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The Preparation For a Corporate-Controlled Planet: Obama's Secretive Trade Deals - NAFTA On Steroids - #TPP #TAFTA #TTIP

The Preparation For a Corporate-Controlled Planet: Obama's Secretive Trade Deals - NAFTA On Steroids - #TPP #TAFTA #TTIP | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

The Guardian, George Monbiot, November 4, 2013
-▶ THIS TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE DEAL IS A FULL-FRONTAL ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/04/us-trade-deal-full-frontal-assault-on-democracy


Mint Press, December 05, 2014
-▶ OBAMA READY TO DEFY BASE IN ORDER TO PUSH THROUGH TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP http://www.mintpressnews.com/obama-ready-defy-base-order-advance-trans-pacific-partnership/199643/

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                             The Mudflats, November 11, 2013
                             TPP 101 IN LESS THAN 4 MINUTES

                    http://www.themudflats.net/archives/40994


International Business Times, May 19, 2014
 -▶ TTIP:  EU AND US PREPARE TO GRANT MAJOR POWERS TO GLOBAL CORPORATOCRACY WITH "FREE" TRADE DEALS http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ttip-eu-us-prepare-enhance-global-corporatocracy-1449153


June 28, 2013

-▶ SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: IF PEOPLE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON, THEY WOULD STOP IT - TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/18147-focus-if-people-knew-what-was-going-on-they-would-stop-it

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                  June 6, 2013 Democracy Now
OBAMA-BACKED TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP EXPANDS CORPORATE LAWSUITS AGAINST NATIONS FOR LOST PROFITS http://www.democracynow.org/2013/6/6/obama_backed_trans_pacific_partnership_expands


April 3, 2013 Common Dreams

 -▶ ACTIVISTS ON BOTH SIDES OF ATLANTIC DENOUNCE US-EU FTA AS CORPORATE POWER GRAB https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/03-3


Public Citizen Global Trade Watch
-▶ TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP - CORPORATE POWER TOOL OF THE 1% http://www.citizen.org/TPP

 

                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                    April 1, 2013 - Naked Capitalism

-▶ TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP  http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/04/transpacific-partnership-threatens-sovereignty-and-public-ownership.html

 

July 20, 2012 Common Dreams

-▶ 'NAFTA ON STEROIDS': THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IS A GLOBAL CORPORATE COUP D'ETAT http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/07/03-0#.T_M1K612X78.wordpress

 

April 3, 2013 Huffington Post
-▶ OBAMA'S EU TRADE DEAL WOULD INCLUDE NEW POLITICAL POWERS FOR CORPORATIONS  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/03/eu-trade-deal_n_2994410.html


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


 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/


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


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


 TechDirt, May 16, 2014

 -▶ WATER CANNONS TURNED ON PEACEFUL TTIP PROTESTORS IN BRUSSELS AS PUBLIC BARRED FROM NEGOTIATIONS  #TTIP  #TAFTA

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140516/06133827253/water-cannons-turned-peaceful-ttip-protestors-brussels-as-public-barred-negotiations.shtml

 

Public Citizen - Globalization and Trade
 -▶ TRANS-ATLANTIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (TAFTA) http://www.citizen.org/tafta

 

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                                            WHO'S IN CONTROL

                     NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS? 

                     DOES YOUR DEMOCRATIC VOTE EVEN COUNT?

                                           http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl


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Huffington Post World, October 22, 2013

-▶ OBAMA'S 'TRADE' DEALS WOULD MAKE CORPORATIONS KING: GIVING THEM EQUAL STATUS WITH NATION STATES 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lori-wallach/trade-deal-would-elevate_b_4143626.html



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                                 Democracy Now, October 4, 2013
                                     "A CORPORATE TROJAN HORSE":

OBAMA PUSHES SECRETIVE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TRADE PACT, WOULD REWRITE SWATH OF U.S. LAWS http://www.democracynow.org/2013/10/4/a_corporate_trojan_horse_obama_pushes


Economy in Crisis, October 19, 2014
-▶ OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TRADE DEAL WOULD PUT OUR FOOD SUPPLY AT RISK:  CORPORATIONS REWRITING THE LAWS  http://economyincrisis.org/content/the-tpp-would-put-our-food-supply-at-risk

 

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, 6 March, 2013 I

 -▶ TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP DOUBLING DOWN ON FAILED TRADE POLICIES. The TPP is not only about lowering tariffs. It has the potential to greatly expand protections for investors over those for consumers and farmers, and severely restrict governments’ ability to use public policy to reshape food systems. The fundamental causes of recent protests across the globe over food prices, the rising market power of a handful of global food and agriculture corporations, as well as the dual specters of rising hunger and obesity around the world, point to the need to transform the world’s food systems, not to lock the current dysfunction situation in place... http://iatp.org/blog/201303/tpp-doubling-down-on-failed-trade-policy

 

-▶ MEGA BIOTECH GIANTS USE NEW USA-EU TRADE DEAL TO DESTROY GMO SAFEGUARDS http://sco.lt/8E3Xsn


Guardian Environment, March 14, 2014
WHAT DOES THE BIGGEST FREE TRADE DEAL IN HISTORY MEAN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/14/free-trade-deal-eu-us-environment-ngos-sustainability


Global Possibilities, May 20, 2013

-▶ WHAT UNRESTRAINED CORPORATE EXPLOITATION DOES TO FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES AND THE NATURAL WORLD  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/rise-up-or-die/



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                         OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS

MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS NATION SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/4zvupF


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20 November 2013 Nation of Change - 3-Part Investigation
-▶ THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: THIS IS WHAT CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LOOK LIKE http://www.nationofchange.org/trans-pacific-partnership-what-corporate-governance-looks-1353428537

 

                                                       WATCH
                          Bill Moyers & Company, November 1, 2013
                 'SECRETS TRADE PACTS THAT WILL IMPACT US ALL"
A US-led trade deal is currently being negotiated that could increase the price of prescription drugs, weaken financial regulations and even allow partner countries to challenge American laws. But few know its substance. The pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is deliberately shrouded in secrecy... http://billmoyers.com/segment/yves-smith-and-dean-baker-on-secrets-in-trade/

 

-▶ STOP THIS MASSIVE CORPORATE POWER GRAB  http://act.credoaction.com/sign/fast_track


 

 13 June 2013 Public Citizen

-▶ “VIA CLOSED-DOOR NEGOTIATIONS, U.S. OFFICIALS ARE REWRITING SWATHS OF U.S. LAW THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH TRADE http://www.citizen.org/pressroom/pressroomredirect.cfm?ID=3630

 

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                               The Mudflats, November 11, 2013

                               TPP 101 IN LESS THAN 4 MINUTES

                          http://www.themudflats.net/archives/40994



                                   THREE-PART INVESTIGATION

                 bostonoccupier.com - December 1, 2012 1:58 AM

                      EXAMINES THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP ... http://bostonoccupier.com/the-trans-pacific-partnership-this-is-what-corporate-governance-looks-like/


 

April 3, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶ ACTIVISTS ON BOTH SIDES OF ATLANTIC DENOUNCE US/EU FTA AS CORPORATE POWER GRAB https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/03-3

 

 

-▶ THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: WHAT 'FREE TRADE' ACTUALLY MEANS  http://sco.lt/5HfgNl


                                                    VIDEO

                           TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP - YouTube

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtBUL_rgG1k

 

27 June 2012 The Nation
-▶ TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IS NAFTA ON STERIODS http://www.thenation.com/article/168627/nafta-steroids#

 

-▶ CAN A 'DRACULA STRATEGY' BRING TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP INTO THE SUNLIGHT? http://sco.lt/6ZvmTZ

 

 

                                              VIDEO REPORT
                             March 3, 2013, Real News Network

EVERYONE BUT CHINA: TPP TRADE DEAL THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-Zr5C6GqubQ#at=16



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



The Sunlight Foundation, March 14, 2014
-▶ HOW BIG PHARMA (AND OTHERS) BEGAN LOBBYING ON THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP BEFORE YOU EVER HEARD OF IT.  NAMING NAMES: WHICH CORPORATIONS AND INDUSTRIES? http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/03/13/tpp-lobby/


Humanosphere, 3 March, 2013 -
-▶ HOW NEW "TRADE" AGREEMENT WILL HURT POOR'S ACCESS TO MEDICINES - TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP http://www.humanosphere.org/2013/03/op-ed-how-a-new-trade-agreement-will-hurt-the-poors-access-to-medicines/




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


Global Possibilities. May 20, 2013

-▶ THE 4 BIG WAYS THAT INSATIABLE CORPORATE HUNGER FOR PROFITS HAS DEVASTATED AMERICAN LIFE - AND THE WORLD ALONG WITH IT http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-4-big-ways-that-insatiable-corporate-hunger-for-profits-has-devastated-american-life-and-the-world-along-with-it/

 

An International Affair. May 15, 2013

-▶ CORPORATOCRACY: THE RISE OF CORPORATE POWER IN POLITICS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU Part I: TAXATION https://intlaffair.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/corporatocracy-the-rise-of-corporate-power-in-politics-and-what-it-means-for-you-part-i-taxation/


An International Affair, May 18, 2013

-▶ CORPORATOCRACY PART II: LOBBYING AND THE REVOLVING DOOR http://intlaffair.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/corporatocracy-part-ii-lobbying-and-the-revolving-door/

 

Common Dreams - Robert Reich, May 28, 2013
-▶ BEWARE CAPITALIST TOOLS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/28-3




 

-▶ SEE: "MONSANTO AND BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL CARTEL BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM"  http://sco.lt/8xdkYb

 

 

 

 

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NOTE:

THE RECENT OUTRAGE WITH THE SO-CALLED SECRET "MONSANTO PROTECTION BILL" RECENTLY PASSED IN CONGRESS AND SIGNED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA IS IN PREPARATION FOR THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP.......

