERN DEBTORS PRISON https://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform-racial-justice/court-sanctioned-extortion-private-probation-companies


Huffington Post UK, July 03, 2014
-▶  UK IS PRIVATIZING IT'S PROBATION SERVICE http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/07/03/chris-grayling-probation-drawn-from-a-hat_n_5554340.html?utm_hp_ref=uk


Alternet, June 13, 2014
-▶  DEADLY NEW DEBTOR'S PRISONS:  PENNSYLVANIA MOTHER DIES IN JAIL FOR TRUANCY FINES. CRIMINALIZING POVERTYIf you thought debtors prison was something straight out of Charles Dickens—and something long ago left behind us—think again. Debtors prison is becoming  very much a part of the American prison-industrial complex. http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/deadly-new-debtors-prisons-pennsylvania-mother-dies-jail-truancy-fines


                                                    VIDEO
     HOW PRISONS RIP OFF AND EXPLOIT THE INCARCERATED http://www.mintpressnews.com/video-prisons-rip-off-exploit-incarcerated/200486/


                                  JAILING AMERICANS FOR PROFIT

                                 THE RISE OF THE BILLION DOLLAR

                             PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

                                             http://sco.lt/6bHg3N


                                       A PLAGUE OF PRISONS

                 The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America

-▶ HOW MASS INCARCERATION IS A PLAGUE INFECTING OUR NATION -- LITERALLY http://www.alternet.org/books/how-mass-incarceration-plague-infecting-our-nation-literally


Alertnet, November 25, 2013

-▶ HOW WALL STREET TURNED AMERICA INTO INCARCERATION NATION http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/how-wall-st-turned-america-incarceration-nation?akid=11186.237541.CCl2M1&rd=1&src=newsletter929145&t=3


PolicyMic, December 2, 2014
-▶ WATCH AMERICA'S PRISON SYSTEM EXPLODE IN ONE ALARMING GIF http://mic.com/articles/107088/watch-america-s-prison-system-explode-in-one-alarming-gif


Common Dreams, March 28, 2014
▶  THE FACE OF POVERTY:  HOMELESS JOBLESS SINGLE MOM WITH LOUSY OPTIONS ARRESTED FOR BEING HOMELESS: http://www.commondreams.org/further/2014/03/28-0

                                                      VIDEO

                               "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?"

                                            http://sco.lt/4qDiJl


                                    ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR

                    2012 CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH

                       WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW

                                             http://sco.lt/64Y1Tt


                       CORPORATE PROFITS TRUMPS FAIR WAGES

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ON PUBLIC AID, REPORT SAYS http://sco.lt/5zp197


                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                            PBS NewsHour, September 05, 2014

MORE PART-TIME WORKERS SUFFER INSTABILITY, LONG HOURS TO MAKE ENDS MEET -- AS WALL STREET STOCK MARKET SOARS
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/new-job-growth-doesnt-indicate-strong-labor-market/


                       CORPORATE PROFITS TRUMPS FAIR WAGES

           More than half of U.S. fast food workers on public aid, report says

                                           http://sco.lt/5zp197


                                      CRUSHING COLLEGE DEBT

                                A TRILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS

                   PREDATORY LOANS AND AN UNKNOWN FUTURE

                                                 http://sco.lt/8wWGOX


                                    PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                          THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

                                         http://sco.lt/6G1wgr



                                      POVERTY AND HOMELESSNESS

                                       MEET YOUR NEW LANDLORD

                   A WALL STREET CONTROLLED RENTAL MARKET

                AND RISING RENTS:  THE SOCIETAL CONSEQUENCES

                                               http://sco.lt/9HVQcz


Truthout, December 27, 2013
-▶ THE GRAYING OF OUR INCARCERATION NATION Our prisons have increasingly become homes for the aging, as there are now some 125,000 prisoners age 55 or older, nearly quadruple the number there were in 1995. .. http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/20743-the-graying-of-our-incarceration-nation

                                    VIDEO REPORT (Full Episode)
                            Al Jazeera America, November 01, 2014
                               "DYING INSIDE: ELDERLY IN PRISON"
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/fault-lines/multimedia/2014/11/fault-lines-dyinginsideelderlyinprisonfullepisode.html


The Atlantic, October 30, 2014
-▶ INNER-CITY VIOLENCE IN THE AGE OF MASS INCARCERATION. Harsh criminal-justice policies have thrown America's poorest urban communities into chaos  http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/10/inner-city-violence-in-the-age-of-mass-incarceration/382154/



                                             KIDS FOR CASH

         INSIDE ONE OF THE NATION'S MOST SHOCKING

                          JUVENILE JUSTICE SCANDALS

                                         http://sco.lt/9HDYeH



                                          VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                          The Center for Investigative Reporting

                           TEENS IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opUCRAbCkR8



-▶ HOW DEREGULATION/TAX LOOPHOLES ARE DESTROYING SOCIETY, AS THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER  http://sco.lt/56KBZB

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

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Eli Levine's curator insight, December 28, 2014 11:54 PM

Welcome to America.  We chose this path.  Now, we're going to have to walk it until enough people are angry enough and organized enough to effectively change the course of our society and our nation.

 

Absolutely disgusting, in my honest opinion.  Absolutely disgusting.

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Is Sustainable Seafood A Fantasy? Aquafarming vs Wild Fish

Is Sustainable Seafood A Fantasy? Aquafarming vs Wild Fish | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


 August 17, 2013 Salon, Lindsay Abrams

 -▶ SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD IS A FANTASY

Being a responsible fish eater is much more difficult than it appears,,, http://www.salon.com/2013/08/17/sustainable_seafood_is_a_fantasy/



The Guardian, January 30, 2015
 -▶ UK SUPERMARKETS FAILING TO STOCK ENOUGH "SUSTAINABLE" FISH, says report http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/30/uk-supermarkets-failing-stock-enough-sustainable-fish-report


-▶ WATCH OUT FOR THE UNSUSTAINABLE, "SUSTAINABLE" MSC SEAFOOD LABEL: THE CORPORATE SHILL GAME http://www.npr.org/2013/02/12/171376617/conditions-allow-for-more-sustainable-labeled-seafood?ft=1&f=1025


-▶ SOMETHING'S FISHY ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE OCEANS http://www.somethingsfishyaboutpso.com/?gclid=CNqHlqqYsrcCFYp_QgodbHsA8g

 

                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                                                ECO-LABELING

                                          http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3


 -▶ WHY ARTIFICIAL FISH FARMING IS UNSUSTAINABLE AND HARMING THE PLANET. There’s something fishy going on between the BigAg GMO soy industry and new fish farming methods, and there is little news coverage of this growing relationship. A report titled "Factory-Fed Fish: How the Soy Industry is Expanding Into the Sea: by Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Europe http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/tools-and-resources/factory-fed-fish/ highlights some of the potential dangers created by the unexpected relationship between soy and fish, and looks at the harm that is being caused to the global environment by this unnatural coupling.  What's the Problem? ... http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/why-fish-farming-is-unsustainable-and-harming-the-planet/


Guardian, June 10, 2014
 -▶ THE SUPERMARKET SLAVE TRAIL: ASIAN SLAVE LABOUR PRODUCING PRAWNS FOR SUPERMARKETS IN U.S. & U.K. Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour


 May 30, 2013 Huffington Post

 ▶ GREENPEACE SEAFOOD REPORT FOR 2013: THE BEST AND WORST USA SUPERMARKETS FOR SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD
 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/30/greenpeace-seafood-report-2013-supermarkets_n_3359255.html


Geographical, January 23, 2015
 -▶ CHINA'S UNSUSTAINABLE FISH FARMS http://geographical.co.uk/nature/oceans/item/727-china-s-fish-farms-squeeze-global-supply


Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) February 05, 2014
 ▶ FISH FARMS TO PRODUCE NEARLY TWO THIRDS OF GLOBAL FOOD FISH SUPPLY BY 2030 http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/213522/icode/

 

Ecowatch, August 16, 2012
 ▶ AQUACULTURE: WORLD'S INSATIABLE APPETITE FOR FISH DECIMATES WILD FISH POPULATION. “Growth in fish farming can be a double-edged sword,” said Nierenberg, co-author of the report and Director of Worldwatch’s Nourishing the Planet project. “Despite its potential to affordably feed an ever-growing global population, it can also contribute to problems of habitat destruction, waste disposal, invasions of exotic species and pathogens, and depletion of wild fish stock.”  http://ecowatch.com/2012/08/16/decimates-wild-fish-population/



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         WHY ARE WE FACTORY FARMING FISH IN THE FIRST PLACE?


New York Times, January 01, 2015
 -▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE COD GONE? http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/02/opinion/where-have-all-the-cod-gone.html


WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM:  OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING  http://sco.lt/6bO2nR


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Tidal Vision, December 23, 2014
 -▶ THREE FACTS ABOUT FARMED SALMON THAT WILL SHOCK YOU http://tidalvisionusa.com/3-facts-about-farmed-salmon-that-will-shock-you/


Sustainable Brands, February 21, 2014
 ▶ SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD?  ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, GREEN FISH http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/cheryl_baldwin/sustainable_seafood_one_fish_two_fish_red_fish_green_fish


                            ALL ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FISHING

                                Ongoing Series by Triple Pundit

  " SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD: THE BUSINESS OF A HEALTHIER CATCH"

          http://www.triplepundit.com/topic/sustainable-seafood-2014/


Triple Pundit, May 07, 2014

 -▶ SUSTAINABLE FISH FARMING:  FROM OPEN SEAS TO THE INNER CITY  http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/05/sustainable-fish-startups-open-seas-inner-city/


          SHRIMP: SEAFOOD SURPRISE:  WAIT...WHAT AM I EATING?

                                            http://sco.lt/7KhClN


                                                       SHRIMP

                 THE MASSIVE HIDDEN ENVIRONMENTAL PRICE TAG

               DESTROYING MANGROVE FORESTS AND OUR OCEANS

                                                  http://sco.lt/7eonir


Dr. David Suzuki, April 29, 2014
SALMON FARMS vs. WILD SALMON: HAS ANYTHING CHANGED AFTER A DECADE OF CONTROVERSY? http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/29/salmon-farms-wild-salmon-controversy/


-▶  FARMED SALMON EXPOSED: THE WORST FISH YOU CAN EAT - VIDEO http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/30/farmed-salmon-exposed.aspx


                                           *** MUST WATCH ***
                                SALMON CONFIDENTIAL 1:09:14
                            2013 British Columbia Documentary

                                         WHAT ARE YOU EATING?
                      INDUSTRIAL SALMON FISH FARMS VIRUSES
                  DESTROYING NATURAL SALMON POPULATION
                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2AUHpuJzac



-▶ FOOD SAFETY AGENCY SHOULD PROTECT PUBLIC, NOT COVER UP VIRUS FOR SALMON FARMING INDUSTRY http://commonsensecanadian.ca/food-safety-agency-should-protect-public-not-cover-up-virus-for-salmon-farming-industry-cfia-isav-kibenge/


                                             VIDEO REPORT

                         THE PROBLEM WITH FARMED SALMON:

                                 AQUAFARMING IN CANADA

                                         EXPORTED TO USA

                                           http://sco.lt/8zJ8oj


April 27, 2013 Main Sun Journal
-▶ AQUACULTURE OPERATOR TO PAY $490,000 AFTER ILLEGAL PESTICIDE USE KILLS LOBSTERS IN CANADA http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine-business/2013/04/27/cooke-aquaculture-pay-490000-after-illegal-pestici/1354960

 

August 24, 2013 Herald Scotland
-▶ SCIENTISTS CLAIM SEA LICE IN FISH FARMS KILL ONE THIRD OF WILD SALMON http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/scientists-claim-sea-lice-in-farms-kill-one-third-of-wild-salmon.21946288

 

Earth Justice

SALMON MUST BE PROTECTED FROM PESTICIDES http://earthjustice.org/features/salmon-must-be-protected-from-pesticides


                                                      WATCH

                                       FACTORY FARMED FISH

-▶ THE MASSIVE POLLUTION AND CONDITION UNDER A FISH FARM IN NORWAY : Lerøy west (English subtitle) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAIShIjPbIE


-▶ ANOTHER VIRUS CRASHES CANADA'S MAN-MADE AQUA SALMON FARMED ENDANGERING WILD SALMON  http://grist.org/food/sea-sick-another-virus-crashes-canadas-salmon-farms/


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TriplePundit, June 26, 2014
-▶ CONSUMER DEMAND COULD TURN THE TIDE ON SUSTAINABLE FISHING. In 2006 Walmart sold fresh Atlantic salmon fillets in its stores for $4.84 per pound — an incredibly low price. Where did it all this cheap salmon come from? As it turns out, over the previous 10 years, fish farms had proliferated along the coast of Chile, a country far from the natural habitat of Atlantic salmon in the cold waters of the northern hemisphere. Lax regulation and price-driven suppliers eager to meet Walmart’s demand led to exactly the kind of overcrowded, antibiotic-heavy, environmentally-destructive fish farms that environmentalists caution against. In 2007 an outbreak of an infectious disease led to a near-collapse of the salmon farming industry in Chile....  http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/06/corporate-policies-turn-tide-sustainable-fishing-push-consumer-demand/



NPR, January 3o, 2012
 ▶ PACIFIC MACKEREL STOCKS THAT FEED FARMED SALMON IN MASSIVE DECLINE. Farmed salmon, that ubiquitous pink fish decorated with ribbons of fat, can thank the forage fish of the southern Pacific ocean – like anchovy and jack mackerel – for their calorie-rich diet. Indeed, more than 5 pounds of jack mackerel typically can go towards raising one pound of farmed salmon. But that food supply – and the ocean ecosystem that supports it — may be in peril, according to a new report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. According to scientists the ICIJ spoke to, "supertrawler" fishing vessels from Asia, Europe and Latin America have contributed to a 63 percent decline in jack mackerel stocks since 2006. At the current rate of overfishing, the world's stock of jack mackerel, which is largely located off the coast of Chile, could collapse soon.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/01/30/146083919/pacific-mackerel-stocks-that-feed-farmed-salmon-in-decline


EMagazine.com, May 1, 2013
FREE RANGE FISH: THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROMISE OF OPEN OCEAN FISH FARMS? open ocean fish farms may be the solution to a whole range of environmental problems. Not the crowded, close-to-shore pens where fish are trapped like caged chickens, requiring doses of antibiotics which leak, along with the concentrated wastes, into surrounding water. But submersible net pens, more than 150 feet apart, where ocean currents disperse waste, and fish swim and live in the closest possible approximation to their natural habitat. Free-range fish. - See more at: http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/free-range-fish/

 

                                              -- WATCH --

               AQUACULTURE: TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER

                                      http://sco.lt/8a5Knx


August 19, 2013 National Geographic

-▶ CAN NEW SHARK-RESISTANT NETS SPUR RESPONSIBLE AQUACULTURE? http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/19/can-new-shark-resistant-nets-spur-responsible-aquaculture/

 

                                              Earth Website
-▶ WORLD FISH STOCKS, FISHERIES MAPS, AQUACULTURE STATISTICS http://www.theglobaleducationproject.org/earth/fisheries-and-aquaculture.php



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               GENETICALLY ENGINEERED (GMO) FARMED SALMON

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 -▶ GENE-SPLICED GMO SALMON, COMING SOON TO A PLATE NEAR YOU? http://sco.lt/6z3E1J


Huffington Post, May 20, 2013
 -▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEAFOOD:  WHOLE FOODS, TRADER JOE'S AND OTHERS VOW NOT TO SELL GMO FISH

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/genetically-modified-seafood_n_2912684.html


AlterNet, March 07, 2012
 -▶ WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE COMPANY PUSHING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON TO CONSUMERS

http://www.alternet.org/story/154454/what_you_should_know_about_the_company_pushing_genetically_engineered_salmon_on_consumers?akid=8379.237541.9t9h4W&rd=1&t=12


 -▶  THE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON THAT COULD SOON RUN WILD - THE UNREPORTED DISASTER AT A PANAMA GROW-OUT FACILITY http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/science/Genetically-Engineered-Salmon-Running-Wild.html?page=all

 

 -▶  GMO (BIOTECH ENGINEERED) SALMON DESIGNED TO BE STERILE, TO GROW ABNORMALLY, TO BE IMPAIRED TO SWIM; RISK TO YOUR HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.inforensyan.com/2012/12/26/gmo-salmon-designed-to-be-sterile-to-grow-abnormally-to-be-impaired-to-swim-risks-to-your-health-and-environment/


-▶  WHEN FARMED FISH ESCAPE: YOU COULD BE EATING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FRANKENFISH WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT http://gizmodo.com/5916306/you-could-be-eating-genetically-engineered-frankenfish-without-even-knowing-it


 -▶  "SUSTAINABLE" GENETICALLY ENGINEERED RUNAWAY SALMON STIR CONSERVATION WORRIES http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/runaway-salmon-stir-conservation-worries/


-▶  THE ISSUES WITH GMO SALMON - CORPORATIONS GIVEN THE POWER TO CREATE LIFE - Ocean Robbins - Organic Connections http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/the-issues-with-gmo-salmon/#.UQS2nujZ03Y


20 March, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

-▶  MAJOR US SUPERMARKETS TO BOYCOTT GM SALMON  - FIRST OF 30 OTHER GENETICALLY ALTERED SPECIES UNDER DEVELOPMENT. The GM salmon is the first in some 30 other species of genetically engineered fish under development, including tilapia. Researchers are also working to bring GM cows, chickens and pigs to market.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/20/major-us-supermarkets-boycott-gm-salmon



 ▶ “FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE.  NO Regulation NO Oversight NO Labeling... http://sco.lt/67gold


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May 14, 2013 Mongabay

-▶ INDUSTRIALIZED FISHING HAS FORCED SEABIRDS TO CHANGE WHAT THEY EAT - FAR REACHING IMPLICATIONS FOR OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0514-hance-petrel-bones.html

 

-▶ 100 MILLION SHARKS KILLED A YEAR, JUST FOR THEIR FINS.  SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%  http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ


                                                       VIDEO:

           FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN - GOING...GOING...

                                              http://sco.lt/5xliU5

 

  -▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM:  OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING -- AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/89htxZ

 

                                                  WATCH

                                      "SEA THE TRUTH" 

                       IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTY

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838959581/sea-the-truth-in-2048-our-oceans-will-be-empty-video

 

 

 -▶ OCEANS ARE OUR PLANETARY LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM http://sco.lt/4ynRkv



-▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6KTOpl

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How A Sense of Sacred Can Help Sustainable Business and Environment - Restoring Values

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A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security."~ Albert Einstein



Guardian Sustainable Business, January 08, 2013

 -▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES. Sustainability leaders could learn from Buddhist Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who believes in a deeper human connection with Mother Earth...

 "If nothing is sacred, most of all nature, then we create the potential for the perfect kind of storm, to which it will be virtually impossible to adapt, let alone mitigate." He hits the nail on the head; we are not going to save ourselves and countless species from destruction with innovations in technology and business thinking alone, unless we heal our profound disconnection with Mother Earth. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/sense-sacred-sustainable-business-buddhist


Guardian, January 15, 2015

 ▶ RATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION PUTS LIFE ON EARTH AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, two new research papers say http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/rate-of-environmental-degradation-puts-life-on-earth-at-risk-say-scientists


-▶ HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 of 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIES' THAT HUMANS NEED TO SURVIVE http://sco.lt/7Ji72v


George Monbiot, December 0, 2014
 -▶ WE ARE PRE-TUNED TO THE NATURAL WORLD; WIRED TO RESPOND TO NATURE http://www.monbiot.com/2014/12/09/civilisation-is-boring/


-▶ HUMANS ARE TURNING THE EARTH INTO A 'LONELY AND VERY DANGEROUS PLANET', ECOLOGIST WARNS http://sco.lt/4xff17

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 02, 2014
 -▶ 2015 WILL BE THE YEAR BRANDS TAKE A PUBLIC STAND ON SOCIAL ISSUES. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUSTAINABLE AND PRO-SOCIAL BRANDING? Pro-social brands are the next step for companies looking to morally engage with consumers. Driven by marketers who are moving beyond claims of sustainability and into strong stands on relevant social issues, this trend picked up momentum in 2014. It will be positively explosive in 2015.  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/02/2015-social-justice-race-equality-rights-climate-business-marketing


-▶ IS ETHICS THE SAVIOUR AND FUTURE OF BRANDING? BRANDING, AS WE KNOW IT TODAY, IS DYING http://sco.lt/5wNW8P


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 11, 2013

-▶ PUTTING THE MORAL CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY MAYBE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN ECONOMICS - Engaging the Public http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/campaigns-moral-sustainability-effective-economic


Guardian Sustainable Business, December 26, 2014
 -▶ VALUES-LED BUSINESS:  THE TOP FIVE STORIES OF 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/dec/26/business-values-2014-meditation-google-politics-environment


  -▶ BUSINESSES ARE NOT JUST AGENTS OF CONSUMERISM BUT ALSO OF SOCIETY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995143933/businesses-are-not-just-agents-of-consumerism-but-also-of-society


                                       BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                           THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM

                                    -- THIS TIME WITH MEANING

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


- ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7


BBCNews, January 27, 2015
-▶  COLLABORATION NEEDED ON NATURE AND WELL BEING LINKS http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30989105


-▶ ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW:  A FUNDAMENTAL INTRINSIC VALUE OF THE SACREDNESS OF ALL LIFE  http://www.realitysandwich.com/sacred_law_0


The Independent, October 13, 2014
 ▶ CAMPAIGN TO PUT ECOCIDE ON A PAR WITH GENOCIDE IN ATTEMPT TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION

 http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/campaign-to-put-ecocide-on-a-par-with-genocide-in-attempt-to-curb-environmental-destruction-9789297.html


Share International, October 2013
 ▶  A LEGAL DUTY OF CARE - PROTECTING OUR PLANET http://simedia.org/articles/environment/legal_duty_care_planet.php


InterPress Service, November 28, 2014
IS THE IDEA OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BASED ON A FALSE CONSENSUS. The term sustainable development rapidly gained wide-scale acceptance, with the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development just one of the many (inter)governmental or top-down bodies that have set up in the past three decades to include environmental goals in planning and policy.. The idea of sustainable development is based on a false consensus. Once this term and its underlying situations are properly deconstructed, Demaria tells IPS, “we discover that sustainable development is still all about development. And that is where the problem lies.”
 http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/down-with-sustainable-development-long-live-convivial-degrowth/


Caelus Green Room, January 14, 2015
-▶  IS NATURE THE LARGEST "COMPANY" ON EARTH?  http://www.caelusgreenroom.com/2015/01/20/is-nature-the-largest-company-on-earth/


Huffington Post,  January 07, 2013
 ▶  THE NEXT FOUR YEARS:  INVEST IN NATURE FOR A STRONGER AMERICA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-tercek/the-next-four-years_b_2088562.html


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



                                            SHORT TED VIDEO 3:34
FRANS LANTING:  PHOTOS THAT GIVE VOICE TO THE ANIMAL KINGDOMNature photographer Frans Lanting uses vibrant images to take us deep into the animal world. In this short, visual talk he calls for us to reconnect with other earthly creatures, and to shed the metaphorical skins that separate us from each other   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F8-jp_6Uqg


One Green Planet, December 18, 201`4
-▶ CHINA TO RECOGNIZE 'ANIMAL WELFARE' FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MILESTONE LAW CHANGE http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/china-to-recognize-animal-welfare-for-the-first-time-in-milestone-law-change/


Rolling Stone, December 16, 2014
 -▶ MURDER IN THE RAINFOREST: INDIGENOUS TRIBES ON THE CLIMATE FRONTLINES  http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/murder-in-the-rainforest-20141216


Guardian Environment, December 13, 2014
 -▶ EARTH FACES SIXTH 'GREAT EXTINCTION' WITH 41% OF AMPHIBIANS SET TO GO THE WAY OF THE DODO http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/14/earth-faces-sixth-great-extinction-with-41-of-amphibians-set-to-go-the-way-of-the-dodo


 

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


IC Magazine, December 09, 2014
 -▶ ARIZONA DEFENDERS FACE IMMINENT LAND GRAB OF SACRED LANDS BY FOREIGN MINING COMPANIES. Congress is set to approve the giveaway of 2,400 acres of National Forest lands, including the burial, ceremonial and medicinal lands of the San Carlos Apaches, to Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Mining Corp., a company with a long history of environmental and human rights abuses in developing countries.  https://intercontinentalcry.org/arizona-defenders-face-imminent-land-grab-26496/


David Korten — YES! Magazine

-▶ RELIGION, SCIENCE, AND SPIRIT: SACRED STORY FOR OUR TIME  http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/religion-science-and-spirit-a-sacred-story-for-our-time


                                     UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH WESTERN DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION http://sco.lt/9EV0jZ



 -▶ HUMANS ARE TURNING THE EARTH INTO A 'LONELY AND VERY DANGEROUS PLANET,' ECOLOGIST WARNS http://sco.lt/4xff17


                                              NATURE SACRED

Individual and community wellness are more directly linked to nature than most people realize. http://naturesacred.org/

                                 

 

▶  WHY GOOGLE IS TURNING TO ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH AND MINDFULNESS TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. http://sco.lt/8Q2xQ9

 


Daily Mail Online, November 21, 2014
 -▶ POPE FRANCIS WARNS GREED OF MAN WILL 'DESTROY' THE WORLD http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2843715/Francis-warns-greed-man-destroy-world-Pope-says-earth-not-forgive-abuse-resources-profit-urges-world-leaders-help-hungry.html


March 23, 3012 - 

The Ecologist

-▶ THICH NHAT HANH: MAYBE IN 100 YEAR THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/1474669518/thich-nhat-hanh-maybe-in-100-years-there-will-be-no-more-humans-on-the-planet-the-ecologist

 

-▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE - Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis Speak Out http://sco.lt/57JX0L


                                               VIDEO REPORT
                             PBS Newshour, November 28, 2014
CAN A RETURN TO BUDDHIST VALUE OFFER CHINA A GREENER PATH?
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/can-buddhist-values-offer-non-religious-china-a-greener-path/


Jan 9, 2013

 -▶WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994804262/why-the-economy-needs-nature


 -▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5I5UeX


 -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/5863W5


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


The Economist, November 18, 2013
-▶ BEWARE THE AGE OF LONELINESS: MAN MUST DO MORE TO PRESERVE THE REST OF LIFE ON EARTH - EDWARD O. WILSON
http://www.economist.com/news/21589083-man-must-do-more-preserve-rest-life-earth-warns-edward-o-wilson-professor-emeritus

 

HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

-▶ E.O.WILSON: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html


                                                      VIDEO:

                         INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                                   A Corporate Oil & Gas Plunder

                                            http://sco.lt/80PKDZ


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


-▶ ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE: EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/6m0XJZ


                                              NATURE SACRED

                                       http://naturesacred.org/

Individual and community wellness are more directly linked to nature than most people realize.



-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE - BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/56EkEb


 -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/5863W5


                                            ENOUGHNESS

           WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



 -▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3

 

                                                       VIDEO

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

                                     IN ONE SHORT VIDEO :

            WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL ECOCIDE

                                       http://sco.lt/5moIAT

 

 

▶  LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb


 -▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5I5UeX




                             AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                      The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


                                                   WATCH

                       TWO EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARIES


                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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


                                                   (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

             http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                        In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                   4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.


                                            SHORT TED VIDEO 3:34
FRANS LANTING:  PHOTOS THAT GIVE VOICE TO THE ANIMAL KINGDOM. Nature photographer Frans Lanting uses vibrant images to take us deep into the animal world. In this short, visual talk he calls for us to reconnect with other earthly creatures, and to shed the metaphorical skins that separate us from each other   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F8-jp_6Uqg

 

 

 

 

 

 


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▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

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

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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

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

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Is ethics the saviour and future of branding? Branding as we know it today is dying.

Is ethics the saviour and future of branding? Branding as we know it today is dying. | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it



Ethical Corporation, August 2, 2014
▶  IS ETHICS THE SAVIOR OF BRANDING? In order to retain credibility, branding needs ethics at its heart. Branding as we know it today is dying. These aren’t just whispers from the fringe but discussions in mainstream journals ranging from Wired Magazine to the Harvard Business Review. And though they all agree that it doesn’t work anymore, what they disagree on is the solution, with options ranging from customer experience to brand ambassadorship to micro-branding to, of course, sustainability. But these all fail to strike at the root of the problem. http://www.ethicalcorp.com/business-strategy/ethics-saviour-branding


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 02, 2014
2015 WILL BE THE YEAR BRANDS TAKE A PUBLIC STAND ON SOCIAL ISSUES. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUSTAINABLE AND PRO-SOCIAL BRANDING? Instead of just touting their own sustainability, this year brands will focus on gender equality, racial justice, climate change and more. Pro-social brands are the next step for companies looking to morally engage with consumers. Driven by marketers who are moving beyond claims of sustainability and into strong stands on relevant social issues, this trend picked up momentum in 2014. It will be positively explosive in 2015.

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/02/2015-social-justice-race-equality-rights-climate-business-marketing


Share The World's Resources February 04, 2014
MOVING BEYOND THE CORPORATE VISION OF SUSTAINABILITY 

http://www.sharing.org/information-centre/articles/moving-beyond-corporate-vision-sustainability


March 22, 2013 - Development Crossing

▶  HOW CSR ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY RATHER THAN PROFIT CAN DRIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES http://www.developmentcrossing.com/profiles/blogs/plans-in-zermatt-to-discuss-how-csr-ethics-and-sustainability


▶  HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT : RESTORING VALUES http://sco.lt/7uqwzZ


Huffington Post Business, October 22, 2014
 -▶ HOW NATURAL CAPITAL IS REDEFINING SUCCESS

As far as we've come in redefining corporate governance and success toward the triple bottom line, we still have a distance to go before there is real specificity and widespread agreement among companies and consumers about what terms like "natural capital" or even "sustainability" mean. This can be seen as a shortcoming or a vacuum, but it's also a huge opportunity for smart businesses to take up. The moment is ripe for disruption; potentially revolutionary understandings of businesses' goals and metrics are increasingly coming into focus. More than ever, consumers want to live meaningfully and to engage with brands that have a purpose. That's galvanizing companies to drill down on defining their social and environmental purpose today, and anticipating how it will evolve in the future.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tensie-whelan/how-natural-capital-is-redefining-success_b_6005244.html


 -▶ COMPANIES MUST STEP UP TO INCLUDE SOCIAL GOALS IN CORPORATE DECISIONS http://sco.lt/5Far6P



Harvard Business Review, August 29, 2014
▶  WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CORPORATE STEWARDSHIP?

When corporations dodge taxes, it's an ethical issue.

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/whatever-happened-to-corporate-stewardship/


- ▶  MORALITY IS MISSING FROM THE DEBATE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOUR  http://sco.lt/4sveFd


MARKETING ADDICTION: THE COVERT WAR BETWEEN CORN AND SUGAR INDUSTRIES TO KEEP YOU HOOKED.  DIABETES, OBESITY, ILL HEALTH http://sco.lt/8kc8fJ


MarketWatch, April 29, 2013
  ▶ CAPITALISM IS KILLING OUR MORALS, OUR FUTURE http://www.marketwatch.com/story/capitalism-is-killing-our-morals-our-future-2013-04-27J


The Guardian, July 07, 2014
-▶  THE BEST OF CAPITALISM IS OVER FOR RICH COUNTRIES -- AND FOR THE POOR ONES IT WILL BE OVER BY 2060 -- SO SAYS THE LATEST OECD PREDICTIONS (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/07/capitalism-rich-poor-2060-populations-technology-human-rights-inequality

 

                                    BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

               The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


Guardian, George Monbiot, May 27, 2014
-▶ IF WE CAN'T CHANGE THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM, OUR NUMBER IS UP http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/27/if-we-cant-change-economic-system-our-number-is-up


OpEd News, August 16, 2014
-▶ SHIFTING FROM A PATRIARCHAL TO AN EARTH CENTRIC PARADIGM
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Shifting-from-a-Patriarcha-by-Anthony-J-Gerst-Earth-Policy-Institute_Existentialism_Gaia_Paradigm-Shifts-140816-107.html



▶ MAKING THE CHOICE BETWEEN MONEY AND MEANING:  CAN WE HAVE BOTH?  THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS http://sco.lt/5kIkoT


Yale Global

 ▶  MAN AND HIS ENDANGERED HOME - OUR PURSUIT OF GROWTH AND LUXURY MAY LEAVE US HOMELESS  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu

/content/man-and-his-endangered-home



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


allAfrica, September 13, 2014
▶  AFRICA:  DEVELOPMENT MUST BE LESS ABOUT GROWTH, MORE ABOUT WELL BEING http://allafrica.com/stories/201209170565.html


                                                  A VIP READ:

THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


September 9, 2013 Washington Post
HOW THE CULT OF SHAREHOLDER VALUE WRECKED AMERICAN BUSINESS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/09/how-the-cult-of-shareholder-value-wrecked-american-business/


Guardian Sustainable Business, November 05, 2014
▶ THE FALSEHOOD OF SHAREHOLDER FIDUCIARY
SOCIETY MUST CALL BUSINESS' BLUFF ON ITS FIXATION WITH PROFIT MAXIMISATION
. It is extraordinary how many executives still cling to behaviour that may well in the future be considered criminal. While the falsehood that fiduciary duty means solely making money for shareholders is being chipped away, many business leaders still cling on to this behaviour. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/05/society-business-fixation-profit-maximisation-fiduciary-duty


Harvard Business Review, October 24, 2014
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO CHANGE THE CULTURE OF WALL STREET. IT STARTS WITH SOCIOLOGY INSTEAD OF ECONOMICS http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/what-it-will-take-to-change-the-culture-of-wall-street/


 ▶  ARE CORPORATE PROFITS EATING THE ECONOMY? TIME FOR A NEW PARADIGM http://sco.lt/4yBwiv


Upside, February 28, 2013

 ▶ A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/


  ▶  WORLD BANK PRESIDENT:  CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUALITY IS BREWING GLOBAL SOCIAL UPHEAVAL http://sco.lt/88cdJR


▶  UN: THE ERA OF EVER-LASTING PRODUCTION BASED ON MAXIMIZING PROFITS HAS REACHED ITS LIMITS http://sco.lt/6C3RoH


▶  MODERN SLAVERY WILL CONTINUE IF CORPORATIONS KEEP PASSING THE BUCK : THE SUPPLY CHAIN  http://sco.lt/87TMnJ


                                                    VIDEO REPORT
                                    The Real News, October 24, 2014
THE FINANCIALIZATION OF LIFE:  PROFITING WITHOUT PRODUCING. Costas Lapavitsas is a professor in economics at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. He teaches the political economy of finance, and he's a regular columnist for The Guardian.

 http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=12553


 Huffington Post UK, January 09, 2014
▶  WHICH BIG AMERICAN BUSINESSES ARE WORTH MORE THAN ENTIRE COUNTRIES? (TABLE) http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/09/us-companies-worth-countries_n_4566707.html


                                               VIDEO REPORT
                               Australian Broadcasting Company
'BUSINESS AS USUAL' WILL CREATE THE WARMEST EARTH EVER, WARNS IPCC LEAD AUTHOR http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2014/s4120801.htm


-▶ BUDDHIST ECONOMICS: HOW TO STOP PRIORITIZING GOODS OVER PEOPLE AND CONSUMPTION OVER CREATIVE ACTIVITY: "Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered" — a magnificent collection of essays at the intersection of economics, ethics, and environmental awareness http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/07/07/buddhist-economics-schumacher/


Mint Press, October 04, 2014
GLOBAL INEQUALITY REACHES LEVELS NOT SEEN IN NEARLY 200 YEARS http://www.mintpressnews.com/global-inequality-reaches-levels-seen-nearly-200-years/197301/


-▶ POPE FRANCIS:  'NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL': http://sco.lt/6RIQin


-▶ MARKETING ADDICTION: THE COVERT WAR BETWEEN CORN AND SUGAR INDUSTRIES TO KEEP YOU HOOKED.  DIABETES, OBESITY http://sco.lt/8kc8fJ



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


Share The World's Resources, April 03, 2014
-▶ COMMERCIALISATION:  THE ANTITHESIS OF SHARING http://www.sharing.org/information-centre/articles/commercialisation-antithesis-sharing



▶  WHAT ARE THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY  http://sco.lt/9Idgcj


▶  THE RESPONSIBLE ETHICS OF A NEW ECONOMY...OR "SUSTAINABLE GREEN WASHING?  http://sco.lt/5o1IBt


                                          THE ONLY WAY OUT

CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY & DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW - WILL USA FOLLOW? http://sco.lt/6f4UqH


                             THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP. 

                                       PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                                              http://sco.lt/8iO36X


WITH A SHIFT IN VALUES, BUSINESS COULD DO WHAT GOVERNMENTS CAN'T: SOLVE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST PROBLEMS FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL SPECIES ON THIS PLANET http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-government-world-problems-davos-multinational


 -▶  ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR  : 2012 CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW  http://sco.lt/64Y1Tt


FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL

Old Economics or Sustaining Policy?

                                              http://sco.lt/8fNIET


▶  HOW DEREGULATION /TAX LOOPHOLES ARE DESTROYING SOCIETY, AS THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER http://sco.lt/56KBZB


                                                      WATCH

                              "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                                        http://sco.lt/7GgcbZ



SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz


- ▶ ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH:  OUR SEARCH FOR FAME, WEALTH, POWER IS OUR DOWNFALL http://sco.lt/7AqFkn


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


                                            ENOUGHNESS

           WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7



- ▶ BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF OIL-BASED PLASTIC IN OUR OCEAN:  IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/60XRsP


 - ▶ THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS:  THE CONSEQUENCES OF MAN' OCEANIC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/6rj82D


-▶ HUMAN ARE TURNING THE EARTH INTO A 'LONELY AND VERY DANGEROUS PLANET', ECOLOGIST WARNS http://sco.lt/4xff17


                                    ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


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


                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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





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

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

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

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Better Than Human? Could Robots handle most U.S. Careers in 20 years?

Better Than Human?  Could Robots handle  most U.S. Careers in 20 years? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


-▶ BETTER THAN HUMAN?  WHY ROBOTS WILL, AND MUST, TAKE OVER HUMAN JOBS The rote tasks of any information-intensive job can be automated. It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor, lawyer, architect, reporter, or even programmer: The robot takeover will be epic...http://www.stateofnature.org/?p=5856



-▶ Harvard Business Review, January 16, 2015
HOW WE'LL REALLY FEEL IF ROBOTS TAKE OUR JOBS  https://hbr.org/2015/01/how-well-really-feel-if-robots-take-our-jobs


Harvard Business Review, December 10, 2014
-▶ WHAT HAPPENS TO SOCIETY WHEN ROBOTS REPLACE WORKERS? Facing the consequences of maximum efficiency. https://hbr.org/2014/12/what-happens-to-society-when-robots-replace-workers


Motherboard, October 08, 2014
-▶ QUANTUM ROBOTS WILL DO YOUR JOB BETTER THAN YOU CAN http://motherboard.vice.com/read/quantum-robots-will-do-your-job-better-than-you-can?trk_source=homepage-lede


 -▶ CHINA IS RUNNING OUT OF CHEAP LABOR:  ROBOTS TO THE RESCUE http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/features/201409191319.html


World Economic Forum September 07, 2014

 -▶ THE ROBOT REVOLUTION HAS ALREADY BEGUN. At Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, robots roam the corridors, carrying out simple tasks for Professor Manuela Veloso and her team. These CoBots, or collaborative robots, can escort guests through the maze-like building, or carry packages from reception. If they realize they cannot perform part of a task, they will simply ask for help.  http://forumblog.org/2014/09/robot-revolution-already-begun/


Yale Global via The Japan Times, January 30, 2014

-▶ ROBOTS COULD HANDLE MOST U.S. CAREERS IN 20 YEARS. Robots work without stop and corporations are fine-tuning them for all types of work including telemarketing, tax preparation, library technicians and more http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/beware-robots-are-coming


Giz Magazine, April 22, 2014
 -▶ WILL SUPERHUMAN POWERS GIVE US SUPERHUMAN PROBLEMS? The social and ethical consequences http://www.gizmag.com/human-enhancement-issues/31743/


                                                    VIDEO REPORT
                                 Deutche Welle, November 10, 2014
             IS IT POSSIBLE TO BUILD ROBOTS THAT HAVE FEELINGS?

                   http://www.dw.de/program/questionnaire/s-9744-9798

                                                         AND

                                        ROBOTS WITH FEELINGS

                       http://www.dw.de/robots-with-feelings/a-17548425



The Mind Unleashed, September 30, 2014

 -▶ ROBOTS COULD 'KILL US OUT OF KINDNESS' IF WE DON'T TEACH THEM HUMAN VALUES http://themindunleashed.org/2014/09/robots-kill-us-kindness-dont-teach-human-values.html


                                                  VIDEO REPORT

                            Down To Earth, France 24, May 29, 2014
                                  JAPAN:  ROBOTS THAT CARE.  

To ease the burden on medical staff, Japanese hospitals and retirement homes have opened their doors to humanoids to fill the gap left by a growing shortage of manpower. It's no secret that Japan is facing a demographic crisis. Its population is aging and its birth rate is on the decline. The Japanese government admits it doesn't have enough nurses to care for the one in four people aged over 65, a ratio that will only increase in the next few decades. http://www.france24.com/en/2014-05-25-1915-down-earth-robot-japan-elderly-care-health-palro-humanoid/


August, 21, 2014
 -▶ JAPAN UNVEILS WORLD'S FIRST ANDRIOD NEWSCASTER -- The android newscaster named Kodomoroid, developed under the supervision of Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, has taken the world by storm. Mr. Ishiguro says the android newscaster he has developed has perfect language skills and even sports a sense of humor. http://www.bitrebels.com/technology/worlds-first-android-newscaster/


The New York Times, August 18, 2014
-▶ WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ROBOTS WRITE THE FUTURE?
http://op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/what-happens-when-robots-write-the-future/?src=recg


BBC - Future, June 15, 2014

 -▶  ARE WE ABOUT TO SEE THE RISE OF ROBOT BOSSES?  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140613-rise-of-the-robot-bosses

 

                                                       VIDEOS

                                                   FastCo Exist,
-▶ THE ROBOT OVERLORDS: WILL YOU OBEY YOUR ROBOT BOSS? http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028257/futurist-forum/would-you-obey-your-robot-boss?partner=newsletter

 

                                                     WATCH
TALKING ROBOTS TAKE CONTROL OF KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO'S TRAFFIC:  Two eight-foot talking androids directing driver and pedestrians and the engineers behind them are women http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xauw5VYUSuc


                                                        VIDEO

                        Huffington Post Tech, December 14, 2013
GOOGLE ACQUIRES BOSTON DYNAMICS, ADDING TO ITS FLEET OF ROBOT-MAKERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/14/google-robots-boston-dynamics_n_4445429.html


Phys.org August 21, 2014
▶ THE ETHICS OF DRIVERLESS CARS: HANDING OVER OUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY? http://phys.org/news/2014-08-ethics-driverless-cars.html


 IEEE Spectrum, January 2, 2014
-▶ WHEN WILL WE HAVE ROBOTS TO HELP WITH HOUSEHOLD CHORES? Google, Microsoft, and Apple are investing in robots. Does that mean home robots are on the way? http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/home-robots/when-will-we-have-robots-to-help-with-household-chores

 
                                                        WATCH

                              Tweak Town, January 14, 2014

-▶ BURGER-FLIPPING ROBOT MAKES 360 GOURMET BURGERS PER HOUR  http://www.tweaktown.com/news/34846/burger-flipping-robot-makes-360-gourmet-burgers-per-hour/index.html

 

Metro News, September 23, 2013
▶  AGRICULTURE SHOCK:  HOW ROBOT FARMERS WILL TAKE OVER OUR FIELDS http://metro.co.uk/2013/09/23/robot-farming-4055079/


Wired, August 25, 2014
 -▶ THE PLAN TO BUILD A MASSIVE ONLINE BRAIN FOR ALL THE WORLD'S ROBOTS Backed by funding from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, Saxena and his team unveiled what they call RoboBrain, a kind of online service packed with information and artificial intelligence software that any robot could tap into. Working alongside researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, Brown University, and Cornell University, they hope to create a massive online “brain” that can help all robots navigate and even understand the world around them. http://www.wired.com/2014/08/robobrain/


World Post, August 22, 2014
 -▶ ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MAY DOOM THE HUMAN RACE WITHIN A CENTURY, OXFORD PROFESSOR SAYS. An Oxford philosophy professor who has studied existential threats ranging from nuclear war to superbugs says the biggest danger of all may be superintelligence. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/artificial-intelligence-oxford_n_5689858.html?utm_hp_ref=world

 

 

 Where Is My Robot,
-▶ ROBOTICS: CULTURE, COST AND CAPABILITY - WILL 2014 BE THE YEAR OF THE ROBOT? ROBOTS ARE EVERYWHERE http://whereismyrobot.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/robotics-culture-cost-and-capability/

 

 Earthsky, February 17, 2014
-▶ ARE THESE TERMITE-INSPIRED ROBOTS THE CONSTRUCTION CREWS OF THE FUTURE http://earthsky.org/human-world/termite-inspired-robots-construction-crews-of-the-future


 FastCoExist
-▶ SWARMS OF THESE ADORABLE ROBOTS CAN BUILD MASSIVE HOUSE WITHOUT A BLUEPRINT http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026417/swarms-of-these-adorable-robots-can-build-massive-houses-without-a-blueprint?partner=newsletter

 

IEEE Spectrum, July 09, 2014

-▶ SUPRAPED ROBOTS WILL USE TREKKING POLES TO HIKE ACROSS ROUGH TERRAIN http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/supraped-robots-will-use-smart-trekking-poles

 

 Nightly Business Report, May 14, 2014
-▶THE FUTURE SOLDIER WILL BE PART HUMAN, PART MACHINE http://nbr.com/2014/05/14/the-future-soldier-will-be-part-human-part-machine/


New Scientist, April 2014
-▶ "PORTON MAN" ANDROID SOLDIER COULD HELP SAVE HUMAN COMRADES LIVES. Porton Man can march, run and lift its arm to sight a weapon, just like an infantry soldier. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25369-robot-soldier-could-help-save-human-comrades-lives.html#.U0Mee8f1_OQ

 

FastCoExist, March 26, 2013

 -▶ WILL A ROBOT TAKE YOUR JOB?  GRAPH http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027955/visualized/will-a-robot-take-your-job-look-at-this-graphic-to-find-out


New York Times, August 18, 2012
 -▶  SKILLED WORK, WITHOUT THE WORKER : NEW WAVE OF DEFT ROBOTS IS CHANGING GLOBAL INDUSTRY  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/business/new-wave-of-adept-robots-is-changing-global-industry.html


 -▶ A VISIT TO THE ON-LINE WAREHOUSE OF SOUL-CRUSHING SADNESS:  SLAVE LABOR IN THE USA SHIPPING BUSINESS http://sco.lt/8HRSrZ

                                                     WATCH
                                               Documentary
                                        WILL WORK BE FREE
                      The Rise of Technological Unemployment
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SuGRgdJA_c#t=20

 

Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, March 5, 2013
-▶ TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT: PANACEA OR POISON? http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/deane20130305


 Impact Lab, January 12, 2014
-▶ THE RISE OF 'TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT http://www.impactlab.net/2014/01/12/the-rise-of-technological-unemployment/

 

Forbes, 25 March 2013
-▶ BUT WHAT IF AUTOMATION OVERWHELMS THE NEED FOR EMPLOYEES? http://www.forbes.com/sites/economaney/2013/03/25/but-what-if-automation-overwhelms-the-need-for-employees/

 
                                NewsHour PBS, February 13, 2014
                                  ARE ROBOTS OUTSMARTING US

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/robots-outsmarting-us/

 


Wired UK, August 30, 2013
 -▶ ETHICAL QUESTIONS ARE LOOMING FOR BIONIC PROSTHETICS. If a bionic hand let you type ten times as fast and looked twice as cool as your healthy, natural hand, would you choose to amputate it to accommodate the new gadget?  http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2013/09/ideas-bank/now-we-need-to-talk-about-our-bionic-future

 

The Raw Story, May 10, 2014
-▶ FDA APPROVES 'STAR WARS' ROBOTIC ARM FOR AMPUTEES http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/10/fda-approves-star-wars-robotic-arm-for-amputees/


ScienceNordic, February 06, 2014
-▶ HAND PROSTHESIS WITH A SENSE OF TOUCH. A new hand prosthesis enables an amputee to feel a handshake for the first time in years. A quantum leap in prosthesis research, says scientist. http://sciencenordic.com/hand-prosthesis-sense-touch

 

 Ars Technica, April 07, 2014
 -▶ AS HUMAN LAWS GRAPPLE WITH ROBOTS, THERE ARE NO EASY ANSWERS. Can you sue a robot for medical malpractice? For defamation? There’s been a lot of buzz about robots lately. Robotics has penetrated nearly every walk of life—from homes to hospitals, public spaces, and even the battlefield—and such technological developments have undoubtedly begun to affect our social, cultural, and corporate institutions. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/04/as-human-laws-grapple-with-robots-there-are-no-easy-answers/

 

 Conservation Magazine, March 14, 2014

 -▶ THE KINGDOM OF ROBOTSBiomimetic robots are coming by land, by air, and by sea  http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/03/biomimetic-robots/

 

GizMagazine: ROBOTICS - http://www.gizmag.com/robotics/

 

 PolicyMic, March 17, 2014
-▶  GERMAN ENGINEERING COMPANY CREATING A ROBOT ARMY, INSPIRED BY NATURE,  FOR FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE http://www.policymic.com/articles/85455/an-engineering-company-is-creating-a-robot-army-inspired-by-nature

                                                      VIDEO
                                      WCAI, March 28, 2014
-▶ ROBOTS & NATURE: WHAT FAILED ROBOTS TEACH US, We tend to think of animal-inspired robots as the culmination of a research project, but failed robots can highlight what we don't yet know. http://capeandislands.org/post/what-failed-robots-teach-us

 

TPM, February 12, 2014

-▶ WILL THE ECONOMIC FUTURE BE MORE LIKE STAR TREK OR ELSIUM? http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/will-the-economic-future-be-more-like-star-trek-or-elysium

 

FastCo
-▶THE WORLD'S TOP 10 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES IN ROBOTICS http://www.fastcompany.com/3026314/most-innovative-companies-2014/the-worlds-top-10-most-innovative-companies-in-robotics?partner=newsletter


 Geekwire, December 16, 2013
-▶ AMAZON GERMANY WORKERS PROTEST AT COMPANY HEADQUARTERS:  "WE ARE HUMANS, NOT ROBOTS" http://www.geekwire.com/2013/amazon-strike/

 

The Economist, May 25, 2013
-▶ THE AGE OF SMART MACHINE: Brain work may be going the way of manual work http://www.economist.com/news/business/21578360-brain-work-may-be-going-way-manual-work-age-smart-machines

 

                                                      WATCH

                              NewsHour PBS, February 10, 2014
                     DOWNLOADING YOUR MIND INTO ROBOTS: 

           HUMANITY OF TECHNOLOGY IN OPERA OF THE FUTURE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/singing-robots-reflect-techs-humanity-opera-future/

 

                                                     WATCH

                                          BBC Future Report

                            WILL MEN AND MACHINES MERGE?

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil explains why humans and computers will become indistinguishable in the next two decades. How this momentous change will come about and what it will mean for us and society. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20121108-will-men-and-machines-merge

 

Guardian Social Impact Hub, Feb 27, 2013
-▶ WHAT IS THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF NEW TECHNOLOGY? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/human-environmental-cost-new-technology


Huffington Post World, October 7, 2013
▶  YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT A GLOBAL SCOURGE - GRAPH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/07/youth-unemployment-worldwide-joblessness_n_4019601.html?ir=World&ref=topbar

 

FastCoExist
-▶ FOR YOUR NEXT BIKE RIDE, BRING ALONG THIS FRIENDLY DRONE http://www.fastcoexist.com/3025404/for-your-next-bike-ride-bring-along-this-friendly-drone?partner=newsletter

 

                                                          WATCH
                                                   IEEE Spectrum
                                         2013 THE YEAR IN ROBOTS
EEE Spectrum's award-winning robotics blog, featuring news, articles, and videos on robots, humanoids, automation, artificial intelligence, and more... http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/artificial-intelligence/video-friday-our-favorite-robot-videos-and-biggest-stories-from-2013?goback=.gde_1982451_member_5822380518406135811#!

 


NPR, The Picture Show, December 28, 2014
-▶ THIS MILK PRODUCTION WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY A ROBOT http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2012/12/28/168201889/this-milk-production-was-brought-to-you-by-a-robot

 

TechRepublic
-▶ ROBOTS OF DEATH, ROBOTS OF LOVE: THE REALITY OF ANDROID SOLDIERS AND WHY LAWS FOR ROBOTS ARE DOOMED TO FAILURE http://www.techrepublic.com/article/robots-of-death-robots-of-love-the-reality-of-android-soldiers-and-why-laws-for-robots-are-doomed-to-failure/

 

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-▶ THE FUTURE NOW: USC RESEARCHERS ARE MAKING A 3D PRINTER THAN CAN BUILD A HOUSE IN 24 HOURS  http://sco.lt/5E8hf7

 

 BBC Future, 2 January, 2013
-▶ TOMORROW'S WORLD:  A GUIDE TO THE NEXT 150 YEARS  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130102-tomorrows-world

 

YES Magazine, January 30, 2014
-▶ TO TRULY ADDRESS INEQUALITY, LET'S BUILD A PEOPLE-CENTERED ECONOMY http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/to-truly-address-inequality-let-s-build-a-people-centered-economy

 

 New York Times, April 21, 2012
-▶ THE FLIGHT FROM CONVERSATION. WE live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection. .  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html?pagewanted=all

 

                                                       WATCH

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                            NHK World English

- ▶  SMART PHONES, SMART KIDS, SMART APPS -- STARTING AT ONE YEAR OLD IN JAPAN http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/movie/feature201211211022.html


REWILD THE CHILD

Our Disconnection From Nature Is Killing Us

http://sco.lt/6JCdPN

 

 Gigaom, November 12, 2012
-▶ THE DISRUPTION OF EDUCATION:  HOW TECHNOLOGY IS HELPING STUDENTS TEACH THEMSELVES http://gigaom.com/2012/11/02/the-disruption-of-education-how-technology-is-helping-students-teach-themselves/

 

State of Nature

-▶ TECHNOLOGY, HUMAN BEINGS AND THE FATE OF THE EARTH : A SOCIAL CRITIQUE OF MODERN LIFE http://www.stateofnature.org/?p=5856

 

 -▶ WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/93Eq13

 

 

Huff Post Tech, August 27, 2012
-▶ THE AGE OF CONTINUOUS CONSUMPTION: THE BATTLE TO CONTROL THE BUY CENTER IN YOUR BRAIN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bianca-bosker/the-age-of-continuous-consumption_b_1833454.html

 

 

 -▶ FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH - THICH NHAT HANH - The Guardian Sustainable Business  http://sco.lt/6X2cJV



 

-▶ FOR MORE ON ROBOTS AND OUR FUTURE: GO TO

"SINGULARITY" http://www.scoop.it/t/singularity2

Inspiring teens to cultivate their own sources of personal power through Science and Technology

 

 


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THE CORPORATE CONSERVATION REVOLUTION http://sco.lt/75stWr

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Tully's curator insight, March 21, 2013 11:07 PM

Very interesting insight about the future, good comments too.

Breda Kansrijk's curator insight, January 29, 2014 12:53 PM

Look for possibilities to work together. Share knowledge and experience.  

#tech #kansrijk #Future 

Ben Sofic's curator insight, March 28, 2014 4:35 AM

Robots should seen be seen as taking over some human jobs. Such as taxi drivers or doctors. It will prove to be much more efficient, for example a robot taxi driver could calculate the fastest route to your destination including traffic jams and traffic lights.

Rescooped by pdjmoo from Biodiversity IS Life – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment
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‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks

‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


 THE HIDDEN CONNECTIONS - SUPERORGANISATIONS: LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

Fritjof Capra, in his book ‘The Hidden Connections’ applies aspects of complexity theory, particularly the analysis of networks, to global capitalism and the state of the world; and eloquently argues the case that social systems such as organisations and networks are not just like living systems – they are living systems. The concept and theory of living systems (technically known as autopoiesis) was introduced in 1972 by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela.

     This is a complete version of a ‘long-blog’ written by Al Kennedy on behalf of ‘The Nature of Business’ blog and BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2012/08/15/superorganisations-learning-from-natures-networks/



Biomimicry Institute
  -▶  BIOMIMICRY GLOBAL DESIGN CHALLENGE
The Biomimicry Institute’s Global Design Challenge invites students and independent professionals to address critical sustainability issues using nature as a guide http://challenge.biomimicry.org/en/


Sustainable Brands, January 29, 2013

  -▶  IN NATURE, MYRIAD LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP,  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995631889/in-nature-myriad-lessons-for-effective-sustainability-leadership-sustainable-brands


BBCNews, January 27, 2015
-▶  COLLABORATION NEEDED ON NATURE AND WELL BEING LINKS

 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30989105


Stanford Social Innovation Review, June 17, 2014
  -▶ LOOKING TO NATURE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION. If we foster new skills, tools, and techniques to explore and unearth the latent knowledge within and around us, then we can tap into a whole new source of ideas and inspiration for people solving social problems. http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/looking_to_nature_for_social_innovation


Sustainable Brands, January 2, 2014

  -▶  SUSTAINABILITY AS AN EMERGENT PROPERTY: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE SUPER-ORGANISMS? http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/collaboration/victoria-kindred-keziah/sustainability-emergent-property-what-can-we-le


                                           MIMICKING NATURE

                   ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS TO MOVE MOUNTAINS

                                           http://sco.lt/5DcYXh


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                                   NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

                         WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGNED BY NATURE

                             WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

                                         http://sco.lt/7maN5V



Conservation - University of Washington

DESIGN GENIUS - NATURE'S MOST ELEGANT DESIGNS MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SUPER-EFFICIENT, ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/


The Biomimicry Manual:

▶  WHAT CAN CROWS TEACH US ABOUT THE SHARING ECONOMY? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-crows-teach-us-about-the-sharing-economy/

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                Amani TV (3:31)
                                      WHAT IS BIO-EMPATHY?

              Looking to Nature For Social Innovation and Answers
                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-RnzGDdJi0


                                                   WATCH
                                                  QUEST TV
              THE EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE OF NATURE

                              ANSWERS FOR THE FUTURE
                               Bio-Inspiration: Nature as Muse
   http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/bio-inspiration-nature-as-muse/


                                                     VIDEO
                       Down To Earth, France 24, June 12, 2014
                        BIOMIMCRY:  HACKING NATURE (10:50)

                   Architecture and Biologically-Inspired Engineering
Biomimicry is the science of mimicking life. Have millions of years of evolution churned out all the answers? Down to Earth explores how biologically-inspired engineering is changing the way we innovate. From aircraft manufacturing, architecture for urban living,  to reproducing synthetic spider silk, research and development laboratories are turning to nature for solutions. Proponents say the best recipes for innovation already exist and we just need to look around us. http://www.france24.com/en/20140609-down-to-earth-biomimicry-nature-technology-architecture-biology-engineering-airbus/



InHabitat, June 29, 2014
WHAT CAN DUNG BEETLES TEACH US ABOUT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-dung-beetles-teach-us-about-the-circular-economy/

 

                                        THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY: 

                  A NEW WAY OF THINKING AND DOING BUSINESS

                                            http://sco.lt/7LEPtR

 

                                                    TED TALKS
                   THE WORLD'S BEST CREATIVE DIRECTOR : NATURE
http://ideas.ted.com/2014/02/07/nature-knows-best-a-biologist-and-a-designer-take-creative-direction-from-the-earths-operating-system/

 

 January 28, 2013, Sustainable Brands

-▶  IN NATURE, MYRIAD LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP,  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995631889/in-nature-myriad-lessons-for-effective-sustainability-leadership-sustainable-brands

 

COMPANIES THAT MIMIC NATURE OUT-PERFORM THOSE THAT DO NOT http://sco.lt/76twrB


Solar Daily, September 19, 2014
NATURE'S DESIGNS INSPIRE RESEARCH INTO NEW LIGHT-BASED TECHNOLOGIES http://www.solardaily.com/reports/Natures_designs_inspire_research_into_new_light_based_technologies_999.html

 

Smithsonian Magazine
HOW BIOMIMICRY IS INSPIRING HUMAN INNOVATION: Creative Minds Are Increasingly Turning to Nature - Banyan tree leaves, butterfly wings, a bird's beak -- for fresh design solutions  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/How-Biomimicry-is-Inspiring-Human-Innovation-165592706.html


Guardian Sustainable Business, September 04, 2014
WATCHING APES COULD HELP MAKE HUMANS BEHAVE MORE SUSTAINABLY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/behavioural-insights/2014/sep/04/watching-apes-humans-behave-sustainably-social-biomimicry


 Paul4innovating's Blog, January 19, 2014
-▶  INNOVATION IS LIKE A TROPICAL RAINFOREST http://paul4innovating.com/2014/01/19/innovation-is-like-a-tropical-rainforest/


  The Tyee, February 18, 2012
HUMANS NEED NOT BE ENEMIES OF HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Environment/2012/02/18/Humans_need_not_be_enemies/

 

- ▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE:  BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/994B8L

 

                                                    A TED VIDEO
                                       Louie Schwartzberg: TED.com
                       "HIDDEN MIRACLES OF THE NATURAL WORLD"
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world


  Guardian Sustainable Business, February 10, 2014

-▶ GAIA THEORY STATES THAT, IN NATURE, NOTHING IS WASTED.  WHY SHOULDN'T BUSINESS BE THE SAME? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/gaia-sustainable-supply-chain-circular-economy

 

                                                    WATCH:
           "UNWASTED:  THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                                Free Documentary Online
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/unwasted-future-business-earth/

 


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

 


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5



The Nature of Business, November 26, 2013
  -▶  WHERE'S THE VISION FOR THE FUTURE? ... WHAT'S THE NEW PARADIGM? http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2013/11/26/wheres-the-vision-for-the-future-whats-the-new-paradigm/

 

 Upside, February 28, 2013

▶ A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW.
 We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/

 

 -▶  A GREEN COMMON-BASED GOVERNANCE: THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES http://sco.lt/8qokwj

 


                                                       WATCH

                                                 AWESOME!

             BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED - VANCOUVER FILM SCHOOL            

                                            http://sco.lt/5dcRur



                                         SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

                                 NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
                           Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author

▶  IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

"We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid

 

Live Science, February 10, 2014
- ▶  LAST TIME, IT TOOK 60,000 YEARS TO KILL NEARLY EVERYTHING ON EARTH: WE'RE DOING IT IN 250 YEARS http://www.livescience.com/43245-permian-mass-extinction-duration.html

 


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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 





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YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

▶   OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Lorien Pratt's curator insight, January 4, 2014 11:29 PM

A great resource in the Decision Intelligence for Sustainability space.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 18, 2014 8:57 PM

A look at how to go organic with business models in a tech age...

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 2014 9:01 AM

Learning from Nature’s Networks

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VIDEO "Who Profits From Poverty?"

VIDEO "Who Profits From Poverty?" | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it



                                                  VIDEO

                        The #GlobalPOV Project With Ananya Roy
                            ▶ "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?"

             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0deJfPUj1f8#t=267

 There are so many different ways to fight poverty, and it's getting easier every day for people from all walks of life to get involved in doing so. But such unprecedented and growing opportunity to do good also carries the risk of repeating past mistakes at an unprecedented and growing scale.

Professor Ananya Roy, at the University of California at Berkeley, takes a class of around 700 undergraduates each fall semester on a journey walking the fine line between that opportunity and risk, or in her words, "the impossible space between the hubris of benevolence and the paralysis of cynicism." http://www.nextbillion.net/blogpost.aspx?blogid=3413


Guardian, January 19, 2015
NEW OXFAM REPORT SAYS HALF OF GLOBAL WEALTH HELD BY THE 1% http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jan/19/global-wealth-oxfam-inequality-davos-economic-summit-switzerland


Guardian, September 22, 2015
DAVOS 2015: WORLD LEADERS 'FAILING ON SOCIAL COHESION' - Racial tensions, class inequalities and unreformed global institutions show that government leaders around the world are failing to deliver social cohesion, US thinktank chief Anne-Marie Slaughter has said

 http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2015/jan/22/world-leaders-failing-social-cohesion-davos


Guardian, January 23, 2015
DAVOS 2015: HELEN CLARK, UNDP HEAD:  "MANY THINGS BLIGHTING OUR WORLD ARE LINKED TO INEQUALITY" Alec Hogg talks to the head of the UNDP in Davos about how exclusion is the root cause of the volatile new global context... http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2015/jan/23/helen-clark-blight-world-inequality-davos


Common Dreams, April 04, 2014

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUALITY IS BREWING GLOBAL SOCIAL UPHEAVAL - WORLD BANK CHIEF. President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, is warning that the combined crises of planetary climate change and rising global inequality in a highly interconnected world will lead to the rise of widespread upheaval as the world's poor rise up and clashes over access to clean water and affordable food result in increased violence and political conflict. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/04




                            THE POVERTY CREATION INDUSTRY

                                   May 21, 2013 Jeffrey Hollender

                           http://www.jeffreyhollender.com/?p=2799


CSRWire, October 09, 2013
 ▶ WHAT'S IN IT FOR BUSINESS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY? http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1051-what-s-in-it-for-business-in-the-fight-against-poverty


AlterNet, March 23, 2014
▶  OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE THAT HALF OF AMERICA IS IN OR NEAR POVERTY http://www.alternet.org/economy/overwhelming-evidence-half-america-or-near-poverty


Bloomberg, December 29, 2014
▶  NET WORTH OF WORLD'S 400 WEALTHIEST BILLIONAIRES: $4.1 TRILLION AS OF DECEMBER 29, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-29/world-s-400-wealthiest-add-92-billion-in-2014-as-alibaba-surges.html?alcmpid=markets


Nation of Change, December 30, 2013

THE SHOCKING REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS http://www.nationofchange.org/shocking-redistribution-wealth-past-five-years-1388413951


Inter Press Service, October 9, 2013

▶  UN: WALKING AN ECONOMIC TIGHTROPE WITH NO SAFETY NET
 - With the richest one percent of the population now owning 40 percent of global assets, and the bottom half sharing just one percent, inequality is fast being recognised as a stubborn underlying obstacle to development... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/10/walking-an-economic-tightrope-with-no-safety-net/


June 30, 2014 Global Possibilities

 ▶  AMERICA'S POOR ARE DEMONIZED TO JUSTIFY HUGE CUTS IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS WHILE FUNDING CORPORATE WELFARE http://www.globalpossibilities.org/greg-kaufman-americas-poor-are-demonized-to-justify-huge-cuts-in-govt-prgrams/


Marketplace, April 1, 2014

- ▶  THE SECRET LIFE OF A FOOD STAMP:  BIG BOX STORES MAKE BILLIONS OFF FOOD STAMPS http://www.marketplace.org/topics/wealth-poverty/secret-life-food-stamp/secret-life-food-stamp


POPE FRANCIS: 'NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH POOR IS TO STEAL' http://sco.lt/98y1L7


                                                    WATCH
                     WEALTH INEQUALITY IN AMERICA (6:23)
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM


Climate an Capitalism, August 21, 2014
▶ THE GREAT 'POVERTY REDUCTION' HOAX

http://climateandcapitalism.com/2014/09/01/great-poverty-reduction-hoax/


                                            VIDEO REPORT

RETURN OF DEBTORS' PRISON IN U.S. -- IMPOVERISHED JAILED FOR INABILITY TO PAY FINES AND DEBTS VIDEO REPORT http://sco.lt/8k4fh3



CNBC News, November 20, 2014
▶  FAT CHANCE:  HOW MUCH OBESITY IS COSTING US. INVESTORS SEE GENEROUS PROFITS IN OBESITY EPIDEMIC

Our expanding waistlines are costing the global economy almost as much to deal with as smoking and military conflict, according to a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute. The annual global bill for obesity for lost productivity and treating conditions like diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers is $2 trillion. That’s nearly as much as the $2.1 trillion smoking or war and conflict costs the global economy, a group of analysts at the research institute concluded. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102203044


Wharton University of Pennylvania, August 25, 2004
THE FORTUNE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PYRAMID: ERADICATING POVERTY THROUGH PROFITS?  https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-fortune-at-the-bottom-of-the-pyramid-eradicating-poverty-through-profits/


                                                   VIDEO

                              "CAN WE SHOP TO END POVERTY" 

                                             With Ananya Roy

                 Global Envision: Exploring Market-driven Solutions to Poverty

http://www.globalenvision.org/2013/08/06/%E2%80%9Ccan-we-shop-end-poverty%E2%80%9D

- YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpuf-N66CGI



THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


Mother Jones, September 11, 2014
-▶ THE RICH ARE EATING RICHER, THE POOR ARE EATING POORER. First of all, incomes have stagnated. Overall real median incomes today stand at 1989 levels, as this September US Federal Reserve report shows. And real median incomes declined 5 percent between 2010 and 2013, the report shows, even as income levels at the top expanded. That means that the "recovery" of the past three years hasn't felt like much of one for millions of families... http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/09/food-inequality


CSRWire, December 12, 2013

 ▶ AMID DEBATE OVER MINIMUM WAGE, NEW REPORT SHOWS TAXPAYERS SUBSIDIZE CORPORATE PAY http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1144-amid-debate-over-minimum-wage-new-report-shows-taxpayers-subsidize-corporate-pay


The Nation, March 31, 2014

 ▶ $2.13 AN HOUR?  WHY THE U.S. TIPPED MINIMUM WAGE HAS TO GO . Exploring the world of work, from the order to the barricades http://www.thenation.com/blog/179087/213-hour-why-tipped-minimum-wage-has-go#


Care2, December 04, 2012
 ▶ EMPLOYEES AT BILLION DOLLAR COMPANIES FIGHT FOR A LIVING WAGE http://www.care2.com/causes/employees-at-billion-dollar-companies-fight-for-a-living-wage.html#ixzz2E8i9llUX


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                                           PASSING THE BUCK

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ON PUBLIC AID, REPORT SAYS http://sco.lt/6njYXJ

 

                                   ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR

2012 CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW http://sco.lt/64Y1Tt

                          

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Grist, October 20, 2014
▶  INSTEAD OF TRYING TO FEED THE WORLD, WE SHOULD BE ENDING POVERTY http://grist.org/food/instead-of-trying-to-feed-the-world-we-should-be-ending-poverty/


HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/8vwnk9


                                                YES Magazine

                                            END OF POVERTY

                http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-end-of-poverty



-▶ 'NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL' - POPE FRANCIS http://sco.lt/6eaOZd


                                               VIDEO REPORT

                               PBS Newshour, January 08, 2014

50 YEARS ON, WHAT STRIDES HAVE WE MADE IN THE WAR ON POVERTY? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/government_programs/jan-june14/poverty_01-08.html


                                                      WATCH

                              Democracy Now, December 30, 2013

-▶ JOBLESS BENEFITS CUT FOR 1.3 MILLION, DESPITE HIGHEST LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT SINCE WORLD WAR II http://www.democracynow.org/2013/12/30/jobless_benefits_cut_for_13_million


The Guardian, December 10, 2013
UK WELFARE REFORMS CUT FOOD BUDGETS TO AS LOW AS £20 A WEEK http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/dec/10/welfare-reforms-cut-family-food-budgets?CMP=EMCSOCEML657


                                            VIDEO REPORT

September 12, 2013 Democracy Now
 ▶  THE AMERICAN WAY OF POVERTY: AS INEQUALITY HITS RECORD HIGH: Sasha Abramsky Author of  "The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives."  on the Forgotten Poor http://www.democracynow.org/2013/9/12/the_american_way_of_poverty_as


World Watch Institute, January 10, 2014

80TH ANNIVERSARY OF GDP AND GLOBAL ECONOMY GROWING MAY BE LEAVING WELL-BEING BEHIND http://www.worldwatch.org/global-economy-growing-may-leave-well-being-behind


The Washington Post, December 17, 2014
▶  POVERTY AMONG SCHOOL-AGE KIDS IS ABOVE PRE-RECESSION LEVELS IN 30 PERCENT OF U.S. COUNTIES http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/12/17/poverty-among-school-age-kids-is-above-pre-recession-levels-in-30-percent-of-counties/


Guardian, November 17, 2014

▶  ONE IN 30 US CHILDREN ARE HOMELESS AS RATES RISE IN 31 STATE, REPORT FINDS http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/17/report-one-in-30-us-children-homeless


Daily Mail Online, November 21, 2014
▶  POPE FRANCIS WARNS GREED OF MAN WILL 'DESTROY THE WORLD' . Pope says earth will not forgive abuse of its resources for profit and urges world leaders to help the hungry  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2843715/Francis-warns-greed-man-destroy-world-Pope-says-earth-not-forgive-abuse-resources-profit-urges-world-leaders-help-hungry.html


YES Magazine, January 30, 2014
-▶ TO TRULY ADDRESS INEQUALITY, LET'S BUILD A PEOPLE-CENTERED ECONOMY http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/to-truly-address-inequality-let-s-build-a-people-centered-economy


REPORT: LET THEM EAT CASH! - PDF http://frederickkaufman.typepad.com/harpersmag/Let%20Them%20Eat%20Cash!.pdf


▶  BUSINESSES ARE NOT JUST AGENTS OF CONSUMERISM BUT ALSO OF SOCIETY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/business-agents-consumerism-society-customers?CMP=twt_gu



HOW DEREGULATION IS DESTROYING SOCIETY, AS THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER http://sco.lt/8CCbmz


Care2, January 31, 2014

 ▶ HOW THE GOOGLE BUS BECAME THE SYMBOL OF INEQUALITY IN AMERICA http://www.care2.com/causes/how-the-google-bus-became-the-symbol-of-inequality-in-america.html


▶  WHY THE GOOGLE BUS PROTESTS ARE A CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY ISSUE http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/01/google-bus-protests-corporate-sustainability-issue/


                                         =====================


                                       MEET YOUR NEW LANDLORD

A WALL STREET CONTROLLED RENTAL MARKET AND RISING RENTS

THE SOCIETAL CONSEQUENCES http://sco.lt/9HVQcz


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OpEd News, January 10, 2014
OBAMA'S CORPORATE PLANTATIONS:  DEREGULATION, PRIVATIZATION AND CHEAP LABOR http://www.opednews.com/articles/Deregulation-Privatizatio-by-Mike-Whitney-Corporate-Profits_Corporate-Welfare_Labor_Obama-Corporate-Mascot-140110-3.html


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A VISIT TO THE ON-LINE WAREHOUSE OF SOUL-CRUSHING SADNESS: 

SLAVE LABOR IN THE U.S.A. IN THE CONSUMER SHIPPING BUSINESS

http://sco.lt/8HRSrZ


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ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/5T6cfh


                                                  VIDEO ANALYSIS
                                    PBS NewsHour, January 11, 2014
STAGNANT WAGES OVER PAST 45 YEARS IMPERIL FINANCIAL SECURITY http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business/jan-june14/farzad_01-11.html


                                                        WATCH

                                              Moyers and Company

             HUNGER, OBESITY AND SOARING CORPORATE PROFITS 

                                                http://sco.lt/4xg9Z3


▶  FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AMERICA  http://sco.lt/78eyx7


Nation of Change, December 15, 2013

 ▶ THE SORRY SECRET OF U.S. HIGHER EDUCATION: A GROWING NUMBER OF ACADEMIC POOR http://www.nationofchange.org/poor-educational-system-1387120017


                                                         VIDEO

                                        "WHO SEES POVERTY"

                        With Ananya Roy, UC Berkeley - YouTube

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrW8ier__4Q


                                                        WATCH

                    More Videos From The #GlobalPOV Project

                          University of California, Berkeley

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0deJfPUj1f8#t=267


                                                   WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU


June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal
A VOICE FOR THE POOR: LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY

                  '"We have no choice but to change the system"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625


                                                  ENOUGHNESS

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                             http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


INDIA MANDATES WORLD'S FIRST CORPORATE CHARITABLE GIVING LAW http://sco.lt/86m7If


▶ AN AWKWARD TRUTH:  BANGLADESH FACTORIES A WAY UP FOR WOMEN (THE BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE: WHY CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

http://sco.lt/7QSajh


MORALITY IS MISSING FROM THE DEBATE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOUR  http://sco.lt/4sveFd


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                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS? http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ


                                                     WATCH

                                       "THE LOCUST EFFECT"

                      The Role of Violence in Perpetuating Poverty

Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros's "The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence" focuses on the central role of violence in perpetuating poverty, and shows that if any headway is to be made, this issue has to become a top priority for policymakers. Simply put, if people aren't safe, nothing else matters. Shipping grain to the poor, helping them vote, or assisting their efforts to start a farm is irrelevant. Whatever material improvements we provide will simply wash away in the face of the corrupt police forces, out-of-control, armies, private militias, organized criminals, and — not least — failed justice systems that plague poor countries....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY0FRy4JLYo

 ▶   "THE LOCUST EFFECT" OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://www.thelocusteffect.com/


A 21st CENTURY COOPERATIVE WAY TO A FLOURISHING FUTURE: SELF-SUFFICIENT COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8roT21


THE INDUSTRIAL MILITARY COMPLEX MINDSET AND CSR: SHARING AND COOPERATION v COMPETITION AND ENDLESS CONSUMPTION http://sco.lt/5jRulN


Project Syndicate, November 3, 2013
THE BUSINESS OF BUSINESS IS MORE THAN BUSINESS by Laura Tyson - http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/on-why-companies-must-pursue-more-than-profit-maximization-by-laura-tyson


"WILL HOPE END INEQUALITY? With Genevieve Negrón Gonzales https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmtfIWLvt_Q


                                 THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP:

                                          PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                                                 http://sco.lt/8iO36X


THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://sco.lt/9A468P


                                              BEYOND GDP 

                                              VIDEO REPORT

            The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN



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



May 17, 2013 Harvard Business Review
▶  WHAT VALUE CREATION WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/what_value_creation_will_look_like_in_the_future.html

 

▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE  http://sco.lt/7tcgQj


BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8aEijR


WHY SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SHOULD BE PART OF EVERY BUSINESS http://sco.lt/4tfKhV


INNOVATION FOR A COMPLEX WORLD: PROMOTING THE WELL BEING OF HUMANITY http://sco.lt/5Z51bV



THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5



-▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT


                                                       VIDEO

                                                    Philippines:

CORPORATE HUBRIS AND MILITARY FORCES TAKE AND DESTROY INDIGENOUS LANDS, LIVELIHOODS AND FORESTS..... SIMPLY FOR PROFIT http://sco.lt/5XuIld


                                WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                               http://sco.lt/6jxBxZ


 

                                                         VIDEO

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B


-▶  LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER RIGHTS ACROSS THE GLOBE  http://sco.lt/96H2yv


                            ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE:

      WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                              http://sco.lt/56vkOH


                                                 A VIP READ:

THE ECONOMICS AND MORALITY OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES

                                               http://sco.lt/8YbdY1



▶  WILL WOMEN LEAD THE GLOBAL SOCIAL ENTERPRISE REVOLUTION? http://sco.lt/80iNuL

 



 

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 August 14, 2012 RTCC

HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://www.rtcc.org/business/why-a-new-business-era-inspired-by-nature-not-greed-can-benefit-us-all/



BBCNews, January 27, 2015
-▶  COLLABORATION NEEDED ON NATURE AND WELL BEING LINKS

 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30989105


Guardian, November 26, 2014
-▶  RETHINKING PROPERITY. CAPITALISM vs ENVIRONMENT.  CAN GREED EVER BE GREEN?
Is it possible to run an expanding capitalist economy while keeping its impacts within safe ecological boundaries, or is the greed-driven system effectively a suicide machine that is doomed to destroy itself? The fact that the now dominant capitalist economic system is unsustainable is not in doubt. It has contributed to the breaching of several ecological boundaries, in relation to climate change, biodiversity loss and nutrient enrichment. At the same time as damaging the natural systems that sustain it, capitalism is also leading to increasing inequality, in turn creating social tensions that make it still more exposed.

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/26/capitalism-environment-green-greed-slow-life-symposium-tony-juniper


FastCoExist, August 28, 2014
WHAT WOULD GDP LOOK LIKE IF IT CONSIDERED THAT INDUSTRY TENDS TO DESTROY THE PLANET? http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034768/what-would-gdp-look-like-if-it-considered-that-industry-tends-to-destroy-the-planet


                                        BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

             The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


Yale Global Online

BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES -  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries


                               WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE

                                              http://sco.lt/8FQndh


Guardian, November 27, 2013
-▶ PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE WOULD BE DISASTROUS  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/nov/27/price-nature-markets-natural-capital

 

 -▶  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?  FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL http://sco.lt/5d4FEn



WHO OWNS NATURE?  CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE http://sco.lt/8Bx5er


MORALITY IS MISSING FROM THE DEBATE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOUR  http://sco.lt/4sveFd

 

March 1, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

THE CONUNDRUM OF THE HEART - SUSTAINABILITY http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/conundrum-heart-sustainability


 The most widely accepted definition of “sustainable development” appeared the 1987 report of UN’s World Commission on Environment and Development, titled Our Common Future. It said: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”


InterPress Service, November 28, 2014
IS THE IDEA OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BASED ON A FALSE CONSENSUS. The term sustainable development rapidly gained wide-scale acceptance, with the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development just one of the many (inter)governmental or top-down bodies that have set up in the past three decades to include environmental goals in planning and policy.. The idea of sustainable development is based on a false consensus. Once this term and its underlying situations are properly deconstructed, Demaria tells IPS, “we discover that sustainable development is still all about development. And that is where the problem lies.”
 http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/down-with-sustainable-development-long-live-convivial-degrowth/


CORP 2020 Pavan Sukhdev on

THE NATURE OF VALUE AND THE FUTURE OF CORPORATIONS  https://joinmosaic.com/blog/mosaic-conversations-pavan-sukhdev-nature-value-and-future-corporations


 Harvard Business Review, December 30, 2013
BUSINESS RESILIENCE COMES FROM WORKING WITH NATURE http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/business-resilience-comes-from-working-with-nature/


Guardian Sustainable Business, November 07, 2014
RADICAL NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM WILL EMERGE FROM COLLAPSE OF CAPITALISM
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/07/radical-new-economic-system-will-emerge-from-collapse-of-capitalism



                                        EXTINCTION CRISIS

                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



Guardian Sutainable Business, March 1, 2013
-▶ PUT NATURE AT THE HEART OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL POLICYMAKING http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/nature-heart-economic-social-policymaking


BUSINESS AND HUMANITY ARE NOT SEPARATE FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8gLwmH


- ▶ BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5gy5Q1



 ▶ BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8aEijR


 ▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB: CONSUMING OURSELVES OUT OF EXISTENCE  http://sco.lt/92ZVcP



 Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/


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


                                                  A VIP READ:

THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/8YbdY1



Huffington Post Business, October 22, 2014
▶ HOW NATURAL CAPITAL IS REDEFINING SUCCESS

As far as we've come in redefining corporate governance and success toward the triple bottom line, we still have a distance to go before there is real specificity and widespread agreement among companies and consumers about what terms like "natural capital" or even "sustainability" mean.

This can be seen as a shortcoming or a vacuum, but it's also a huge opportunity for smart businesses to take up. The moment is ripe for disruption; potentially revolutionary understandings of businesses' goals and metrics are increasingly coming into focus. More than ever, consumers want to live meaningfully and to engage with brands that have a purpose. That's galvanizing companies to drill down on defining their social and environmental purpose today, and anticipating how it will evolve in the future.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tensie-whelan/how-natural-capital-is-redefining-success_b_6005244.html


 ▶ IN NATURE, A MYRIAD OF LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP http://sco.lt/6ZQKht

 


BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHTS TO NATURE:  FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO DO SO  http://sco.lt/5DoTRp



-▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

 


 Guardian Sustainable Business, February 28, 2014
EU TO FORCE LARGE COMPANIES TO REPORT ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACTS. Ahh, but then the loopholes !! Reforms will make CSR mandatory not voluntary but weak wording and loopholes could prevent meaningful change http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/eu-reform-listed-companies-report-environmental-social-impact


-▶ WHY ARE POWERFUL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS?  http://sco.lt/81MvkP


The Guardian - Social Impact Hub - September 24, 2013
BUSINESSES CANNOT AVOID INVOLVEMENT IN CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND MORAL ISSUES http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-confront-cultural-social-moral-issues


WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

 

MONEY REALLY DOES GROW ON TREES http://sco.lt/68WAIz

 

Just Means, December 13, 2013
-▶ THE B CORP REVOLUTION:  INVESTING FROM THE HEART http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/the-b-corp-revolution-investing-from-the-heart


Mint Press, October 04, 2014
GLOBAL INEQUALITY REACHES LEVELS NOT SEEN IN NEARLY 200 YEARS http://www.mintpressnews.com/global-inequality-reaches-levels-seen-nearly-200-years/197301/


AlterNet, October 02, 2014
OUR ME-FIRST ECONOMIC SYSTEM HAS CHANGED OUR ETHICS AND OUR PERSONALITIES http://www.alternet.org/economy/has-neoliberalism-turned-us-all-psychopaths



-▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5x2tqz



-▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARDS A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

                                                     WATCH
                              GREEN JOBS FOR JAILBIRDS
                             France24 TV, December 29, 2013
http://www.france24.com/en/20131121-down-to-earth-green-jobs-jailbirds-usa-washington-state-sustainable-development-prisoners/

                            SUSTAINABILITY IN PRISONS PROJECT

                                  http://sustainabilityinprisons.org/

 

 ▶ THE QUEST FOR GREEN JOBS - RETHINKING THE NEW ECONOMY  http://sco.lt/6TGUIT


April 4, 2013 WRIInsights
ALIGNING PROFITS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY  http://www.wri.org/publication/aligning-profit-and-environmental-sustainability-stories-from-industry

 


 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


January 8, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/sense-sacred-sustainable-business-buddhist

 

September 12, 2013 David Bollier
THE CASE FOR STEWARDSHIP (NOT OWNERSHIP) OF ANTIQUITIES, LANGUAGE, DNA AND MORE http://www.bollier.org/


                          ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

      WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                          http://sco.lt/56vkOH


 


 July 26, 2013 CSRWire Talkback

ORDER WITHIN CHAOS: A NEW BUSINESS PARADIGM INSPIRED BY NATURE  http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/949-order-within-chaos-a-new-business-paradigm-inspired-by-nature

 

Janine Benyus:

WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/86AYWv

 

COMPANIES THAT MIMIC NATURE OUT-PERFORM THOSE THAT DO NOT http://sco.lt/76twrB

 

MIMICKING NATURE: ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS TO MOVE MOUNTAINS  http://sco.lt/6oK1uj


 

August 15, 2012 The Nature Of Business
'SUPER ORGANIZATIONS‘ - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORK http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2012/08/15/superorganisations-learning-from-natures-networks/

 

 June 3, 2013 Treehugger

CAN WE USE BIOMIMICRY TO DESIGN CITIES? http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/can-we-use-biomimicry-to-design-cities-janine-benyus-says-yes.html



 April 3, 2013 Conservation International
PROTECTING NATURE IS CRITICAL TO MAINTAIN BUSINESS AND GLOBAL SECURITY - "Nations and businesses cannot last if the resources that they depend upon are unpredictable." http://blog.conservation.org/2013/04/protecting-nature-is-critical-to-maintain-global-security/

 

Jan 9, 2013

WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994804262/why-the-economy-needs-nature

 

ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

 

                                     Einstein famously said

             ‘Look deep into nature and you shall find the answer.’ ...

 

April 30, 2013 CSRWire Talkback

TIME TO TRANSFORM?

It has become patently clear to many that business is undergoing a metamorphosis. Due to a perfect storm of social, economic and environmental factors, organizations have little option other than to seek out opportunities in these volatile times, adapt and evolve to what the book The Nature of Business refers to as “firms of the future” – businesses more akin to living organisms than mechanistic monoliths designed for the Industrial Era. These firms of the future can take inspiration from nature at all levels within their strategies and operations. For instance: ... http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/827-the-evolution-of-business-creating-firms-of-the-future-through-biomimicry

 

Guardian Environment, September 24, 2013
BEYOND 'BUSINESS-AS-USUAL': THE CRISIS OF CIVILISATION IS AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY

The Converging climate, energy, and economic crises. Importantly, that's not to say that we're all doomed. Far from it: while the crisis of civilisation shows that business-as-usual is not sustainable - and could at worst lead to an uninhabitable planet by the end of this century based on the consensus science projections - I've argued that we are already in the midst of a process of civilisational transition which offers unprecedented opportunities to re-envision new forms of prosperity that can function in harmony with our environment, rather than in conflict with it.   http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2013/sep/24/crisis-civilisation-unprecedented-opportunity-transition

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk


Toronto, September 16, 2013
CORPORATE ROOFTOP GARDEN FEEDS HUNDREDS AT LOCAL COMMUNITY CENTER http://globalnews.ca/news/843657/rooftop-garden-feeds-hundreds-at-local-community-centre/

 

International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013
FOUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE 'FOREST FOOTPRINT' OF COMMODITIES http://www.iied.org/four-actions-reduce-forest-footprint-commodities

 

State of Nature

TECHNOLOGY, HUMAN BEINGS AND THE FATE OF THE EARTH : A SOCIAL CRITIQUE OF MODERN LIFE http://www.stateofnature.org/?p=5856

 

 ▶ THE NEW COOPERATIVE WAY TO A FLOURISHING FUTURE: SELF-SUFFICIENT COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/80kwjZ



                                   THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

    DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/696Tlx



 ▶ TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD - THE END OF GDP GROWTH  http://sco.lt/96N2C9

 

 ▶ BRANDING INSPIRED BY NATURE http://sco.lt/6G1huT

 

BRANDING: CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: THE ROLE OF NATURAL ART AND IMAGINATION TO CREATE CHANGELargely absent from the business world, animal portraits without words or explicit messages around sustainability, were found to effectively change perceptions and communicate the need for change. http://sco.lt/5E5bSD

 

Conservation - University of Washington

DESIGN GENIUS - NATURE'S MOST ELEGANT DESIGNS MAY HOLD THE KEY TO UPER-EFFICIENT, ECOFRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/

 

June 17, 2013 Global Possibilities

BEST OF BIOMIMICRY http://www.globalpossibilities.org/best-of-biomimicry/

 

Smithsonian Magazine
HOW BIOMIMICRY IS INSPIRING HUMAN INNOVATION: Creative Minds Are Increasingly Turning to Nature - Banyan tree leaves, butterfly wings, a bird's beak -- for fresh design solutions  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/How-Biomimicry-is-Inspiring-Human-Innovation-165592706.html

 


 September 20, 2012 Share The World's Resources
GRADIDO: NATURAL ECONOMY OF LIFE  http://www.stwr.org/economic-sharing-alternatives/gradido-natural-economy-of-life.html

 


 - ▶ “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1



            -▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS -▶ 

                                BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

             Indigenous Communities, EcoSystems, Forests Devastated

                                      http://sco.lt/79BRmT


OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3




 ▶ 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

 

                                               ENOUGHNESS

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                            http://sco.lt/6EFbPt



Peak Prosperity, October 12, 2014
RICHARD GOULD: LEARNING FROM ANCIENT HUMAN CULTURES: were they happier than we are? http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87967/richard-gould-learning-ancient-human-cultures


 

June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal
A VOICE FOR THE POOR: LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY

                   '"We have no choice but to change the system"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/17/la-via-campesina-henry-saragih?CMP=EMCGBLEML1625



A GREEN, COMMONS-BASED GOVERNANCE:  THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES http://sco.lt/8qokwj


 ▶ BUSINESS DOING GOOD:  A GUIDE TO CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP http://sco.lt/5SlJVh


BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO THE WORK PLACE http://sco.lt/83sf2H

 


                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt


                                                   WATCH

                                                 "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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


 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

▶   OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Ferananda's curator insight, May 7, 2013 4:50 PM

Oh wow! So many biomimicry resources. This most be heaven!