 

SEE: "MONSANTO AND BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL CARTEL BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM"  http://sco.lt/8xdkYb

 

 

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What is Corporate "Social" 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


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-/


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



Yale Global, October 21, 2014
- ▶  GOVERNMENT APPROVAL NOT ENOUGH, BUSINESSES NEED SOCIAL LICENCE. 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

 


                               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/



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


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


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



                           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


 

pdjmoo's insight:

             @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

▶  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, 12:44 PM

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

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

How A Sense of Sacred Can Help A Sustainable Environment - Restoring Values | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

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


                                            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


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


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/



                                               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/


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


 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



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


                                              NATURE SACRED

                                       http://naturesacred.org/

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


                                                      VIDEO:

                         INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                                   A Corporate Oil & Gas Plunder

                                            http://sco.lt/80PKDZ



Yale Global Online

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


-▶ 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


Jan 9, 2013

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


-▶ 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


 

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



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



 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

 

 -▶ 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


March 23, 3012 - 

The Ecologist

-▶ THICH NHAT HANH: MAYBE IN 100 YEAR THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_in_100_years_there_may_be_no_more_humans_on_planet_earth.html


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


    ▶ 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



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



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



 -▶ 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



                                   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

                       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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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

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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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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


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


                                                 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/


 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

 

   AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T (AND CAN'T) SOLVED CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/84Vywz

 

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

 

World Economic Forum, May 16, 2014
THE GROWING DISCONNECT BETWEEN GDP AND WELL-BEING.

The link between economic growth and human well-being seems obvious. Indeed, as measured by gross domestic product, economic growth is widely viewed as the ultimate development objective. But it is time to rethink this approach. In fact, there is a rising disconnect between countries’ per capita GDP and their citizens’ well-being, as rapid output growth exacerbates health challenges and erodes environmental conditions. Given this, people increasingly value non-material wealth just as highly as monetary wealth, if not more. http://forumblog.org/2014/05/growing-disconnect-gdp-wellbeing/

 

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

 

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

 

Common Dreams, November 1, 2013
HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/01-2

 

                                                    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/

 

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

 

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 wellbeing. 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

 

                                                   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

 

                                                    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

 

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 businesspeople 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

 

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/

 

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

 

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

 

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/

 

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/

 

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/

 

The Climate Group, March 03, 2014

-▶ ECO-CIVILIZATION:  CHINA'S BLUEPRINT FOR A NEW ERA, PDF

 Eco-civilization: China's blueprint for a new era, provides international readers with an overview of key policy guidelines and priorities the country’s new leadership will adopt, focusing on its pioneering low carbon ‘eco-civilization’ concept, which will have a profound impact on China’s future economy.
This is the first time that eco-civilization has been elevated to such a high-level, not only in parallel with, but also cutting across economic, political, cultural, and social systems. http://www.theclimategroup.org/_assets/files/China-Ecocivilisation.pdf


                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                     NHK WORLD - English, December 11, 2014
  NEW NORMAL TO BE LOGIC OF CHINA'S FUTURE GROWTH http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20141212_19.html

 

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/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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-/

 

World Watch Institute, January 10, 2014
GROWING GDP AND GLOBAL ECONOMY MAY BE LEAVE WELL-BEING BEHIND http://www.worldwatch.org/global-economy-growing-may-leave-well-being-behind

 

                                 ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR

                  2012 CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH

                      WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW

                                         http://sco.lt/64Y1Tt

 

Rethinking Economics, April 11, 2014
-▶ RETHINKING ECONOMICS ITALIA - MANIFESTO http://rethinkingeconomics.blogspot.com/2014/04/rethinking-economics-italia-manifesto.html

 

                                          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


17 January 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
NEW ECONOMIC MODEL NEEDED, NOT RELENTLESS CONSUMER DEMAND http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/new-economic-model-not-consumer-demand-capitalism


▶  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



             THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                          http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


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/


STWR, October 03, 2014
-  SHARING A (NOT SO) LIVING PLANET. As further evidence comes to light of how our economic systems are decimating the natural world, sharing is fast emerging as the central theme in the discourse on how to ensure prosperity for all within planetary boundaries. http://www.sharing.org/information-centre/articles/sharing-not-so-living-planet


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/


▶  LET'S BE HONEST:  REAL SUSTAINABILITY MAY NOT MAKE BUSINESS SENSE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/sustainability-business-sense-profit-purpose


Forbes

▶  PROFIT CANNOT BE THE ONLY PURPOSE OF BUSINESS : MAKING COMPANIES HUMANE THROUGH CSR http://sco.lt/6ENwQL

 

                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


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


                                                         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


                          WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE

                                         http://sco.lt/8FQndh


                                                    VIDEO
                                           PBS Newshour
            CONSUMING OUR WAY TO PROSPERITY IS MACRO FOLLY.
The American people are repeatedly told by financial pundits and politicians that consumption is an “engine” that “drives” economic growth, because it makes up 70 percent of GDP. This past December, my team and I produced a new EconStories video, “Deck the Halls with Macro Follies,” which took aim at this very old, yet common, economic fallacy. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/consuming-our-way-to-prosperit-1/


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: The GDP just doesn't cut it anymore, says a report by The Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy, and Society...In the context of growing concern as conditions on Earth worsen, more and more people are starting to ask key questions like 'What kind of economy and society is likely to bring us true happiness?'  http://www.stwr.org/economic-sharing-alternatives/life-beyond-growth.html


World Economic Forum, Davos

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


                                            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


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


Share The World's Resource, april 03, 2014

▶  COMMERCIALISATION: THE ANTITHESIS OF SHARING http://www.sharing.org/information-centre/articles/commercialisation-antithesis-sharing


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


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



AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM WON'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE, Part 1 http://sco.lt/5Qy6cL


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


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


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


                                                        WATCH

                                  "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                          Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                       Resolving the "Game of More"

                                               http://sco.lt/7GgcbZ


                                      PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                        THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                           http://sco.lt/67XHiD


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


The Guardian, April 08, 2014
▶  HAPPINESS AND WELL BEING TRUMP MATERIAL AND GDP GROWTH: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/happiness-wellbeing-bhutan-gus-odonnell-policy



                                              A VIP READ:

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


-▶ 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


TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD:  THE END OF GDP GROWTH http://sco.lt/56g0ob


                                                       VIDEO
                             "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?"

                                DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY
                                          http://sco.lt/9273Jp


                                                 INVESTIGATION -

                             THE UNITED STATES OF SUBSIDIES

                    CORPORATE WELFARE OR ECONOMIC GROWTH?

                                               http://sco.lt/7o0mEj

 

 

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

                                                 THE SEARCH

                        FOR AN ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEM

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

 

April 19, 2013 Guardian

▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/capitalism-needs-rethinking-what-options


                                                       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/

 

DeutchWelle, May 27, 2014

-▶ INCLUSIVE CAPITALISM - THE BIG NEW THING? The Inclusive Capitalism Initiative's aim is to adjust the workings of the capitalist system so that it works well for more people. Not incidentally, this is seen as necessary in order to restore trust in capitalism, and so head off possible threats to its continuing dominance as a social and economic model.

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 CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  COULD IT PRESENT A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS? http://sco.lt/8plSHx

 

▶ THE BENEFIT CORPORATION:  THE UNLIKELY HERO OF A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY?  http://sco.lt/8URdTd

 

THE SHARING ECONOMY:  OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE? http://sco.lt/54Sqjh


▶  WHAT HAPPENED TO DOWNTIME? THE EXTINCTION OF DEEP THINKING & SACRED SPACE  http://99u.com/articles/6947/what-happened-to-downtime-the-extinction-of-deep-thinking-sacred-space

 

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

 

▶  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

 

-▶ THE ONLY WAY OUT: CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY & DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW  http://sco.lt/51P1sH

 

 

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

                     GDP, THE ECONOMY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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

 

 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/

 

                                        ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                                EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5e

 

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

 

                                                       WATCH

                                               Dr Vandana Shiva

                                         "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

                                 2014 Tribunal President Statement

                                            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 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


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

 

BUSINESS AND HUMANITY ARE NOT SEPARATE FROM NATURE

http://sco.lt/8gLwmH

 

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

 

Common Dreams
▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://sco.lt/4mAnuD

 

  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

 

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

 

                                       ERADICATING ECOCIDE

WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                         http://sco.lt/7ExcmX

 

                                               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

 

 ▶  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 

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

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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 29, 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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OIL WARS : Check Mate. Oil in New Era as OPEC Refuses to Yield to U.S. Shale Fracking

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                                                      VIDEO

                    300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/7lDG6b

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


                                                     WEBCAST
                       UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE 2014
                                        LIMA COP 20 / CMP 10
                           http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop20/

    @UN_ClimateTalks @unfccc #COP20 #LimaCOP20 #Lima2014


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


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


Reuters, December 02, 2014
-▶ AT CLIMATE TALKS, UN CALLS FOSSIL FUELS 'HIGH RISK' INVESTMENT. Falling oil prices show the "high risk" of fossil fuel investments compared with renewable energies, the U.N.'s climate chief said on Monday at the start of 190-nation talks on a deal to slow global warming. Christiana Figueres, head of the U.N.'s Climate Change Secretariat, dismissed suggestions that a tumble in the price of oil to a five-year low on Monday could brake hopes for a shift to renewable energies as a cornerstone of the climate deal.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/02/us-climatechange-lima-idUSKCN0JF37320141202


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/

                                                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



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


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


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


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/


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 US SHALE PRODUCERS? LEAVING AMERICAN TAXPAYERS HOLDING THE BAG http://www.cnbc.com/id/102222911


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


                       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


-▶ THROWING SUNLIGHT ON THE DANGERS OF MANIPULATING MARKETS AND COMMODITIES  http://www.cnbc.com/id/102222904


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/



                        HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET?

                   UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS

                                           http://sco.lt/97hfX7


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


                                                    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


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


                                  NATURAL RESOURCE EXTRACTIONS

                                           ARE KILLING OUR PLANET

                                                    PROFITS vs LIFE


                                       AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET

            WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T (CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE

                                             http://sco.lt/84Vywz


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/


                       2010 BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER

         CONTINUES TO IMPACT GULF'S ECOSYSTEM -- 4 YEARS ON

                                           http://sco.lt/5Ahg6D


                                                     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


                                                       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/



        SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS

                                      AND GETS AWAY WITH IT

                       WHO WILL RESTORE THE ENVIRONMENT?

                                           http://sco.lt/4vZqvB


                                      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


▶  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


Zero Hedge, November 27, 2014
-▶ BIG BANKS TAKE HUGE STAKES IN ALUMINUM, PETROLEUM AND OTHER PHYSICAL MARKETS .... THEN MANIPULATE THEIR PRICES  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-27/big-banks-take-huge-stakes-aluminum-petroleum-and-other-physical-markets-then-manipu



-▶ 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



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Mikko Salo's curator insight, December 1, 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, 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


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/

 

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/


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


-▶ 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

 

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THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

RETHINKING 'PROGRESS' A NEW WAY OF THINKING AND DOING BUSINESS 

http://sco.lt/7QxpwH

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-▶  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




 

                   THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                         http://sco.lt/4ywB3h



 ▶ 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/

 

 


 


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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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Who Owns Nature? Corporate Power and the Final Frontier in the Commodification of Life

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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/

-▶  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



- 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


                                               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


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


                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                                   "BEYOND GDP"

              The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                      http://sco.lt/8HZxrN



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



                                   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

 

                                                        VIDEO

                    300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/7lDG6b


▶  NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION: : http://sco.lt/8pAoSn


- ▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD. CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/96Cmaf


                                  HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD" 

                                               http://sco.lt/6fKNnN



                                                    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


 - ▶ WHY DOES BIG BUSINESS WANT TO 'SAVE THE WORLD'? http://sco.lt/6wlwQr


                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                           OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET


▶  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


                                     ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                            EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



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


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


▶  AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? OBESITY PLUS  http://sco.lt/6nvbQf



                                   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



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


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



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



▶ 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


                                                      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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VIDEO "Who Profits From Poverty?"

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




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


 

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


                                                  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


The Washington Post, December 17, 2014
▶  POVERTY AMONG SCHOOL-AGE KIDS IS ABOVE PRE-RECESION 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


 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


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

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


                                                        WATCH
                                        TO PRISON FOR POVERTY
                                              Brave New Films
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLQ9B-p5Q-YOOnGFZADPMhvYds1DJE29Dh&v=C_cIWv9yc3A


                              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

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/

 

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

                                       

                                                VIDEO REPORT
                               PBS Newshour, January 08, 2014
50 YEARS ON, WHAT STRIDES HAVE MADE IN THE WAR ON POVERTY? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/government_programs/jan-june14/poverty_01-08.html


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


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



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


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/


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


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

                          

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



                                                       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



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

 

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


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


 

                                                  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


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

 

 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


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


 

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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/


▶  ALEC :CORPORATIONS RUN THE WORLD, OUR POLITICS AND YOU AND ME THROUGH CONSUMERISM http://sco.lt/9KsXJJ



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


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

 

 ▶  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


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/

 

                                                    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

 


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


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


 

FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS? http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

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

 

THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP:

PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

http://sco.lt/8iO36X

 

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


 

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


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

 


  -▶  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


 

ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE:

WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

 

                                                       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

 

 

 


 ▶ 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

 

Forbes, October 17, 2013
CAN WOMEN LEAD THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE REVOLUTION? http://www.forbes.com/sites/yec/2013/10/17/can-women-lead-the-social-enterprise-revolution/

 



 

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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/


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


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


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


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



                                        BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

             The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN



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/



                                        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

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

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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


 Common Dreams

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


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/

-▶  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/


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/


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

 

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


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/


                                                    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 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


 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/


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

 

                                                         WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

            2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                               http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

 

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


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

 

                                              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

 

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

 

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


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


 

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


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

 

                                                      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


 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


August 30, 2013 Eco-Business

-▶ BANKS 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


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



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

 

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

 

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

 

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/



 ▶ 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

 

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

 

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


                                            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


- ▶ “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



 

Redd Monitor, June 05, 2014
ASIA PACIFIC RESOURCES INT'L LIMITED'S ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON CONTINUES IN SUMATRA AND NORTH KALIMANTAN http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/06/05/aprils-ecological-armageddon-continues-in-sumatra-and-north-kalimantan/#more-15221


  -▶ ASIA PULP AND PAPER STILL DESTROYING FORESTS IN INDONESIA, DESPITE NEW 'SUSTAINABILITY' POLICY  http://sco.lt/6GD4W9

 

 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

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 14, 2014
▶  THREE SUSTAINABILITY RESOLUTIONS FOR ALL BUSINESSES IN 2014. Going carbon negative, ecoysystems 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 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

 

 

HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving Chemical Cesspool http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

 

                                 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

 

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/

 

 -▶ 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

 

 

 Sustainable Business.com, April 22, 2014

-▶ RESTORING WETLANDS HAS SURPRISING ECONOMIC BENEFITS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25665

 

 - ▶ 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

 

                                                            WATCH
                                                    VIDEO REPORT
                                          Newshour, March 05, 2014

 -▶ THE BIGGEST EVER FINES FOR A COAL COMPANY that violated its water pollution permits: Alpha Natural Resources, which is based in Virginia, and 66 of its subsidiaries.: 6,000 violations, violations over 300 state-issued permits, hundreds of streams, tributaries and rivers, 79 active coal mines, 25 coal processing plants, where they put the coal and wash it before it’s shipped, over five Appalachian states. So it’s a pretty massive coverage area for the settlement. Twenty-seven-and-a-half million dollars in fines, $200 million for the cleanup, in the range of penalty, how does this rank? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/coal-producer-pay-hundreds-of-millions-water-pollution/

 

- ▶ 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

 

 

-▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Planetary Life In The Name Of  "Growth" http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

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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



 

 

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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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▶ 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, 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.

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How Deregulation/Tax Loopholes are Destroying Society, As The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer

How Deregulation/Tax Loopholes are  Destroying Society, As The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

 WAIT!  THESE CORPORATIONS ARE MAKING MASSIVE PROFITS, HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH AND WHERE IS THEIR CORPORATE "SOCIAL" RESPONSIBILITY?


The Guardian, December 12, 2014
ON TAMING CORPORATE POWER http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/12/guardian-view-on-taming-corporate-power


      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


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


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


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 Hill, December 0, 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


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


Truthout, December 04, 2014
-▶  TAX-DODGING: WE NEED TO START HOLDING CORPORATIONS AND BANKS  ACCOUNTABLE. Tax-dodging big banks and giant corporations are finally being held accountable…except for here in the United States. UK Chancellor George Osborne announced a new crackdown in his country on big banks that get massive tax breaks, and on giant corporations that avoid paying their fair share in taxes. http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/27822-we-need-to-stop-bending-over-for-the-banksters


                                             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

 

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

 

                                            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



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

 

Irish Times, November 05, 2014
-▶  EXPOSED:  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

 

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


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



Bill Moyers, November 20, 2014
▶  TAX-DODGING WAL-MART HOLD ANOTHER FOOD DRIVE FOR ITS IMPOVERISHED WORKERS. Despite a massive backlash last year when news broke that Walmart was holding an in-store canned food drive asking workers to donate to one another to keep from going hungry, they're at it again. As Wal-Mart’s low-wage workers are helping each other out with food donations, the Waltons themselves, whose combined wealth is equal to that of the bottom 42 percent of American households, ”have contributed almost none of their personal fortune” to their family’s charitable foundation, according to an analysis of 23 years of tax returns conducted earlier this year by Making Change at Wal-Mart. http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/20/walmart/


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

 

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

 

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

 

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/

 

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/

 

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/


                                                         VIDEO

                                     "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERY? 