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, September 8, 2013 7:09 PM

All good things to read.

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Financializing Nature Could Bankrupt Us All. Old Economics or Sustaining Policy?

Financializing Nature Could Bankrupt Us All. Old Economics or Sustaining Policy? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

                     ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

"Guardianship is a word that rings out in my head. We are meant to be guardians and trustees of this planet. For me, and for many others, the collective goal of humanity is towards the stewardship of our people, the planet and our ecosystems. We have a duty to protect and enhance our communities and ecosystems for the betterment of future generations"...Nicole Tilde


Justmeans, January 20, 2015

 ▶ REPORT:  IS NATURE THE LARGEST "COMPANY" ON EARTH?

 http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/is-nature-the-largest-company-on-earth


Mongabay, January 25, 2015
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

 http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.html


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 28, 2015
 ▶ FAILING TO PROTECT NATURE'S CAPITAL COULD COST BUSINESSES TRILLIONS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/28/natural-captial-profit-world-economy


Guardian, January 15, 2015

 ▶ RATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION PUTS LIFE ON EARTH AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, two new research papers say http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/rate-of-environmental-degradation-puts-life-on-earth-at-risk-say-scientists


 Common Dreams

▶  CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER. The "financialization of nature" is a flawed approach to saving biodiversity, "Biodiversity and forests are critical for the survival of people and the planet, and are thus priceless. Our biodiversity needs to be protected, not speculated on by reckless and unaccountable financial markets,” says Isaac Rojas, Friends of the Earth International Coordinator of the Forests and Biodiversity Program. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13


 Guardian, November 27, 2013
-▶ PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE WOULD BE DISASTROUS  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/nov/27/price-nature-markets-natural-capital


Common Cause, January 08, 2015
 ▶ SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE http://valuesandframes.org/some-psychological-consequences-of-putting-a-price-on-nature/


Why Green Economy? December 16, 2014
-▶  WHO SHOULD VALUE NATURE? CAN WE EVEN PUT A PRICE ON THE UNPRICEABLE? http://whygreeneconomy.org/who-should-value-nature/


NEOLIBERALIZING NATURE AND PRIVATIZING THE AIR - IF WE CAN'T MAKE MONEY OFF IT, IT HAS NO VALUE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3992906780/neoliberalizing-nature-and-privatizing-the-air-if-we-can-t-make-money-off-it-it-has-no-value

 

▶  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


September 14, 2013 Project Syndicate

-▶ NATURE, INC? THE FINANCIALISATION OF NATURE IS NOT THE ANSWER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-limits-of-market-based-environmental-protection-by-barbara-unmuessig

 

-▶ BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries


BBCNews, January 27, 2015
-▶  COLLABORATION NEEDED ON NATURE AND WELL BEING LINKS http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30989105


Guardian Sustainable Business, October 09, 2014
-▶ ROLE OF BUSINESS IN DISAPPEARANCE OF 50% OF WORLD'S WILDLIFE  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/2014/oct/09/role-business-disappearance-50-worlds-wildlife-wwf-report


-▶  SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS REPORT : AN OUTSIDE VIEW FULL PDF REPORT : WHO SHOULD VALUE NATURE?  WHY GREEN ECONOMY?.pdf   http://whygreeneconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Who-should-value-nature.-Why-Green-Economy.pdf


InterPress Service, November 28, 2014
▶ IS THE IDEA OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BASED ON A FALSE CONSENSUS. The term sustainable development rapidly gained wide-scale acceptance, with the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development just one of the many (inter)governmental or top-down bodies that have set up in the past three decades to include environmental goals in planning and policy.. The idea of sustainable development is based on a false consensus. Once this term and its underlying situations are properly deconstructed, Demaria tells IPS, “we discover that sustainable development is still all about development. And that is where the problem lies.” http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/down-with-sustainable-development-long-live-convivial-degrowth/


-▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING: CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


The Guardian, November 09, 2014
 ▶ WORLD GOVERNMENTS FAILING EARTH'S ECOSYSTEMS, SAYS TOP CONSERVATIONIST. Governments are lagging behind on international commitments to safeguard the planet’s ecosystems, with politicians failing to grasp that economic growth depends upon environmental protection  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/09/world-governments-failing-earths-ecosystems-says-top-conservationist


Ensia, August 12, 2014
-▶
ECOSYSTEMS ARE NOT MACHINES. If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology. http://ensia.com/voices/ecosystems-are-not-machines/


Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html


                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                                   "BEYOND GDP"

              The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                      http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


The Conversation, August 12, 2014
-▶ AN OBSESSION WITH ECONOMIC GROWTH WILL NOT MAKE THE BEST USE OF NATURAL ASSETS http://theconversation.com/an-obsession-with-economic-growth-will-not-make-the-best-use-of-natural-assets-30283



Guardian Sustainable Business, January 13, 2014
-▶  SUSTAINABILITY IS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL COMPANIES ADMIT ENVIRONMENTAL COST. While companies' impact on the environment remains ignored the question of how society deals with the consequence of this damage will remain unanswered  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/sustainability-companies-environmental-cost


ScienceDaily October 27, 2014

REDUCING POPULATION IS NO ENVIRONMENT 'QUICK FIX' http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141027181959.htm


Huffington Post Business, October 22, 2014
▶ HOW NATURAL CAPITAL IS REDEFINING SUCCESS: REDEFINING CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND SUCCESS TOWARD THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE: THE MOMENT IS RIPE FOR DISRUPTION

As far as we've come in redefining corporate governance and success toward the triple bottom line, we still have a distance to go before there is real specificity and widespread agreement among companies and consumers about what terms like "natural capital" or even "sustainability" mean. This can be seen as a shortcoming or a vacuum, but it's also a huge opportunity for smart businesses to take up. The moment is ripe for disruption; potentially revolutionary understandings of businesses' goals and metrics are increasingly coming into focus. More than ever, consumers want to live meaningfully and to engage with brands that have a purpose. That's galvanizing companies to drill down on defining their social and environmental purpose today, and anticipating how it will evolve in the future.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tensie-whelan/how-natural-capital-is-redefining-success_b_6005244.html

 

BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHT TO THE EARTH. Bolivia pilots new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature. Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people. http://sco.lt/83jybZ


Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/


August 20, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ NEVER MIND THE ECONOMIC DEFICIT.  WHAT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT DEFICIT - THAT WHICH WE DEPEND UPON FOR SURVIVAL  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/20/earth-overshoot-day-environmental-deficit?CMP=twt_gu


Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/


                                                      VIDEO (3.30)
                                            Grassroots International
PUTTING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY BEFORE CORPORATE PROFITS
Big business wants to control our resources--grabbing land, privatizing water, patenting seeds, and trying to squeeze out anyone who gets in the way of their profits. Fortunately, there is an alternative that places the rights of people and communities ahead of corporate interests--resource rights. http://www.grassrootsonline.org/issues/resource-rights


Environment News Service, May 20, 2014
-▶ DETERIORATING ENVIRONMENT THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH WORLDWIDE http://ens-newswire.com/2014/05/20/deteriorating-environment-threatens-human-health-worldwide/



-▶ HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 OF 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIES' THAT KEEP HUMANITY IN A 'SAFE OPERATING SPACE' http://sco.lt/7Ji72v


 October 13, 2012 Common Dreams
- ▶ 'RECIPE FOR DISASTER' : GROUP SAYS NO FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13


CSRwire Talkback -
-▶ OUR INVISIBLE ECOLOGICAL COMMONS http://csrwiretalkback.tumblr.com/post/2147520326/our-invisible-ecological-commons


August 30, 2013 Eco-Business

-▶ BANKS WANT TO PUT PRICE ON EARTH'S LIFE SUPPORT

 It is not easy to put a value on a forest, a clean river, or unpolluted air, but that is what a group of the world's biggest banks is attempting to do.

43 financial institutions have agreed that the way the present economic system uses and often destroys the environment without paying to do so is not sustainable.

The banks are also concerned that some companies are using up natural resources so fast, with no thought for their own future, let alone that of the planet, that they will collapse. They want a way of warning them and ultimately withdrawing their credit unless the companies mend their ways... http://www.eco-business.com/news/banks-put-price-earths-life-support/

 

-▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values




-▶ WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS http://sco.lt/5IxW2j


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


-▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT


 

                                                         WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

            2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


Reuters, May 27, 2014
-▶ NEW RULES PUT NATURE ON BALANCE SHEET IN PERU http://www.trust.org/item/20140526144601-jvm6h/?source=jtOtherNews1


-▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

                                              INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging

 

Transition Network and Post Carbon Institute
-▶ NEW REPORT: "CLIMATE AFTER GROWTH" - WE HAVE ENTERED AN ERA OF "NEW NORMALS" – THE IMPLICATIONS ARE PROFOUND http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-10/new-report-climate-after-growth


▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?  http://sco.lt/5I5UeX


                                                    VIDEO REPORT
                                    The Real News, October 24, 2014
THE FINANCIALIZATION OF LIFE:  PROFITING WITHOUT PRODUCING. Costas Lapavitsas is a professor in economics at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. He teaches the political economy of finance, and he's a regular columnist for The Guardian.

 http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=12553



 -▶  THE DARK SIDE OF THE 'GREEN ECONOMY' - THE WHOLESALE PRIVATIZATION OF NATURE http://sco.lt/7hix0r



 -▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/5GzvTV

 

▶  MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3

 

- ▶ “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

                                             ONE SHORT VIDEO

      WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                            http://sco.lt/5moIAT


                                                SLIDESHOW

                               Guardian Environment, April 24, 2014
         INDONESIA'S DEFORESTATION IS A DISASTER ON THE PLANET  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/audioslideshow/2014/apr/24/indonesia-deforestation-wildlife-paul-hilton-audio-slideshow



 International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013

-▶ FOUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE 'FOREST FOOTPRINT' OF COMMODITIES http://www.iied.org/four-actions-reduce-forest-footprint-commodities


  -▶ WHY ARE POWERFUL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS?  http://sco.lt/81MvkP


                                            ANIMATED VIDEO
       THE STORY OF ILLEGAL LOGGING & HOW TO STOP IT
                               http://www.fern.org/storyofFLEGT

 

                                 FORESTS WITHOUT BORDERS

                     http://www.scoop.it/t/forests-without-borders

 

                                                  ANIMATION

                                    THE STORY OF UN-REDD

CARBON OFFSETS:  A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 

 

 -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE - BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/56EkEb

 

 


 -▶ AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM WON'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5Qy6cL


 

 -▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/8yvXjV

 

 

 - ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS http://sco.lt/5JvEi9

 

-▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARDS A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

- ▶ UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS:  OIL, COAL CHEMICAL & ASH SPILLS WRECKING OUR ENVIRONMENT & WATER http://sco.lt/81P9DF


                                            ERADICATING ECOCIDE

     WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                               http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

                                                 ENOUGHNESS

                   WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                            http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

                                          RESTORING THE EARTH

                                          THE BONN CHALLENGE

                                               http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

 

                                            MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD  http://sco.lt/5n7fqD


                                                      WATCH
                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
We're living on a beautiful planet and as a human race we've been here for thousands of years. Our planet didn't need to be protected; life was flourishing on its own, with its own agenda. However for the past 100 years we've made a tremendous impact with our footprint due to the growth of world population and the industrialization of our everyday life. Economy, profit and capitalization became more important than respecting our planet and an ancient knowledge to advance a new way of life. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

 

 

A GREEN, COMMONS-BASED GOVERNANCE:  THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES http://sco.lt/8qokwj

 

-▶ WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS?  http://sco.lt/79HQvZ

 

  -▶  UN IPCC REPORT And NASA-FUNDED STUDY: INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE?" http://sco.lt/8lOuIr

 

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                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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



                                       BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                        "WE ARE ALL ONE: - A SHORT FILM  -`❤´- -
                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-EWIp1IPmM



 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo                                  


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

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

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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                                   FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

 

 

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


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


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


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


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

Travis Reede's curator insight, November 6, 2014 12:56 PM

I believe that this is bad. Its sad that we can put a price on earth. We need to stop hurting the earth, and help it.

Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, January 10, 1:46 PM

The bankers went on to acknowledge this was partly their fault because they had no way of valuing this natural capital, nor did they currently recognize the danger to the stability of some companies because of its destruction. They want governments to force companies to disclose their dependence on natural capital and the impact they have on it by disclosures in annual financial reports. 

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Rolling Stone, February 14, 2014
-▶ THE VAMPIRE SQUID STRIKES AGAIN:  THE MEGA BANKS' MOST DEVIOUS SCAM YET http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-vampire-squid-strikes-again-the-mega-banks-most-devious-scam-yet-20140212


Guardian, January 23, 2015
-▶ AS INEQUALITY SOARS, THE NERVOUS SUPER RICH ARE ALREADY PLANNING THEIR ESCAPES. Hedge fund managers are preparing getaways by buying airstrips and farms in remote areas, former hedge fund partner tells Davos during session on inequality

  http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2015/jan/23/nervous-super-rich-planning-escapes-davos-2015


      HOW FINANCIAL DEREGULATION IS DESTROYING THE WORLD

                      Rolling Stone, Matt Tabbi, February 12, 2014

How Mega Banks, Corporations Drove A Mack Truck Thru A Loophole to Dominate and Control Global Politics, Industry and Society.

Banks are no longer just financing heavy industry. They are actually buying it up and inventing bigger, bolder and scarier scams than ever.

   Today, banks like Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs own oil tankers, run airports and control huge quantities of coal, natural gas, heating oil, electric power and precious metals. They likewise can now be found exerting direct control over the supply of a whole galaxy of raw materials crucial to world industry and to society in general, including everything from food products to metals like zinc, copper, tin, nickel and, most infamously thanks to a recent high-profile scandal, aluminum. And they're doing it not just here but abroad as well: In Denmark, thousands took to the streets in protest in recent weeks, vampire-squid banners in hand, when news came out that Goldman Sachs was about to buy a 19 percent stake in Dong Energy, a national electric provider. The furor inspired mass resignations of ministers from the government's ruling coalition, as the Danish public wondered how an American investment bank could possibly hold so much influence over the state energy grid.

                                              Wall Street's War

   But banks aren't just buying stuff, they're buying whole industrial processes. They're buying oil that's still in the ground, the tankers that move it across the sea, the refineries that turn it into fuel, and the pipelines that bring it to your home. Then, just for kicks, they're also betting on the timing and efficiency of these same industrial processes in the financial markets – buying and selling oil stocks on the stock exchange, oil futures on the futures market, swaps on the swaps market, etc.

    But those are purely financial schemes. In these new, even scarier kinds of manipulations, banks that own whole chains of physical business interests have been caught rigging prices in those industries.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-vampire-squid-strikes-again-the-mega-banks-most-devious-scam-yet-20140212



Guardian, October 13, 2014
-▶ AS THE RICH GET RICHER -- COULD TRIGGER A GLOBAL RECESSION. The richest 1% of the world’s population are getting wealthier, according to a Credit Suisse report which warned growing inequality could be a trigger for recession. “Taken together, the bottom half of the global population own less than 1% of total wealth. In sharp contrast, the richest decile hold 87% of [...] http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/oct/14/richest-1percent-half-global-wealth-credit-suisse-report


Campaign For America's Future, January 26, 2015
-▶ CORPORATE TAX BREAK SCHEME IS GAINING A DANGEROUS MOMENTUM. There is no real argument over whether the nation needs to do more to improve its infrastructure – its transportation, water, power and information networks. But there is an argument over how best to pay for it all – and that argument is increasingly turning in a dangerous direction  http://ourfuture.org/20150126/corporate-tax-break-scheme-is-gaining-a-momentum-we-must-stop?utm_source=progressive_breakfast&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pbreak


Center for Economic & Policy Research, May 15, 2013

-▶ CUTTING SOCIAL SECURITY AND NOT TAXING WALL STREET  http://www.cepr.net/index.php/op-eds-&-columns/op-eds-&-columns/cutting-social-security-and-not-taxing-wall-street


Mint Press, October 04, 2014
GLOBAL INEQUALITY REACHES LEVELS NOT SEEN IN NEARLY 200 YEARS http://www.mintpressnews.com/global-inequality-reaches-levels-seen-nearly-200-years/197301/

 

August 6, 2013 Truthout

-▶  THE DETROIT BAIL-IN TEMPLATE: FLEECING PENSIONERS TO SAVE THE BANKS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/17996-the-detroit-bail-in-template-fleecing-pensioners-to-save-the-banks


Mother Jones, September 11, 2014
-▶ THE RICH ARE EATING RICHER, THE POOR ARE EATING POORER. First of all, incomes have stagnated. Overall real median incomes today stand at 1989 levels, as this September US Federal Reserve report shows. And real median incomes declined 5 percent between 2010 and 2013, the report shows, even as income levels at the top expanded. That means that the "recovery" of the past three years hasn't felt like much of one for millions of families... http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/09/food-inequality


                  WHY INEQUALITY IS AN ECONOMIC PROBLEM

                 New Economics Foundation, December 18, 2014

http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/entry/why-inequality-is-an-economic-problem


They Want More Deregulation, Less Taxes and Still They Find Ways to Avoid Paying Their Fair Share of Taxes


29 March, 2013 - Common Dreams

-▶  MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATIONS INCREASINGLY ABANDONING AMERICA TO AVOID REGULATIONS AND TAXES Their antennae point to places where taxes are very low, labor is wage slavery, independent unions are non-existent, governments have their hands out, and equal justice under the rule of law does not exist. https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/03/28-11


Reuters, February 25, 2014

▶  MANY BIG U.S. CORPORATIONS PAY VERY LITTLE OR NO TAXES : REPORT http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/26/us-usa-tax-corporate-idUSBREA1P04Q20140226


Truthout, December 04, 2014
-▶  TAX-DODGING: WE NEED TO START HOLDING CORPORATIONS AND BANKS  ACCOUNTABLE http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/27822-we-need-to-stop-bending-over-for-the-banksters


                                              VIDEO REPORT
                                    The Real News, October 24, 2014
THE FINANCIALIZATION OF LIFE:  PROFITING WITHOUT PRODUCING. Costas Lapavitsas is a professor in economics at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. He teaches the political economy of finance, and he's a regular columnist for The Guardian.

 http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=12553


HuffPost Politics, December 13, 2014
-▶ SEN ELIZABETH WARREN RIPS CITIGROUP FOR WEAZLING WALL STREET GIVEAWAY INTO GOVERNMENT SPENDING BILL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/12/elizabeth-warren-citigroup-bill_n_6318446.html


Campaign For America's Future, April 28, 2014
-▶ MAKING CORPORATE TAX BREAKS PERMANENT HOW CONGRESS RIGS THE RULES http://ourfuture.org/20140428/corporate-tax-breaks-how-congress-rigs-the-rules


Rolling Stone, May 10, 2012, Matt Tabbi,
-▶ HOW WALL STREET KILLED FINANCIAL REFORM
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-wall-street-killed-financial-reform-20120510


HuffingtonPost Politics, November 22, 2014
-▶ Sen. Elizabeth Warren: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH:  WITH OBAMA's WALL STREET APPOINTEES  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-warren/presidents-wall-street-nominee_b_6188324.html


Harvard Business Review, October 24, 2014
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO CHANGE THE CULTURE OF WALL STREET. IT STARTS WITH SOCIOLOGY INSTEAD OF ECONOMICS http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/what-it-will-take-to-change-the-culture-of-wall-street/


                                               BEYOND GDP 

                                              VIDEO REPORT

            The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN



 ▶  UN: THE ERA OF EVER-LASTING PRODUCTION BASED ON MAXIMIZING PROFITS HAS REACHED ITS LIMITS http://sco.lt/6C3RoH


                                          WHO'S IN CONTROL

                  NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS?

                  DOES YOUR DEMOCRATIC VOTE EVEN COUNT?

                                            http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl


Truthout, September 11, 2014
-▶ AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN SPEAKS OUT:  JOHN PERKINS ON HOW INDEBTED COUNTRIES HAVE FALLEN VICTIM TO "ECONOMIC HIT MEN"  In the case of Greece today, it's the IMF, World Bank and the EU [European Union] that make tremendous demands on the country: increase taxes, cut back on spending, sell public sector utilities to private companies, things like power companies and water systems, transportation systems, privatize those, and basically become a slave to us, to the corporations...organizations like the World Bank, the IMF, the EU, are tools of the big corporations, what I call the "corporatocracy." http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26112-an-economic-hit-man-speaks-out-john-perkins-on-how-greece-has-fallen-victim-to-economic-hit-men


New York Times, March 01, 2014

BIG-MONEY DONORS DEMAND LARGER SAY IN CAMPAIGN STRATEGY http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/us/politics/big-money-donors-demand-larger-say-in-party-strategy.htm


Peak Prosperity, December 03, 2014
-▶ OIL AND THE GLOBAL SLOWDOWN: We are being driven by our system of money, we serve it not the other way around, which is a tragedy of both epic and comic proportions. http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/89380/oil-and-global-slowdown



 


           THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                           http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


Guardian Sustainable Business, November 05, 2014
▶ THE FALSEHOOD OF SHAREHOLDER FIDUCIARY
SOCIETY MUST CALL BUSINESS' BLUFF ON ITS FIXATION WITH PROFIT MAXIMISATION
. It is extraordinary how many executives still cling to behaviour that may well in the future be considered criminal. While the falsehood that fiduciary duty means solely making money for shareholders is being chipped away, many business leaders still cling on to this behaviour. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/05/society-business-fixation-profit-maximisation-fiduciary-duty


Harvard Business Review, May 15, 2014
- ▶ TAKING BUSINESS BACK FROM WALL STREET: THE DANGERS OF MANAGING COMPANIES FOR SHAREHOLDERS  http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/05/taking-business-back-from-wall-street/


May 10, 2013 Harvard Business Review
▶  PARTING WAYS WITH PUBLIC TRADING http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/parting_ways_with_public_tradi.html


September 9, 2013 Washington Post
HOW THE CULT OF SHAREHOLDER VALUE WRECKED AMERICAN BUSINESS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/09/how-the-cult-of-shareholder-value-wrecked-american-business/


                                                   A VIP READ:

THE ECONOMICS AND MORALITY OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/8YbdY1



Grist, September 19, 2014
-▶ NAOMI KLEIN IS RIGHT:  UNCHECKED, UNBRIDLED CAPITALISM WILL DESTROY CIVILIZATION http://grist.org/climate-energy/naomi-klein-is-right-unchecked-capitalism-will-destroy-civilization/


                                             VIDEO REPORT

                   The Real News Network, November 14, 2014

                    HOW DEEP IS THE ROT ON WALL STREET? 

Joseph Fichera's op-ed in the New York Times shows the full depravity of Wall Street's resistance to regulation, says white collar criminologist Professor William Black 

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=12646

 

                                 Rolling Stone, November 06, 2014
                            THE NINE BILLION DOLLAR WITNESS

                  MEET JPMORGAN CHASE'S WORST NIGHTMARE http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-9-billion-witness-20141106


                                            VIDEO REPORT

                          Democracy Now, November 07, 2014
MATT TAIBBI AND BANK WHISTLEBLOWER ON HOW JPMORGAN CHASE HELPED WRECK THE ECONOMY http://www.democracynow.org/2014/11/7/matt_taibbi_and_bank_whistleblower_on

 

Alternet, November 18, 2014
-▶  7 CORPORATIONS THAT PAY THEIR CEOs MORE THAN THEY PAY IN TAXES  http://www.alternet.org/7-corporations-pay-their-ceos-more-they-pay-taxes

 

CSRWire, December 12, 2013

 ▶ AMID DEBATE OVER MINIMUM WAGE, NEW REPORT SHOWS TAXPAYERS SUBSIDIZE CORPORATE PAY http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1144-amid-debate-over-minimum-wage-new-report-shows-taxpayers-subsidize-corporate-pay


-▶ WHY AMAZON HAS NO PROFITS (AND WHY IT WORKS)  | Andreessen Horowitz http://a16z.com/2014/09/05/why-amazon-has-no-profits-and-why-it-works/



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                                            LUXEMBOURG


MULTI-NATIONAL BRAND NAMES EXPOSED IN TAX AVOIDANCE SCHEME REVEALED. They are everyday multi-national brand names, products and services we all use – but where does the money go and how much tax do these companies pay?  http://www.icij.org/project/luxembourg-leaks/leaked-documents-expose-global-companies-secret-tax-deals-luxembourg

 

                                           ORIGINAL REPORT

                  International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
                 LUXEMBOURG LEAKS.  SECRET TAX DEALS EXPOSED

                        http://www.icij.org/project/luxembourg-leaks


SpiegelOnLine, November 21, 2014
-▶  EU DEBATES NEW RULES TO CURB LUXEMBOURG STYLE TAX LOOPHOLES http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/eu-debates-new-rules-to-curb-luxembourg-style-tax-loopholes-a-1003402.html


Irish Times, November 05, 2014
-▶  IKEA, PEPSI AMONGST 340 COMPANIES WITH SECRET LUXEMBOURG TAX DEALS  http://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/exposed-ikea-pepsi-amongst-340-companies-with-secret-luxembourg-tax-deals-1.1989484

 

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Nov. 06, 2014
-▶  'LUX LEAKS' REVELATIONS BRING SWIFT RESPONSE AROUND THE WORLD  http://www.icij.org/project/luxembourg-leaks/lux-leaks-revelations-bring-swift-response-around-world

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT

                               CNBC TV - November 06, 2014

$95 BILLION - $416 BILLION USA CORPORATE TAX AVOIDANCE SCHEME IN LUXEMBOURG EXPOSED http://www.cnbc.com/id/102141877#.

 

 Guardian, November 05, 2014
-▶  LUXEMBOURG TAX FILES:  HOW TINY STATE RUBBER-STAMPED TAX AVOIDANCE ON INDUSTRIAL SCALE  http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/05/-sp-luxembourg-tax-files-tax-avoidance-industrial-scale


 Rolling Stone, August 27, 2014
-▶ THE BIGGEST TAX SCAM EVER

The world's richest corporations are getting away with fleecing hundreds of billions of tax dollars from the rest of us.

Some of America's top corporations are parking profits overseas and ducking hundreds of billions in taxes.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-biggest-tax-scam-ever-20140827

 

 International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
-▶  SECRECY FOR SALE:  INSIDE THE GLOBAL OFFSHORE MONEY MAZE http://www.icij.org/offshore


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                                                     VIDEO

                             "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?

                                            http://sco.lt/4qDiJl


Alternet, January 04, 2014

-▶ HOW CORPORATIONS ARE CHEATING MILLIONS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN OUT OF BILLIONS IN EDUCATION FUNDS. If corporations want an educated, skilled workforce (as they say they do), they should stop skimping on state taxes.  http://www.alternet.org/education/how-corporations-are-cheating-millions-school-children-out-billions-education-funds


Harvard Business Review, August 29, 2014

▶  WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CORPORATE STEWARDSHIP?

When corporations dodge taxes, it's an ethical issue.

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/whatever-happened-to-corporate-stewardship/



                            RETURN OF DEBTORS' PRISON IN USA

IMPOVERISHED JAILED FOR INABILITY TO PAY FINES OR OLD DEBTS : INEQUALITY WIDENS  http://sco.lt/68dlAX


ProPublica, September 15, 2014
-▶ UNSEEN TOLL:  WAGES OF MILLIONS SEIZED TO PAY PAST DEBTS. A new study provides the first-ever tally of how many employees lose up to a quarter of their paychecks over debts like unpaid credit card or medical bills and student loans. http://www.propublica.org/article/unseen-toll-wages-of-millions-seized-to-pay-past-debts


Bill Moyers, November 20, 2014
▶  TAX-DODGING WAL-MART HOLDS ANOTHER FOOD DRIVE FOR ITS IMPOVERISHED WORKERS. http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/20/walmart/


Guardian, May 06, 2014
-▶  NEOLIBERALISM HAS BROUGHT OUT THE WORST IN US - PSYCHOPATHIC THINKING. 'We are forever told that we are freer to choose the course of our lives than ever before, but the freedom to choose outside the success narrative is limited.'  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/29/neoliberalism-economic-system-ethics-personality-psychopathicsthic

 

PBS Newshour, September 25, 2014
WHAT CONTEMPORARY CAPITALISM COULD LEARN FROM FAIRY TALES; “The financial meltdown of 2008 was, at its core, a moral catastrophe.” http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/what-contemporary-capitalism-needs-to-learn-from-fairy-tales/



▶  POPE FRANCIS  WARNS ON COMING "IDOLATROUS" GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/9JnutN

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

           LOBBYING:  MURKY BUSINESS OR DEMOCRATIC NECESSITY?

                                          http://sco.lt/6k957p



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                                              TAX INVERSIONS

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Naked Capitalism, January 05, 2015
-▶ CORPORATE TAX INVERSION REMAINS (HUGE) http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2015/01/tax-inversion-remains-huge.html


 The Washington Post, September 22, 2014
 ▶  OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES NEW RULES TO DISCOURAGE CORPORATE TAX INVERSIONS http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/2014/09/22/e5294e0a-429d-11e4-b437-1a7368204804_story.html?wpisrc=al_comboNE

 

The Washington Post, August 06, 2014

 ▶  JUMPING SHIP: U.S. POLICYMAKERS BRACE FOR RASH OF CORPORATE EXPATRIATIONS:  DESERTING AMERICA FOR "GREENER" TAX PASTURES, LESS REGULATION   http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-policymakers-gird-for-rash-of-corporate-expatriations/2014/08/05/4898ca5e-18d9-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html?wpisrc=nl_most

 

Common Dreams, August 27, 2014

 ▶  BURGER KING 'INVERSION' ALLOWS IT TO PROFIT OFF PUBLIC, DODGE TAXES, SAY CRITICS http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/08/27/burger-king-inversion-allows-it-profit-public-dodge-taxes-say-critics

 

USA Today, August 31, 2014
-▶ AVOID TAXES? 10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE INVERSIONS http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/08/31/corporate-tax-inversions/14686959/

 

Bloomberg, August 29, 2014
-▶ HEDGE FUNDS HUNT FOR CLUES TO TREASURY TAX-INVERSION LIMIT. The biggest group of hedge funds affected by the corporate-inversion debate employ a so-called merger arbitrage strategy, making bets on whether a deal will go through. That usually entails buying the shares of one of the companies while selling the other’s short http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-29/hedge-funds-hunting-clues-in-treasury-tax-inversion-limit.html?alcmpid=markets


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                                  PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                        THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                          http://sco.lt/67XHiD

 

THE INFLOW: National Business Report, September 17, 2014

-▶ WHY CHINESE MONEY IS FLOODING AMERICAN MARKETS http://nbr.com/2014/09/17/why-chinese-money-is-flooding-american-markets/


FastCoDesign, September 15, 2014
-▶ IKEA IS A  NONPROFIT, AND YES, THAT'S EVERY BIT AS FISHY AS IT SOUNDS http://www.fastcodesign.com/3035734/infographic-of-the-day/ikea-is-a-nonprofit-and-yes-thats-every-bit-as-fishy-as-it-sounds

 

                                                       WATCH

                                                   CNBC VIDEO
 ▶  BILL CLINTON:  FIRMS OF THE FUTURE WILL CARE MORE ABOUT PEOPLE, LESS ABOUT PROFITS  http://www.cnbc.com/id/102025913

 

 

 YES Magazine, September 09, 2014
 ▶  A WEALTHY CAPITALIST ON WHY MONEY DOESN'T TRICKLE DOWN http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-end-of-poverty/wealthy-capitalist-nick-hanauer-on-why-money-doesn-t-trickle-down

 

EcoNexus, June 2012
WHERE'S THE DEBATE ABOUT CORPORATE POWER RUN AMOK A response to the proposal for a Convention on Corporate Sustainability Reporting http://www.econexus.info/publication/rio20-wheres-debate-about-corporate-power

 

Guardian April 08, 2014, George Monbiot

-▶ HOW HAVE THESE CORPORATIONS COLONIZED OUR PUBLIC LIFE? Power is shifting: to places in which we have no voice or vote. Domestic policies are forged by special advisers and spin doctors, by panels and advisory committees stuffed with lobbyists http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/08/corporations-public-life-unilever


 ▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS? http://sco.lt/6X0IC1

 

                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                            PBS NewsHour, September 05, 2014

MORE PART-TIME WORKERS SUFFER INSTABILITY, LONG HOURS TO MAKE ENDS MEET -- AS WALL STREET STOCK MARKET SOARS
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/new-job-growth-doesnt-indicate-strong-labor-market/

 

-▶ CORPORATE PROFITS TRUMPS FAIR WAGES

More than half of U.S. fast food workers on public aid, report says http://sco.lt/5zp197

 

YES Magazine
END OF POVERTY http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-end-of-poverty

 

                                                         VIDEO

                              "CAN WE SHOP TO END POVERTY" 

                                             With Ananya Roy

                 Global Envision: Exploring Market-driven Solutions to Poverty

http://www.globalenvision.org/2013/08/06/%E2%80%9Ccan-we-shop-end-poverty%E2%80%9D

- YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpuf-N66CGI


 Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi, July 9, 2009

-▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN BUBBLE MACHINE. From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression -- and they're about to do it again, Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-great-american-bubble-machine-20100405#ixzz2tNBMth7d

 

-▶  IS WALL STREET STOCK MARKET RIGGED?  Interview with Author, Michael Lewis: A Wall Street Revolt "The Flash Boys" http://www.npr.org/2014/04/01/297686724/on-a-rigged-wall-street-milliseconds-make-all-the-difference

 

                                                     WATCH:
                          CBS News, 60 Minutes, March 28, 2014
                                 THE WALL STREET CASINO:

                         IS THE U.S. STOCK MARKET RIGGED?
                                           THE "FLASH BOYS"
     http://www.cbsnews.com/news/is-the-us-stock-market-rigged/


                                      THE UNITED STATES OF 'ALEC'

SHAPING AND CONTROLLING SPECIAL INTEREST LEGISLATION: ONE STATE AT A TIME http://sco.lt/68GD8z


                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                          PBS Newshour, September 03, 2014
WHY SO MANY COLLEGE GRAD ARE HIGHLY-EDUCATED, WELL PLACED, AND GOING NOWHERE

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/college-grads-struggling-entry-adulthood/

 

                                       CRUSHING COLLEGE DEBT

A TRILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS: PREDATORY LOANS AND AN UNKNOWN FUTURE  http://sco.lt/8wWGOX


 

Center for Public Integrity, February 17, 2014

-▶ AFTER THE MELTDOWN: In the fall of 2008, the U.S. economy nearly collapsed thanks to an unprecedented wave of mortgage foreclosures. In “After the Meltdown — Where are they now?” the Center for Public Integrity revisits the subprime lenders, Wall Street banks and government regulators that were most responsible for the crash — and finds few if any have been held accountable. http://www.publicintegrity.org/business/finance/after-meltdown

 

Common Dreams, September 16, 2014
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING : CAPITALISM vs THE CLIMATE - Naomi Klein  http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/16/whether-we-engage-or-do-nothing-changes-everything

 

                                                 WATCH
                            Democracy Now, September 18, 2014
                               CAPITALISM vs. THE CLIMATE
Naomi Klein on Need for New Economic Model to Address Ecological Crisis
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/18/capitalism_vs_the_climate_naomi_klein


 Guardian Environment, September 18, 2014
 ▶ INVESTORS CALL FOR CLIMATE CHANGE DEAL. Ahead of a UN climate summit in New York next week, Institutional investors managing £15tn of assets have called for an ambitious global climate deal to give them certainty to invest in clean technology. ...http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/18/investors-call-for-climate-change-deal

 

                                                     WATCH
                 300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/7lDG6b



  -▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8U908P

 

 ▶ WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WALL STREET OWNS THE NEIGHBORHOOD? MEET YOUR NEW LANDLORD http://sco.lt/5SjIVl

 

 

AlterNet, March 25, 2014
-▶  HOW WALL STREET IS SUCKING HUGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY FROM LOS ANGELES: Study  "No Small Fees: LA Spends More on Wall Street than Our Streets."  http://www.alternet.org/economy/new-report-reveals-how-wall-street-impoverishes-los-angeles

 

Salon, February 23, 2014
McDOMINATION:  HOW CORPORATIONS CONQUERED AMERICA AND RUINED OUR HEALTH http://www.salon.com/2014/02/23/mcdomination_how_corporations_conquered_america_and_ruined_our_health/


 -▶  THE COLLABORATIVE/SHARING ECONOMY IS EXPLODING http://sco.lt/5QA4vJ

 

                                               WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

 AllAfrica.com: February 19, 2014
▶  AFRICA:  EMERGING MARKET CURRENCIES UNDER ATTACK BY THE SHARKS OF THE CASINO GLOBAL ECONOMY http://allafrica.com/stories/201402200053.html

 

                                WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                               http://sco.lt/6jxBxZ

 

 ▶  FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE AND AMERICA http://sco.lt/8oSVBx


                                                VIDEO REPORT
                        Moyers and Company, February 14, 2014

                  THE TRIUMPH OF CAPITAL OVER DEMOCRACY

http://billmoyers.com/segment/david-simon-on-our-rigged-political-system/
                         PUTTING POLITICAL CORRUPTION ON ICE
     http://billmoyers.com/episode/putting-political-corruption-on-ice/

 

March 1, 2013 Global Research
▶  PREDATORY CAPITALISM AND THE RISE OF THE "GLOBAL CORPORATOCRACY". http://www.globalresearch.ca/rise-of-the-global-corporatocracy-an-interview-with-john-perkins/5329456

 

June 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

▶  ECONOMIC SUCCESS IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR  WELL BEING. We seek economic success to improve lives and contribute to the society we want. BUSINESSES HAVE LOST THEIR WAY BY FOCUSING ON PROFIT MAXIMISATION AT ANY COST http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/economic-success-not-enough-wellbeing

 

                                                   WATCH:
                       WHY THE FIRST ISSUE IN MONEY IS POLITICS

http://billmoyers.com/2014/02/14/why-the-first-issue-is-money-in-politics/

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk


 

 -▶  THE INDUSTRIAL MILITARY COMPLEX MINDSET AND CSR: SHARING AND COOPERATION vs COMPETITION AND ENDLESS CONSUMPTION  http://sco.lt/5EXUv3

 

 -▶  BIG PHARMA, BIG BUCKS:  ENDING DRUG MONOPOLIES, MEGA PROFITS AND STRANGLEHOLD ON PATENTS == PEOPLE ARE DYING http://sco.lt/5WVBkP

 

▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH" http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FROM ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT http://sco.lt/5x2tqz

 

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

 



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Who's in Control – Nation States or Global Corporations? Does Your Democratic Vote Even Count?

Who's in Control – Nation States or Global Corporations? Does Your Democratic Vote Even Count? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


Guardian, June 01, 2014
WHO'S IN CONTROL? -- NATION STATE OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS? The limited ability of national governments to pursue any agenda that has not first been endorsed by international capital and its proxies is no longer simply the cross they have to bear; it is the cross to which we have all been nailed. The nation state is the primary democratic entity that remains. But given the scale of neoliberal globalisation it is clearly no longer up to that task.
 "By many measures, corporations are more central players in global affairs than nations," writes Benjamin Barber in Jihad vs McWorld. "We call them multinational but they are more accurately understood as postnational, transnational or even anti-national. For they abjure the very idea of nations or any other parochialism that limits them in time or space." "We are in government but not in power," said Lula's close aide, Dominican friar Frei Betto. "Power today is global power, the power of the big companies, the power of financial capital." http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/02/control-nation-states-corporations-autonomy-neoliberalism


Mongabay, January 25, 2015
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

 http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.html


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 23, 2015
 ▶  LET'S FACE IT:  WE HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN OUR ECONOMY AND OUR FUTURE: Forget Davos. It’s time for a social movement that pressures governments and businesses to prioritize quality of life over economic growth http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/23/lets-face-it-we-have-to-make-the-choice-between-our-economy-and-our-future


                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                                   "BEYOND GDP"

              The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                              http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


AATTP, March 26, 2014
-▶  THINK YOU HAVE CHOICES?  THINK AGAIN: THESE CORPORATIONS CONTROL THE WORLD http://aattp.org/think-you-have-choices-think-again-these-corporations-control-the-world/


Jan 25, 2013 World Economic Forum

▶  WORLD BECOMING "UNGOVERNABLE" - GLOBAL CORPORATIONS ARE REPLACING THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENTS  http://www.weforum.org/news/world-becoming-ungovernable-says-peres


Compass, November 03, 2014
-▶ CORPORATIONS AREN'T PEOPLE AND THEY AREN'T NATION STATES, EITHER http://blogs.sierraclub.org/compass/2014/11/corporations-arent-people-and-they-arent-nation-states-either.html


NationofChange, July 27, 2014
-▶  THE EMPIRE ECONOMY DOES NOT SERVE THE ECONOMY OF PEOPLE http://www.nationofchange.org/empire-economy-does-not-serve-economy-or-people-1406466461



                                RETURN OF DEBTORS' PRISON IN USA

IMPOVERISHED JAILED FOR INABILITY TO PAY FINES OR OLD DEBTS : INEQUALITY WIDENS  http://sco.lt/68dlAX



Pioneers Post, December 12, 2014
-▶ 'HAVE BRITAIN'S BUSINESSES BEEN TAKEN OVER BY THE MOB?"

  http://www.pioneerspost.com/news-views/20141211/have-britains-businesses-been-taken-over-the-mob


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 20, 2015
-▶  AGRIBUSINESS AND FOOD CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE
http://iatp.org/blog/201501/agribusiness-and-food-corporations-are-not-people


Guardian, December 08, 2014
-▶  TAMING CORPORATE POWER: THE KEY POLITICAL ISSUE OF OUR AGE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/08/taming-corporate-power-key-political-issue-alternative


HuffPost Politics, December 13, 2014
-▶ SEN ELIZABETH WARREN RIPS CITIGROUP FOR WEAZLING WALL STREET GIVEAWAY INTO GOVERNMENT SPENDING BILL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/12/elizabeth-warren-citigroup-bill_n_6318446.html


The Hill, December 08, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL FUEL LOBBYISTS TAKE AIM AT ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS -- EMBOLDENED BY GOP CONTROL OF CONGRESS

  http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/226286-fossil-fuel-lobbyists-take-aim-at-environmental-regs


Alternet, December 08, 2014
-▶ SWEET DEAL:  CORPORATIONS GET $760 FROM THE GOVERNMENT FOR EVERY DOLLAR THEY SPEND ON ELECTIONS http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/sweet-deal-corporations-get-760-government-every-dollar-they-spend-elections


NationofChange, September 12, 2014
▶  BIG BUSINESS BILLIONAIRES AND CORPORATIONS TO CONTINUE BUYING ELECTIONS IN THE U.S. http://www.nationofchange.org/big-business-billionaires-continue-buying-elections-us-1410523563

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT
                        PBS Newshour, September 25, 2014
HOW BILLIONAIRES ARE DICTATING AMERICAN POLITICAL DEBATE AND POLICY? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/are-billionaires-dictating-american-political-debate/


 NPR, November 17, 2014
 ▶ TOP SPENDERS ON CAPITOL HILL PAY BILLIONS, RECEIVE TRILLIONS. The Sunlight foundation took the 200 corporations most active in Washington, analyzed the years 2007-2012 and applied several metrics: what the companies got in federal contracts and other federal support, what they spent on lobbying, how much their executives and political action committees gave in campaign contributions.  http://www.npr.org/2014/11/17/364591114/top-spenders-on-capitol-hill-pay-billions-receive-trillions


Huffington Post UK, January 09, 2014
▶  WHICH BIG AMERICAN BUSINESSES ARE WORTH MORE THAN ENTIRE COUNTRIES? (TABLE) http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/09/us-companies-worth-countries_n_4566707.html


The Guardian, George Monbiot, November 11, 2013

-▶ IT'S BUSINESS THAT REALLY RULES US NOW http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/11/business-rules-lobbying-corporate-interests


Truthout, December 08, 2014
-▶  THE WAGES OF GLOBAL CAPITALISM http://truth-out.org/news/item/27877-the-wages-of-global-capitalism


The Guardian, December 12, 2014
-▶ ON TAMING CORPORATE POWER http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/12/guardian-view-on-taming-corporate-power


                                 THE UNITED STATES OF 'ALEC':

      SHAPING AND CONTROLLING SPECIAL INTEREST LEGISLATION

                                ONE STATE, ONE CITY AT A TIME

                                           http://sco.lt/8Q3lhZ


Guardian, December 08, 2014
-▶  TAMING CORPORATE POWER: THE KEY POLITICAL ISSUE OF OUR AGE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/08/taming-corporate-power-key-political-issue-alternative


Peak Prosperity, December 03, 2014
-▶ OIL AND THE GLOBAL SLOWDOWN: We are being driven by our system of money, we serve it not the other way around, which is a tragedy of both epic and comic proportions. http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/89380/oil-and-global-slowdown


Alternet, November 21, 2014
-▶  THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS BECOME A CLEARING HOUSE FOR BIG MONEY. Health insurers, media and telecommunications, retailers, Big Pharma – no wonder Washington’s K Street is lobbying’s road to Paradise.

http://www.alternet.org/our-government-has-become-clearing-house-big-money


                  HOW DEREGULATION IS DESTROYING SOCIETY

               AS THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER

                                          http://sco.lt/51dYjh


Common Dreams, October 24, 2014
BILL MOYERS:  GRASSROOTS PRO-DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT MUST RISE TO CHALLENGE CORPORATE CONTROL http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/24/bill-moyers-grassroots-pro-democracy-movement-must-rise-challenge-corporate-control


Washington Post, June 27, 2014

▶  SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN SAYS THE U.S. ECONOMY IS RIGGED:  YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED WHO AGREES WITH HER http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/06/27/elizabeth-warren-says-the-american-economy-is-rigged-many-conservatives-agree/

 

                                                 A VIP READ:

THE ECONOMICS AND MORALITY OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES

                                               http://sco.lt/8YbdY1



Institute for Policy Studies, November 13, 2014
-▶  REPORT:  FLEECING UNCLE SAM. A growing number of corporations spend more on executive compensation than federal income taxes. http://www.ips-dc.org/fleecing-uncle-sam/

 

                                                     WATCH

                  "ZOMBIE POLITICS AND CASINO CAPITALISM"

                                      Moyers & Company

▶  Scholar Henry Giroux says America's current political system is leading to a culture where people are so focused on surviving, they become like 'the walking dead.' A Culture Driven By Lust for Money and Power http://billmoyers.com/segment/henry-giroux-on-zombie-politics/


                                  ===========================

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                                                 LOBBYING

                 MURKY BUSINESS OR DEMOCRATIC NECESSITY?

                                               http://sco.lt/6k957p


                    THE END OF FEDERAL, STATE GOVERNMENTS

                               THE RISE OF CORPORATOCRACY

10 FRIGHTENING PROMISED BY GOP SENATE CANDIDATES SECRETLY TAPED AT KOCH BROTHERS SUMMIT http://www.alternet.org/election-2014/10-frightening-promises-gop-senate-candidates-secretly-taped-koch-brothers-summit

 

                                     PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING. 

                        THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                         http://sco.lt/67XHiD


 ▶ MODERN SLAVERY WILL CONTINUE IF CORPORATIONS KEEP PASSING THE BUCK: THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN http://sco.lt/87TMnJ

 

  ▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging



CNBC News, November 20, 2014
▶  OBESITY AS A BUSINESS: HOW MUCH OBESITY IS COSTING US. INVESTORS SEE GENEROUS PROFITS IN OBESITY EPIDEMIC

Our expanding waistlines are costing the global economy almost as much to deal with as smoking and military conflict, according to a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute. The annual global bill for obesity for lost productivity and treating conditions like diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers is $2 trillion. That’s nearly as much as the $2.1 trillion smoking or war and conflict costs the global economy, a group of analysts at the research institute concluded. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102203044


▶  BIG PHARMA, BIG BUCKS: ENDING DRUG MONOPOLIES, MEGA PROFITS AND STRANGLEHOLD ON PATENTS -- PEOPLE ARE DYING http://sco.lt/5WVBkP


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 HOW MEGA BANKS DROVE A MACK TRUCK THRU A LOOPHOLE TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL GLOBAL POLITICS, INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY

http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED

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                                 ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR

CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW (GRAPHS) http://sco.lt/856Acb

 

 ▶ POPE FRANCIS:  "NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL". http://sco.lt/98y1L7


                                                   WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

                               DOES GDP GROWTH = POVERTY
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc


ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL=BEING http://sco.lt/5T6cfh

 

The Guardian, November 1, 2013
-▶  HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE - Vandana Shiva. An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/how-economic-growth-has-become-anti-life

 


▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz

 


 Real News One, June 10, 2014

-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

 - ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


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

 

- ▶  WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS http://sco.lt/5SDsGH


                                                       VIDEO

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

-▶ DESTRUCTIVE DAMS : INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED: BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

 ▶ WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO -- DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6ni33R

 

-▶  Euractive, November 17, 2014
FRENCH GOVERNMENT WILL NOT SIGN TTIP AGREEMENT IN 2015 Matthias Fekl, France's Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, has made it clear that France will not support the inclusion of the Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanism (ISDS) in a potential TTIP agreement. The ISDS is a point of heated debate between the EU and the United States. This mechanism could give companies the opportunity to take legal action against a state whose legislation has a negative impact on their economic activity. http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/french-government-will-not-sign-ttip-agreement-2015-310037


Transnational Institute, October 13, 2014
-▶  CORPORATE POWER:  EUROPEAN CIVIL SOCIETY REJECTS TTIP, CETA AND TISA http://www.tni.org/article/european-civil-society-rejects-ttip-ceta-and-tisa


-▶  THE PREPARATION FOR A CORPORATE-CONTROLLED PLANET: TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP #TTIP, TRANS ATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP #TTIP  - NAFTA On Steroids http://sco.lt/5SJPe5

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                                 Documentary:

                                    May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
                                           "PLANET FOR SALE"

                       BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                           http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542


 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR


 

 Guardian, May 28, 2014
  ▶ CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD OF FARMLAND A RISK TO WORLD FOOD SECURITY, STUDY SAYS. Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/farmland-food-security-small-farmers

 

 Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/

 

LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE

http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

  ▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

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Huffington Post Politics, June 09, 2014
▶  TIME FOR CONGRESS TO INVESTIGATE BILL GATES' COUP http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-ravitch/time-for-congress-to-inve_b_5473992.html

 


                                      OUR BIG FOOD MON0POLY

▶  MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/5kQ8Lh

 

 

WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM:

CORPORATE OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FIHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING

http://sco.lt/6bO2nR

 

 

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

THICH NHAT HANH

MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_maybe_in_100_years_there_will_be_no_more_humans_on_the_planet.html

 

 Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

-▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA (AND OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS) IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html


Alternet, January 26, 2013

NEW AG-GAG LAW:  REPORTING CORPORATE FACTORY FARM ABUSES TO BE CONSIDERED "ACT OF TERRORISM" http://www.alternet.org/environment/shocking-reporting-factory-farm-abuses-be-considered-act-terrorism-if-new-laws-pass

 

                                                    WATCH

          "DEATH ON A CORPORATE FACTORY FARM" - HBO SPECIAL"

                                       http://sco.lt/5fWj8z

 

 

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

 

 

                                                 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/

 

 

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

 

                                           CLIMATE CHANGE:

▶ UN IPCC REPORT AND NASA-FUNDED STUDY

INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/8lOuIr

 

                                                      WATCH

CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z


                                                       READ

                                Guardian, November 19, 2014
 ▶ SECRET DOCUMENTS REVEALED:  KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE COMPANY'S PR BLITZ TO SAFEGUARD ITS BACK UP PLAN --  HORRIFYING. Energy East strategy drawn up by public relations firm Edelman calls for thousands of activists, major online campaign and digging into background of opposition groups as methods TransCanada Corporation should use to ‘play offence’ against its detractors

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/18/revealed-keystone-companys-pr-blitz-to-safeguard-its-backup-plan


                                                      --- WATCH ---

               "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                                 THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                        http://sco.lt/6OpdeT


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The Business Case for Seafood Traceability - Is "Sustainable" Seafood Really Sustainable?

The Business Case for Seafood Traceability - Is "Sustainable" Seafood Really Sustainable? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


Triple Pundit, April 16, 2014

 ▶ SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD? TRACEABILITY MAKES FOR BETTER PRODUCTS AND A HEALTHY BOTTOM LINE. The environmental benefits of seafood traceability are obvious: By tracking a fish through the entire supply chain – from capture to plate – you can ensure the fish wasn’t caught using illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing practices. But many companies, like Norpac Fisheries Export, are discovering that traceability is also good for their bottom lines... http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/04/making-business-case-seafood-traceability/


Time, January 15, 2015
THAI PRISONERS MAY SOON BE CATCHING THE FISH ON YOUR DINNER PLATE  http://time.com/3668625/thailand-fishing-boats-prisoners/


Oceana, August 18, 2014
 ▶ ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/08/new-report-touts-economic-benefits-of-seafood-traceability


 Mongabay, May 01, 2014
 ▶ COMMODITY ECO-CERTIFICATION SKYROCKETS, BUT STANDARDS SLIP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0501-commodity-certification-trends.html


   ANOTHER REASON FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY AND LABELING

          FOREIGN MONOPOLY : NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT

                               Washington Post, December 19, 2014
 -▶ THE WORLD'S BIGGEST CANNED TUNA COMPANY IS ABOUT TO GET A LOT BIGGER   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/19/the-worlds-biggest-canned-tuna-company-is-about-to-get-a-lot-bigger/


BBC News, December 18, 2014
 -▶ THAI TUNA FIRM BUYS US RIVAL BUMBLE BEE FOR $1.5 BILLION. The Thai firm, which owns the John West and Chicken of the Sea brands, has been on an acquisition spree in the past year. Earlier this year, it announced that it was buying Norwegian seafood firm King Oscar and French smoked salmon producer MerAlliance for undisclosed sums.  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30544592


                                                       VIDEO

                   PUT YOUR TUNA ROLL DOWN AND WATCH THIS !! 

                                              http://sco.lt/7AkdiD


                                                    INFOGRAPH
          HOW ILLEGAL FISH ARRIVES ON YOUR DINNER PLATE http://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/infographic-how-illegal-fish-arrives-on-your-dinner-plate


                                                          WATCH
                                   CBS Miami, September 20, 2013
POISONING OUR OCEANS:  SICK AND MUTANT FISH END UP ON YOUR DINNER PLATE http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/09/20/secrets-beneath-the-sea-call-out-for-change/



 -▶ SHRIMP SEAFOOD SURPRISE : WAIT ... WHAT AM I EATING? http://sco.lt/7GGOWH



Bloomberg, December 15, 2014
 -▶ OYSTER HERPES' KILLER VIRUS THREATENS $4 BILLION INDUSTRY http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-14/oyster-herpes-killer-virus-threatens-4-billion-industry.html


7 FISH THAT YOU SHOULD PROBABLY STOP EATING

http://www.answers.com/article/1214402/7-fish-that-you-should-probably-stop-eating


Guardian, June 10, 2014
 -▶ THE SUPERMARKET SLAVE TRAIL: ASIAN SLAVE LABOUR PRODUCING PRAWNS FOR SUPERMARKETS IN U.S. & U.K. Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour


       SHRIMP SEAFOOD SURPRISE.  WAIT...WHAT AM I EATING

                                          http://sco.lt/7KhClN


Treehugger, August 26, 2014
WHAT'S REALLY ON YOUR PLATE?  MISLABELED FISH COULD MEAN MORE MERCURY THAN YOU THINK http://www.treehugger.com/health/mislabelled-fish-could-mean-you-are-exposed-more-mercury-you-think.html


Businessweek, March 12, 2014
▶  CONSUMERS NEED MERCURY LABELS ON SEAFOOD, CLAIMS LAWSUIT AGAINST FDA http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-03-12/consumers-need-mercury-labels-on-seafood-claims-lawsuit-against-fda#r=lr-sr


HuffingtonPost Green, June 17, 2014

PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES PLAN TO COMBAT SEAFOOD FRAUD http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ted-danson/president-obama-announces_b_5505135.html


National Geographic News, December 18, 2014
 ▶ WHITE HOUSE ISSUES AMBITIOUS PLAN TO FIGHT SEAFOOD FRAUD AND ILLEGAL FISHING,  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/12/141216-pirate-fishing-iuu-rules-seafood-traceability-environment/


Oceana, December 30, 2014
 ▶ CEO NOTE: PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE RELEASES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SEAFOOD FRAUD AND ILLEGAL FISHING http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/12/ceo-note-presidential-task-force-releases-recommendations-for-seafood-fraud-and-illegal-fishing


Center For Biological Diversity, January 06, 2015
U.S. FEDS AGREE TO IMPLEMENT SEAFOOD IMPORT BAN TO PROTECT WHALES AND DOLPHINS  http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2015/marine-mammals-01-06-2015.html


NPR, December11, 2014

 ▶ WHY THE WHITE HOUSE WANTS TO GO AFTER SEAFOOD PIRATES: . "Illegal fishing has been identified as the single greatest threat to sustainable fisheries in the world today," says Michele Kuruc, head of marine policy at the World Wildlife Fund. "Eighty-five percent of the fisheries around the world that are fished commercially are at their absolute maximum, or are already overfished," Kuruc says, quoting figures from the Food and Agricultural Organization at the United Nations. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/12/11/370150656/the-white-house-is-finally-going-after-seafood-pirates


Baltimore Sun, December 06, 2014
 ▶ FEDERAL AGENTS STRUGGLE TO UNCOVER SEAFOOD FRAUD : FISH CASES PLUMMET AS GOVT. GUTS INVESTIGATORS http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-fish-cops-20141206-story.html#page=1


October 24, 2012 - On Earth Magazine by Tom Philpott

WHY IS THE FDA INSPECTING SO LITTLE IMPORTED SEAFOOD?

Don’t know what bacteria, antibiotics, and fish-farming chemicals are in that shrimp cocktail? That’s OK, neither does the FDA!

 If you eat a lot of fish, likely as not you're eating something that was raised on a farm and hauled in from thousands of miles away. According to NOAA, we import about 86 percent of the seafood we consume, about half of which comes from aquaculture. And just because you find it in a gleaming supermarket fish case or on a well-presented restaurant plate doesn't mean it's safe to eat.... http://www.onearth.org/blog/why-is-the-fda-inspecting-so-little-imported-seafood



Quartz, December 15, 2014
 -▶ FARMED SHELLFISH: THE WORLD'S SCALLOPS AND OYSTERS ARE MYSTERIOUSLY DYING OUT.

The pristine, sheltered sounds off Vancouver Island, British Columbia, offer the cleanliness and protection ideal for farming oysters, clam, scallops, and other shellfish. Since the 1970s, the industry has grown so rapidly that the area once supplied nearly two-fifths of Canada’s farmed shellfish and is the coastal community’s economic backbone.

But something is killing them off. In the last two years, nine-tenths of baby oysters have died in Desolation Sound farms (the normal mortality rate is about 50%). Scallop farmers off Vancouver Island have reported mass die-offs of their hatchlings since 2010. British Columbia’s share of Canada’s aquaculture industry is in a tailspin.  http://qz.com/311345/the-worlds-scallops-and-oysters-are-mysteriously-dying-out/



DEADLY BYCATCH:  Two-thirds of healthy fish brought on to fishing vessels is thrown back into the sea -  dead or injured  http://sco.lt/6DbCld


                            ALL ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FISHING

                                Ongoing Series by Triple Pundit

  " SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD: THE BUSINESS OF A HEALTHIER CATCH"

         http://www.triplepundit.com/topic/sustainable-seafood-2014/


October 11, 2012 Bloomberg Business Week
▶ ASIAN SEAFOOD RAISED ON PIG FECES APPROVED FOR U.S. CONSUMERS http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-11/asian-seafood-raised-on-pig-feces-approved-for-u-dot-s-dot-consumers


Jan/Feb 2012 Mother Jones, Tom Philpott

 ▶ FACTORY FARMED FISH: TODAY'S SEAFOOD SPECIAL: PIG MANURE, ANTIBIOTICS, PESTICIDES AND DIARRHEA BUGS  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/01/imported-seafood-shrimp-fda


                 IS SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD REALLY "SUSTAINABLE"? 