                                                http://sco.lt/4qDiJl

 

                                                    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

 

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

 

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/



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                                              TAX INVERSIONS

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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

 

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

 

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/

                

                                               BEYOND GDP 

                                              VIDEO REPORT

            The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 

 

-▶ 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/



 

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, 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

 

Nightly Business Report, November 20, 2014
-▶ GOLDMAN SACS UNDER FIRE FOR MANIPULATING COMMODITIES AND ALUMINUM PRICES IMPACTING ALL INDUSTRIES  http://nbr.com/2014/11/20/under-fire-in-probe-goldman-make-move/

Role of 3 big banks in commodities risky: Report

Goldman accused of exploiting metal storage rules

 

 

                                                 A VIP READ:

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

                                               http://sco.lt/8YbdY1

 

 

-▶ WHO'S IN CONTROL - NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS? DOES YOUR DEMOCRATIC VOTE EVEN COUNT? http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl

 

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/

 

 

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/

 

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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. ...the investors are also calling on governments to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels, an estimated £370bn worldwide a year, five times the £60bn paid in renewables subsidies. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/18/investors-call-for-climate-change-deal

 

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/

 

 

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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

 

 

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. And how's Congress responding? It's rewarding them for ripping us off. Over the next decade, corporate inversions could cost the U.S. Treasury nearly $20 billion – revenues that could other­wise pay for Head Start programs, to rebuild roads and bridges, or just bring down the deficit. The wave of inversions is threatening "to hollow out the U.S. corporate income tax base," Lew warned in a July letter to the chief tax writers in the House and Senate. But inversions are just the tip of the iceberg. The crisis of corporate tax avoidance is far more pervasive – and destructive – than either Obama or Lew is letting on. At a moment when Congress appears impossibly divided, a strong, bipartisan consensus has, in fact, emerged in Washington:

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

 

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

 

                                                       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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                         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

 

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

 

 

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

 

-▶  "THE FLASH BOYS" 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/

 

                                                 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

 

                                                 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 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

 

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

 

 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

 

                                                     WATCH
                 300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/7lDG6b

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

           LOBBYING:  MURKY BUSINESS OR DEMOCRATIC NECESSITY?

                                          http://sco.lt/6k957p

 

 

 -▶ 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 Guardian, March 12, 2014

-▶ THE TRUTH ABOUT LOBBYING:  10 WAYS BUSINESS CONTROLS GOVERNMENTS. Whether facing down a threat to profits from a corporate tax hike, or pushing for market opportunities – such as government privatisations – lobbying has become another way of making money. Here are the 10 key steps that lobbying businesses will follow to bend government to their will. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/mar/12/lobbying-10-ways-corprations-influence-government

 

 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

 

 

                                  PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                        THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                          http://sco.lt/67XHiD


 

           THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                           http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

-▶  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

 

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

 

 

                                      THE UNITED STATES OF 'ALEC'

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

 

 

▶  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

 

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

 

 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/

 

Moyers & Company: February 13, 2014
-▶ ON THE MONEY:  WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE
This week: Shadowy nonprofits and how they are funded; the moderate GOP's 2014 strategy; fake websites; and more http://billmoyers.com/2014/02/13/on-the-money-what-a-tangled-web-we-weave/

 

                                                      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


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

 

 -▶  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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  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



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



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


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


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


 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


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 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


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


 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/


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



                                    CORPORATE "INVERSIONS"

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


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


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: CSRwire Talkback - Hazel Henderson

-▶THE ECONOMICS 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/


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

                                 THE UNITED STATES OF 'ALEC':

      SHAPING AND CONTROLLING SPECIAL INTEREST LEGISLATION

                                ONE STATE, ONE CITY AT A TIME

                                           http://sco.lt/8Q3lhZ


                                             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



                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                                   "BEYOND GDP"

              The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                      http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


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


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

 

 HOW MEGA BANKS DROVE A MACK TRUCK THRU A LOOPHOLE TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL GLOBAL POLITICS, INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY

http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED

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

 

                                 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

 

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

 

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 Circular Economy: Rethinking 'Progress' - A new way of thinking and doing business

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



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


                                                     VIDEO

                                                  Davos 2013:

                          INTRODUCING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

                           Decoupling Growth from Resource Use

                                          http://sco.lt/9MBiXB


  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


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


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  -▶ 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


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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


 -▶ THE END OF GDP GROWTH: TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD http://sco.lt/56g0ob

 

 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, 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

 

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

 

                                                      WATCH

            "UNWASTED:  THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                    Beyond Recycling and the Circular Economy

                                        http://sco.lt/4q18KX

 

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, 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


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/

 

 

 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

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, January 31, 2012

-▶ A CIRCULAR ECONOMY TACKLES THE ROOT PROBLEMS OF OVERCONSUMPTION  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


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

 

 

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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.

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VIDEO: "The Story of Solutions" - Resolving the "Game of More"

                                                     WATCH

                                       Published on Oct 1, 2013

-▶  TO CHANGE THE BROKEN SYSTEM, WE HAVE TO CHANGE THE GAME. Annie Leonard's back with another animated video, six years after the Story of Stuff came out, and after eight other short films. This time, she's talking about what we need to do to solve problems—and how we really need to reframe goals so we're looking at the whole system.

   The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal.
   In the current 'Game of More', we're told to cheer a growing economy -- more roads, more malls, more Stuff! -- even though our health indicators are worsening, income inequality is growing and polar icecaps are melting.
But what if we changed the point of the game? What if the goal of our economy wasn't more, but better -- better health, better jobs and a better chance to survive on the planet? Shouldn't that be what winning means? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk

 

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


July 18, 2013 Marc Gunther
-▶ THE END OF CONSUMER CULTURE AS WE KNOW IT? http://www.marcgunther.com/the-end-of-consumer-culture-as-we-know-it/

 

May 27, 2013 Truthout
-▶ CONSUMERISM AND ITS DISCONTENTS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/16582-consumerism-and-its-discontents


 Guardian Sustainable Business, October 4, 1013
-▶  PROSPERITY WITH LESS:  WHAT WOULD A RESPONSIBLE ECONOMY LOOK LIKE? The founder of Patagonia Inc discusses the value of the simple life, and growing an economy based on buying less, not more http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/patagonia-founder-responsible-economy-with-less


                                                VIDEO: 27:38
         GIVE IT ALL AWAY:  NEWMAN'S OWN RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
This documentary traces Paul Newman's legacy of giving. It chronicles the path of the Newman's Own Foundation food company as it evolved and funded a variety of charities across the nation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8o-TRbFuwM&feature=youtu.be

 

AlterNet, October 13, 2013
THINK A NEW ECONOMY IS POSSIBLE?  MEET THE MAN ALREADY MAKING IT HAPPEN http://www.alternet.org/environment/think-new-economy-possible-meet-man-already-making-it-happen?akid=11040.237541.QkJlfA&rd=1&src=newsletter909943&t=5

 

Fast Company, February 2, 2014
  ▶HOW PATAGONIA IS INCREASING PROFITS WHILE SAVING THE WORLD. Since Rose Marcario joined Patagonia six years ago, the badass-by-nature company has tripled its profits. And no, it hasn't sold its soul.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3026713/lessons-learned/how-patagonias-new-ceo-is-increasing-profits-while-trying-to-save-the-world


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

 

OnePlanet, May 27, 2014
 -▶ MONBIOT:  THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF GROWTHTo succeed is to destroy ourselves. To fail is to destroy ourselves. That is the bind we have created. The trajectory of compound growth shows that the scouring of the planet has only just begun. As the volume of the global economy expands, everywhere that contains something concentrated, unusual, precious will be sought out and exploited, its resources extracted and dispersed, the world’s diverse and differentiated marvels reduced to the same grey stubble. http://oneplanet-sustainability.org/2014/05/28/monbiot-how-you-measure-the-depth-of-our-problem-by-our-inability-even-to-discuss-it/

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

-▶  ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF

 

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

 

-▶  WHY ARE POWERFUL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS?  THE WISDOM OF ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH http://sco.lt/81MvkP

 

May 16, 2013 Daily Kos:
>> POPE FRANCIS BLASTS "CULT OF MONEY" AND CALLS FOR END OF "TYRANNY" OF GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/16/1209503/-Pope-Francis-Blasts-Cult-of-Money-and-Calls-for-End-of-Tyranny-of-Global-Financial-System#

 

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

 

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


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 15, 2014
-▶ THE SYSTEM IS FAILING.  WHAT WE NEED ARE SOCIAL HACKERS http://www.theguardian.com/social-enterprise-network/2014/jan/15/social-enterprise-systematic-change-need-social-hackers




                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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

 

 

 

-▶-▶  -▶    "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT"  -▶  -▶  -▶  - IPCC Report:  UN Chief Scientist Urges Action On Climate Change Causes http://sco.lt/6Or0QT

 

 

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

 

 

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Tomas Chavarri's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:22 PM

Specially interesting Annie's use of the world Goal. 

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Mining The Moon : Silicon Valley Goes to Space

Mining The Moon : Silicon Valley Goes to Space | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

                                                     VIDEO

                                    MINING THE MOON (28:47)

                       QUEST Science, December 16, 2014
THE BILLION DOLLAR SPACE RACE : SILICON VALLEY GOES TO SPACE - . A new generation of entrepreneurs – sprung from the high-risk, high-tech culture of Silicon Valley – is launching private, for-profit ventures to open up space for mining the moon, tourism, transportation and rapid earth imaging   http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/silicon-valley-goes-to-space/



WILL WE REPEAT OUR DAMAGES TO EARTH IN OUR FOR-PROFIT EUPHORIC RACE TO EXTRACT RESOURCES FROM THE MOON?


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


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/


 June 3, 2013 Global Alliance for The Rights of Nature
SHORT CIRCUIT REPORT - THE TRUE COST OF OUR ELECTRONIC GADGETS http://therightsofnature.org/useful/short-circuit-report-the-true-cost-of-our-electronic-gadgets/


Appeal-Democrat, December 21, 2014
 ▶ AG-TECH COULD CHANGE HOW WORLD EATS: —Silicon Valley is pushing its way into every stage of the food-growing process, from tech tycoons buying up farmland to startups selling robots that work the fields to hackathons dedicated to building the next farming app. Investors and entrepreneurs behind some of the world's newest industries have started to put their money and tech talents into farming — the world's oldest industry  http://www.appeal-democrat.com/business/ag-tech-could-change-how-world-eats/article_af7d8ab2-88b3-11e4-a88c-53786b1de7d9.html






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

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

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

 

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Bhopal: World's Worst Industrial Disaster, 30 Years Later : Poisoning 500,000+ killing 10,000+. Who's Responsible?

Bhopal: World's Worst Industrial Disaster, 30 Years Later : Poisoning 500,000+ killing 10,000+.  Who's Responsible? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Union Carbide (now Dow Chemical) used trade secrecy as a prerogative to withhold information on the exact composition of the leaked gases. The corporation responsible has never been held accountable.


On the night of 2 December, 1984, 80,000 pounds (36,300kg) of toxic gas leaked from Union Carbide’s (now Dow Chemical) pesticide factory in Bhopal, poisoning more than half a million people. It’s estimated that up to 10,000 died in the first three days as chemicals tore through their internal organs. Many choked to death on their own fluids, while thousands more have been suffering a slow and painful death since. In the 29 years since, the area surrounding the plant remains a toxic waste site and 20,000 more have died as a result of this one event. The night after the explosion, the company's CEO hopped on a private jet and fled the country; Dow Chemical has yet to be held accountable for the tens of thousands of human lives that have been destroyed in the wake of Bhopal.


WakeupWorld, March 23, 2012
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE PEOPLE TODAY IN BHOPAL?

  http://wakeup-world.com/2012/03/23/what-is-happening-to-the-people-today-in-bhopal/


Al Jazeera America, December 03, 2014
CORPORATE COVER-UP: DOW CHEMICAL MUST FINALLY HELP BHOPAL DISASTER VICTIMS  http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/12/dow-chemical-mustfinallyhelpthebhopaldisastervictims.html


The Baffler, No. 26, 2014
WORST INDUSTRIAL DISASTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD http://www.thebaffler.com/salvos/worst-industrial-disaster-history-world


                                             PHOTO ESSAY

                              The Atlantic, December 02, 2014

▶ BHOPAL: THE WORLD'S WORST CHEMICAL DISASTER: 30 YEARS LATER. Thirty years ago, on the night of December 2, 1984, an accident at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, released at least 30 tons of a highly toxic gas called methyl isocyanate, as well as a number of other poisonous gases... Estimates of the death toll vary from as few as 3,800 to as many as 16,000, but government figures now refer to an estimate of 15,000 killed over the years. Toxic material remains, and 30 years later, many of those who were exposed to the gas have given birth to physically and mentally disabled children. http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/12/bhopal-the-worlds-worst-industrial-disaster-30-years-later/100864/


Livemint, December 03, 2014
THE ENDLESS WAIT FOR A CLEAN-UP IN BHOPAL http://www.livemint.com/Politics/765bka9vVaQAiFxKRGtqRL/The-endless-wait-for-a-cleanup-in-Bhopal.html


Reuters, December 03, 2014
VICTIMS CALL FOR JUSTICE 30 YEARS AFTER BHOPAL DISASTER http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/03/us-india-bhopal-anniversary-idUSKCN0JH1L620141203


Herald Scotland, December 07, 2014
REVEALED THIRTY YEARS ON ... THE SECRET ROLE AMERICA'S HENRY KISSINGER PLAYED IN THE BHOPAL TRAGEDY  http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/revealed-thirty-years-on-the-secret-role-that-americas-henry-kissinger-played-in-the-.26048852


Politico, December 02, 2014
▶ BHOPAL'S LONG SHADOWThirty years later, history’s worst industrial accident still colors U.S. relations with India  http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/12/bhopal-gas-tragedy-long-shadow-113273.html


                                              VIDEO REPORT
                           France24 TV, November 10, 2013
 REVISITED - INDIA:  SCARS OF BHOPAL DISASTER HARD TO HEAL  http://www.france24.com/en/20141107-revisited-bhopal-india-industrial-disaster-groundwater/


Deutsche Welle, December 03, 2014

▶ BHOPAL: AN ENDLESS CHEMICAL/PESTICIDE DISASTER

Thousands died in the central Indian city three decades ago in one of the world's worst industrial accidents. DW takes a look at the tragedy and its impact on the local population.http://www.dw.de/bhopal-an-endless-disaster/a-18106607



Some Facts that you may not know:

  • it was between 3,000 and 15,000 that died on 3 December, depending on who is counting.
  • that many pregnant women spontaneously aborted that day and in the following days.
  • that at least another 17,000 have died since as a direct result.
  • that one person dies every day from the effects. (figures to 2010)
  • that many families have only one parent surviving.
  • the compensation went to only 573,588 of the victims. About $500 equivalent each.
  • the compensation works out to 3p if spread to all the people who should have received it.
  • about the thousands of people who breathed the gas and are still suffering from lingering poisoning. (Over 90% of the population of north Bhopal.)
  • these people will suffer* for the rest of their lives. And some of them are still in their 20s.
  • about the water pollution because toxic chemicals dumped on and around the site have been washed into the ground water source.
  • that these poisonous chemicals and heavy metals are still being washed into the soil and spreading the water pollution by 200 metres every year.
  • that people still have to drink this water.
  • that babies born to parents exposed to the gas or water are several times more likely than babies in the rest of India to have some form of congenital malformation**.
  • that no-one knows when this inheritance will stop. If ever. Probably never.
  • that Dow Chemical bought UCC in 2001 and refuses to accept any liability.
  • that Dow still will not tell the Indian Government the exact gases to which people were exposed to and their effects on the body.


                            

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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


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


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


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


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


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



▶ 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


 

                                    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


 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


                                                  A VIP READ:

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



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


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


 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


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


                                               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



▶  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


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



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


                                                    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 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

 

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 ONLY WAY OUT

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


 

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


                             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


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/

 

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/


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


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

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China: Becoming an IT Giant GR8 Interview with Liu Jiren, NeuSoft Inc. A Growing Global Model for Corporations

China: Becoming an IT Giant GR8 Interview with Liu Jiren, NeuSoft Inc.  A Growing Global Model for Corporations | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

                       CHINA'S SILICON VALLEY: THE CHINA DREAM

                                           VIDEO INTERVIEW 10:35

                     NHK World, Asian Voices, November 06, 2014

CHINA BECOMING AN IT GIANT, INTERVIEW WITH LIU JIREN, NEUSOFT CORP SETTING A NEW MODEL FOR IT BUSINESS

  As China’s economic growth slows, it is shifting its base from manufacturing, which has powered its growth, to tertiary industry, where the IT and software sector holds the key. In the forefront of this trend is Neusoft Corp., one of China’s biggest software companies. Founded 23 years ago by Liu Jiren with three computers, the company has introduced new services to China one after the other. The company provides IT services including car electronics, health care, social insurance, energy and telecom.
Liu has also established universities that specialize in IT education. The schools allow students to start in-house ventures where they can gain hands-on experience in management.
Liu shares his views on the role the IT industry should play in the Chinese economy and how to nurture IT talent. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/tv/asianvoices/141107.html



                                                       VIDEO

                                   NBC News, November 21, 2014
INSIDE ALIBABA FOUNDER JACK MA'S FORMER HOME:  NOW AN INCUBATOR FOR HIS WEB DESIGNERS AND PROGRAMMERS http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/inside-alibaba-founder-jack-mas-former-home-n253636



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



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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/


                                                     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/


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


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


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


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                                   NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

                         WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGNED BY NATURE

                             WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

                                         http://sco.lt/7maN5V



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 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/


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/


 -▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS:  HEADS UP FOR THE GATHERING ROBOT SWARM. The idea for swarms of robots working together comes from nature. Army ants link themselves together to form rafts and bridges, and neurons in a brain fire off signals that collectively create intelligence. http://news.sciencemag.org/technology/2014/08/heads-gathering-robot-swarm


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

 

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

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


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              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/


 

  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


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

 

                                           MIMICKING NATURE

                   ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS TO MOVE MOUNTAINS

                                           http://sco.lt/5DcYXh


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

 


 ▶ 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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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


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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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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



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


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


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/


                                         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


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.... http://sco.lt/6RWQU5


 -▶ THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKA FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7iOgin

 

Guardian, April 07, 2014
 ▶  TURNING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY INTO LOCAL CONNECTED COMMUNITIES"We no longer know where our food comes from when it ends up on our plate or where the waste goes when we finish a meal," observes Michelle Long, founder and chief executive of Balle .. Repairing the broken relationships wrought by the combination of economic globalization and corporate giantism is essential. And not only for our economy, which she argues will become more resilient and more productive as it becomes more local (ie boasting shorter supply chains, greater local ownership, closer proximity to the environment, higher socially inclusivity and so forth). But the more connected as individuals we are, she maintains, the happier and more fulfilled we'll be as human beings. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/global-economy-connected-communities-local



 CSR Wire Talkback, April 22, 2013
 ▶  RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS:  SHAREHOLDERS SHIFT FROM POLICY TO ACTION http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/812-respecting-human-rights-shareholders-shift-from-policy-to-action

 

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/


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/



                                         VIDEO REPORT

                                           BEYOND GDP

  THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM -- WITH MEANING

                                      http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 

World Watch Institute, January 10, 2014
GROWING GDP AND GLOBAL ECONOMY MAY BE LEAVE WELL-BEING BEHIND http://www.worldwatch.org/global-economy-growing-may-leave-well-being-behind



                                        BETTER THAN HUMAN?

                WHY ROBOTS WILL -- AND MUST -- TAKE OUR JOBS

                                          http://sco.lt/6URmuP


 

ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF




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

 

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

 


 ▶  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


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


                                                       VIDEO

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



 ▶  DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5gTaj3

 

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

 


▶ TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

 


 

▶  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

 

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


 

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

 


                                                BBC VIDEO

▶ WHERE IS CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY? CONSUMERISM AND PALM OIL ECOCIDE  http://sco.lt/9Bgz9l

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                                ENOUGHNESS
                 WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                         http://sco.lt/4kcNH7



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


                                       WATCH: DON'T MISS THIS

                                        "REMEMBERING GREEN"

              An Orangutan's journey - Winner of Best Short Documentary

                                              http://sco.lt/5qXWq1

 

 

▶  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/

 

 

 

 

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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

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

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Eco-spirituality: towards a values-based economic structure

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 Guardian Sustainable Business. May 17, 2013

 ▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE. Corporate visions of sustainability focus on material prosperity – but leaders must respect the soul as well as the soil, writes Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee...

As our world stumbles to the brink of ecological collapse, the "tipping point" of irreversible climate change, sustainability has become a vital issue. But in order to consider the question of sustainability, it is important to begin with the question: who or what is being sustained?

Does sustainability refer to sustained economic growth, and an environment that is able to maintain the status quo with our energy-intensive, consumer driven needs? Or does sustainability refer to the whole ecosystem, an interconnected web of life with its vast and rich diversity of species? What is the relationship between sustainability and the economy?

 http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/eco-spirituality-values-based-economic-structure


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-/

 

 ▶  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

 

Guardian Sustainable Business

▶  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


                                                VIDEO: 27:38
         GIVE IT ALL AWAY:  NEWMAN'S OWN RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
This documentary traces Paul Newman's legacy of giving. It chronicles the path of the Newman's Own Foundation food company as it evolved and funded a variety of charities across the nation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8o-TRbFuwM&feature=youtu.be


 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/



                                                    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

 

                               Earth In Transition, June 12, 2014
     *****AUTHENTIC SPIRITUALITY IN THE COMING STORM*****

http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/06/authentic-spirituality-in-the-coming-storm/

 

                                                     WATCH

HUMANITY'S DESTRUCTION OF EARTH'S CLIMATE -- IN NINETY SECONDS http://sco.lt/5FjShF


                                               VIDEO REPORT:

                                             THE END OF GDP :

           SEARCHING OR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM -- WITH MEANING 

                              Quantifying unpriceable prosperity

                                          http://sco.lt/6dDcvZ


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

 

                                                       VIDEO
                                        SPIRITUAL ECOLOGY:  
                     THE CRY OF THE EARTH BOOK TRAILER
         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1o2qzG2L60#t=41

 

 

 

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

 

-▶ ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH:  ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8diF4z

 

-▶ POPE FRANCIS: SUSTAINABLE HUMANITY, SUSTAINABLE NATURE -- OUR RESPONSIBILITY http://sco.lt/8nSdjV

 

 

 Guardian Environment, March 28, 2014

 -▶  THICH NHAT HANH:  IS MINDFULNESS BEING CORRUPTED BY BUSINESS AND FINANCE? The Zen master discusses his advice for Google and other tech giants on being a force for good in the world http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/thich-nhat-hanh-mindfulness-google-tech

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, April 08, 2014
▶  HAPPINESS AND WELL BEING TRUMP MATERIAL AND GDP GROWTH: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/happiness-wellbeing-bhutan-gus-odonnell-policy

 

 ▶  INNOVATION FOR A COMPLEX WORLD - PROMOTING THE WELL-BEING OF HUMANITY (AND THE ENVIRONMENT) http://sco.lt/5Z51bV

 

 ▶  THE SHARING ECONOMY: OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE? http://sco.lt/54Sqjh

 

 Fast Company, February 2, 2014
  ▶ HOW PATAGONIA IS INCREASING PROFITS WHILE SAVING THE WORLD. Since Rose Marcario joined Patagonia six years ago, the badass-by-nature company has tripled its profits. And no, it hasn't sold its soul.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3026713/lessons-learned/how-patagonias-new-ceo-is-increasing-profits-while-trying-to-save-the-world

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, February 05, 2014
▶  A NEW GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS:  THE YOUNG & TECH-SAVING LOOK TO IMPROVE THE WORLD OVER THEIR BANK BALANCE http://www.theguardian.com/social-enterprise-network/2014/feb/05/young-tech-savvy-doing-good-new-generation-social-entrepreneurs

 

May 10, 2013 Harvard Business Review

 ▶  PARTING WAYS WITH PUBLIC TRADING - THE LIMITATIONS FOR CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION  http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/parting_ways_with_public_tradi.html

 

Climate and Capitalism, December 21, 2013

ECOSOCIALISM AS A HUMAN PHENOMENON http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/21/ecosocialism-human-phenomenon/

 

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

 

 - ▶  ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF

 

-▶ WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE http://sco.lt/6WP6On

 

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/

 

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

 

THE CRISIS OF CIVILISATION IS AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY http://sco.lt/7byU65

 

May 22, 2012 Guardian Sustainable Business - Guardian Professional
 ▶  WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/google-sony-nature-inspire-leaders

 

                                        

                                                 POPE FRANCIS:

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

 

 

 ▶  ECOCIDE AND SACRED LAW: A FUNDAMENTAL INTRINIC VALUE OF THE SACREDNESS OF ALL LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3444120897/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life

 

                                                TED TALK VIDEO
                                             Louie Schwartzberg:
                               "NATURE.  BEAUTY.  GRATITUDE"
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_nature_beauty_gratitude

 

 ▶  UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS:  OIL, COAL CHEMICAL & ASH SPILLS WRECKING OUR ENVIRONMENT & WATER http://sco.lt/81P9DFhttp://sco.lt/81P9DF

 

 

 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


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

 

 ▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: CREATING 'FIRMS OF THE FUTURE' THROUGH BIOMIMICRY http://sco.lt/76mBDl

 

▶  WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS: WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/8S26ef

 

 

 

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

 

 ▶  ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE: EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS"  http://sco.lt/7xGTJZ

 

 

April 19, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

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

 

  ▶  IS SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS STILL POSSIBLE? GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION  http://sco.lt/8eGJDF

 

 ▶  THE STATE OF THE WORLD: IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY?  http://sco.lt/4ueEQz

 

May 10, 2013

 ▶  RALPH NADER: SEEKING SUSTAINABILITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ralph-nader/corporate-sustainability_b_3254162.html

 

 ▶ ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 


 

                                                     ▶  WATCH  ▶ 
                                                  THE MONEY FIX" -

                                            A Contemplative Journey

Exploring society's relationship with the almighty dollar and examines economic patterning in both the human and the natural worlds.(73:40) From Ethical Markets http://sco.lt/8XxACv

 

                                                           WATCH

                        SUSTAINABILITY AS STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE

http://www.greenbiz.com/video/2013/05/17/keynote-interview-mark-puck-mykleby

 

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                            WITHOUT NATURE WE DO NOT EXIST

                                     

▶  PALM OIL BONANZA AND DESTRUCTION OF FORESTS ALONG WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l

 

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

 

HEADING FOR DISASTER?

 ▶  CORPORATE GOVERNANCE? What Is Corporate Social Responsibility As Sovereignty Rights Negotiated Away in New Secretive Trade Pacts http://sco.lt/8FToVl

 

May 23, 2013 Common Dreams
 ▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - Destroying Our Planet For Record Profits http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/23-4

 

 

                                                   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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A VIP READ: The Economics of Curbing Speculation In Food, Water and Vital Resources

A VIP READ: The Economics of Curbing Speculation In Food, Water and Vital Resources | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


November 29, 2012 - CSRwire Talkback - Hazel Henderson

- ▶ FOOD SPECULATION IS UNETHICAL

'The Economics of Curbing Speculation In Food, Water and Vital Resources' blog post by Hazel Henderson.

     Resource speculation driven by financial markets, climate change and biofuels threatens starvation for the world’s poor.

     Recent spikes in prices of rice, soy, wheat and corn have driven many poor people in developing countries into hunger and malnutrition. In 2011, then World Bank president Robert Zoellick estimated that 44 million people fell into poverty in 2010 due to rising food prices, adding, “Food price inflation is the biggest threat today to the world's poor...one weather event and you start to push people over the edge.”

The United Nations (UN) FAO Food Price Index jumped 25 percent in 2010.

      The dots connecting world hunger, weather events and speculation on global financial markets are obvious. Yet, well-meaning officials at UN agencies, including the FAO, World Bank and IMF, are curiously blind. Instead, their many urgent meetings over the past three years have focused on raising more money to pay these rising prices for food staples, urging more productivity from agriculture and opposing nations curbing exports to protect their domestic foods.

http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/628-the-economics-of-curbing-speculation-in-food-water-and-vital-resources


Nightly Business Report, November 20, 2014
-▶ GOLDMAN SACS UNDER FIRE FOR MANIPULATING COMMODITIES AND ALUMINUM PRICES IMPACTING ALL INDUSTRIES  http://nbr.com/2014/11/20/under-fire-in-probe-goldman-make-move/

Role of 3 big banks in commodities risky: Report

Goldman accused of exploiting metal storage rules


                                                    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



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



                                                      WATCH
             "THE FOODS THAT MAKE BILLIONS" (177 min Entire Series)
The Foods that Make Billions is a 3-part series looking at how big business feeds us. By employing clever tactics and smart marketing, big business seduces the appetite of the consumer and entices people to spend and spend and spend. This is how global food and beverage empires are built.

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/foods-make-billions/


 ▶   Monthly Review
WHEN FOOD BECOMES A COMMODITY FOR PROFITS, NOT HEALTH  http://monthlyreview.org/2012/01/01/food-as-a-commodity

 

 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


▶   29 November 2012 - Guardian

UN BLAMES FOOD PRICE RISES ON TRADING IN AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/29/un-food-prices-trading-agricultural-commodities?CMP=twt_gu

 

 ▶   COULD BARCLAYS BECOME THE LATEST BANK TO PULL OUT OF FOOD PRICE SPECULATION? http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/could-barclays-become-the-latest-bank-to-pull-out-of-food-price-speculation/

 

World Development Movement

 ▶   STOP BANKS INCREASING FOOD PRICES: LIMIT COMMODITY SPECULATION AND PREVENT A GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS  http://www.wdm.org.uk/food-speculation

 

- ▶ IS THE FOOD CRISIS GOOD FOR BUSINESS? "WE'LL MAKE A KILLING OUT OF FOOD CRISIS" - Wall Street http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2499332670/is-the-food-crisis-good-for-business-we-ll-make-a-killing-out-of-food-crisis


 Stephanie McMillan -

 ▶   CONQUERED EVERYTHING - CAPITALIST FOOD PRODUCTION

- LEADING CAUSE OF HUNGER, ILLNESS, ECOCIDE, EXPLOITATION AND IMPERIALIST DOMINATION  http://stephaniemcmillan.org/2012/10/26/conquered-everything/


 

- ▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/96Cmaf

 

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

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                   "THE FOOD SPECULATOR"

                      FOOD SPECULATION AND THE STOCKMARKET

                     http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/

 

 

 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/

 

Institute of Science in Society, July 21, 2014
- ▶ GLOBAL INEQUALITY AND ITS ILLS -- AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT. Inequality is bad for most people not just the poor, bad for business and political stability http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Global_Inequality_and_its_Ills.php

 

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                Joseph Stiglitz
                                     THE PRICE OF INEQUALITY
                   How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future
                             http://www.pdxjustice.org/node/156

 

UN Envoy, Jean Ziegler on Third World Hunger:

 ▶   LET THEM STARVE: WE ALLOW MULTINATIONAL FOOD CORPORATIONS AND SPECULATORS TO DECIDE EVERYDAY WHO IS EATING AND LIVING, AND WHO IS STARVING AND DYING http://africasacountry.com/2012/10/05/jean-ziegler-we-let-them-starve/

 

                     

Mother Jones, October 22, 2014
U.S. COMMODITY FARMING SYSTEM IS A MASSIVE MONEY-LOSER AND TAXPAYER ROBBER  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/10/farmers-are-losing-225-each-acre-corn



                                                    WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

                               DOES GDP GROWTH = POVERTY
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc

 

 ▶   GDP OUTMODED:  HERE COMES ECO-ECONOMICS « The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/eco-economics-gdp-outmoded/


                                        BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

             The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 

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CSRWire Talkback, May 14, 2014
 ▶  SPEED AND EFFICIENCY BECOMING FALSE GOALS IN FINANCIAL MARKETS http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1346-speed-and-efficiency-becoming-false-goals-in-financial-marketsl

 

Global Research
-▶  THE NEW "WATER BARONS" - WALL STREET MEGA BANKS ARE BUYING UP THE WORLD'S WATER http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-new-water-barons-wall-street-mega-banks-are-buying-up-the-worlds-water/5383274

 

                                      THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WATER

         WATER PRIVATIZATION ESCALATING AT AN ALARMING RATE

                                            http://sco.lt/5eTkH3

 

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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

 

 Common Dreams
▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://sco.lt/4mAnuD

 

                                                  --- 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

 

 

                                  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

 MEETING THE OBJECTIVE...OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                              http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ


 

 Earth Policy Institute
FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY - RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES:  http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

Earth Policy Institute
▶  SUPPORTING DATA: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITiCS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earthpolicy.org/books/fpep/fpep_data#7

 

▶   BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE PROFITS WIN OVER FOOD BANK STOCKS DRYING UP IN WAKE OF DROUGHT. This Is what happens when profits trump feeding the world and the USDA is up to it's neck in complicity with the big corporate agricultural business, biotech industry to ensure they maintain their quarterly bottom-line. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/11/21-5

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, October 23, 2012
PLACING PROFITS ABOVE WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF THE AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 


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

 

                                                       VIDEO

        "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY" - DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY

                                           http://sco.lt/9273Jp

 

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 WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE AND WORLD FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/8mcmbR


Inter Press Service, August 04, 2014
THE 'GLOBAL' LAND RUSH. The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, it spiked the interest of investors as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/08/the-global-land-rush/

 

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/5kSOFl

 

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

 

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                               HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                             http://sco.lt/8vwnk9

 

 

                                IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE SEED


                                                        WATCH

                                                  Vandana Shiva 59:94

                                    THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED

                                                http://ow.ly/zq2rD

 

                                     THE GLOBAL GMO SEED CARTEL  

         How Biotechnology companies monopolize Global Seed Markets

                                          http://sco.lt/7RuyZt


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


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


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/



                                                       WATCH

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

 

                                                      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/

 

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

 

                                                     VIDEO:

 ▶   SACRED ECONOMICS: MONEY, GIFTS AND SOCIETY IN THE AGE OF TRANSITION  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3535969858/sacred-economics-money-gift-and-society-in-the-age-of-transition-video

 

 Common Dream, April 22, 2014
-▶ CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PROTESTERS SLAM TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. .These secretive trade pacts are really about restoring global U.S. military power and economic dominance http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/22-3

 

                                               FOOD OR FUEL?

             RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH

                                           http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

                                                    WATCH

                         BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY?

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                           http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

                              WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE 

                                           http://sco.lt/856DXl


VIDEO REPORT
Bloomberg
WHY WATER MATTERS FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/why-water-matters-for-the-global-economy-70OI33r2T9yUqYZb3SbYew.html

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business

▶   NOCAMPAIGN CHALLENGES DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 

▶   THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL:  AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

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When Wall Street Went to Africa

When Wall Street Went to Africa | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


                                             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


Appeal-Democrat, December 21, 2014
 ▶ AG-TECH COULD CHANGE HOW WORLD EATS: —Silicon Valley is pushing its way into every stage of the food-growing process, from tech tycoons buying up farmland to startups selling robots that work the fields to hackathons dedicated to building the next farming app. Investors and entrepreneurs behind some of the world's newest industries have started to put their money and tech talents into farming — the world's oldest industry  http://www.appeal-democrat.com/business/ag-tech-could-change-how-world-eats/article_af7d8ab2-88b3-11e4-a88c-53786b1de7d9.html


GRAIN, October 23, 2014
▶ HARVEST OF HARDSHIP:  YALA SWAMP LAND GRAB DESTROYS KENYAN FARMERS' LIVELIHOOD. Dominion Farms arrived in Kenya's Yala Swamp basin in 2004 with big promises. The company claimed it would turn a defunct state demonstration farm into a modern rice plantation, provide locals with good jobs, and build hospitals and schools. The American owner of the company, Calvin Burgess, presented himself as a 'man of God', on a mission to bring US-style progress to Africa. The locals, sold on this grand vision, decided – with some hesitation and dissent – to allow Dominion to farm on 3,700 ha of their lands... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5061-harvest-of-hardship-yala-swamp-land-grab-destroys-kenyan-farmers-livelihoods


HuffPost Politics, November 28, 2014
 ▶  OBAMA'S PLAN TO 'POWER AFRICA' GETS OFF TO A DIM START. As with many African aid projects, rights groups have criticized Power Africa as mostly being a vehicle to subsidize U.S. companies. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/28/obama-africa-aid_n_6234774.html


Guardian Sustainable Business, October 16, 2014
 ▶  EBOLA MAY BE IN THE HEADLINES, BUT BIG TOBACCO IS ANOTHER KILLER IN AFRICA. As tobacco companies expand into African markets, the health, social and economic ramifications could be unprecedented. a story of injustice and inequality. While transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) take home humungous profits, such as the £5.5bn UK-based British American Tobacco (BAT) pocketed in 2013, each year they leave more than half a trillion dollars (pdf) of economic damage in their wake, contribute to environmental degradation and compromise the health and sustainability of populations....
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/16/ebola-tobacco-africa-smoking-deaths-millions


 -▶  THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY  http://sco.lt/6CHP3R


World Development Movement

 ▶ THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA. - INFOGRAPH

In the nineteenth century scramble for Africa, European colonial powers took control of the continent’s land, resources and people. Today’s multinational corporations, aided by governments, are taking control over Africa’s food system. http://www.wdm.org.uk/new-scramble-africa-food-monsanto-syngenta-yara/


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

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



 ▶  THE HUNGER GAMES: HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/6UGd17


Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291


CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING - AGRA  http://sco.lt/8Ry4Wn


Inter Press Service, August 04, 2014
THE 'GLOBAL' LAND RUSH. The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, it spiked the interest of investors as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/08/the-global-land-rush/


 Washington Post, August 05, 2014
 ▶  VULTURE CAPITALISTS CIRCLING? HOW OTHER COUNTRIES ARE SCRAMBLING FOR AFRICA ALONGSIDE THE U.S. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/08/05/how-other-countries-are-scrambling-for-africa-alongside-the-u-s/?wpisrc=nl-wv&wpmm=1


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

CAN 'LAND GRABS' BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN AFRICA FEED THE HUNGRY?  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


GRAIN — October 14, 2014
 ▶  FEEDING THE ONE PERCENT - AN IT BILLIONAIRE'S FORAY INTO AGRIBUSINESS. "Feeding the One Percent - an IT billionaire’s foray into agribusiness", was produced by the non-profit organisation, Grain, and paints "a disturbing picture of today’s farmland financiers" - especially Chinnakannan Sivasankaran's Siva Group  http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5048-feeding-the-1-percent


May 25, 2012 - PR Watch

HOW THE U.S. SOLD AFRICA TO MULTINATIONALS LIKE MONSANTO, CARGILL, DUPONT, PEPSICO AND OTHERS http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/05/11530/how-us-sold-africa-multinationals-monsanto-cargill-dupont-pepsico-and-others

 

                              SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                 http://pambazuka.org/en/issue/688



Mongabay, August 20, 2014

                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

▶ LOOMING MINING 'TSUNAMI' SET TO TAKE AFRICA BY STORM. A new report published by a team of scientists from James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, documents a surging tide of foreign interest in mining in Africa and cautions that the sector’s unchecked development and expansion could devastate the environment. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0820-gfrn-john-cannon-africa-mining-tsunami.html?n3ws1ttr


                                         

▶ AFRICA: PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S RAINFORESTS http://sco.lt/6WKXFB


AFRICA AN EL DORADO FOR SOUTH AFRICA'S AGRIBUSINESS GIANTS http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/publications/seedfood-sovereignty/465-africa-an-el-dorado-for-south-africas-agribusiness-giants


AFRICA - SOLD

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA

                                                http://sco.lt/7ENN8D



 ▶ Pambazuka, August 13, 2014
US-AFRICAN LEADERS' SUMMIT - NOTHING MORE THAN THE CONTINUED EXPLOITATION OF AFRICA FOR EXTERNAL BENEFICIARIES http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/92814


                                                       WATCH
                                            "BIG MEN" (1:23:00)
Big Men provides an unprecedented inside look at the global deal making and dark underside of energy development in Ghana, Nigeria, Africa — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world.
                             http://www.pbs.org/pov/bigmen/full.php



farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
CORPORATE INFLUENCE THROUGH THE G8NA AND OBAMA'S NEW ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN AFRICAIn recent times, new partnerships models between governments, business and civil society are increasingly gaining attention. One prominent example is the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" (G8NA), inaugurated at the G8 summit 2012 in the United States.

This working paper concludes that the approach and objectives of the G8NA are highly problematic. The initiative serves as an enforcing mechanism for corporate driven blueprints for agriculture and sidelines national plans and international standards. It is dominated and tailored towards the interests of big corporate actors and is based on a reductionist approach of agricultural “development”. And lastly, the G8NA is poorly institutionalized and disregards fundamental principles of transparency participation and accountability. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23793




                                          INDEPTH REPORT

GRAIN, September 16, 2014
AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush


THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF  http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh


 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                   Documentary: Farmland Grab
                                           "PLANET FOR SALE"

                    BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                         http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542



GMWatch, August 15, 2014
BRITISH THINK TANK TELLS AFRICANS TO GROW AND EAT GMOS
http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2014/15591-british-think-tank-tells-africans-to-grow-and-eat-gmos


 Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594


 

farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
LAND GRABS AND RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


 

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


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

 

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/5kSOFl


 ▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

BANKS AND LAND GRABS.  IS YOUR BANK INVOLVED IN LAND GRABBING? https://www.oxfam.org.au/banks-and-land-grabs/


 

 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


Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, July 19, 2014
 ▶  TOWARDS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY TO FEED AFRICA:  NURTURE THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUT FARMER AT THE CENTER http://afsafrica.org/towards-food-sovereignty-to-feed-africa-nurture-the-environment-and-put-farmers-at-the-center/

 

 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/


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


BIG FOOD:

WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/4zR9LV



                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

   MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ


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



 

 

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SHOULD WE "WESTERNIZE" AFRICA FOR OUR OWN GAINS?

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OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400



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

 

The Washington Post, August 05, 2014\
 ▶ AFRICA AGRICULTURAL INITIATIVE GETS $7 BILLION "BOOST" FROM MEGA MULTI- NATIONAL CORPORATIONS - BUT IS THIS THE BEST FOR AFRICA?  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/africa-agricultural-initiative-gets-7-billion-boost-from-private-companies/2014/08/04/276214d2-1be3-11e4-ae54-0cfe1f974f8a_story.html


 EuroActive, July 10, 2014

 ▶ A PRIVATE AFFAIR:  REPORT SHOWS HOW DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS BENEFIT THE RICH IN WESTERN COUNTRIES The European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) launched today the study A Private Affair in which it shows how the world’s biggest multilateral lenders are using billions of euros of loans in developing countries to finance Western-based companies while excluding governments and citizens of countries they are meant to assist from decision-making.

The analysis, which looks among others at loans by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s lending arm, analyses the consequences of the gradual shift from aid to private finance at the core of global and national development initiatives.http://bankwatch.blogactiv.eu/2014/07/10/a-private-affair-report-shows-how-development-finance-institutions-benefit-the-rich-in-western-countries/


▶  OBAMA SUGGESTS U.S. IS BETTER PARTNER THAN CHINA TO AFRICAN LEADERS AT SUMMIT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/05/obama-africa-leaders-us-china-investment-summit

 

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


  

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                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7



                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

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


 

                                                     VIDEO:

                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING A CULTURE OF DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/4l725B


                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

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


 

                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO -- DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6ni33R

 

 ▶ MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/7DsLLd

 

 

                                   THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

    DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET


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


 


                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                 A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

                              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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Should companies compensate society for environmental destruction from which they profit?

Should companies compensate society for environmental destruction from which they profit? | 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


                                                  VIDEO REPORT
                               Democracy Now, December 08, 2014
AT COP 20 LIMA CLIMATE TALKS, NATIONS WORST HIT BY GLOBAL WARMING SAY CLIMATE AID ISN'T CHARITY, ITS' REPARATION  http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/8/at_lima_talks_nations_worst_hit



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


Quartz, December 06, 2014
-▶ ETHICALLY SOURCED iPHONES ARE RUINING THE CONGO.  GO SEE THE GORILLAS AND SAVE IT http://qz.com/307478/ethically-sourced-iphones-are-ruining-the-congo-go-see-the-gorillas-and-help-save-it/


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