                                   AQUAFARMING vs WILD FISH

                                         http://sco.lt/4hy11F


WWF, October 16, 2014
NEW REPORT SHOWS ILLEGAL RUSSIAN CRAB ENTERING U.S. MARKET. “The magnitude of illegal crab fishing threatens the long-term sustainability of the fishery and puts the western Bering Sea marine ecosystem at risk,” said Michele Kuruc, WWF vice president of marine policy. “The US is likely importing large quantities of crab and other seafood which may have been illegally caught. The problem is the US is unable to say how much is illegal. We need a way to obtain and assess this information if we want to address this global illegal fishing problem.” https://www.worldwildlife.org/press-releases/new-report-shows-illegal-russian-crab-entering-us-market


Alaska Dispatch, October 17, 2014
REPORT:  BIG ILLEGAL CATCHES OF RUSSIAN CRAB THREATEN STOCKS, FLOOD GLOBAL MARKETS http://www.adn.com/article/20141017/report-big-illegal-catches-russian-crab-threaten-stocks-flood-global-markets


▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM:  OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING  http://sco.lt/6bO2nR

 

                                    BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

               The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 

WATCH 

"MERCURY RISING" -

POISONED PLANET, POISONED FOOD

http://sco.lt/6nrixF


Guardian, June 11, 2013

▶ SMALL AND WILD:  HOW TO FEED FISH TO THE WORLD WITHOUT EMPTYING THE OCEANS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/world-on-a-plate/2013/jun/10/fish-fishing


           NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE.  NOT ANYWHERE - 

SUPER TRAWLER NETS BIG ENOUGH TO HOLD 13 JUMBO JETS - USING GPS TO SWEEP UP ALL IN IT'S PATH http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2478442068/no-super-trawlers-not-here-not-anywhere-video



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                                       AQUAFARMING, FISH FARMING

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                                                          VIDEO:

                                TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER

                        CAN AQUACULTURE BE SUSTAINABLE?

                                               http://sco.lt/6iy6ID


Dr. David Suzuki, April 29, 2014
SALMON FARMS vs. WILD SALMON: HAS ANYTHING CHANGED AFTER A DECADE OF CONTROVERSY? http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/29/salmon-farms-wild-salmon-controversy/


Grist, July 15, 2014
CAN WE HAVE OUR SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD AND EAT IT TOO? http://grist.org/food/can-we-have-our-sustainable-seafood-and-eat-it-too/

 

                               SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD GUIDE
Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch guides provide at-a-glance info on which fish is relatively abundant (ok to eat) and which species are overfished (need to avoid). They also flag types of seafood that contain levels of mercury or PCBs that pose a health risk.
http://oceana.org/en/living-blue/sustainable-seafood-guide


Triple Pundit, May 07, 2014
 ▶ SUSTAINABLE FISH FARMING START-UPS:  FROM OPEN SEAS TO THE INNER CITY  http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/05/sustainable-fish-startups-open-seas-inner-city/


                                 =============================


 

 ▶ THE END OF THE LINE -- THE FUTURE OF FISH  http://sco.lt/6iHUW1


WHY SARDINES MATTER:  CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM FOOD SOURCE IN STEEP DECLINE  http://sco.lt/5I8QOf


-▶ THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION - NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA http://sco.lt/6PSnNx


                                             DEADLY BYCATCH: 

Two-thirds of healthy fish brought on to fishing vessels is thrown back into the sea -.dead or injured http://sco.lt/6DbCld


                                                        VIDEO

                                           EMPTYING OUR OCEANS

               THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER

                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k


gCaptain, February 14, 2012

▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049


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▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz

 


                                         =======================


                                            OUR OCEANS NEED US

                                                   http://ow.ly/Atc1B


Guardian Sustainable Business, April 28, 2014
 ▶ CARE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FISHING? YOU NEED TO CARE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE TOO http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/sustainable-fisheries-over-fishing-climate-change


 -▶ ACIDIFYING OCEANS: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/61C0R7

 

-▶ GREENLAND' MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/819UHZ



MODERN SLAVERY WILL CONTINUE IF CORPORATIONS KEEP PASSING THE BUCK:  THE SUPPLY CHAIN http://sco.lt/87TMnJ




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          THE FRANTIC DRIVE FOR "GROWTH" WILL DESTROY US ALL

                              EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                           "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                            How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                                For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                              In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                          4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

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                                          BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE

                        http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 


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Who Owns Nature? Corporate Power and the Final Frontier in the Commodification of Life | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it



Why Green Economy? December 16, 2014
-▶  WHO SHOULD VALUE NATURE? CAN WE EVEN PUT A PRICE ON THE UNPRICEABLE? http://whygreeneconomy.org/who-should-value-nature/


Caelus Green Room, January 14, 2015
-▶  IS NATURE THE LARGEST "COMPANY" ON EARTH?  http://www.caelusgreenroom.com/2015/01/20/is-nature-the-largest-company-on-earth/

 

-▶  HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 of 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIES' THAT KEEP HUMANITY IN A 'SAFE OPERATING SPACE" - Scientists http://sco.lt/7Ji72v


Mongabay, January 25, 2015
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

 http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.html



                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                                   "BEYOND GDP"

              The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                      http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


Guardian, November 26, 2014
-▶  RETHINKING PROSPERITY. CAPITALISM vs ENVIRONMENT.  CAN GDP EVER BE GREEN?
Is it possible to run an expanding capitalist economy while keeping its impacts within safe ecological boundaries, or is the greed-driven system effectively a suicide machine that is doomed to destroy itself? The fact that the now dominant capitalist economic system is unsustainable is not in doubt. It has contributed to the breaching of several ecological boundaries, in relation to climate change, biodiversity loss and nutrient enrichment. At the same time as damaging the natural systems that sustain it, capitalism is also leading to increasing inequality, in turn creating social tensions that make it still more exposed.

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/26/capitalism-environment-green-greed-slow-life-symposium-tony-juniper


BBCNews, January 27, 2015
-▶  COLLABORATION NEEDED ON NATURE AND WELL BEING LINKS http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30989105

                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                           OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET


Ensia, December 11, 2014
BUILDING THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISM :
Markets that pursue wanton growth and profit at any cost and systematically fail to recognize environmental costs, fostering destruction of  a living system all life depends on, cannot survive. We must build a new economy. And to do that, we must build a new politics.

http://ensia.com/voices/building-the-new-environmentalism/


HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND ENVIRONMENT - RESTORING VALUES http://sco.lt/7ArNtB


- ETC Group:

-▶  WE WERE WARNED...IN 2008...HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Three decades ago, humanity had a problem; science had a fascination; and industry had an opportunity. Our problem was injustice. The ranks of the hungry were expanding while the ranks of farmers were thinning. Meanwhile, science was fascinated by biotechnology – the idea that we could genetically engineer crops and livestock (and people) with traits that could overcome all our problems. Agribusiness saw an opportunity to extract the enormous surplus value that was laced throughout the food chain. The hugely decentralized food system held pockets of profit just crying out to be centralized.  All the biotechnology industry had to do is chase away the competition and coerce governments into surrendering control. ....http://www.etcgroup.org/content/who-owns-nature

 FULL DOWNLOADABLE REPORT: http://www.alt.no-patents-on-seeds.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=80&Itemid=42


-▶  HOW CORPORATIONS RULE:  ANGLO AMERICAN'S DIRTY ENERGY LOBBY AND ITS FALSE CLIMATE SOLUTIONS (PDF)  http://www.foei.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/17-foei-corporate-capture-report-eng-lr.pdf


Truthout, November 12, 2014
 - ▶ CLIMATE CRISIS, THE DE-INDUSTRIALIZATION IMPERATIVE AND THE JOBS SPIN CARD vs ENVIRONMENT DILEMMA http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27226-climate-crisis-the-deindustrialization-imperative-and-the-jobs-vs-environment-dilemma



 - ▶ AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET : WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/84Vywz


                             CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL

                                 http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

                                                        VIDEO

                    300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/7lDG6b



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN JUST 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



   -▶  THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


-▶  SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS REPORT : AN OUTSIDE VIEW FULL PDF REPORT :Who-should-value-nature.-Why-Green-Economy.pdf   http://whygreeneconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Who-should-value-nature.-Why-Green-Economy.pdf



- ▶ WHY DOES BIG BUSINESS WANT TO 'SAVE THE WORLD'? http://sco.lt/6wlwQr



▶  HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND ENVIRONMENT - RESTORING VALUES http://sco.lt/7ArNtB


                                                  VIDEO REPORT
PABLO SOLON ON UN COP 20 AND CARBON MARKETS:  THIS IS A NEW MECHANISM TO COMMODIFY NATURE Solón is Bolivia’s former ambassador to the United Nations. In our extended interview, he discusses the new draft text released at the summit, and contrasts it with the approach taken by the International Rights of Nature Tribunal, on which he is a presenter http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2014/12/9/pablo_solon_on_cop20_and_carbon



                       NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING

CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION: : http://sco.lt/8pAoSn


                                                    A VIP READ:

THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013
 - ▶ FOUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE 'FOREST FOOTPRINT' OF COMMODITIES http://www.iied.org/four-actions-reduce-forest-footprint-commodities



▶  THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF MAN'S OCEANIC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6rj82D


▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5


- ▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD. CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/96Cmaf


                                  HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD" 

                                               http://sco.lt/6fKNnN


New Scientist, October 29, 2014
 - ▶ A KILLER PLAGUE WOULDN'T SAVE THE PLANET FROM HUMANS . IT'S getting overcrowded here on Earth. More than 7 billion people are taking their toll on the planet, and the number is rising. What would it take to defuse this population time bomb?... Whether it's a natural decline, a strict policy or a disastrous plague, none of these population drops would be enough to fix environmental problems like climate change. The sticking point instead lies in our high consumption of natural resources.... where the real problem is. "Human behaviour is more important than human numbers," says Lutz. "It's not just the head count that matters, but what is inside the heads." http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429934.100-a-killer-plague-wouldnt-save-the-planet-from-us.html



▶  THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://sco.lt/9A468P


SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz


                                   THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

    DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/696Tlx



 ▶ LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/666xPN


                          ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE

      WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                           http://sco.lt/56vkOH


LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER RIGHTS ACROSS THE GLOBE  http://sco.lt/5YJpKb



 ▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/5863W5




▶ MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/8TkGjh


                                               ONE SHORT VIDEO

     WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL DEFORESTATION

                                            http://sco.lt/5moIAT


ETC Group:
 - ▶ WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs


  -▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3


▶  AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? OBESITY PLUS  http://sco.lt/6nvbQf


                                                      SHORT VIDEO:
                THE SEVEN MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

                                                 http://sco.lt/8adA9p


August 12, 2013 AlJazeera America
 -▶ CONTAMINATION CASES RENEW FEAR OVER GLOBALIZED FOOD SUPPLY http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/8/12/contamination-casesrenewfearsoverfoodsafety.html

 

                                        OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE: 

                          SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD

                             THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY

                                                   http://sco.lt/6FiLkv


▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, LEAVING A BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/51ekyH


 - ▶ CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE - GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/73IdQ9


 - ▶ DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? THE RISE OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY http://sco.lt/5xuNk1



- ▶ GENE GIANTS SEEK 'PHILANTHROGOPOLY' - 6 MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/6h3lzt



 


 

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The Circular Economy: Rethinking 'Progress' - A new way of thinking and doing business | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it




Temple Group Blog, August 20, 2014

-▶SAILING TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY 

Since the industrial revolution, human activities haven’t usually followed cycles. Instead, they have been based on extraction, followed by manufacturing, use and disposal: the ‘take – make – use – discard’ linear process. Natural systems can cope with this up to a point without being unduly perturbed. Unfortunately, with so many people driving the use of so many resources and the production of so much waste, we have now affected many natural cycles and the consequences are far reaching. It is true that over the last 25 years or so, there has been a trend towards recycling and reuse, although this was often driven initially by the need to reduce waste going to landfill. The circular economy approach takes this a lot further.
     By ignoring natural cycles rather than working with them, we are warming the planet, reducing biodiversity and could threaten the ability of humans to have a high quality of life. In case you think this is just the view of someone with a professional environmental interest, you might want to take a look at what the MoD has to say about the environment in its strategic outlook up to 2045.

http://temple-group.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/sailing-towards-circular-economy.html


                                             SPECIAL REPORT
                                          EurActive, June 06, 2014
                                         THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The sustainable sourcing of materials is crucial to the circular economy

http://www.euractiv.com/sections/circular-economy


                                                     VIDEO

                                                  Davos 2013:

                          INTRODUCING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

                           Decoupling Growth from Resource Use

                                          http://sco.lt/9MBiXB


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 29, 2015
WHAT PLASTIC CAN LEARN FROM STEEL IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/29/plastic-industry-recycling-learn-from-steel-circular-economy


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 29, 2015
WHAT A WASTE:  STUDY FINDS BIG US BRANDS STUCK ON DISPOSABLE PACKAGING http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/29/what-a-waste-study-finds-big-us-brands-stuck-on-disposable-packaging


                                    WATCH - A CSR WAKE-UP

               INSIDE THE GREAT GARBAGE PATCH OF THE WORLD

                                     THE PLASTIC CURSE 

                                       http://sco.lt/7SzdPl


Mongabay, January 25, 2015
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

 http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.html


                                       THE END OF GDP GROWTH

              TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD

                                              http://sco.lt/56g0ob


Circular Economy, June 26, 2014
 ▶ RECYCLING IS NOT THE BENEFIT http://www.circularecology.com/news/circular-economy-recycling-is-not-a-benefit


Sustainable Business, October 29, 2014
 ▶ WASTE TO WEAR:  THE PATHWAY TO A GLOBAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY

http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/business_models/maria_giovanna_sandrini/waste_wear_pathway_global_circular_economy


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 27, 2014
-▶ BUSINESS LEADERS IN DAVOS KEEN TO MAINSTREAM CIRCULAR ECONOMY. Chief executives said biggest barrier to progress is ingrained mindset of 'manufacture, use and dispose'  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-leaders-circular-economy-mainstream-davos


Guardian Sustainable Business, February 10, 2014

-▶ GAIA THEORY STATES THAT, IN NATURE, NOTHING IS WASTED.  WHY SHOULDN'T BUSINESS BE THE SAME? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/gaia-sustainable-supply-chain-circular-economy


                                                      WATCH

            "UNWASTED:  THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                    Beyond Recycling and the Circular Economy

                                        http://sco.lt/4q18KX


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

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, July 10, 2014
-▶ FIVE NEW WAYS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY CAN BUILD BRAND EXPERIENCE. Among some of the world's top corporate leaders, there's a growing understanding that the traditional linear business model – built on the presumption of unlimited and cheap natural resources – must be reworked for 21st-century realities.  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/five-ways-circular-economy-brand-experience


Triple Pundit, December 24, 2014
-▶ COULD 3-D PRINTING BRING US CLOSER TO THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY?  http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/12/3d-printing-bring-world-closer-circular-economy/


                                        ======================


  -▶ CHECK OUT THE GUARDIAN'S NEW "CIRCULAR ECONOMY HUB"

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/circular-economy

 

-▶ TWITTER LIST: TOP 10 TWEETERS ON THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/twitter-list-top-10-circular-economy


                                          =======================


 

Guardian Sustainable Business, September 05, 2014
THE SIMILARITY BETWEEN CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND WATER STEWARDSHIP
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/sep/05/the-similarity-between-circular-economy-and-water-stewardship


 Guardian Sustainable Business, June 25, 2014
-▶ FROM A LINEAR TO A CIRCULAR WORLD: SHIFT TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS UNDER WAY, FROM CROP WASTE TO SOLAR. In reality, there are no scarce resources, we just make them scarce. Through new supply chains, technology and policy, we can secure a future for generations.  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/shift-circular-economy-crop-waste-solar


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 31, 2012

-▶ A CIRCULAR ECONOMY TACKLES THE ROOT PROBLEMS OF OVER CONSUMPTION  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/circular-economy-business-models

 

Fastco Exist

-▶ A BLUE PRINT FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY: REUSING AND REFURBISHING FOR PROSPERITY http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679241/a-blueprint-for-a-circular-economy-reusing-and-refurbishing-for-prosperity

 

 InHabitat, June 29, 2014
-▶ WHAT CAN DUNG BEETLES TEACH US ABOUT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-dung-beetles-teach-us-about-the-circular-economy/

 

                                       ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS'

                      LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

                                          http://sco.lt/6TcKh7


Guardian Sustainable Business, June 20, 2014
-▶ THE STRANGE SCIENCE BEHIND DESIGN: MATERIALS FROM UNUSUAL SOURCES. From clothing made from crab compounds to recycled blue jeans worked into your Ford Fusion, innovation in textile manufacture and design is getting weirder – and more sustainable http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/jun/20/science-design-materials-sources-sustainable

 

                                       INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPH

                    Guardian Sustainable Business, April 22, 2014
-▶ HOW CAN YOUR INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTE TO THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY?  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ng-interactive/how-can-your-industry-contribute-to-circular-economy-interactive

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, June 24, 2014
-▶ STUDY LOOKS AT BUSINESS BENEFITS FROM 'CRADLE TO CRADLE' CERTIFICATION. A study of ten companies including Puma and Ecover shows the impact that optimising products for the circular economy has on environment and bottom line http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/cradle-to-cradle-certification-benefit-business-study

 

EurActive - Sustainable Development

-▶ CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=8f42af8d26b382b0bcc4930b2&id=339123dfed&e=d0c5a106c4

 

                                                   WATCH

                               RE-THINKING PROGRESS 00.3:48

                               THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCRKvDyyHmI&feature=player_embedded


  Guardian Sustainable Business, Circular Economy Hub, March 12, 2014
-▶ A GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN YOUR BUSINESS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/how-to-implement-circular-economy-business

 

 World Economic Forum
-▶ TOWARDS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://reports.weforum.org/toward-the-circular-economy-accelerating-the-scale-up-across-global-supply-chains/view/1-the-benefits-of-a-circular-economy/

 

                                                      WATCH                            

                     THE CIRCULAR RE-GENERATIVE ECONOMY

The role of new business models in the transition to a regenerative circular economy

                                                http://sco.lt/6AhZq5

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, September 27, 2012

-▶ ENLIGHTENED BUSINESS STRATEGY FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY   http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/enlightened-business-strategy-sustainability-gap


 Guardian Sustainable Business, September 25, 2013

-▶ CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS

Look closely at the challenges facing our world and the circular economy makes business sense. Companies are turning to a new model of sustainable business in an effort to reduce their dependence on finite resources...

The sense that our planet is running out of the minerals, metals and organic matter required to sustain its rising human population has helped to fashion a new concept for our times: the circular economy. At its core is the argument that the old, linear model of conducting business – extraction, consumption and waste – is past its sell-by date...http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/circular-economy-new-way-doing-business


The Atlantic, August 21, 2014
-▶ LIVING IN UNNATURAL CYCLES:  WHERE THE FIVE-DAY WORK WEEK CAME FROM http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/where-the-five-day-workweek-came-from/378870/

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk

 


 FastCo Exist
-▶ 5 BUSINESS MODELS THAT ARE DRIVING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681904/5-business-models-that-are-driving-the-circular-economy

 

 GreenBiz, February 17, 2014
-▶ WHAT CARPET COMPANIES CAN TEACH US ABOUT A CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/02/17/what-carpet-companies-can-teach-us-about-circular-economy

 

World Economic Forum, January 24, 2014
-▶ CIRCULAR ECONOMY CAN GENERATE US$1 TRILLION ANNUALLY BY 2025 http://www.weforum.org/news/circular-economy-can-generate-us-1-trillion-annually-2025


 NPR Krulwish Wonders;
-▶ RECYCLING YOURSELF INTO ABUNDANCE: A WHALE STORY - THE OCEANS NATURAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY  http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/04/03/298778615/the-power-of-poop-a-whale-story

 

A VIP READ:

THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES

http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


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

 

 

 Mongabay, December 10, 2013
-▶ AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMES 50,000 POUNDS OF RAW MATERIALS ANNUALLY FOR THE STUFF THEY BUY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-dimitrova-raw-materials.html

 

 -▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB  http://sco.lt/7sR3eT



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

 

International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013

-▶ FOUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE 'FOREST FOOTPRINT' OF COMMODITIES http://www.iied.org/four-actions-reduce-forest-footprint-commodities


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

 

  ▶ THE SHARING ECONOMY:  OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE? http://sco.lt/52AdWb



  -▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING (INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

 -▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5


January 17, 2013 YES Magazine

-▶ RELIGION, SCIENCE AND SPIRIT: A SACRED STORY OF OUR TIME. Humanity’s current behavior threatens Earth’s capacity to support life and relegates more than a billion people to lives of destitution http://sco.lt/8rb8DZ

 


 -▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH

 

  -▶ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE:  EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/7xGTJZ


 

 

-▶ ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF

 

-▶ WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. The Wisdom of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh  http://sco.lt/81MvkP


-▶ THE BENEFIT CORPORATION:  A NEW FORMULA FOR SOCIAL CHANGE http://sco.lt/7MN7rN


WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

http://sco.lt/6jxBxZ


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

 

-▶ THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP.  PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING http://sco.lt/8iO36X



-▶ A GREEN, COMMONS-BASED GOVERNANCE:  THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES http://sco.lt/8qokwj


                                       BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                        "WE ARE ALL ONE: - A SHORT FILM  -`❤´- -
                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-EWIp1IPmM


 

                                                -- WATCH --

                                                   "HOME"

                               An Exquisite Story 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


 

                             AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


 

                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                          http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY OTHER NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo 

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

▶  OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, September 28, 2013 4:26 PM

Zero Footprint requires a circular economy, where all outputs must be accounted for as inputs elsewhere in the economy, where the entire lifecycle of all products is factored in, where 100% of waste becomes raw resources, powered by 100% renewable energy.

Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, January 4, 2:12 PM

The Circular Economy: Rethinking 'Progress' - A new way of thinking and doing business

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Scoop.it!

What Millennials Want: Business Doing Good

What Millennials Want: Business Doing Good | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Forbes, June 18, 2014
-▶ THE BUSINESS OF DOING GOOD:  HOW MILLENNIALS ARE CHANGING THE CORPORATE SECTOR http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeancase/2014/06/18/millennials2014/



TriplePundit, January 09, 2015
-▶ CULTIVATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS THROUGH SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/01/cultivating-next-generation-leaders-social-entrepreneurship/


Philanthropy News Digest, June 19, 2014
-▶ MILLENNIALS SEEK WORKPLACE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, SURVEY FINDS  http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/millennials-seek-workplace-volunteer-opportunities-survey-finds


                     THE 2014 MILLENNIAL IMPACT REPORT PDF
                  INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION WORKFORCE
http://cdn.trustedpartner.com/docs/library/AchieveMCON2013/MIR_2014.pdf



Philanthropy News Digest, April 10, 2010
-▶ REPORT EXAMINES MILLENNIAL DONORS' GIVING, ENGAGEMENT HABITS  http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/report-examines-millennial-donors-giving-engagement-habits


Mashable, September 22, 2014
-▶ SOCIAL GOOD SUMMIT:  WHY MILLENNIALS ARE THE WORLD'S BEST CHANCE TO MAKE SUSTAINABILITY THE NEW NORMAL http://mashable.com/2014/09/23/sustainability-makeover/


NPR, January 03, 2015
-▶ A YOUNG GENERATION SEES GREENER PASTURES IN AGRICULTURE. It's a generation that has grown up in the digital age, but embraced some very old-school things: the farmers market, craft beer, artisan cheese. "Living in the city, you commute by subway, you buy your food at the supermarket, you work in a cubicle all day...You're not intimately tied to anything." Gelvosa and Gerritsen are part of a generation for whom global warming has been hanging overhead like the sword of Damocles. In fact, all the young farmers interviewed for this story mentioned environmental health and climate change as factors in choosing a life on the land.

  http://www.npr.org/2015/01/03/374629580/a-young-generation-sees-greener-pastures-in-agriculture


Huffpost Green, January 01, 2014
-▶ THE MILLENNIALS OWN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/grayson-sussmansquires/back-off-baby-boomers-the-millennials-own-the-fight_b_6360102.html


CSRWire, December 07, 2014
-▶ NOT THEIR PARENTS' ACTIVISM: HOW MILLENNIAL ARE USING DIGITAL TO TAKE A STAND ON ISSUES THEY CARE ABOUT

  http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1483-not-their-parents-activism-how-millennials-are-using-digital-to-take-a-stand-on-issues-they-care-about


The Atlantic, December 03, 2014
 -▶ THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING INCOMES OF YOUNG AMERICANS http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/12/millennials-arent-saving-money-because-theyre-not-making-money/383338/


The Atlantic, September 8, 2014
 -▶ HOW MILLENNIALS SPEND. They prefer their foods organic, their products natural, and their banks small http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/09/how-millennials-spend/379713/


Diplomatic Courier, September 30, 2014
-▶ WHEN MILLENNIALS TAKE PHILANTHROPY GLOCAL http://diplomaticourier.com/news/topics/economy/2384-when-millennials-take-philanthropy-glocal


Entrepreneur, September 10, 2014
-▶YOU MUST DO GOOD FOR YOUR BRAND TO DO WELL WITH MILLENNIALS http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237243


CSRWire, October 07, 2014
THE ONE THING YOUR COMPANY HAS TO DO TO RECRUIT MILLENNIALS http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1434-the-one-thing-your-company-has-to-do-to-recruit-millennials


Business Civic Leadership Center, December 3, 2013
A SMALL AND MIDSIZE BUSINESS GUIDE TO CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP: http://bclc.uschamber.com/blog/2013-12-03/businessdoinggoodcom-small-and-midsize-business-guide-corporate-citizenship

                           http://www.businessdoinggood.com/



                                               VIDEO REPORT

                         PBS NewsHour , December 19, 2014
MILLENNIALS AND ELDERS BRIDGE GENERATION GAP AND DIGITAL DIVIDE http://ow.ly/Gd2l3



Harvard Review, October 03, 2014
-▶ IMPACT INVESTING NEEDS MILLENNIALS:  MILLENNIALS ARE THE MOST WILLING TO TRADE FINANCIAL RETURN FOR GREATER SOCIAL IMPACT http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/impact-investing-needs-millennials/


The Culture-ist, September 23, 2014
-▶ 15 MILLENNIALS WHO ARE CHANGING THE WORLD http://www.thecultureist.com/2014/09/23/15-millennials-changing-world/


 Guardian Sustainable Business, August 24, 2012
-▶ THE YOUNG SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS WHO ARE CHANGING THE WORLD. - CHARITY AND BUSINESS

The easiest option in business is to take the path of least resistance, which in our current culture is to maximise profits and remain blinkered to the consequences of our actions. It therefore takes determination and self-awareness to be able to create an enterprise that integrates doing good with doing well, or – on a deeper level – merging heart and mind. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/young-social-entrepreneurs-changing-the-world


The Cultur-ist, August 18, 2014
-▶ GENERATION RENT:  WHY MANY MILLENNIALS ARE CHOOSING A NOMADIC LIFESTYLE http://www.thecultureist.com/2014/08/18/millennials-characteristics-becoming-nomadic/


                                                  INFOGRAPH
The Culture-ist, August 11, 2014
-▶ WHY MILLENNIALS ARE CHOOSING FREEDOM ABOVE ALL ELSE

http://www.thecultureist.com/2014/08/11/millennials-entrepreneurship/


                                        CRUSHING COLLEGE DEBT

                                     A TRILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS

                        PREDATORY LOANS AND AN UNKNOWN FUTURE

                                             http://sco.lt/8wWGOX


Harvard Business Review
MENTORING MILLENNIALS https://hbr.org/2010/05/mentoring-millennials


TriplePundit, November 6, 2013
WORKPLACE GIVING PROGRAMS MAKE 'DOING GOOD' INTO 'DOING GOOD BUSINESS' http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/11/workplace-giving-programs-make-doing-good-doing-good-business/

 

Inc.com
▶ THE NEW BUSINESS MODEL:  DOING WELL AND GOOD : A conversation with Mandalah founder Lourenço Bustani about connecting purpose and profit... http://www.inc.com/laura-garnett/the-new-business-model-doing-well-and-good.html


Forbes, December 20, 2013
DOING GOOD REQUIRES AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP http://www.forbes.com/sites/prernasinha/2013/12/20/43/

 

FastCo Exist, March 31, 2014
WELCOME TO THE PURPOSE ECONOMY. How can we create an entire economy geared toward good? Focusing on personal, social, and societal purpose http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028410/welcome-to-the-purpose-economy

 

Guardian Sustainable Business:  Values-Driven Hub, March 26, 2014
-▶ WHY THE ACT OF GIVING WILL GET YOU A LONG WAY IN BUSINESS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/act-of-giving-long-way-business

 

                                       WATCH REPORT (26:03)
                               Made In Germany - Deutche Welles
           WHAT IS SOCIAL AND SUSTAINABLE RESPONSIBILITY?
http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798

 

 

Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/

 

FastCo Exist, November 21, 2013
THE SHARING ECONOMY LACKS A SHARED DEFINITION http://www.fastcoexist.com/3022028/the-sharing-economy-lacks-a-shared-definition

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, January 07, 2014
WITH THE RIGHT VALUES, BUSINESS CAN DO WHAT GOVERNMENTS CAN'T: SOLVE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST PROBLEMS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-government-world-problems-davos-multinational

 

 ▶ THE SHARING ECONOMY: OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE? http://sco.lt/52AdWb

 

YES Magazine, January 30, 2014
 ▶ TO TRULY ADDRESS INEQUALITY, LET'S BUILD A PEOPLE-CENTERED ECONOMY http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/to-truly-address-inequality-let-s-build-a-people-centered-economy

 

▶ CIW at UN: December 9, 2013
WHAT IF WORKERS THEMSELVES DESIGNED THEIR OWN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM? http://ciw-online.org/2013/12/09/ciw-at-un-what-if-workers-themselves-designed-their-own-social-responsibility-program/

 

FastCoExist

▶  HOW TO CREATE A CULTURE OF GIVING BACK AT ANY COMPANY: Social Entrepreneurs talk about how to shift the internal corporate dynamics http://www.fastcoexist.com/3020307/how-to-create-a-culture-of-giving-back-at-any-company

 

TriplePundit, December 3, 2013
THE RISE OF THE SOCIAL INTREPRENEUR http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/12/rise-social-entrepreneur/

 

ScoopIt, November 27, 2013
▶  THE THANKS ECONOMY: COMPANIES AND PEOPLE GIVING BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES http://blog.scoop.it/2013/11/27/the-thanks-economy-companies-people-giving-back-to-their-communities/

 

 ▶  THE COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY IS EXPLODING, AND BRANDS THAT IGNORE IT ARE OUT OF LUCK  http://sco.lt/5QA4vJ

 

 

CEO FORCE FOR GOOD

Sustainable Brands, December 20, 2013

 ▶  30 LEADING CEOs AND COMPANIES JOIN 'CEO FORCE FOR GOOD' IN 2013 http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/leadership/mike-hower/30-leading-ceos-companies-join-ceo-force-good%E2%80%99

 

▶  ENTREPRENEURS SUCCEED BY GIVING BACK http://www.businessinsider.com/sc/entrepreneurs-succeed-by-giving-back-2013-10

 

▶  THE GOOD OF FLEXIBLE PURPOSE CORPORATIONS - THE NEW FLEX-C DESIGNATION http://sco.lt/5E2SGX

 

Just Means, December 13, 2013
-▶ THE B CORP REVOLUTION:  INVESTING FROM THE HEART http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/the-b-corp-revolution-investing-from-the-heart

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, December 3, 2013

▶  HOW TO HACK CORPORATE CULTURE FROM WITHIN : Imagine Gandhi within the four walls of a large multinational corporation.
 http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/hack-corporate-culture-within

 

 

 - ▶  ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF

 

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

 

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

 

 

ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE: EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/7xGTJZ

 

THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5

 

WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. The wisdom of zen master Thich Nhat Hanh http://sco.lt/8qtqoD

 

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

 

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                                              Moyers and Company

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Guardian, November 26, 2014
-
  RETHINKING PROSPERITY. CAPITALISM vs ENVIRONMENT.  CAN GREED EVER BE GREEN? Is it possible to run an expanding capitalist economy while keeping its impacts within safe ecological boundaries, or is the greed-driven system effectively a suicide machine that is doomed to destroy itself? The fact that the now dominant capitalist economic system is unsustainable is not in doubt. It has contributed to the breaching of several ecological boundaries, in relation to climate change, biodiversity loss and nutrient enrichment. At the same time as damaging the natural systems that sustain it, capitalism is also leading to increasing inequality, in turn creating social tensions that make it still more exposed.

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/26/capitalism-environment-green-greed-slow-life-symposium-tony-juniper


Mongabay, January 25, 2015
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

 http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.html


-▶  HUMANITY HAS EXCEEDED 4 of 9 'PLANETARY BOUNDARIES' THAT KEEP HUMANITY IN A 'SAFE OPERATING SPACE" - Scientists http://sco.lt/7Ji72v


FastCoExist, August 28, 2014
WHAT WOULD GDP LOOK LIKE IF IT CONSIDERED THAT INDUSTRY TENDS TO DESTROY THE PLANET? http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034768/what-would-gdp-look-like-if-it-considered-that-industry-tends-to-destroy-the-planet


                                        ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS http://sco.lt/8fK5e


The Guardian, July 07, 2014
-▶  THE BEST OF CAPITALISM IS OVER FOR RICH COUNTRIES -- AND FOR THE POOR ONES IT WILL BE OVER BY 2060 -- SO SAYS THE LATEST OECD PREDICTIONS (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/07/capitalism-rich-poor-2060-populations-technology-human-rights-inequality


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 23, 2015
 ▶  LET'S FACE IT:  WE HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN OUR ECONOMY AND OUR FUTURE: Forget Davos. It’s time for a social movement that pressures governments and businesses to prioritize quality of life over economic growth http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/23/lets-face-it-we-have-to-make-the-choice-between-our-economy-and-our-future


             THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                          http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


 

The Guardian, November 19, 2014 George Monbiot

GROWTH:  THE DESTRUCTIVE GOD THAT CAN NEVER BE APPEASED. The blind pursuit of economic expansion stokes a cycle of financial crisis, and is wrecking our world. Time for an alternative http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/18/growth-destructive-economic-expansion-financial-crisis


OpEd News, August 16, 2014
-
SHIFTING FROM A PATRIARCHAL TO AN EARTH CENTRIC PARADIGM http://www.opednews.com/articles/Shifting-from-a-Patriarcha-by-Anthony-J-Gerst-Earth-Policy-Institute_Existentialism_Gaia_Paradigm-Shifts-140816-107.html


Guardian, George Monbiot, May 27, 2014
-▶ IF WE CAN'T CHANGE THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM, OUR NUMBER IS UP http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/27/if-we-cant-change-economic-system-our-number-is-up


▶  ARE CORPORATE PROFITS EATING THE ECONOMY? TIME FOR A NEW PARADIGM http://sco.lt/4yBwiv


                                      PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                        THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                           http://sco.lt/67XHiD


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 21, 2015
 ▶  WHY DAVOS ( 2015 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM) MUST SHAKE OFF THE SHACKLES OF WEALTH AND ENTITLEMENT http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/21/wealth-trap-davos-climate-change


The Guardian, January 19, 2015
▶ NEW OXFAM REPORT SAYS HALF OF GLOBAL WEALTH HELD BY THE 1% http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jan/19/global-wealth-oxfam-inequality-davos-economic-summit-switzerland



                                AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET

      WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE

                                         http://sco.lt/84Vywz


CommonDreams, December 19, 2014
   WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE ASKS OF US: MORALITY, OBLIGATION, MOBILIZATION AND CRISIS COMMUNICATION http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/12/19/what-climate-change-asks-us-moral-obligation-mobilization-and-crisis-communication


Mint Press, October 04, 2014
GLOBAL INEQUALITY REACHES LEVELS NOT SEEN IN NEARLY 200 YEARS http://www.mintpressnews.com/global-inequality-reaches-levels-seen-nearly-200-years/197301/

 

The Ecologist, October 06, 2014
EXTREME INEQUALITY: The massive concentration of economic resources in the hands of a few people presents a significant threat to democracy and well being. Mark Goldring, Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, calls for a more progressive agenda for the redistribution of wealth. In January 2014 Oxfam revealed that the richest 85 people in the world had the same amount of wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population: over 3 billion people. http://www.theecologist.org/magazine/features/2583990/extreme_inequality.html


Common Dreams, April 04, 2014

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUALITY IS BREWING GLOBAL SOCIAL UPHEAVAL - WORLD BANK CHIEFPresident of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, is warning that the combined crises of planetary climate change and rising global inequality in a highly interconnected world will lead to the rise of widespread upheaval as the world's poor rise up and clashes over access to clean water and affordable food result in increased violence and political conflict. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/04

 

                                                    WATCH
                     WEALTH INEQUALITY IN AMERICA (6:23)
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM


Common Dreams, November 1, 2013
HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/01-2


OneWorld South Asia, October 18, 2012

GDP NOT ADEQUATE FOR WELL-BEING:  JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ http://southasia.oneworld.net/news/gdp-not-adequate-for-well-being-says-stiglitz#.U19mj8fp5K4


Triple Pundit, December 12, 2014
-▶ REPORT REVEALS DIFFERENCES IN GDP AND INCLUSIVE WEALTH. Conventional economic theory is rife with assumptions that not only paint a narrow, inaccurate and vastly oversimplified view of the future prospects and actual overall impacts of investment decisions, but also justify investments that, over the long-term, can drive societies over the proverbial cliff. ...  http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/12/2014-report-reveals-startling-differences-gdp-inclusive-wealth/


Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/


IUCN International -

-▶  WORLD BANK RECOGNIZES NEED TO POSITION NATURE AT THE FOUNDATION OF ECONOMIC STRATEGIES https://portals.iucn.org/blog/2012/09/08/the-world-bank-is-serious-about-nature-conservation/


Ensia, December 11, 2014
BUILDING THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISM :
Markets that pursue wanton growth and profit at any cost and systematically fail to recognize environmental costs, fostering destruction of  a living system all life depends on, cannot survive. We must build a new economy. And to do that, we must build a new politics.

http://ensia.com/voices/building-the-new-environmentalism/


                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                                    PBS Newshour, August 28, 2014
   GDP IS THE WRONG YARDSTICK FOR MEASURING PROSPERITY

 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/finding-gdp-alternatives-quantify-unpriceable-prosperity/


World Resources Institute, April 14, 2010

MEASURING WHAT MATTERS:  GDP,  ECOSYSTEMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.wri.org/blog/measuring-what-matters-gdp-ecosystems-and-environment#comment-870


                                    GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS

THE BIG IDEA FROM A TINY STATE THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD                                            http://sco.lt/7aZ09h


UNDP in Asia and The Pacific, November 13, 2014
  GROWTH AT THE COST OF LIFE'S DIVERSITY/ THAT'S BAD ECONOMICS http://asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/blog/2014/11/13/Growth-at-the-cost-of-life-s-diversity-That-s-bad-economics-/


                          WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE

                                         http://sco.lt/8FQndh


Guardian Sustainable Business, December 16, 2014
-
  MORAL COMPASS, NOT QUARTERLY FIGURES, MUST DOMINATE IN BUSINESS. Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Dr Scilla Elworthy, says rethinking the definition of success encourages business people to devote their skills to the good of the planet.  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/dec/16/scilla-elworthy-nobel-peace-prize-moral-compass-business


                THE FALSEHOOD OF SHAREHOLDER FIDUCIARY

                  Guardian Sustainable Business, November 05, 2014

SOCIETY MUST CALL BUSINESS' BLUFF ON ITS FIXATION WITH PROFIT MAXIMISATION. It is extraordinary how many executives still cling to behaviour that may well in the future be considered criminal. While the falsehood that fiduciary duty means solely making money for shareholders is being chipped away, many business leaders still cling on to this behaviour. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/05/society-business-fixation-profit-maximisation-fiduciary-duty


NationofChange, August 10, 2014
-▶ THE REBIRTH OF STAKEHOLDER vs SHAREHOLDER CAPITALISM? http://www.nationofchange.org/rebirth-stakeholder-capitalism-1407676367


 World Economic Forum, May 16, 2014
THE GROWING DISCONNECT BETWEEN GDP AND WELL-BEING.

. http://forumblog.org/2014/05/growing-disconnect-gdp-wellbeing/


CNBC News, November 20, 2014
  OBESITY AS A BUSINESS: HOW MUCH OBESITY IS COSTING US. INVESTORS SEE GENEROUS PROFITS IN OBESITY EPIDEMIC

The annual global bill for obesity for lost productivity and treating conditions like diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers is $2 trillion. That’s nearly as much as the $2.1 trillion smoking or war and conflict costs the global economy, a group of analysts at the McKinsey Global Research Institute concluded. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102203044


The Conversation, December 01, 2014
-  BEYOND GDP:  ARE THERE BETTER WAYS TO MEASURE WELL-BEING? “At present, we are stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it GDP.” — Paul Hawken http://theconversation.com/beyond-gdp-are-there-better-ways-to-measure-well-being-33414



 -▶ COMPANIES MUST STEP UP TO INCLUDE SOCIAL GOALS IN CORPORATE DECISIONS http://sco.lt/5Far6P


▶  POPE FRANCIS:  'NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL': POPE FRANCIS SLAMS CAPITALISM AS THE 'NEW TYRRANY' http://sco.lt/6RIQin


- ▶ ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH:  OUR SEARCH FOR FAME, WEALTH, POWER IS OUR DOWNFALL http://sco.lt/7AqFkn

 

                                                    WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

                               DOES GDP GROWTH = POVERTY
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc

With the planet already exceeding its sustainable carrying capacity, we should be reducing our demands on it – not adding new ones. Simply put, we can no longer depend on GDP growth, and the limitless wealth accumulation that it implies, to solve our social and economic problems.

The world must align its value systems with this reality. We must learn to do more with less, decouple economic growth from resource consumption and nurture the social and spiritual aspects of our existence. http://forumblog.org/2014/05/growing-disconnect-gdp-wellbeing/


 Inter Press Service, December 12, 2014
- WANT ECONOMIC GROWTH?  LESSEN INEQUALITY. For years, many policy makers, including economists, have clung to the belief that if states do nothing to boost income equality, market forces will cause wealth to trickle down to the poorest citizens and contribute to overall growth. That theory is now being increasingly debunked as experts affirm that the broadening gap in income is creating far-ranging problems for many societies.  http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/12/want-economic-growth-lessen-inequality/


                                 ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR

                  2012 CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH

                      WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW

                                         http://sco.lt/64Y1Tt


Edie.Net, December 09, 2014

- £280bn BUSINESS COALITION BACKS SUSTAINABILITY OVER ECONOMIC GROWTH. A coalition of UK businesses with turnover of more than £280bn have thrown their weight behind a new macro-economic roadmap for Britain that prioritises sustainability and equality over growth.  http://www.edie.net/news/6/-280bn-business-coalition-backs-sustainability-over-economic-growth/


Ethical Corporation, December 11, 2014
HOW TO CREATE AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR SOCIETY : Aldersgate Group’s new “Economy That Works” report challenges a conventional view of GDP growth as the sole definition of economic success

 http://www.ethicalcorp.com/stakeholder-engagement/how-create-economy-works-society


                                                  VIDEO 11:15
                                              
Peak Prosperity
                        THE ENVIRONMENT: INCREASING WASTE
http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/89489/environment-increasing-waste-crash-course-chapter-24

 

Jakarta Post, December 01,2014
-  THE FUTURE OF PAPUA'S BIODIVERSITY IS ALARMING : THE PUSH FOR GDP GROWTH DESTROYS FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/12/01/the-future-papua-s-biodiversity-alarming.html

 

                                                    VIDEO 3:55
                      HANDING ON A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrXyRJV96mk

 

 World Watch Institute, January 10, 2014

80TH ANNIVERSARY OF GDP AND GLOBAL ECONOMY GROWING MAY BE LEAVING WELL-BEING BEHIND http://www.worldwatch.org/global-economy-growing-may-leave-well-being-behind

 

March 22, 2013 - Development Crossing

▶  HOW CSR ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY RATHER THAN PROFIT CAN DRIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES http://www.developmentcrossing.com/profiles/blogs/plans-in-zermatt-to-discuss-how-csr-ethics-and-sustainability


WHICH GREEN ECONOMY?  Current debates about how we measure growth and prosperity will have enormous ramifications for global trade, production and consumption patterns. The various perspectives broadly agree the current economic model is unsustainable on a planet that has finite resources and limits. http://whygreeneconomy.org/which-green-economy/

 

Forbes, May 26, 2014
-▶ SUSTAINABILITY' MOVES INTO THE MAINSTREAM AS 'PROFITS WITH PRINCIPLES AND LESS RISK'. The World May Just, be Getting Better http://www.forbes.com/sites/dinamedland/2014/05/26/sustainability-moves-into-the-mainstream-as-profits-with-principles-and-less-risk/

 

Peak Prosperity, December 03, 2014
-  OIL AND THE GLOBAL SLOWDOWN: We are being driven by our system of money, we serve it not the other way around, which is a tragedy of both epic and comic proportions. http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/89380/oil-and-global-slowdown


                                                 INVESTIGATION -

                             THE UNITED STATES OF SUBSIDIES

                    CORPORATE WELFARE OR ECONOMIC GROWTH?

                                               http://sco.lt/7o0mEj


IUCN International -

-▶  WORLD BANK RECOGNIZES NEED TO POSITION NATURE AT THE FOUNDATION OF ECONOMIC STRATEGIES https://portals.iucn.org/blog/2012/09/08/the-world-bank-is-serious-about-nature-conservation/

 

                                          ANIMATED VIDEO

                                    GROWTH IS NOT ENOUGH

                                    Published on Mar 25, 2014

                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_AMEAnWyRk

Our politicians are hung up on keeping the growth curve rising. But does GDP really tell us all we need to know about a country's wealth and well-being? In this new RSA Short, Kate Raworth makes a powerful argument to look beyond economic growth alone for a true measure of prosperity and progress.
 Kate Raworth is a renegade economist teaching at Oxford University, and is focused on the rewriting of economics to make it a fit tool for addressing the 21st century's social and ecological challenges. She blogs on Doughnut Economics at http://www.kateraworth.com and tweets @KateRaworth


The Guardian, George Monbiot, August 12, 2012
-▶  THE PRELUDE TO THE GREATEST PRIVATISATION SINCE ENCLOSURE -- PUTTING A PRICE ON THE RIVER AND RAIN

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/aug/06/price-rivers-rain-greatest-privatisation

 

Guardian Environment, May 21, 2010

▶  UN SAYS GOODS AND SERVICES FROM THE NATURAL WORLD SHOULD BE FACTORED INTO THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/may/21/un-biodiversity-economic-report


InterPress Service, November 28, 2014
IS THE IDEA OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BASED ON A FALSE CONSENSUS. The idea of sustainable development is based on a false consensus. Once this term and its underlying situations are properly deconstructed, Demaria tells IPS, “we discover that sustainable development is still all about development. And that is where the problem lies.”
 http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/down-with-sustainable-development-long-live-convivial-degrowth/


▶  LET'S BE HONEST:  REAL SUSTAINABILITY MAY NOT MAKE BUSINESS SENSE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/sustainability-business-sense-profit-purpose


Share The World's Resource, april 03, 2014

▶  COMMERCIALISATION: THE ANTITHESIS OF SHARING http://www.sharing.org/information-centre/articles/commercialisation-antithesis-sharing


Share The World's Resources February 04, 2014
MOVING BEYOND THE CORPORATE VISION OF SUSTAINABILITY

http://www.sharing.org/information-centre/articles/moving-beyond-corporate-vision-sustainability


Toronto Sustainability, David Suzuki, March 09, 2014

-▶  MEASURING BLIND GROWTH (GDP) IS A FLAWED APPROACH:  A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY WILL MEASURE WELL-BEING http://ecoopportunity.net/2014/03/measuring-blind-growth-gdp-is-a-flawed-approach-a-sustainable-economy-will-measure-wellbeing/


Forbes

▶  PROFIT CANNOT BE THE ONLY PURPOSE OF BUSINESS : MAKING COMPANIES HUMANE THROUGH CSR http://forbesindia.com/article/boardroom/india-inc-needs-to-wake-up-to-its-social-responsibilities/34891/1


                                              A VIP READ:

THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


                                                         VIDEO

                                          "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
  CAPITALIST POWER GRAB OF RESOURCES IN EMERGING NATIONS.

                          An Evening with Arundhati Roy and Siddhartha Deb

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tkQyqLnFbk


Guardian Sustainable Business, November 07, 2014
RADICAL NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM WILL EMERGE FROM COLLAPSE OF CAPITALISM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/07/radical-new-economic-system-will-emerge-from-collapse-of-capitalism


The Guardian, George Monbiot December 9, 2013
MATERIALISM:  A SYSTEM THAT EATS US FROM THE INSIDE OUT http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/09/materialism-system-eats-us-from-inside-out


Bloomberg View, May 23, 2014
-▶ ECONOMICS NEEDS A REVOLUTION http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-05-23/economics-needs-a-revolution


March 5th, 2012  - STWR - Share The World's Resources

▶  LIFE BEYOND GDP GROWTH http://www.stwr.org/economic-sharing-alternatives/life-beyond-growth.html


                                            WHO'S IN CONTROL

                                          Guardian, June 10, 2014

                       NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS?

                                               http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl


Guardian, November 11, 2013, George Monbiot
-▶  IT'S BUSINESS THAT REALLY RULES US NOW: CORPORATE INTERESTS HAVE CAPTURED THE ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/11/business-rules-lobbying-corporate-interests


Paul Gilding, February 2012

-▶  WILL MARKETS SURVIVE THE END OF GROWTH? http://paulgilding.com/cockatoo-chronicles/will-markets-survive-the-end-of-growth.html


Yale Global

▶  MAN AND HIS ENDANGERED HOME - OUR PURSUIT OF GROWTH AND LUXURY MAY LEAVE US HOMELESS  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/man-and-his-endangered-home


                                       ERADICATING ECOCIDE

WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                         http://sco.lt/7ExcmX


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


Guardian, May 3, 2014
-▶ SAVAGE CAPITALISM IS BACK -- AND IT WILL NOT TAME ITSELF

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/30/savage-capitalism-back-radical-challenge


Huffington Post UK, January 09, 2014
▶  WHICH BIG AMERICAN BUSINESSES ARE WORTH MORE THAN ENTIRE COUNTRIES? (TABLE) http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/09/us-companies-worth-countries_n_4566707.html




New York Times, June 13, 2014
-▶ THE LACK OF MAJOR WARS MAY BE HURTING ECONOMIC GROWTH: OLD ECONOMY WON'T WORK IN PEACE TIMES http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/14/upshot/the-lack-of-major-wars-may-be-hurting-economic-growth.html?_r=0


FastCoExist, April 30, 2014

-▶  ARE THE 613 LARGEST U.S. PUBLIC COMPANIES ACTUALLY WORKING ON SUSTAINABILITY http://www.fastcoexist.com/3029698/are-the-613-largest-us-public-companies-actually-working-on-sustainability?partner=newsletter


Stanford Social Innovation Review

▶  INNOVATION FOR A COMPLEX WORLD: PROMOTING THE WELL-BEING OF HUMANITY. This special supplement includes seven articles by Judith Rodin and others, sharing global perspectives on how social innovation can promote the well-being of humanity. View the digital edition and download the complete PDF...  http://www.ssireview.org/supplement/innovation_for_a_complex_world?utm_source=Enews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=3&utm_campaign=supplement

 

                                       VIDEO (FASCINATING)

                              The Poverty-Environment Initiative

BHUTAN, GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jf9xrnUjpI


                                                       VIDEO
                             "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?"

                                DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY
                                          http://sco.lt/9273Jp


 -   ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING  http://sco.lt/5T6cfh


 

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                                                 THE SEARCH

                        FOR AN ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEM



                                             THE ONLY WAY OUT:

            CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY

            & DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW  http://sco.lt/51P1sH


April 19, 2013 Guardian

▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/capitalism-needs-rethinking-what-options


Rethinking Economics, April 11, 2014
-▶ RETHINKING ECONOMICS ITALIA - MANIFESTO http://rethinkingeconomics.blogspot.com/2014/04/rethinking-economics-italia-manifesto.html


                                                       VIDEO

       "GPI"  GENUINE PROGRESS INDICATOR:  MOVING BEYOND GDP

                                     http://genuineprogress.net/

 

THE STATE OF MARYLAND'S --  "GENUINE PROGRESS INDICATOR"
Maryland developed its Genuine Progress Indicator to measure how development activities impact long-term prosperity, both positively and negatively. Here in Maryland and across the globe, people are continually challenged by the need to find a balance between advancing economic gain and ensuring social well-being..http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/mdgpi/


THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  COULD IT PRESENT A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS? http://sco.lt/8plSHx

 

                                                        WATCH

                                  "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                          Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                       Resolving the "Game of More"

                                               http://sco.lt/7GgcbZ


DeutchWelle, May 27, 2014

-▶ INCLUSIVE CAPITALISM - THE BIG NEW THING?

http://www.dw.de/inclusive-capitalism-the-big-new-thing/a-17665826

 

World Economic Forum, May 26, 2014

▶  WHY WE NEED A NEW KIND OF INCLUSIVE CAPITALISM http://forumblog.org/2014/05/can-capitalism-be-inclusive-sustainable/

 

                            THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS

HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5

 

▶  A 21st CENTURY COOPERATIVE WAY TO A FLOURISHING FUTURE:  SELF-SUFFICIENT COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8roT21

 

▶ THE BENEFIT CORPORATION:  THE UNLIKELY HERO OF A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY?  http://sco.lt/8URdTd

 

THE SHARING ECONOMY:  OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE? http://sco.lt/54Sqjh


 ▶  HOW MEGA BANKS DROVE A MACK TRUCK THRU A LOOPHOLE TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL GLOBAL POLITIC, INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY

http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED

                                                        VIDEO

                                           Moyers and Company

                     "ZOMBIE POLITICS AND CASINO CAPITALISM"

                                                http://sco.lt/82wkRF

 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
▶   PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND ECOCIDE http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

WITH A SHIFT IN VALUES, BUSINESS COULD DO WHAT GOVERNMENTS CAN'T: SOLVE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST PROBLEMS FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL SPECIES ON THIS PLANET

 http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-government-world-problems-davos-multinational

 

                                             WORLD BANK VIDEO

GOING BEYOND GDP:  MAKING NATURAL CAPITAL COUNT FOR DEVELOPMENT http://live.worldbank.org/going-beyond-gdp

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶  NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html

 

Reuters, May 27, 2014
-▶ NEW RULES PUT NATURE ON BALANCE SHEET IN PERU

  http://www.trust.org/item/20140526144601-jvm6h/?source=jtOtherNews1

 

 ▶ BUSINESS AND HUMANITY ARE NOT SEPARATE FROM NATURE

http://sco.lt/8gLwmH

 

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

 

  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM -- DESTRUCTION OF LIFE -- ALL IN THE NAME OF GROWTH http://sco.lt/6HLK77

 

                                  A HAIR-RAISING VIDEO EXPOSE

                          "STEALING AFRICA - WHY POVERTY?

                               HOW MUCH PROFIT IS ENOUGH?

                                          http://sco.lt/6DtaqX



MEGA MINING, EXTRACTIVES AND FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8WHIrx

 

SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT?

http://sco.lt/5x2tqz

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

▶   A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE ....Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva

 

 

▶  'SUPERORGANIZATIONS" - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS  http://sco.lt/4pwZHN

 

                                               ENOUGHNESS

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/6EFbPt


 

-▶  HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v

 

 ▶  BIG FOOD: WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/5kQ8Lh


                ANYTHING FOR A BUCK : MARKETING ADDICTION

The Covert War Between Corn and Sugar  Industries to Keep You Hooked. Diabetes, Obesity, Ill-Health http://sco.lt/8kc8fJ


 

 ▶  A WAKE-UP WATCH: "INSIDE THE GREAT GARBAGE PATCH OF THE WORLD" - THE PLASTIC CURSE http://sco.lt/77HhPF


 ▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/5cPnrF

 

 ▶  THE RESPONSIBLE ETHICS OF A NEW ECONOMY...OR "SUSTAINABLE GREEN WASHING? http://sco.lt/5o1IBt


pdjmoo's insight:

 -▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE - ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH AND POPE FRANCIS SPEAK OUT  http://sco.lt/57JX0L


                                                  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/

 

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

 

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

 


            @pdjmoo FOLLOW MY OTHER NEWS AGGREGATES

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH 

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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:26 AM

Indeed, it's not enough to call the dollar value of what you're people are buying and selling "wealth".

 

Where are the environmental factors that will cost us money due to the loss of economic activity (thanks to weather and climatic difficulties)?  Where are the markers for well being and other aspects of human happiness?

 

Capitalism is going to kill itself off, regardless of what anyone does to try to save it in its present form.  The death has already happened, just as the roots of death are in anything that we may develop.  Either things will be eclipsed by better things, or else, they'll collapse into worse things that we'll have to dig our way out of.

 

I'd rather have things go the former way, rather than the latter.  Unfortunately, I don't have much of a say about how we achieve that.

 

So, we're stuck, thanks to the stuck brains of our leadership cadre.

 

Enjoy!

 

Think about it.

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                                                      VIDEO

                    300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/7lDG6b



Yale Global, January 06, 2015
-▶ PLUMMETING OIL PRICES UPEND GLOBAL ECONOMY - If sustained for long, the price drop will transform the global economy and geopolitics, http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/plummeting-oil-prices-upend-global-economy


Energy Voice, November 27, 2014
-▶ OIL IN NEW ERA AS OPEC REFUSES TO YIELD TO US SHALE https://www.energyvoice.com/marketinfo/69704/oil-new-era-opec-refuses-yield-us-shale/


The National UAE, November 27, 2014

-▶ OPEC MINISTERS OPT FOR STATUS QUO AS OIL PRICES SLIDE.  “It is increasingly clear that we have begun a new chapter in the history of the oil markets,” the IEA concluded. “Economic development no longer spurs oil demand growth as it once did.”

                                                CHECK MATE

The UAE’s Minister of Energy, Suhail Al Mazrouei, echoed other ministers in saying that it was not Opec producers who were primarily responsible for the world’s oil glut, referring particularly to surging North American production....Meanwhile, oil production from North America — especially from unconventional sources, including so-called shale oil — has surged over the last few years, helped by relatively high oil prices. That has pushed the need for imported oil by the US to its lowest level in more than four decades and meant tougher competition for oil producers to find buyers... http://www.thenational.ae/business/energy/opec-ministers-opt-for-status-quo-as-oil-prices-slide


Naked Capitalism, December 21, 2014
-▶ DRILLING OUR WAY INTO OBLIVION - SHALE GAS (FRACKING) AND BIG OIL  http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/12/drilling-way-oblivion.html


Grist, December 12, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES GROW NERVOUS AS DIVESTMENT MOVEMENT GROWS STRONGER http://grist.org/climate-energy/fossil-fuel-companies-grow-nervous-as-divestment-movement-grows-stronger/


Environmental Justice, March 06, 2014
NO FRACKING WAY : HOW THE EU-US TRADE AGREEMENT RISKS EXPANDING FRACKING. A major trade deal currently being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) threatens the power of governments to protect communities, citizens and the environment from risky new technologies such as fracking. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) covers a huge range of issues and sectors, including food safety, genetically modified products, toxic chemicals, highly polluting fuels and data protection. The talks threaten to weaken or roll-back democratically agreed safeguards put in place to protect the environment and citizens – for the sake of corporate profits. http://www.tni.org/briefing/no-fracking-way?context=596


Washington Post, December 07, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL LOBBYISTS, BOLSTERED BY U.S. GOP WINS, WORK TO CURB ENVIRONMENTAL RULES  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fossil-fuel-lobbyists-bolstered-by-gop-wins-work-to-curb-environmental-rules/2014/12/07/3ef05bc0-79b9-11e4-9a27-6fdbc612bff8_story.html


Center for American Progress, December 22, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL-FUEL INDUSTRY SPENT BIG TO SET ANTI-ENVIRONMENT AGENDA FOR THE NEXT U.S. CONGRESS : A legislative rider that was quietly attached to a major defense funding bill earlier this month marked a watershed change in the political fortunes of the coal, oil, and gas industries and their return to power in Washington, D.C. The rider—which turns the Bull Mountains in Montana over to a Koch-connected, Houston-based company to be strip mined for coal—is the fossil-fuel industry’s first major payoff from a three-quarters-of-a-billion-dollar investment to secure Republican control of Congress and to set the stage for a pro-coal, pro-drilling, and anti-environment agenda in 2015

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2014/12/22/103667/the-fossil-fuel-industry-spent-big-to-set-the-anti-environment-agenda-of-the-next-congress/


Sustainable Business, May 14, 2014
-▶ A RETURN OF 5800% THAT'S WHAT THE FOSSIL FUEL LOBBY GETS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25711


Corporate Europe Observatory, December 08, 2014
-▶ ANGLO AMERICAN'S DIRTY ENERGY LOBBY AND ITS FALSE CLIMATE SOLUTIONS http://corporateeurope.org/blog/anglo-americans-dirty-energy-lobby-and-its-false-climate-solutions


Treehugger, May 25, 2012

-▶ THE $4 BILLION LOBBYING BLITZ THAT BOUGHT SHELL THE ARCTIC http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/4-billion-lobbying-blitz-bought-shell-arctic.html


Oil Change International, November 26, 2014

-▶ BIG OIL'S FRONT GROUPS EXPOSED http://priceofoil.org/2014/11/26/big-oils-front-groups-exposed/



The Hill, December 08, 2014
-▶ FOSSIL FUEL LOBBYISTS TAKE AIM AT ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS -- EMBOLDENED BY GOP CONTROL OF CONGRESS

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/226286-fossil-fuel-lobbyists-take-aim-at-environmental-regs


Renew Economy, December 03, 2014

BIG OIL AIMS TO KILL CLEAN ENERGY TARGET IN WESTERN US STATES. A major new petroleum industry campaign is afoot to shoot down clean energy regulations in all three West Coast states http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/big-oil-aims-kill-clean-energy-target-western-us-states-37963


Common Dreams, December 08, 2014
OBAMA'S OIL BOOM DESTROYING HOPE FOR PROGRESS ON CLIMATE http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/12/08/obamas-oil-boom-destroying-hope-progress-climate


France 24, 2014

-▶ OPEC TO KEEP OIL OUTPUT UNCHANGED DESPITE LOW PRICES. Analysts say that by opposing an output cut, Saudi Arabia appears to be hoping to drive prices below the level at which shale oil production is economical. That, in theory, would force shale producers – particularly in the U.S. – to cut back, re-establishing OPEC’s dominance of the energy market. http://www.france24.com/en/20141127-opec-keeps-oil-output-unchanged-despite-low-prices/


CNN Money, November 28, 2014

-▶  OPEC DECISION: TO SQUEEZE US SHALE OIL PRODUCERS BY FORCING DOWN PRICES  http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/28/investing/opec-oil-price-us-shale/index.html


Bloomberg, November 28, 2014

-▶ OPEC POLICY ENSURES U.S. SHALE CRASH, RUSSIAN TYCOON SAYS http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-27/opec-policy-ensures-u-s-shale-crash-russian-oil-tycoon-says.html


CNBC, February 27, 2014

-▶ WILL OPEC BANKRUPT U.S. SHALE PRODUCERS? LEAVING AMERICAN TAXPAYERS HOLDING THE BAG http://www.cnbc.com/id/102222911


                   THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION:

                            AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3221506918/the-shale-gas-fracking-revolution-an-environmental-nightmare



Al Jazeera, November 28, 2014

-▶  OPEC IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE   http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/11/opec-age-climate-change-201411289461527196.html


Guardian Environment, November 20, 2014

HOW THE G2 SUBSIDISES $88 BILLION IN EXPLORATION FOR FOSSIL FUEL - INTERACTIVE  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/datablog/ng-interactive/2014/nov/11/how-the-g20-subsidises-exploration-for-fossil-fuel-interactive


28 March, 2013 - EcoWatch
 ▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES: A GLOBAL SCANDAL - http://ecowatch.com/2013/fossil-fuel-subsidies-a-global-scandal/


Salon, March 13, 2014
 ▶  HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed


Peak Prosperity, December 03, 2014

-▶ OIL AND THE GLOBAL SLOWDOWN: We are being driven by our system of money, we serve it not the other way around, which is a tragedy of both epic and comic proportions. http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/89380/oil-and-global-slowdown


-▶ THROWING SUNLIGHT ON THE DANGERS OF MANIPULATING MARKETS AND COMMODITIES  http://www.cnbc.com/id/102222904


                 HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET?

            UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS

                                          http://sco.lt/97hfX7


Ecowatch, November 12, 2014
TWO THIRDS OF FOSSIL FUEL RESERVE MUST STAY UNDERGROUND TO STABILIZE CLIMATE Two thirds of all proven fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if the world is serious about avoiding dangerous climate change, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) in its World Energy Outlook 2012 report released today.  http://ecowatch.org/2012/fossil-fuel-underground-stabilize-climate/


                                              INTERACTIVE

                      Guardian Environment, December 01, 2014

150 YEARS TIMELINE OF WORLD'S TOP 20 CARBON EMITTERS

CARBON EMISSIONS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2014/dec/01/carbon-emissions-past-present-and-future-interactive


▶  2010 BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER--CONTINUES TO IMPACT GULF'S ECOSYSTEM -- 4 YEARS ON http://sco.lt/5Ahg6D


The Guardian, December 11, 2014
-▶ AN ECOLOGICAL DISASTER: BANGLADESH OIL SPILL THREATENS RARE DOLPHINS. Bangladesh officials warn that an oil spill from a crashed tanker is threatening endangered dolphins and other wildlife in the massive Sundarbans mangrove region, branding the leak an ecological ‘catastrophe’ http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/11/bangladesh-oil-spill-threatens-rare-dolphins


                                                        VIDEO

         THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR OIL DISASTER

                                          http://sco.lt/63ewyH


                                                         VIDEO

                            INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                              A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                                http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H


▶  SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS

AND GETS AWAY WITH IT --WHO WILL RESTORE THE ENVIRONMENT? http://sco.lt/4vZqvB


PHOTOS

Climate Progress, December 04, 2014

▶  ISRAEL HIT WITH MASSIVE 600,000 GALLON OIL SPILL

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/12/04/3599861/israel-oil-spill/


▶  USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS

LEAVE A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEAN-UP http://sco.lt/6f9msr


Mongabay, December 23, 2013
▶  WORLD FIRST:  RUSSIA BEGINS PUMPING OIL FROM ARCTIC SEABED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-russia-arctic-oil.html?n3ws1ttr


-▶  CHEAP OIL OR A STABLE CLIMATE? WE CAN CAN'T HAVE BOTH, IEA REPORT SAYS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3325881879/cheap-oil-or-a-stable-climate-we-can-t-have-both-iea-report-says



SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz



The Guardian Environment, November 24, 2014
-▶ OBAMA'S CLIMATE CHANGE ENVOY:  FOSSIL FUELS WILL HAVE TO STAY IN THE GROUND  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/25/todd-stern-fossil-fuels-ground-climate-change-obama


Guardian Environment, April 07, 2014
▶  LET'S CALL CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT IT IS:  VIOLENCE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/07/climate-change-violence-occupy-earth



▶  AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET -- WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T (CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/84Vywz



                                          VIDEO REPORT

                            Democracy Now, December 09, 2014

                        From UN COP20 Lima, Peru Climate Talks

INDIGENOUS WOMEN EARTH DEFENDERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST CORPORATE PLUNDER OF THEIR LANDS AND ENVIRONMENT

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/9/indigenous_women_on_the_front_lines


RT News, December 04, 2014

BIG OIL MUST PAY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE HARM TO WORLD'S POOREST: WE NEED A LEVY ON FOSSIL FUELS  http://www.rtcc.org/2014/12/04/big-oil-must-pay-for-climate-change-harm-to-worlds-poorest/


▶  INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE': UN IPCC REPORT / NASA-FUNDED STUDY http://sco.lt/68UVMn


                  OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL:

             FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL 

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX


                   PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS 

            FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE PLANET

                                      http://sco.lt/7d7RmT


                                               TAXING THE SUN:

          SOLAR ENERGY COULD DESTROY UTILITY MONOPOLIES

                              ACCORDING TO U.S. UTILITIES

                                           http://sco.lt/6oGEa1



                                             --- WATCH ---

               "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                                 THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                        http://sco.lt/6OpdeT


                          THE SHALE GAS "FRACKING" REVOLUTION

                                A Climate and Environmental Nightmare

                                           http://sco.lt/8VentB


Salon, March 13, 2014
-▶  HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed


-▶ A VIP READ: THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


-▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT


pdjmoo's insight:

       YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES:


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

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Mikko Salo's curator insight, December 1, 2014 1:13 PM

Öljyn hinta on laskenut kesästä lähtien, ja on nyt alimmalla tasollaan neljään vuoteen. Tämä johtuu pääasiassa teollisuusmaiden vähentyneestä öljyn kysynnästä, erityisesti Yhdysvalloissa tarve tuoda maahan öljyä on pienimmillään moneen vuosikymmeneen.

   Nyt öljyntuottajamaiden OPEC-järjestö päättivät pitää öljyn tuotannon ja hinnan ennallaan ja antaa markkinavoimien tehdä tehtävänsä. He uskovat, että aleneva hinta tulee elvyttämään kysyntää markkinatalouden lakien mukaan, ja tällöin hinta voi taas nousta.

pdjmoo's curator insight, December 8, 2014 6:03 PM

         

           YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES:



▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

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

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Why the economy needs nature

Why the economy needs nature | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it




WITHOUT NATURE WE DO NOT EXIST.  THE ORIGINS OF EVERYTHING WE HUMANS PRODUCE COMES FROM THE NATURAL WORLD AND THAT IS DISAPPEARING RAPIDLY UNDER THE ASSAULT OF EXTRACTING NATURE'S FINITE RESOURCES FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION AND UNBRIDLED PROFIT


 9 January, 2013 - The Guardian Environment - Tony Juniper:

 -▶  THE ECONOMY AND NATURE

Nature is not a drag on growth – its protection is an unavoidable prerequisite for sustaining economic development.

The value of the carbon capture services which could be gained through halving the deforestation rate by 2030 is around $3.7 trillion

One of the greatest misconceptions of our time is the idea that there is somehow a choice between economic development and sustaining nature. ...environmental goals need to be scaled back to promote more growth. The reality we inhabit is somewhat different, however. One hundred per cent of economic activity is dependent on the services and benefits provided by nature... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jan/09/economy-nature


Guardian, December 15, 2014
 -▶ THE DISTRACTION ECONOMY:  HOW TECHNOLOGY DOWNGRADED ATTENTION http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2014/dec/15/distraction-economy-technology-downgraded-attention-facebook-tinder?CMP=new_1194


World Economic Forum, August 26, 2014
-▶ WHAT ROLE DOES NATURE PLAY IN ECONOMIC GROWTH

http://forumblog.org/2014/08/natural-capital-accounting-sustainability-growth/

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, March 1, 2013
-▶ PUTTING NATURE AT THE HEART OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL POLICYMAKING http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/nature-heart-economic-social-policymaking


BBCNews, January 27, 2015
-▶  COLLABORATION NEEDED ON NATURE AND WELL BEING LINKS http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30989105


April 3, 2013 Conservation International
-▶  PROTECTING NATURE IS CRITICAL TO MAINTAIN BUSINESS AND GLOBAL SECURITY - "Nations and businesses cannot last if the resources that they depend upon are unpredictable." http://blog.conservation.org/2013/04/protecting-nature-is-critical-to-maintain-global-security/


Guardian, January 15, 2015

 ▶ RATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION PUTS LIFE ON EARTH AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, two new research papers say http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/rate-of-environmental-degradation-puts-life-on-earth-at-risk-say-scientists


-▶ BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries


▶  HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND ENVIRONMENT - RESTORING VALUES http://sco.lt/7ArNtB


 

April 4, 2013 WRIInsights
-▶  ALIGNING PROFITS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/04/4-lessons-environmental-sustainability-every-corporation-should-learn



-▶ THE NEXT FRONTIER OF SUSTAINABILITY:  EVOLUTION IN THIS ANTHOPOCENE AGE  http://sco.lt/7uIvmz



Harvard Business Review, December 30, 2013
BUSINESS RESILIENCE COMES FROM WORKING WITH NATURE http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/business-resilience-comes-from-working-with-nature/


Guardian, April 08, 2014

THE BIOSPHERE:  NATURE IS ALL WE HAVE. Imagine an economic community in which nobody could list the stakeholders or identify those about to default. Or try to set a value on a reference library that has catalogued only a fraction of its archive, and some of that wrongly. Think of a reserve bank with most of its ledgers missing. Humankind is in that kind of predicament: it depends almost entirely on natural capital to generate food and fibre, building materials, fuel and pharmaceuticals, to pollinate crops, filter drinking water, recycle waste and maintain the oxygen supply. Living things underwrite all national economies: money, in effect, really does grow on trees.

Taxonomists identify around 18,000 new species each year, but in the same 12 months a greater number may slip into oblivion, as humans raze forests, pave or plough grasslands, bulldoze hillsides, drain swamps and dredge estuaries.Each extinction represents an asset lost or an opportunity squandered. Yet the human impact on the planetary ecosystem is now so palpable that geologists have proposed a new chronological era, the anthropocene, and biologists already call this "the sixth great extinction".

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/apr/08/map-species-project?CMP=twt_gu


  -▶  BUSINESS LEADERS CALL FOR ACTION TO VALUE NATURE http://sco.lt/7obEY5


Psych.Org, December 9, 2013
-▶ SHOULD NATURE'S BENEFITS MATTER TO BUSINESS? Overuse and under payment of natural resources is costing businesses the earth – literally...  http://phys.org/news/2013-12-nature-benefits-business.html


Our Finite World, October 31, 2013
-▶ SUSTAINABILITY:  HOW HUMANS' ECONOMY DIFFERS FROM NATURES' http://ourfiniteworld.com/2013/10/31/sustainability-how-humans-economy-differs-from-natures/



-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE - BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/56EkEb


  -▶  ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://sco.lt/6TcKh7


 - ▶ THICH NHAT HANH: BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH | Guardian Sustainable Business | guardian.co.uk http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239



                                        NATURE IS SPEAKING

                                           NEW SHORT VIDEOS
                        Guardian Environment, October 06, 2014
              Nature has been around for more than 4.5 billion years, evolving and adjusting to whatever the universe throws at it. People, on the other hand, are very fragile and entirely dependent on what nature provides.

On www.natureisspeaking.org a series of short films that let nature speak for itself. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2014/oct/06/julia-roberts-plays-mother-earth-and-harrison-ford-stars-as-the-ocean-as-hollywood-a-list-speaks-out-for-nature

ORIGINAL SOURCE: Conservation International

http://natureisspeaking.org/mothernature.html



  - ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE:  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8oZkvZ


The Economist, November 18, 2013
-▶ BEWARE THE AGE OF LONELINESS: MAN MUST DO MORE TO PRESERVE THE REST OF LIFE ON EARTH - EDWARD O. WILSON
http://www.economist.com/news/21589083-man-must-do-more-preserve-rest-life-earth-warns-edward-o-wilson-professor-emeritus

 

HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

-▶ E.O.WILSON: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html



                                       BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                           THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN



Transition Network
HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming

 

             FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.

                       OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                          http://sco.lt/8fNIET



-▶  ARE WE FIT TO BE STEWARDS OF THE EARTH? http://sco.lt/77O1Nh


Global Possibilities, December 23, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING WAYS NATURE CAN HEAL YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL AT YOUR BEST  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-amazing-ways-nature-can-heal-you-and-make-you-feel-at-your-best/


-▶  THE STATE OF THE WORLD: IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY? http://sco.lt/4ueEQz

 

=======================

THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

RETHINKING 'PROGRESS' A NEW WAY OF THINKING AND DOING BUSINESS 

http://sco.lt/7QxpwH

=======================

 

-▶  SCIENTISTS PROPOSE A NEW ARCHITECTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT http://sco.lt/5DvAnZ


HuffPostGreen, October 06, 2014

- ▶  WORLD FALLING BEHIND ON PLAN TO PROTECT NATURAL WORLD BY 2020, UN SAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/06/nature-protection_n_5937094.html


- ▶  LARGE SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5gy5Q1




Mongabay, December 10, 2013
-▶ AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMES 50,000 POUNDS OF RAW MATERIALS ANNUALLY FOR THE STUFF THEY BUY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-dimitrova-raw-materials.html


 -▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB  http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

-▶ WHAT IS THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF NEW TECHNOLOGY? http://sco.lt/6jBufh


VIDEO

"RIGHTS OF NATURE" , Dr Vandana Shiva

2014 Tribunal President Statement

http://sco.lt/6qeJU1



 -▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

 -▶  HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life http://sco.lt/7Obz0L



-▶  MONEY REALLY DOES GROW ON TREES  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995135177/what-has-nature-ever-done-for-us-money-really-does-grow-on-trees


 

-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/7maN5V

 

-▶  BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO OUR LIVES -- AND  THE WORK PLACE http://sco.lt/6g51Np

 

 -▶ REWILD THE CHILDIF CHILDREN LOSE CONTACT WITH NATURE THEY WON'T FIGHT FOR IT http://sco.lt/99ejmT

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk

 

 

-▶  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



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


- ▶ "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION   http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


 ▶ DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION: A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE - GLOBAL ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/7xeu1Z


- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


- ▶  WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS http://sco.lt/5SDsGH


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

 


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


  ▶  GREENING THE WORLD WITH PALM OIL? SUSTAINABLE? CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?  http://sco.lt/8TIhqj

 

-▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/696Tlx


 


 ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5JvEi9


 ▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3



  ▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS: UNBEARABLE.  POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7F7mXR


VIDEO:

INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

A Pending Corporate Oil & Gas Plunder

http://sco.lt/7rQMSH


 

                                                  SEA CHANGE:

                    THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                          http://sco.lt/51LeCn



                                                   ENOUGHNESS

                 WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                               http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 


                                        THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

              AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                              http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


                                       =========================


                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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



                                         ERADICATING ECOCIDE

WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

                               

 


 

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  -▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE - A Healthy Biosphere Reflects in A Healthy Humanity  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

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

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

 -▶  YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH: THE CORPORATIZING OF OUR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

 http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?page=2

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One of the greatest misconceptions of our time is the idea that there is somehow a choice between economic development and sustaining nature. ...environmental goals need to be scaled back to promote more growth.

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Modern slavery will continue if corporations keep passing the buck : The Supply Chain

Modern slavery will continue if corporations keep passing the buck : The Supply Chain | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                  WATCH 57:50
     "MODERN-DAY SLAVERY:  A PROBLEM WE DON'T WANT TO FACE"
Forced Labor, Supply Chains and Human Trafficking. The most important human rights issue of our time. https://www.linktv.org/programs/full-frame-julia-ormond


The Guardian, June 27, 2014

▶  MODERN SLAVERY WILL CONTINUE IF CORPORATIONS KEEP PASSING THE BUCK:

It makes good business sense for companies to actively pursue an ethical supply chain. Philanthropy to worthy third parties is not enough.

The Guardian's painstaking investigation into the Thai seafood sector and the US state department's annual Trafficking in Persons Report have offered arresting revelations in recent days. Not only have shrimp supply chains worldwide proved to be tainted by forced labour on Thai vessels and on soil. These reports show how businesses of all kinds are sullied by slavery – yielding $150bn in profit each year, according to the International Labour Organisation.

Many people suppose that most trafficking is for sexual exploitation (as in Thailand's own sex trade). Yet 68% of victims are exploited for labour – like in the violent seafood-processing facility in Samut Sakhon that several young Burmese women in a Thai shelter vividly described to me when I was the US anti-trafficking envoy.

And many executives assume that tracing labour conditions in their supply chains is futile and prohibitively costly. Yet if the Guardian can do it, the business community surely can – and must.

To abolish today's slavery, businesses must actively be part of the solution. Philanthropy to worthy anti-trafficking organisations is not as important as businesses living by the equivalent of the Hippocratic Oath – at least do no harm.

Single companies can act alone – such as the outdoor clothing company Patagonia, which carefully sources the down that goes into their winter vests and jackets... http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/27/modern-slavery-corporations-business-sense-ethical-supply-chain


Ethical Corporation, October 08, 2014
MODERN SLAVERY AND THE ROLE OF BUSINESS. Companies can exercise measures to detect and address slavery in their supply chains http://www.ethicalcorp.com/supply-chains/modern-slavery-and-role-business


GreenBiz, January 29, 2015
GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN STILL YAWNS AT CLIMATE RISK, CDP FINDS
http://www.greenbiz.com/article/worlds-supply-chain-companies-lagging-climate-resilience-cdp-says


Sustainable Business, January 27, 2015
ALL THAT GLITTERS?  10 PROBLEM WE NEED TO TACKLE IN THE GOLD SUPPLY CHAIN http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/27/10-problems-gold-supply-chain


MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 19, 2015
CHILD LABOUR IN THE FASHION SUPPLY CHAIN -- WHERE, WHY AND WHAT CAN BUSINESS DO? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ng-interactive/2015/jan/19/child-labour-in-the-fashion-supply-chain


BlogActiveEU, October 28, 2014
▶  SUPPLY CHAIN SHAME. Supply chains are not the land of cooperation in innovation and development we commonly perceive. It is a cut-throat competitive structure with little trust and an animosity that diminishes cooperation. The Risk-Monger has often noted that the real problem for industry today is not the attacks from the anti-business denormalisation activists outside, but from the cancer within – a supply chain that rarely works in harmony and tends to shoot each other in the knees to bring everyone down to size... http://risk-monger.blogactiv.eu/2014/10/28/supply-chain-shame/


Wired, December 1, 2014
▶  APPLE ISN'T THE ONLY ONE TO BLAME FOR SMARTPHONE LABOR ABUSES http://www.wired.com/2014/12/apple-isnt-one-blame-smartphone-supply-chain-abuses/


                                               WATCH 58:14:00
                       BBC Panorama Documentary, December 2014
                                  APPLE'S BROKEN PROMISES
                      Apple 'failing to protect Chinese factory workers'
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVaTl2kW6YU



Patently Apple, December 19, 2014
▶  APPLE RESPONDS TO THE BBC's "BROKEN PROMISES" DOCUMENTARY  http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2014/12/apples-responds-to-the-bbcs-broken-promises-documentary.html


Inhabitat, February 27, 2014
▶  SHOCKING PHOTOS REVEAL THE UGLY TRUTH BEHIND SMARTPHONE MANUFACTURING  http://inhabitat.com/marcus-bleasdales-stunning-photos-reveal-the-ugly-truth-behind-smartphone-manufacturing/


                                                     WATCH
                              SUPPLY CHAIN REACTION FILMS
                                             We The Economy
                      What do human rights have to do with the economy?
As consumers in a rapidly growing world economy, we have an insatiable appetite for the next greatest electronic gadget, like smartphones and TVs. But can we consume cheap imported products without exploiting someone in the supply chain?  https://wetheeconomy.com/films/supply-chain-reaction/



The Guardian, December 20, 2014
"I FELT LIKE A PIECE OF TRASH' - LIFE INSIDE AMERICA'S FOOD PROCESSING PLANTS. A damning insight into conditions for low-paid, non-union, immigrant workers helping to feed our huge appetite for cheap meat  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/21/life-inside-america-food-processing-plants-cheap-meat



                                         PRODUCT OF MEXICO
                         4-part series from The Los Angeles Times
        HARDSHIP ON MEXICO'S FARMS, A BOUNTY FOR U.S. TABLES
http://graphics.latimes.com/product-of-mexico-camps/?track=email|Mexico-Food-2014|||||||ADM-20141214-lnk6


Sustainable Brands, December 09, 2014
 ▶  SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS: CAN RETAILER BE THE RISING TIDE THAT LIFTS ALL BOATS? A whopping 97 percent of environmental impacts in the retail sector come from the product itself — from raw materials, transportation and product manufacturing. With impacts so heavily weighted in the supply chain, retailers are increasingly and creatively wading upstream to partner with their suppliers on their greatest impacts. http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/tim_greiner/sustainable_supply_chains_can_retailers_be_rising_tide_lifts



The Good Human, March 7, 2013
 ▶  SOURCEMAP:  FIND OUT WHERE YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS COME FROM. Sourcemap was created by the MIT Media Lab in order to let people know where products come from, what they are made of, and how they can impact people and our environment. It is a crowdsourced directory of supply chains and environmental footprints, covering industries ranging from food products to clothing to diamonds. I encourage you to explore the site http://thegoodhuman.com/2013/03/07/sourcemap-find-out-where-your-favorite-products-come-from/


Environmental Leader, November 05, 2012

 ▶  SUPPLY CHAINS THREATENED BY SIX-DEGREE GLOBAL WARMING

Some 85 percent of companies have more complex supply chains as a result of globalization, and adjusted climate forecasts mean businesses should expect climate change to have an even more destructive effect than previously assumed on supply chains, assets and infrastructure, according to two reports from PricewaterhouseCoopers. http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/11/05/pwc-preparing-for-climate-change-as-competitive-advantage/



▶  A VISIT TO THE ON-LINE WAREHOUSE OF SOUL-CRUSHING SADNESS:  SLAVE LABOR IN THE USA SHIPPING BUSINESS http://sco.lt/8HRSrZ



       FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AMERICA

                                             http://sco.lt/78eyx7


                     CORPORATE PROFITS TRUMPS FAIR WAGES:

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ON PUBLIC AID, REPORT SAYS http://sco.lt/5zp197


                                                     VIDEO REPORT
                                    Democracy Now, November 21, 2014
                                                    FOOD CHAINS: 

NEW FILM TRACKS GROWING FAIR WAGE WORKERS DEMAND FROM CORPORATE GIANTS http://www.democracynow.org/2014/11/21/food_chains_new_film_tracks_how



                                                      VIDEO: 

       WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY? - DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY

                                         http://sco.lt/6VZEDB



                             BillMoyers.com, November 21, 2014
              'FOOD CHAINS,' A NEW DOCUMENTARY BY 'FOOD, INC."

Food Chains, a new hard-hitting documentary about the battle between Florida farmworkers and the giant supermarket and fast food conglomerates. Farmworkers are among the lowest paid workers in America, averaging about $12,000 per year in wages, and many of them, especially women, have been subjected to human rights abuses in the fields. In its review of the film, The New York Times calls Food Chains an “emphatic and empathetic documentary” that presents farm laborers as modern-day slaves  http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/21/food-chains/


Star Tribune, November 29, 2014
US BAR ASSOCIATION WARNS CORPORATIONS:  CLEAN UP SUPPLY CHAINS. Bar Association initiative focuses on human rights.By year’s end, chief executives at all of America’s Fortune 500 companies — including 18 in Minnesota — should get a letter signed by the president of the American Bar Association. Commit to ending human-rights abuses in your supply chain, the letter will say. http://www.startribune.com/business/284175851.html


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


May 16, 2013 Yale Global
▶  CAN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS BE ACCOUNTABLE? http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/can-global-supply-chains-be-accountable


Guardian, June 10, 2014
 -▶ THE SUPERMARKET SLAVE TRAIL: ASIAN SLAVE LABOUR PRODUCING PRAWNS FOR SUPERMARKETS IN U.S. & U.K. Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour


                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                                           http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3


Time, January 15, 2015
THAI PRISONERS MAY SOON BE CATCHING THE FISH ON YOUR DINNER PLATE  http://time.com/3668625/thailand-fishing-boats-prisoners/


Ethical Corporation, August 2, 2014
▶  IS ETHICS THE SAVIOR OF BRANDING? In order to retain credibility, branding needs ethics at its heart. Branding as we know it today is dying. These aren’t just whispers from the fringe but discussions in mainstream journals ranging from Wired Magazine to the Harvard Business Review. And though they all agree that it doesn’t work anymore, what they disagree on is the solution, with options ranging from customer experience to brand ambassadorship to micro-branding to, of course, sustainability. But these all fail to strike at the root of the problem. http://www.ethicalcorp.com/business-strategy/ethics-saviour-branding


                                         PLANET PALM OIL:

                         The Bait and Switch of Palm Oil Giants

                                          http://sco.lt/9KfyXB


Sustainable Brands, November 21, 2014
LATEST IN SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL SUPPLY CHAINS: FEATURING PEPSICO, IKEA & UNILEVER http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/sustainable_brands/trending_week_sustainable_palm_oil


▶  PLATFORM FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS IN THE "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SUPPLY CHAINS, from upstream growers right through to downstream consumers. Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has launched a new web site that aims to provide information on more sustainable palm oil production to all stakeholders. http://www.sustainablepalmoil.org/


Huffington Post Religion, December 2, 2013

▶  POPE FRANCIS AND THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF CORPORATIONS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-seamus-p-finn-omi/pope-francis-and-the-soci_b_4480632.html


Guardian, December 07, 2014
SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT CHEAP CASHMERE? Cashmere is a beautiful example of an ugly word: “masstige”, when the forces of the global economy take a prestige product to the mass market.
Dr Carol Kerven counts the human cost: goat herders in Inner Mongolia are shortchanged, selling their goat hair for as little as $2.30 a kilo. By the time it reaches the international market it can fetch up to $75 a kilo. No longer are coats always combed to release the best-quality cashmere hair, but the animals are sheared, mixing the soft with the coarse. These changes conspire to change cashmere. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/07/should-i-worry-about-cheap-cashmere-lucy-siegle


Mail Online, December 07, 2014
THE TRUE COST OF A CANADA GOOSE COAT http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2544075/Revealed-Chilling-cruelty-unspeakable-suffering-corporate-denial-Is-TRUE-cost-seasons-Canada-Goose-coat.html



CSRWire, January 14, 2013
 ▶  MODERN-DAY SLAVERY AND HUMAN-TRAFFICKING:  IS BUSINESS READY TO FACE UP TO IT? http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/675-modern-day-slavery-and-human-trafficking-is-business-ready-to-face-up-to-it


May 2, 2013 Triple Pundit
▶  SUPPLY SHIFT: REVOLUTIONIZING THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/05/supplyshift-revolutionizing-sustainable-supply-chain/



February 2, 2012 Inter Press Service IPS –
- ▶ WALMART: ONCE A FOOD CHAIN, NOW A GIANT TRILLION DOLLAR CORPORATE SUPPLY CHAIN - Part 2

WASHINGTON, Feb 2 2012 (IPS) - While Indian retailers are losing sleep over the possible entrance of multinationals like Walmart into the dense South Asian consumer market, very little thought has been given to the Indian small farmer, who stands to lose even more at the hands of the world’s biggest commercial food retailer.... http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/02/once-a-food-chain-now-a-corporate-supply-chain-ndash-part-2/


▶  FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AMERICA AND OUR GLOBAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/6RZJqL


May 1, 2013 - Guardian
▶  POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS 'SLAVE LABOUR' CONDITIONS: BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/01/bangladesh-factory-pope-slave-labour



                            THE BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE

                         WHY CSR IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

                                             http://sco.lt/6MM8VV



-▶ WHERE'S THE DEBATE OVER CORPORATE POWER: ETHICS AND MORALITY  http://sco.lt/7cjF9l


▶  CHILD LABOR CAUGHT ON FILM AT PALM OIL PLANTATION IN INDONESIAN BORNEO http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0209-dparker-child-labor-palm-oil.html#0pMOTU4EfiwPBwEO.02

 

Feb 28, 2013 - MongaBay
▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY DENIES CHILD LABOR CLAIMS, NEW ALLEGATIONS ARISE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-dparker-child-palm-oil-workers.html




Washington, May 4, 2013 Inter Press Service

▶  UN FINDS "LITTLE APPRECIATION" FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AMONG U.S. BUSINESSES . A United Nations expert group is warning that too many gaps remain in implementing new safeguards among businesses based in the United States, both in terms of their domestic and international operations, to ensure the protection of human rights of workers and communities affected by those operations.,,,

 “With a few exceptions, most companies still struggle to understand the implications of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights,” Puvan Selvanathan, the current head of the Working Group and one of the two members on the U.S. trip, said at the end of the mission “Those that do have policies in place, in turn, face the challenge of turning such policies into effective practices.”... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/u-n-finds-little-appreciation-for-human-rights-among-u-s-businesses/



                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION

Lowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women working in America’s fields, farms and factories
                                         Frontline, June 25, 2014
                                            "RAPE IN THE FIELDS"
For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Frontline and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting....