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Common Dreams, September 17, 2012

-▶ SELLING OFF OUR COMMONS - THE PRIVATE/PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP FACADE http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/17-0


Working In These Times, November 18, 2014
 -▶  POSTAL WORKERS PUSH BACK AGAINST PRIVATIZATION AND POST OFFICE CLOSURES http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/17380/postal_workers


 Liberal Beef, March 02, 2014
-▶ DISMANTLING THE POST OFFICE AND AMERICANA: CORPORATOCRACY http://liberalbeef.com/2014/03/02/dismantling-post-office-americana-corporatocracy/


Campaign For America's Future, June 24, 2014
-▶ A SECRET PLAN TO CLOSE SOCIAL SECURITY'S OFFICES AND OUTSOURCE (PRIVATIZE) IT WORK http://ourfuture.org/20140624/a-secret-plan-to-close-social-securitys-offices-and-outsource-its-work


July 1, 2013 Huffington Post Politics

-▶  PUBLIC INTEREST GROUP CHALLENGES PRIVATIZATION OF LOCAL, STATE GOVERNMENT SERVICES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/01/afscme-public-interest-privatization_n_3530817.html


-▶  WILL AMERICANS ALLOW THEIR PUBLIC SERVICES TO BECOME PRIVATIZED? http://sco.lt/8KkknR


Truthout, December 11, 2013

-▶  WHEN OUTSOURCING PUBLIC SERVICES TO PRIVATE COMPANIES GOES WRONG http://truth-out.org/news/item/20546-when-outsourcing-public-services-to-private-companies-goes-wrong

 

                                                   ANIMATED VIDEO
                               'OUTSOURCING AMERICA EXPOSED'
Across the country, for-profit companies are engaged in a hostile takeover of our schools, roads, prisons, drinking water — even government itself. In this animated video created by Mark Fiore for the Center for Media and Democracy’s “Outsourcing America Exposed” project, Outsourcing Eddie shows us the many ways in which America is for sale... http://billmoyers.com/2013/09/30/outsourcing-america-exposed/

 

Nation of Change, June 09, 2014
-▶ “RACE TO THE BOTTOM:  HOW OUTSOURCING PUBLIC SERVICES REWARDS CORPORATIONS AND PUNISHES THE MIDDLE CLASS" . When a government “contracts out” – privatizes – one of its services, that is supposed to save taxpayers money. A new study finds that privatization not only costs governments more than it saves, it has forced millions of people into lives of poverty.
    According to the study by In The Public Interest called Race to the Bottom: How Outsourcing Public Services Rewards Corporations and Punishes the Middle Class,” privatization of government services “contributes to the decline of the middle class and the rise in poverty-level jobs, thereby exacerbating growing economic inequality.” http://www.nationofchange.org/how-government-contracting-out-drives-costs-pushes-down-workers-1402324444


 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


 UNDP, December 09, 2013
-▶  ANTI-CORRUPTION: Corruption undermines human development and democracy. It reduces access to public services by diverting public resources for private gain. When public money is stolen for private gain, it means fewer resources to build schools, hospitals, roads and water treatment facilities. When foreign aid is diverted into private bank accounts, major infrastructure projects come to a halt. Corruption enables fake or substandard medicines to be dumped on the market, and hazardous waste to be dumped in landfill sites and in oceans. The vulnerable suffer first and worst." http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/democraticgovernance/focus_areas/focus_anti-corruption/

 

April 4, 3013 Rooflines
-▶  6 REASONS TO BE WARY OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS http://www.rooflines.org/3173/6_reasons_to_be_wary_of_public-private_partnerships/

 

March 13, 2013 Governing - The States and Localities

-▶  WHEN PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS ARE A BAD IDEA http://www.governing.com/blogs/bfc/col-public-private-partnership-cincinnati-parking-lease.html

 

 Campaign For America's Future, May 19, 2014
-▶ THE PRIVATIZATION SCAM:  FIVE GOVERNMENT OUTSOURCING HORROR STORIES http://ourfuture.org/20140519/the-privatization-scam-5-horror-stories-of-govt-outsourcing-to-greedy

 

Naked Capitalism, January 3, 1014
▶   NEW REPORT HOW OUTSOURCING STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES IS ABOUT LOOTING http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/01/quelle-surprise-new-report-show-outsourcing-government-services-looting.html


Common Dreams, May 16, 2014
▶   PRIVATIZATION IS THE PROBLEM, NOT THE SOLUTION. The solution to the crisis of the day, or decade, is a freedom-sounding word called "privatization." This, the free-marketeers tell us, will solve our problems. Furthermore, the crises being addressed are often manufactured for the express purpose of rolling out a parasitical regime of corporatization that profits from calamity, even as its "host," the public, is fleeced. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/05/16-7

 

 Alternet, March 10, 2013

-▶  5 WAYS PRIVATIZATION IS POISONING AMERICA http://www.alternet.org/economy/5-ways-privatization-poisoning-america

 

Alertnet, September 29, 2013
-▶  5 INDUSTRIES THAT ARE MERCILESSLY ROBBING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE http://www.alternet.org/economy/5-industries-are-mercilessly-robbing-american-people

 

Common Dreams, February 20, 2014

CORPORATE FACES BEHIND PRIVATIZED PUBLIC SERVICES PAID BY YOUR TAX DOLLARS. America's Highest Paid Government Workers, a group of private corporate executives across the country have increasingly pushed for the privatization of public services while maneuvering high-paying contracts with the government "and then pay themselves and other executives eye-popping salaries with your tax dollars." http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/20-5

FULL PDF REPORT: "EXPOSED:  AMERICA'S HIGHEST PAID "GOVERNMENT" WORKERS  http://www.prwatch.org/files/americas_highest_paid_government_workers.pdf

 

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

 

 Alternet, May 15, 2014
▶   THE PRIVATIZATION SCAM:  5 HORROR STORIES OF GOVERNMENT OUTSOURCING TO PRIVATE COMPANIES

For decades we’ve been subjected to constant propaganda that government is inefficient and bureaucratic and expensive. We’re told that the answer is to “privatize,” or “outsource” government functions to private businesses and they will do things more efficiently and everyone comes out ahead...http://www.alternet.org/economy/privatization-scam-5-horror-stories-govt-outsourcing-greedy-private-companies

 

 

                                   Moyers and Company,

                                       December 12, 2013
US GOVERNMENT PAYS CONTRACTORS TWICE AS MUCH AS CIVIL SERVANTS FOR THE SAME WORK - WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS

http://billmoyers.com/2013/12/12/ripoff-us-government-pays-contractors-twice-as-much-as-civil-servants-for-the-same-work/

 

Truthout, December 23, 2013

-▶  PRIVATE FEDERAL CONTRACTORS COST TAXPAYERS TWICE AS MUCH AS CIVIL SERVANTS http://truth-out.org/news/item/20811-private-federal-contractors-cost-taxpayers-twice-as-much-as-civil-servants

 

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

 

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


4bitNEWS, October 19, 2014
 -▶  PRIVATIZING NHS HEALTHCARE -- LESSONS FROM AUSTRALIA http://4bitnews.com/uk/privatising-nhs-healthcare-lessons-australia/


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                                         PRIVATIZING PRISONS

                               JAILING AMERICANS FOR PROFIT

                                 THE RISE OF THE BILLION DOLLAR

                               PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

                                                http://sco.lt/6bHg3N

 

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OpenDemocracy, March 06, 2014
▶   FAIL AND PROSPER: HOW PRIVATISATION REALLY WORKS http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/clare-sambrook/fail-and-prosper-how-privatisation-really-works#comment-1324203888

 

 Truthout, January 15, 2014

▶  BANKRUPTING GOVERNMENTS SO PRIVATIZATION CAN MOVE IN . There is a gross imbalance of power and knowledge between private finance and contractors on one side of the deal and government officials who were elected to represent the public on the other side. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21132-infrastructure-101-the-evolution-of-building-big-things-part-2-adverse-events-and-privatization-consultants

PART 1 - ADVERSE EVENTS AND PRIVATIZATION CONSULTANTS

http://truth-out.org/news/item/21093-infrastructure-101-the-evolution-of-building-big-things-part-1

 

Guardian Development, April 29, 2014
▶   HOW SILVER-TONGUED MULTINATIONALS CAN WIN TRUST Fat cat gets the cream? Civil society nervousness about engagement with multinationals is often based on bitter experience. The increasing emphasis placed by some on the role of "the private sector" is a growing source of tension in global development debates. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2014/apr/29/multinationals-business-global-development-regulation

 

Bank Watch

-▶  OVERPRICED AND UNDERWRITTEN: THE HIDDEN COST OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS http://bankwatch.org/public-private-partnerships


Alternet, October 22, 2012
-▶  SIX REASONS PRIVATIZATION OFTEN ENDS IN DISASTER http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/6-reasons-privatization-often-ends-disaster?akid=11062.237541.q0ywcF&rd=1&src=newsletter912615&t=9


 Common Dreams, August 13, 2012
-▶  FIVE WAYS PRIVATIZATION DEGRADES AMERICA http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/08/13-1

 

 

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                                PRIVATIZATION ON A ROLL

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                                                     WATCH
                                 Democracy Now, February 04, 2014
                                               KIDS FOR CASH

Inside One of the Nation’s Most Shocking Juvenile Justice Scandals
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/4/kids_for_cash_inside_one_of


Truthout, November 29, 2012

-▶  THE PRIVATIZATION OF US FOREIGN POLICY:
Lobbying for foreign interests is a half billion dollar industry in the U.S. http://truth-out.org/news/item/13031-the-privatization-of-us-foreign-policy-an-interview-with-the-author-of-the-foreign-policy-auction

 

TruthOut, October 18, 2013

-▶  FOOD STAMP OUTAGE HIGHLIGHTS PROBLEMS WITH PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC SERVICES http://truth-out.org/news/item/19481-food-stamp-outage-highlights-problems-with-privatization-of-public-services

 

The Guardian, May 16, 2014
▶   UK: PRIVATISING CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES. Experts sound alarm over proposal to outsource children's services to private firms. Child protection services too important to be privatised http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/16/privatise-child-protection-services-department-for-education-proposes

 

YES Magazine, June 04, 2014
-▶  A MODERN-DAY DEBTORS' PRISON?  JUDGES PUSH BACK AGAINST THE SOUTH'S PRIVATIZATION WAVE http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/a-modern-day-debtors-prison

 

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                   The Real News, April 29, 2014

BALTIMORE RESIDENTS & WORKER VOICE OUTRAGE OVER PLANS TO PRIVATIZE PUBLIC HOUSING

1/2 VIDEO http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=11793

2/2 VIDEO http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=11793

 

The Guardian, August 22, 2013

▶   U.K. PRIVATISING THE RAILWAYS WAS A DISASTER.  IT'S TIME TO RE-NATIONALISE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/22/privatising-railways-disaster-renationalise-labour



PND Philanthropy Digest, March 18, 2014
-▶ BILLIONAIRES PRIVATIZING U.S. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH: "The practice of science in the twenty-first century is becoming shaped less by national priorities or by peer-review groups and more by the particular preferences of individuals with huge amounts of money." http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/billionaires-privatizing-u.s.-scientific-research



                  THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF PUBLIC EDUCATION

A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY AND THE TRILLION DOLLAR STUDENT LOAN SCANDAL  http://sco.lt/5mVKiX

 

                                                         WATER

                                      THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WATER

WATER PRIVATIZATION LIMITING ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION

                                          http://sco.lt/6WYGkT

 


 

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                                     MEDICAL PRIVATIZATION

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                                                   HOSPICE, INC

           HOW DYING BECAME A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY
                             The Huffington Post, June 19, 2014
                   http://projects.huffingtonpost.com/hospice-inc


 Nation of Change June 26, 2014
-▶ THE BUSINESS OF DYING:  MEDICARE FRAUD WITHIN THE BILLION-DOLLAR CORPORATE PRIVATIZED HOSPICE INDUSTRY http://www.nationofchange.org/medicare-fraud-within-billion-dollar-hospice-industry-1403795053

 

 

                                                      WATCH

                 "LIFE AND DEATH IN FOR-PROFIT ASSISTED LIVING"

                                     FRONTLINE PBS INVESTIGATION
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/life-and-death-in-assisted-

living/

 

 Truthout, November 30, 2013
-▶  PRIVATIZATION AND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT http://truth-out.org/news/item/20126-privatization-and-the-affordable-care-act

 

Common Dreams, December 27, 2013
-▶  INVESTIGATION REVEALS RAMPANT FRAUD BY PRIVATIZED HOSPICE GROUPS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/27-4


Washington Post, December 25, 2013
PRIVATE HOSPICE CORPORATIONS DRAINING BILLIONS FROM MEDICARE http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/medicare-rules-create-a-booming-business-in-hospice-care-for-people-who-arent-dying/2013/12/26/4ff75bbe-68c9-11e3-ae56-22de072140a2_story.html?wpisrc=al_excl

 

 

                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                                            DW.DE June, 08, 2013
                         THE GERMAN PRIVATIZATION OF HOSPITALS

More and more hospitals in Germany are being privatized and have to be run at a profit. It's a balancing act for doctors and nurses: they are supposed to care for patients, but also to keep time and costs to a minimum. Made in Germany reports on the cost pressures German hospitals face. .. http://www.dw.de/made-in-germany-the-business-magazine-2013-08-06/e-16953561-9798

 

                                 ABC Australia, September 25, 2013

                                      TOKYO STORY:  SHORT FILM
THE CLASSIC FILM SHOWING HOW TO AGE GRACEFULLY WHEN CHILDREN STOP CARING http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/finalcut/4978600

 

 

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 Guardian, July 05, 2014
-▶ BRITAIN'S PRIVATE FINANCE INITIATIVE (PFI) IS A DEBT TIME BOMB AND  WILL ULTIMATELY COST TAX PAYERS  £300bn

"We're sitting on a PFI debt time bomb, and the sheer scale of the burden paints a seriously grim picture for the future of our public services." The 717 PFI contracts currently under way across the UK are funding new schools, hospitals and other public facilities with a total capital value of £54.7bn, but the overall ultimate cost will reach £301bn by the time they have been paid off over the coming decades. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2012/jul/05/pfi-cost-300bn

 

 

 The Atlantic, April 23, 2014
▶   THE PRIVATIZATION BACKLASH http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/04/city-state-governments-privatization-contracting-backlash/361016/

 

 Moyers & Company, April 23, 2014
▶   BACKLASH AGAINST PRIVATIZATION IS GROWING IN STATES AND CITIES ACROSS THE USA http://billmoyers.com/2014/04/23/backlash-against-privatization-is-growing-in-states-and-cities-across-the-us/

 

BBC News, November 3, 2013

-▶  IS THE TIDE TURNING AGAINST PRIVATISATION?  GERMAN CALL TO 'UNDO' ENERGY PRIVATISATION AMID BERLIN VOTE http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24763311

 

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


 Too Much, October 5, 2013

-▶  AFTER THE SHUTDOWN, MAYBE A LITTLE EQUALITY? THE NO-MAN'S LAND BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR http://toomuchonline.org/after-the-shutdown-maybe-a-little-equality/

 

Union Solidarity International, April 07, 2014
-▶ PRIVATISATION - YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE! https://usilive.org/privatisation-you-know-it-makes-sense/

 

 

                                             EXPLOSIVE REPORT: 

▶ 'ALEC' PROVIDE CORPORATIONS AND STATE LEGISLATURES PLATFORM FOR US-WIDE ASSAULT ON EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, INCOME TAX AND ENVIRONMENT

Conservative groups and State Legislatures across the US are planning a co-ordinated assault against public sector rights and services in the key areas of education, healthcare, income tax, workers' compensation and the environment, documents obtained by the Guardian reveal.  http://sco.lt/6dyHEf



 

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

-▶  CANADA: THE PROBLEM WITH PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
Economic Crisis Exposes the High Costs and Risks of P3s  http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/monitor/problem-public-private-partnerships

 

Sustainable Business, January 15, 2014

PRIVATIZATION OF WATER, FIRST ISSUE FOR EU CITIZENS INITIATIVE  http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25440

 

 June 3, 2013 Forest News
-▶   WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD'S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

 

                                                  WATCH

                                       "THE LOCUST EFFECT"

                 Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence

 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.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY0FRy4JLYo

 ▶   "The Locust Effect"

UNCOVERING THE HIDDEN PLAGUE THE WORLD HAS MISSEDFar below the headlines, a plague of hidden, everyday violence —
like rape, trafficking, and police brutality — is devastating the
developing world and undermining our efforts to end poverty. http://www.thelocusteffect.com/


 

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

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

 


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

 

 Truthout, January 29, 2014

THE STEALTH PRIVATIZATION OF PENNSYLVANIA'S BRIDGES  Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's administration has decided to sign a 40-year contract to privatize the state's crumbling bridges, but there has been little to no media coverage of the deal and what it will mean for two generations of Pennsylvanians http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21513-the-stealth-privatization-of-pennsylvanias-bridges

 

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

 

                                       ▶  FARM-AGEDDON    -▶

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB


 

 

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                                                THE COMMONS

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CSRwire Talkback -

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

 

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

 

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

 

September 13, 2013 CSRWire Talkback, Francesca Rheannon

-▶  THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1013-the-tragedy-of-the-market-the-promise-of-the-commons

 


                             THE STORY OF THE COMMONS

                               YES Magazine, March 16, 2012

                            INTERVIEW WITH ANNIE LEONARD

http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/the-story-of-the-commons

 

 August 7, 2013 Project Syndicate, Brahma Chellaney

-▶  THE BATTLE FOR WATER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-water-is-becoming-the-new-oil-by-brahma-chellaney

 

 

                  OIL AND WATER DON'T MIX: STEALTH POLITICS

                                  Pando Daily, March 03, 2014
MORE PBS CONFLICT WOES AS ACTIVISTS MOVE TO EJECT SPECIAL INTEREST INFLUENCE, DAVID KOCH. FROM BOARD OF "NOVA" STATION: http://pando.com/2014/03/03/more-pbs-conflict-woes-as-activists-move-to-eject-david-koch-from-board-of-nova-station/

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

It makes one wonder if the current trend is to let public utilities, infrastructure get so bad and to weaken local, state governments financially that the only option is to desperately reach out to the corporate sector for money, selling our souls along with it.

This is a global trend in countries that are in severe financial straits and I would hazard a guess that the banks and investment sectors are circling like sharks to take over the operations of any country, leaving the public at the mercy of their rates and decisions.

Further Public/Private are like Oil/Water -- they don't mix.  "Private" denotes profit-making and quarterly bottom-lines;  "Public" denotes taxpayer monies that are not tied to the profit motive, and also creates jobs.  The "private" aspect will cut corners and even bankrupt themselves if the public monies supporting them or profits begin to dry up.  The public/partnership idea is riddled with dangerous potholes for a long-term fair rate for the general public and leaves us depending upon corporations for our public services and well-being which, we can see from the present financial states, is very tentative.  Rights also come into the negotiating arena, water/resource rights in particular and we should not be trading these away out of financial duress.

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What is Corporate "Social" Responsibility (CSR)?

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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


     

                        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



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



▶  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


 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. 

Scooped by pdjmoo
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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.  OUR ENTIRE PRODUCTION FOR HUMAN LIFE ORIGINATES 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



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


 - ▶ THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL  http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


                                        NATURE IS SPEAKING

                                           NEW SHORT VIDEOS
                        Guardian Environment, October 06, 2014
               HOLLYWOOD'S  A -LIST 'SPEAKS OUT FOR NATURE

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



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


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

 

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

THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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

http://sco.lt/7QxpwH

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

 

-▶  SCIENTISTS PROPOSE A NEW ARCHITECTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT http://sco.lt/5DvAnZ


HuffPostGreen, October 06, 2014

- ▶  WORLD FALLING BEHIND ON PLAN TO PROTECT NATURAL WORLD BY 2020, UN SAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/06/nature-protection_n_5937094.html


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



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


  -▶  ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://sco.lt/6TcKh7


                                       BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                           THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 

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



 - ▶ 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

 

-▶  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


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 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


  - ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE:  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8oZkvZ



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


 ▶ 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/

 

 


 


pdjmoo's insight:

                     -▶  -▶  -▶  SEE MY SCOOP-ITS -▶  -▶  -▶ 

 

  -▶  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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CineversityTV's curator insight, January 11, 2013 8:06 AM

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.

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

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

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

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

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


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


 

                                   NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

                         WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE

                             WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

                                         http://sco.lt/7maN5V


 

Conservation - University of Washington

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


  -▶ 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



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

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

 

                                                    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

 

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/


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



Terra Daily, September 25, 2014
▶ TERMITES EVOLVED COMPLEX BIOREACTORS 30 MILLION YEARS AGO http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Termites_evolved_complex_bioreactors_30_million_years_ago_999.html

 

 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


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


 

 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

 

                                                   WATCH
                                                  QUEST TV
              THE EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE OF NATURE

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

 

 

                                        THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY: 

                  A NEW WAY OF THINKING AND DOING BUSINESS

                                            http://sco.lt/7LEPtR

 

 

Guardian, February 17, 2014
-▶  WILL THE BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE BE GROWN UNDERWATER? In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world – including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea star. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/feb/17/buildings-future-underwater-nature-architecture-michael-pawlyn-exhibition?CMP=twt_fd

 

                                                    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

 

                                                     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/

 

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

 

                                                    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

 

 allAfrica, January 07, 2014
▶  AFRICA:  OUR MODERN, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH.

Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.

We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations. http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1


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

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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

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


                                                     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



Sustainable Brands, October2, 2014
▶  NEW PATAGONIA VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS PAINFUL TRUTH BEHIND CONVENTIONAL DOWN. Call it the veal-calf concern of this decade: The down in many winter coats and other apparel is obtained through oppressive animal-welfare practices, and Patagonia has taken the lead in trying to right that wrong with the introduction of its Traceable Down Standard — and an explanatory video to boot. http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/dale_buss/patagonia_leads_flock_ensuring_sustainable_down


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/


                                                     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/



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


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



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                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                                           http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3


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 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



                            THE BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE

                         WHY CSR IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

                                             http://sco.lt/6MM8VV


May 16, 2013 Yale Global
▶  CAN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS BE ACCOUNTABLE? http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/can-global-supply-chains-be-accountable


May 2, 2013 Triple Pundit
▶  SUPPLY SHIFT: REVOLUTIONIZING THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/05/supplyshift-revolutionizing-sustainable-supply-chain/


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/

 

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

 

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/

 

Lowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women working in America’s fields, farms and factories

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION
                                         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

 

 

 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/


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


 

- ▶ PATAGONIA MAY BE THE WORLD'S MOST RESPONSIBLE COMPANY http://sco.lt/8Xb7xp

 

 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

 


 

- ▶  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

 

-▶ WHERE'S THE DEBATE OVER CORPORATE POWER: ETHICS AND MORALITY  http://sco.lt/7cjF9l

 

▶  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


                                                  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


▶  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

 


 ▶  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

 

                                                       VIDEO

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

 

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 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

 

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

 

 

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

 

▶  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

 


                                                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

 

 

▶  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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Eco-spirituality: towards a values-based economic structure

Eco-spirituality: towards a values-based economic structure | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

 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



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

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT:

        IS GDP THE WRONG YARDSTICK FOR MEASURING PROSPERITY?

                              Quantifying unpriceable prosperity

                                          http://sco.lt/6dDcvZ

 

  ▶  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


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



                                                    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



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/


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


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


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

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

 

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


  

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

  

                                            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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                     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


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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb


▶  Corporate Crime Reporter, April 03, 2014
PETROLEUM CORPORATION TO PAY $5-15 BILLION FOR '85 YEARS OF POISONING THE EARTH' http://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/kerr-mcgee-to-pay-5-15-billion-for-85-years-of-poisoning-the-earth/


▶  POLLUTERS MUST PAY:  HOLDING CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE  http://sco.lt/5Up3Wz


Earth Justice, August 11, 2014
▶  THE CLEANUP BUCK SHOULD STOP WITH POLLUTERS: Earthjustice is challenging the EPA’s 30-year-long failure to require that polluters pay for the cleanup of their own messes, rather than stick taxpayers with the often-hefty bill... https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2#inbox/147e3f44615e9d70


Earth, October 10, 2014
BOLIVIA GIVES LEGAL RIGHT TO THE EARTH. Law of Mother Earth sees Bolivia pilot 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


The Nation, October 14, 2014
▶  THE BRAIN CANCER RATE FOR GIRLS IN THIS TOWN SHOT UP 550% -- HOLDING POLLUTERS ACCOUNTABLE. For years, radioactive waste has seeped into swampland, canals—even drinking water. Now a few families are fighting to hold the polluters accountable. http://www.thenation.com/article/182099/brain-cancer-rate-girls-town-shot-550-defense-contractor-blame#



 ▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE. REPORT REVEAL SCALE OF WATER CONTAMINATION   http://sco.lt/5Gpafx


April 29, 2013 Mongabay

▶  THE ENVIRONMENT IS A PUBLIC GOOD. We all share and depend on clean water, a stable atmosphere, and abundant biodiversity for survival, not to mention health and societal well-being. But under our current global economy, industries can often destroy and pollute the environment—degrading public health and communities...  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-teeb-externalities.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/


                                                      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 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



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



Guardian Sustainable Business, October 16, 2014
 ▶  EBOLA MAY BE IN THE HEADLINES, BUT BIG TOBACCO IS THE REAL 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 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


Transnational Institute, October 09, 2014
-▶ CORPORATE POWER:  EL SALVADOR'S STRUGGLE AGAINST CORPORATE IMPUNITY. The controversial legal case that Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim has launched against El Salvador has added fuel to the growing international debate on the balance of corporate rights and responsibilities and the need for new legal international frameworks to address corporate impunity.  http://www.tni.org/article/responsibilities-or-rights-el-salvadors-struggle-against-corporate-impunity


Mongabay, May 14, 2014
▶  NEW REPORT REVEALS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN THE AMAZON. 

The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays a situation that does not look good.
The report details everything from physical attacks to “systematic pressure” by corporations and governments. According to the report, conflicts over land and territories have reached a ten-year peak in Brazil. In Peru, social conflicts have tripled since 2008, with two-thirds of the reported cases defined as “socioenvironmental” conflicts. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0514-dulaney-regnskogfondet.html


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


 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/


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


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


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



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


 ▶ PALM OIL BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS WHILE DESTROYING FORESTS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l


Sustainable Brands, September 11, 2014
▶  INVESTORS PRESS PALM OIL PRODUCERS TO HALT DEFORESTATION. Institutional investors representing over half a trillion dollars in assets under management are calling on four major palm oil producers to adopt an immediate moratorium on deforestation and join the growing effort within the industry to establish traceable, deforestation-free palm oil supply chains. http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/mike_hower/investors_press_palm_oil_producers_halt_deforestation


                                                      VIDEO

COULD A LAW OF ECOCIDE STOP THE MASS DAMAGE AND DESTRUCTION OF THE EARTH? http://citizenactionmonitor.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/could-a-law-of-ecocide-stop-the-mass-damage-and-destruction-of-the-earth-polly-higgins-thinks-so/


                                         ERADICATING ECOCIDE

      WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                          http://sco.lt/56vkOH



-▶ WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA http://sco.lt/5XvSe9


-▶ BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS:  IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/768Gsz


-▶ INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE' - UN IPCC REPORT/NASA-FUNDED STUDY http://sco.lt/68UVMn



                                                     --- WATCH ---

                       300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/724dSD


EcoWatch, July 08, 2014

 ▶ PUTTING JOBS & GROWTH AHEAD OF CLIMATE CHANGE IS SUICIDE:  THE ECONOMICS OF GLOBAL WARMING http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/08/economics-of-global-warming/



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



                                                       VIDEO

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


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


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


The Ecologist, August 08, 2014
COMMUNITY SELF-DEFENSE AGAINST MINING MEGA-PROJECTS. If the state does not defend citizens against the violence and destruction of mining, people and communities must defend themselves, writes Raul Zibechi. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2500598/community_selfdefense_against_mining_megaprojects.html



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


▶  LAND GRABBING: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/7rqpG5


 ▶  LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/7LE5cv

 


SUMATRAN RAINFORESTS RAVAGED WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT - FOR INVASIVE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6Sdg13

 

▶  DEFORESTATION OUT OF CONTROL: THE ONGOING SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/60eudl


                                         The Natural Eye Project
                    CHANGE IS UPON US AND CHANGE WE MUST
                        In The Final Analysis We Cannot Eat Money
http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/change-is-upon-us-and-change-we-must/

 



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




 ▶  LARGE CORPORATE SUBSIDIZED  FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: THE $400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7ABxHV


▶   WHY ARE WE HAVING TO FIGHT TO THE DEATH TO HAVE A HEALTHY PLANET AND HEALTHY FOOD? http://ow.ly/xKhjx




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


 ▶  FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PAY FOR OUR MISTAKES:  BIODIVERSITY LOSS IMPACT DOESN'T APPEAR FOR DECADES http://sco.lt/5kP4Of


Mongabay, August 11, 2014
INDONESIA'S CHILDREN SEE RAVAGED ENVIRONMENT IN THEIR FUTURE. A generation ago, Borneo was one of the wildest places on the planet, a stronghold for species like orangutan, pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinos, and clouded leopards among tens-of-thousands of other. But decades of logging and oil palm plantations has changed the landscape of Borneo forever: in fact a recent study found that the island has lost 73 percent of its intact lowland forest and 30 percent of its total forest cover since 1973. In the face of this large-scale environmental destruction, a new study in PLOS ONE finds that Indonesian Borneo's children have a pessimistic view of their future, predicting rising temperatures, wildlife declines, and continued destruction of the island's great rainforests. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0811-hance-kalimantan-children.html


May 7, 2013 Al Jazeera
▶  CHILD MINERS: INDIA'S CRYING SHAME http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/05/20135582251240200.html


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


Reuters, August 05, 2014
-▶ SINGAPORE APPROVES BILL FOR HEFTY FINES ON DOMESTIC, OVERSEAS AIR POLLUTERS INVOLVING SLASH & BURN OF RAINFORESTS IN INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/05/us-singapore-haze-lawmaking-idUSKBN0G50WB20140805



WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

                             

                                  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                           The Global Water Crisis

                                                 http://sco.lt/856DXl


▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH


                                           UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY http://sco.lt/64XtcP

 

Takepart, May 16, 2014

- ▶ TO SAVE ENDANGERED SPECIES, EVERYONE HAS A ROLE TO PLAY (THIS MEANS YOU) . One-fourth of Earth’s species could be driven to extinction by 2050, just as a result of climate change. That’s not even counting the ones threatened by habitat eradication, toxins, and other plagues we have wrought on those with whom we share our home.
Solving these problems will take a global village. Every sector has some role to play, including the private sector, which has until recently been cast primarily as the problem, not part of the solution. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/05/16/endangered-species-day-everyone-has-role-pla

 

 Nation of Change, April 29, 2014
▶  HOLDING THE SILENT KILLERS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION ACCOUNTABLE http://www.nationofchange.org/holding-silent-killers-environmental-destruction-accountable-1398778324


Sydney Morning Herald, August 10, 2014
▶  AUSTRALIA:  WOMBATS BURIED ALIVE BY LOGGING COMPANY. Forestry Corporation of NSW has buried wombats alive in their burrows, causing slow deaths, despite a deal with wildlife groups to protect the animals during logging. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/wombats-buried-alive-by-logging-company-20140809-10251m.html

 

                                                      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/


 

▶  TOXIC AMERICA - WHO MAKES AND PROFITS FROM THE BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF UNREGULATED TOXIC CHEMICALS FLOWING THROUGH THE U.S. ECONOMY EVERY YEAR? http://sco.lt/77eC4f


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

 

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

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

 


OnEarth Magazine, February 2, 2014

-▶ HOG WILD:  U.S. FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER -- ALL TO FEED CHINA http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water

 

 Yale Environment 260, May 27, 2014
 ▶ AS CORPORATE DAIRY FARMS GROW BIGGER, NEW CONCERN ABOUT POLLUTION. Dairy operations in the U.S. are consolidating, with ever-larger numbers of cows concentrated on single farms. In states like Wisconsin, opposition to some large operations is growing after manure spills and improper handling of waste have contaminated waterways and aquifers. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_dairy_farms_grow_bigger_new_concerns_about_pollution/2768/

 

                                                       WATCH: 

                                             "A RIVER OF WASTE"

The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots) http://sco.lt/6PQUk5

 

 

Washington Post, November 15, 2014
▶  POLLUTION IS SEGREGATED TOO: Studies dating back to the 1970s have pointed to a consistent pattern in who lives near the kinds of hazards --  toxic waste sites, landfills, congested highways -- that few of us would willingly choose as neighbors. The invariable answer: poor people and communities of color. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/04/15/pollution-is-substantially-worse-in-minority-neighborhoods-across-the-u-s/


Grist, May 05, 2014
▶  CHEMICAL PLANTS ENDANGER 134 MILLION AMERICANS.  WHO GET'S THE WORST OF IT People of color communities are treated as if they are disposable human beings,” http://grist.org/climate-energy/chemical-plants-endanger-134-million-americans-who-gets-the-worst-of-it

WATCH

4 BILLION GALLONS OF MINING WASTE POUR INTO PRISTINE B.C. WATERWAYS.

The massive release of materials from a mine tailings pond near Quesnel, B.C. is “virtually impossible to clean up,” according to a marine researcher — and may have already damaged salmon habitat beyond repair. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/08/07/video-watch-4-billion-gallons-mining-waste-pour-pristine-bc-waterways-156295

Vancouver 24 hrs, August 06, 2014
B.C. SPILL DAMAGE LIKELY PERMANENT: RESEARCHER. The massive release of materials from a mine tailings pond near Quesnel, B.C. is “virtually impossible to clean up,” according to a marine researcher — and may have already damaged salmon habitat beyond repair...."the spill likely spells death for the fish that use the affected waterways....According to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, which has banned fishing in affected waters, 1.52 million sockeye are expected to return to the Quesnel area this year. Across B.C., the forecast run is about 23 million sockeye...Anything that doesn’t get washed down can stay in riverbeds and be consumed by wildlife for generations to come... http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2014/08/06/spill-damage-likely-permanent-researcher


▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE. REPORT REVEAL SCALE OF WATER CONTAMINATION   http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

                                                       REPORT

                                March 22, 2013 Environment America

                                   WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

▶  INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012



 ▶  FRACKING AWAY THE WATER: Report warns of dwindling water supply reaching crisis point in USA http://sco.lt/5eMhNJ


Nation of Change, March 3, 2013 -
8 WAYS CORPORATIONS ARE POISONING OUR FOOD, WATER AND THE EARTH http://www.nationofchange.org/8-ways-corporations-are-poisoning-our-food-water-earth-1362318238


- ▶  PHARMACEUTICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING (BOTTLED) WATER http://sco.lt/5nn8dt


 

                                WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

DESTRUCTIVE DAMS

BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED

 http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

 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

 

                                              ENOUGHNESS: 

                    Western Thought vs Indigenous Philosophy

                                         http://sco.lt/6vvj4T

 

 

April 19, 2013 Guardian

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

 

 ▶  TREE HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v

 

June 3, 2013 Culture Collapse Disorder
 ▶  WHAT IS CULTURE COLLAPSE DISORDER? ECOPSYCHOPATHY AND THE END OF CULTURE AS WE KNOW IT http://www.culturecollapsedisorder.com/blog/what-is-culture-collapse-disorder-ecopsychopathy-and-the-end-of-culture-as-we-know-it/

 

▶  RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS: SHAREHOLDERS SHIFT FROM POLICY TO ACTION  http://sco.lt/7hwpBB

 

▶  FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PAY FOR OUR MISTAKES:  BIODIVERSITY LOSS IMPACT DOESN'T APPEAR FOR DECADES http://sco.lt/5kP4Of

 

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

 

FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE BIG AG CHEMICAL CARTEL

http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

 

▶  – BUSINESS SOLUTIONS FOR NATURAL CAPITAL: TEEB The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity http://www.teebweb.org/

 


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



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

 

 

RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL IS  BEING HEADED OFF BY SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS.......

 

▶  OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS CSR AND SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/6JnpS5


 

 ▶  CONTEMPORARY MONOCULTURE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xIJJx

 

THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/




 

                @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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pdjmoo's curator insight, October 15, 12:28 AM

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

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

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

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

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

 

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Forbes, October 17, 2013

▶  ARE WOMEN LEADING THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE REVOLUTION?

Today, according to the according to The Independent, “Women are almost twice as likely to reach the top ranks in social enterprises as they are in mainstream businesses,” and “more than 90 percent of companies that focus on tackling social problems have at least one woman on their leadership team.” To put it even more bluntly, as former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said in her address at the 2012 Social Enterprise World Forum in Rio de Janeiro, it seems that “women are natural social entrepreneurs.”..http://www.forbes.com/sites/yec/2013/10/17/can-women-lead-the-social-enterprise-revolution/


Grist, November 18, 2014
LOOK WHOSE CHANGE THE WORLD. MEET THE WOMEN WHO GROW YOUR FOOD http://grist.org/people/meet-the-women-who-grow-your-food/


                                                      WATCH

                                   "WOMEN IN BUSINESS" 53:42

        http://www.makers.com/documentary/womeninbusiness


                                     #MAKERS FILMS @MAKERS

Huffington Post Women, October 28, 2014
'MAKERS' DETAILS THE ABSURD THINGS PIONEERING BUSINESSWOMEN HAD TO ENDURE  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/28/makers-women-in-business_n_6063280.html


                  "MAKERS" - A SIX PART DOCUMENTARY SERIES

                       The largest video collection of women's stories
                                         http://www.makers.com/
MAKERS, in collaboration with PBS, is excited to announce six new documentaries for 2014 premiering on September 30th that focus on specific fields where women have broken new ground and reshaped central American institutions. Building on the 2013 film MAKERS: Women Who Make America, which told the story of the modern American women’s movement, the series will bring a new collection of MAKERS to the site.
      The six documentaries will tell the known and unknown stories of women in the areas of war, space, comedy, business, Hollywood and politics. These stories share women’s contributions to some of the most important moments in the history of our country and the world.

               http://www.makers.com/documentary/allepisodes




 ▶ 18 OF THE GREATEST INVENTIONS THAT REVOLUTIONISED THE WORLD.  ALL OF WHICH WERE INVENTED BY WOMEN  http://viralcircus.com/18-of-the-greatest-inventions-that-revolutionised-the-world-all-of-which-were-invented-by-women/


Huffpost Living Canada, August 16, 2014
-▶ WILL THE RISE OF FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP BREAK THE GLASS CEILING? http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/leah-eichler/female-entrepreneurs-_b_5491435.html


 Guardian Sustainable Business, July 01, 2014
WOMEN AND BUSINESS: THE HEART OF ECONOMIC VALUE CREATION http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/jun/30/women-business-economic-value-creation-gender-diversity-leadership


Huffington Post Impact, Mach 26, 2014
HOW WOMEN'S WORLD BANKING HAS DESIGNED A COMMUNITY WITH PURPOSE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-buitoni/womens-world-banking-a-co_b_5022157.html


Devex. April 23, 2014

HOW EMPATHY MAKES WOMEN GREAT SOCIAL ENTREPRENERIAL, COMMUNITY BUILDERS https://www.devex.com/news/how-empathy-makes-women-great-social-entrepreneurs-community-builders-83170


Stanford News, January 11, 2013
▶  EQUAL RIGHTS, EDUCATION FOR WOMEN KEY TO AVOIDING CIVILIZATION'S COLLAPSE - STANFORD BIOLOGISTS http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/january/equal-rights-women-011113.html



IMPACT INVESTING: HOW WOMEN LEADERS ARE HELPING TO SHAPE THE SOCIAL BUSINESS SECTOR : Women-is-social-business1.pdf. This Guide offers a compelling insight into women leaders in the increasingly important field of social business. We interview and get the lowdown from three of the UK’s foremost social business female CEOs. http://www.impactinvestor.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Women-is-social-business1.pdf


                                                      VIDEO

                     Clearly Social Angels (CSA), March 05, 2014
                       WOMEN IN SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTING,                           

http://clearlysocialangels.com/news-blog/women-impact-investors-international-womens-day/


FastCoExist
▶  TWO FEMALE VCs LAUNCH SILICON VALLEY FIRM TO TAP AN UNDERVALUED RESOURCE IN THE START-UP WORLD: WOMEN http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026479/two-female-vcs-launch-silicon-valley-firm-to-show-diversity-equals-profit


TruthOut, November 7, 2013

THE FUTURE MUST BE GREEN, RED, BLACK AND FEMALE http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/19804-the-future-must-be-green-red-black-and-female


The Jakarta Post, October 10, 2014
▶ WOMEN AT THE CENTER OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

 http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/10/10/women-center-economic-activity.html


WOMEN AND VALUES-BASED LEADERSHIP DRIVES CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrea-learned/commitment-to-human-value_b_2052231.html


 Harvard Business Review, May 09, 2013

FEW EXECUTIVES ARE SELF-AWARE -- THAT'S WHERE WOMEN HAVE THE EDGE http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/05/few-executives-are-self-aware/


United Nations Foundation, January 6, 2014
▶  RESOLUTIONS:  FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS ARE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT  http://www.unfoundation.org


Guardian Sustainable Business, October 11, 2013

WOMEN LEADERS IN SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ISSUES THEY FACE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/women-leaders-sustainability-discussion-highlights/blog/female-entrepreneurs.html


March 2, 2012 All Africa

AFRICA: RURAL WOMEN LEAD THE WAY ON CLIMATE http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00015839.html

 

                                    WOMEN'S KNOWLEDGE

THREE REASONS WE WON'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE WITHOUT IT

                                         http://sco.lt/83NaQj


Global Greengrants Fund

▶ 2014 SUMMIT ON WOMEN AND CLIMATE. 3 Reasons to Support Women’s Climate Initiatives http://www.greengrants.org/programs/areas-of-focus/women/announcing-the-2014-summit-on-women-climate/


McKinsey & Company, September 2014
▶ CAN WOMEN FIX CAPITALISM? http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/leading_in_the_21st_century/can_women_fix_capitalism


Guardian Sustainable Business, December 18, 2013
▶  WHY THE WORLD'S MOST VALUABLE BRANDS EMBRACE WOMEN ON CORPORATE BOARDS http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2013/dec/18/interbrand-valuable-brands-women-board



SocialEarth, August 22, 2014
-▶ THE WORLD NEEDS MORE WOMEN ECOPRENEURS http://socialearth.org/world-needs-women-ecopreneurs


Tomson Reuters Foundation, August 05, 2014
WOMEN ACTIVISTS DEFY DANGER TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.trust.org/item/20140805084308-4q693/


                                                     WATCH
                                                 KQED Quest
                                          PROFILE:  SYLVIA EARLE
She's spent much of the last five decades exploring and protecting the world's oceans. Find out why legendary marine biologist Sylvia Earle thinks that we may only have a few years left to save what she calls "the blue heart of the planet." http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/profile-sylvia-earle/http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/profile-sylvia-earle/


International Women’s Day, March 8
WOMEN INSPIRE THE FUTURE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT http://www.aseanbiodiversity.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=287:international-womens-day-march-8-women-inspire-the-future-of-our-environment&catid=1:news&Itemid=109


United Nations News Centre, November 6, 2013
EMPOWERING WOMEN TO MANAGE NATURAL RESOURCES VITAL FOR CONFLICT RECOVERY http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=46433&Cr=women&Cr1=peace#.Unw0BI3piRR

 

UN Women: August 31, 2012
GENDER PERSPECTIVES ON WATER AND FOOD SECURITY http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2012/8/gender-perspectives-on-water-and-food-security/


 Business Green, March 08, 2014
 ▶ WHY MORE WOMEN SHOULD WORK IN THE SOLAR SECTOR. In Solarcentury, there are plenty of women calling the shots and making a difference in sales, project management, legal, marketing, finance, development, operations, HR and engineering. And what a fabulous bunch of women they are; funny, competitive, smart and ambitious.  http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/opinion/2332992/why-more-women-should-work-in-the-solar-sector


Scientific American, September 25, 2013
--- IT'S NOT JUST "NICE" TO INCLUDE WOMEN IN THE ENERGY SECTOR --  IT'S ESSENTIAL  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2013/09/25/its-not-nice-to-include-women-in-the-energy-sector-its-essential/


                                                   WATCH
                               World Economic Forum 2012
               LET WOMEN LEAD:  WOMEN AS THE WAY FORWARD
http://www.weforum.org/videos/women-way-forward-annual-meeting-2012

 

 The World Economic Forum, October 30, 2013

WOMEN HOLD THE KEY TO THE ECONOMY OF THE FUTURE http://forumblog.org/2013/10/women-hold-the-key-to-the-economy-of-the-future/


World Pulse, April 2014 

▶ INSIDE THE WOMEN-LED DIGITAL REVOLUTION: WOMEN WEAVE THE WEB:   http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=eb2c67c4d1b299553dd934337&id=7c3bebe357&e=f5d2d64d46


▶ Cisco, April 24, 2014

FOCUS: WOMEN IN TECH  http://newsroom.cisco.com/women-in-tech-april2014


The Guardian Professional, November 27, 2012

WOMEN PROVE CRITICAL FOR HI-TECH COMPANIES TO ADVANCE http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2012/nov/27/women-gender-media-innovation?CMP=

 

Plus Social Good, January 17, 2014
EQUIPPING WOMEN WITH I.T. SKILLS SPURS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT http://www.plussocialgood.org/Post/equipping-women-skills-spurs-economic-development/b0fd7fdc-0a3c-4839-b650-ca0d152bc863


Diplomatic Courier, March 05, 2014

EMPOWERING GIRLS AND WOMEN IN THE DIGITAL AGE http://diplomaticourier.com/news/topics/global-health/2087-empowering-girls-and-women-in-the-digital-age

 

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM CALLS FOR MORE WOMEN LEADERS 

Archbishop Desmond Tutu said that the empowerment of women is essential to development. Asked what would happen if women ruled the world instead of men, Tutu responded, “Men have tried to rule the world for centuries, and they have made a mess. Let’s let the other half try.”.. http://www.weforum.org/news/world-economic-forum-calls-more-women-leaders

 

 Huffington Post, Laura N. Henderson, September 25, 2013
WE NEED MORE WOMEN'S VOICES INFLUENCING OUR FUTURE GLOBAL GOALS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-n-henderson/we-need-more-womens-voice_b_3990755.html


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                      CHANGE IS UPON US AND CHANGE WE MUST

Women, Indigenous and Youth Are Rising and Their Perspectives Must Be Taken Into Account http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/change-is-upon-us-and-change-we-must/


              

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                                                    GLOBAL

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Guardian Sustainable Business, Women in Leadership, May 06, 2014
WOMEN HOLD THE KEY TO ECONOMIC GROWTH IN IRAQ http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2014/may/06/women-hold-the-key-to-economic-growth-in-iraq


PHOTO ESSAY
GMB Akash,
INFO LADIES - WOMEN HEROES OF RURAL BANGLADESH

http://gmbakash.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/info-ladies-women-heroes-of-rural-bangladesh/


                                               AN AWKWARD TRUTH

                    BANGLADESH FACTORIES A WAY UP FOR WOMEN

                                                 http://sco.lt/8S4OmH

 

Pambazuka, July 09, 2014

NAMIBIA'S QUIET "ZEBRA SYSTEM" GENDER EQUITY REVOLUTION: Namibia's Gender Equity Revolution aims for 50 percent representation of Women in leadership positions.  A quiet gender revolution the like of which has been unseen in Southern Africa and perhaps anywhere in the world, is now firmly underway in Namibia. The ruling party, SWAPO has not only committed to filling half of its seats in parliament with women but also committed to what they call a ‘Zebra system’ whereby if a Minister is a woman then the Deputy Minister will be a man and vice versa. Even more ambitiously, the implication is that the roles will be switched in successive elections... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92420

 

Guardian: Women in Leadership, May 20, 2014
MIDDLE EAST

HOW FEMALE PhD STUDENTS ARE DRIVING BUSINESS GROWTH IN THE MIDDLE EAST. "Theories on the creation of businesses have been formulated and tested on male entrepreneurs and don't reflect women's processes and organisational styles" http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2014/may/20/female-phd-students-business-growth-middle-east

 

 allAfrica.com, Ma7 21, 2014
RWANDA: 

WOMEN'S ROLE IN THE NEXT 50 YEARS:  THE AFRICA WE WANT http://allafrica.com/stories/201405210318.html?aa_source=acrdn-f0


HuffPost Impact, April 06, 2014
20 YEARS AFTER RWANDAN GENOCIDE, A LOOK BACK AT HOW WOMEN REBUILT THEIR COUNTRY. Rwanda now boasts the world's largest female legislative representation, at 65 percent of parliament, and the country has seen a dramatic increase in life expectancy and an equally remarkable economy that is significantly reducing poverty. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/06/rwanda-genocide-anniversary_n_5093643.html


 Guardian Sustainable Business, October 26, 2012
CHINA

WOMEN AND SUSTAINABILITY: TAKING A LEAD IN CHINA http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/china-women-sustainability-opportunities

 

                                WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY

                                   UN Women, November 5, 2013

IN MYANMAR, EFFORTS TO BRING WOMEN TO THE CENTER OF PEACE BUILDING http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2013/11/in-myanmar-efforts-to-bring-women-to-the-centre-of-peacebuilding


Ogilvydo, March 08, 2014
▶  WOMEN, ASIA AND INNOVATION: THE PERFECT STORM OF CREATIVITY http://www.ogilvydo.com/women-asia-innovation-%E2%80%93-the-perfect-storm-of-creativity/#.Uxv9KV5kJK4


                                                     VIDEO

                           World Economic Forum, January 22, 2014
"JAPAN'S GDP COULD GROW BY 16% IF WOMEN PARTICIPATED IN LABOUR AS MUCH AS MEN": THE RESHAPING OF THE WORLD: VISION OF JAPAN - Special Address by Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan. Chaired by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.http://www.weforum.org/sessions/summary/reshaping-world-vision-japan


  Applause Africa, March 08, 2014
▶  20 AFRICAN WOMEN WITH POWERFUL AND INSPIRING VOICES http://www.applauseafrica.com/xchange/202-20-african-women-with-powerful-and-inspiring-voices


 Peru This Week, December 20, 2013
▶ PERUVIAN GOVERNMENT WORKS TO EMPOWER WOMEN ECONOMICALLY http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-peruvian-government-works-to-empower-women-economically-101783

 

 ▶ THE SILK HIGHWAY - WOMEN AND THE MALDIVES  http://imadmariyam.blogactiv.eu/2013/09/23/women-the-maldives-the-oppressed-majority/

 

Diplomatic Courier, October 24, 2013
WOMEN LEADING IN POST-CONFLICT NATIONS:  PEACEBUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT AT THE EMBASSY OF SRI LANKA http://diplomaticourier.com/news/diplomatic-life/1826-women-leading-in-post-conflict-nations-peacebuilding-development-at-the-embassy-of-sri-lanka


▶ BRIDGING BORDERS:  WORKING TOGETHER IS OUR STRENGTH http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=eb2c67c4d1b299553dd934337&id=4b760b39e6&e=f5d2d64d46

WORLD PULSE Connecting Women's Voices to Transform Our World through the Digital Media  http://worldpulse.com/


United Nations Development Programme  ISSUU

WOMEN AND NATURAL RESOURCES: UNLOCKING THE PEACEBUILDING POTENTIAL http://issuu.com/undp/docs/womennaturalresourcespbreport2013/40



THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD PRODUCTION AND POVERTY ERADICATION http://sco.lt/5ZBIbx

 

                                             PHOTO ESSAY
                         Modern Farmer, February 24, 2014
                       WOMEN ARE FEEDING THE WORLD
     http://modernfarmer.com/2014/02/women-feeding-world/



YESMagazine, October 22, 2013
WOMEN FARMERS FEED THE WORLD http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/women-farmers-feed-the-world


THE FEMALE FACE OF FARMING : NO LONGER A 'MAN'S WORLD http://sco.lt/8udEg5



Newsweek, September 24, 2012
 - ▶ WHY WOMEN SHOULD STOP TRYING TO BE "PERFECT" http://www.newsweek.com/why-women-should-stop-trying-be-perfect-64709


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 Harvard Business Review, April 24, 2013
WHY THE DECLINE IN CORPORATE STATESMANSHIP? http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/04/why-the-decline-in-corporate-s/

 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT

                  PUTTING A HUMAN FACE ON ECONOMIC POLICY

                                            Beyond Statistics
                                  NewsHour PBS, January 7, 2014
 NEW FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIR, JANET YELLEN, NOW THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD:  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business/jan-june14/yellen_01-07.html


Wikipedia
LIST OF ELECTED AND APPOINTED FEMALE HEADS OF STATE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_elected_and_appointed_female_heads_of_state


- ▶  A SHIFT FOR THE 21st CENTURY: FIRST FEMALE CHAIR OF CO-OPERATIVES IN UK IN 143 YEARS http://www.theguardian.com/social-enterprise-network/2013/aug/27/co-ops-and-gender

 

FEMALE WORLD LEADERS CURRENTLY IN POWER - AS OF JULY 14, 2013 http://www.filibustercartoons.com/charts_rest_female-leaders.php


  The New Yorker, December 9, 2013

A HISTORY AND TIMELINE OF WOMEN IN THE U.S. SENATE - INFOGRAPHIC http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/12/infographic-women-in-the-senate.html


TIME Magazine
A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN IN POWER: PHOTO ESSAYS http://content.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,2005290,00.html


CNN Money, Global Edition
FORBES' IDEA OF THE 50 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN BUSINESS. By pushing into new territories and inspiring women in their home countries, these globetrotters are, quite literally, taking on the world. http://money.cnn.com/gallery/leadership/2014/02/06/global-most-powerful-women.fortune/index.html

 

Thomson Reuters Foundation, March 04, 2014
▶  FORBES LISTS RECORD NUMBER OF WOMEN BILLIONAIRES http://www.trust.org/item/20140304163720-50kh6/?source=dpagehead

 

 Bloomberg, January 22, 2014
▶  SHERYL SANDBERG, FACEBOOK COO, BECOMES ONE OF THE YOUNGEST BILLIONAIRES IN THE WORLD http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-21/sandberg-becomes-a-billionaire-as-facebook-reaches-record.html


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                                                        VIDEO
                  INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, MARCH 8, 2013
                                           INSPIRING CHANGE:

Globally, more than 600 million women are small-scale farmers and landless workers. Twelve women from around the world share their daily challenges, experiences and hopes for the future to mark International Women's Day on March 8, 2014. http://aas.cgiar.org/international-womens-day-inspiring-change

 @UN_Women @WEPrinciples #EqualityMeansJobs #genderequality #womensempowerment @womensday #IWD2014

http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day

 

 ▶ U.N. WOMEN WATCH: WOMEN AND PEACE AND SECURITY:

Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women :A lasting peace cannot be established without the equal participation of women and men and the inclusion of gender perspectives... http://www.un.org/womenwatch/feature/wps/


 Guardian Global Development, February 04, 2014
WOMEN'S RIGHTS COUNTRY BY COUNTRY - INTERACTIVE http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/ng-interactive/2014/feb/04/womens-rights-country-by-country-interactive


 

International Women's Day 2014:

▶ IN PICTURES:  MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS AROUND THE WORLD http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2014/mar/07/mothers-and-daughters-international-womens-day-in-pictures

 

                                                           VIDEO
                                      Lighthouse activities on Vimeo
                  MOMENTUM FOR CHANGE WOMEN FOR RESULTS

                                  http://vimeo.com/79880031


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Harvard Business Review, January 23, 2014
PUTTING AN END TO CONFERENCES DOMINATED BY WHITE MEN http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/01/theres-no-excuse-for-all-white-male-panels/


The Ecologist, September 24, 2014
▶ INDIGENOUS WOMEN VERSUS MEN OF POWER:  THE REAL DISPUTE AT THE U.N. - Far from the podiums, in small villages in mountains, lowlands and plains, indigenous women are innovators in developing new solutions to the most pressing needs of today's world. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2566984/indigenous_women_versus_men_of_power_the_real_dispute_at_the_un.html


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


International Women's Day

La Via Campesina - The International Peasants Voice
▶  WE STRUGGLE AGAINST CAPITALISM, PATRIARCHY AND FOR OUR RIGHTS http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/women-mainmenu-39/1565-international-women-s-day


 ▶ VANDANA SHIVA:  OUR VIOLENT ECONOMY IS HURTING WOMEN http://sco.lt/8zAPNR


 Diplomatic Courier, March 16, 2013
PROTESTING PERVASIVE MISOGNY:  WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR INDIA'S WOMEN http://diplomaticourier.com/gallery-of-moments/1070-protesting-pervasive-misogyny-what-lies-ahead-for-india-s-women



August 28, 2013 Other Words, Emily Swift

THE MEN'S CLUB - Just 1 percent of America's top-paid CEOs are women http://otherwords.org/the-mens-club/

 

WASHINGTON'S MILLIONAIRE BOYZ CLUB http://billmoyers.com/2014/01/10/washington%E2%80%99s-millionaire-boyz-club/


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August 28, 2013 Other Words
WHERE ARE THE WOMEN? http://otherwords.org/where-are-the-women/


GLOBAL WOMENS LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE - WILSON CENTER http://www.wilsoncenter.org/program/global-womens-leadership-initiative


▶ Vital Voices

CELEBRATING GIRLS AND ICT:  THE GREAT EQUALZER IN GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT http://www.vitalvoices.org/blog/2014/04/celebrating-girls-and-ict-great-equalizer-global-development


GIRLS IN ICT

Expanding horizons and changing attitudes : a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICTs. http://girlsinict.org/

▶ Government Equalities Office - GOV.UK. -

Official feed for the UK Government Equalities Office, responsible for equality strategy and legislation across government on issues relating to women. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/government-equalities-office 


Storify, March 05, 2014
CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY (WITH IMAGES, TWEETS http://storify.com/cgiarclimate/celebrating-international-women-s-day

 

UNESCO, March 08, 2014
▶  WOMEN'S DAY 2014: EQUALITY FOR WOMEN IS PROGRESS FOR ALL http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/international-womens-day-2014/

 

UNDP, International Women's Day

▶  STATEMENT BY UNDP ADMINISTRATOR, HELEN CLARK, FIRST WOMAN TO HEAD THE ORGANIZATION: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/08/statement-by-undp-administrator-helen-clark-on-international-women-s-day/


Huffington Post Women,

 - ▶ MAGAZINE ADS SHAPE MEN'S ATTITUDES ABOUT MASCULINITY, STUDY FINDS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/04/magazine-ads-men-masculinity-study_n_2806609.html


April 3, 2013 - Guardian Sustainable Business
 - ▶ MOCK ADVERTISEMENT EXPLOITING WOMEN REVEALS DISTURBING CORPORATE CULTURE http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/adverts-exploiting-women-corporate-culture


 - ▶ THE FORD AD IN QUESTION
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/03/27/wpp-sacks-creative-team-jwt-india-behind-controversial-ford-advert-featuring-silvio



 ▶ WHY 'SOCIAL' RESPONSIBILITY SHOULD BE PART OF EVERY BUSINESS  http://sco.lt/5uNUXJ

 

 - ▶ GENDER NEWS - INTER PRESS SERVICE

Women make up half the world's population, but don't nearly share half of the world's wealth, well-being and opportunity. Two-thirds of the world poor are women, disproportionally exposing women to precarious living conditions, disease and unmitigated natural disasters. The media, meanwhile, remains a male-dominated sector in much of the world, contributing to women's voices lacking a crucial amplifier to put their concerns on political agendas and unleash the development potential of their ingenuity. Rather than then stereotypical victims of local and global forces, women are also organizer, innovators, conservators and community builders. These are some of their stories. http://www.ipsnews.net/news/gender/



ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH:

▶  ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7Sfb6H


One Green Planet, July 18, 2014
10 AMAZING WOMEN BEHIND YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL SANCTUARIES http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/women-behind-your-favorite-animal-sanctuaries/


                                             GREAT VIDEO (52:01)
                                  "THE ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR"

Reconnecting With Our Natural World:  Are We Willing to Listen and Respond http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11936/The-Animal-Communicator


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



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


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


 

MOM'S ADVOCATING SUSTAINABILITY http://www.momsadvocatingsustainability.org/

 

The Cultureist, June 25, 2013
THE 'SHE' SUMMIT OFFERS WOMEN ADVICE ON HOW TO RULE THE WORLD WHILE HAVING FUN http://www.thecultureist.com/2013/06/25/she-summit-claudia-chan-women-leadership/ 

 

A MOTHER'S VOICE:  WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GMOs  http://sco.lt/8Fa5eT

 


                                              ENOUGHNESS

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 Corp2020: Pavan Sukhdev Kevin Kromash, May 2013
- ▶  TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD http://thesolutionsjournal.com/node/22221

 

 ▶  TREE HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v


                                                   WATCH

                              "I WILL BE A HUMMINGBIRD"

         Wangari Maathai : Africa's Great Female Environmentalist

                                            http://sco.lt/5TkqP3

 


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

 

                                                        VIDEO: 

▶ "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?" - DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY

                                             http://sco.lt/6VZEDB

 

Truthdig, January 14, 2013
WILL WE ADJUST TO LIFE ON A FINITE PLANET OR CONTINUE DEVOURING OUR FUTURE? http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/13891-will-we-adjust-to-life-on-a-finite-planet-or-continue-devouring-our-future

 

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

 

INDIA MANDATES WORLD'S FIRST CORPORATE CHARITABLE GIVING LAW http://sco.lt/961quP

 

 - ▶ MOMS ACROSS AMERICA SAY LABEL GMOs ... NOW http://sco.lt/8Qc0Gn

 

 


                                                     ALSO SEE: 

                         AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                      The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                                                     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/

 

                     FOLLOW:  GIRLS' GLOBE http://girlsglobe.org/

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

 

                                                RESOURCES:

 ▶ GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN Global Fund for Women http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/

 

▶ UN WOMEN http://www.unwomen.org/

 

▶ CENTER FOR WOMEN'S GLOBAL LEADERSHIP  | School of Arts and Sciences - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/

HUMAN RIGHTS, NECESSARY FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 

 - ▶ U.S. DEPT. OF STATE: OFFICE OF GLOBAL WOMEN'S ISSUES http://www.state.gov/s/gwi/

 

 - ▶ GENDER AND INDIGENOUS WOMEN: International Work Group For Indigenous Affairs http://www.iwgia.org/culture-and-identity/gender-and-indigenous-women-

 

 - ▶ U.N. PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES:  INDIGENOUS WOMEN http://undesadspd.org/IndigenousPeoples/CrossThematicIssues/IndigenousWomen.aspx

 

 - ▶ THE GENDER WIRE - GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS  | Inter Press Service – Giving voice to gender equality http://www.ips.org/mdg3/the-gender-wire-highlights/ @thegenderwire

 

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Economic success alone is not enough to improve our well being | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

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


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


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-/


                                          BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                           THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 

 

 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/

 

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

 

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



FastCoExist, November 14, 2014
▶ DOES MONEY BUY HAPPINESS?  UP TO A POINT http://www.fastcoexist.com/3038154/does-money-buy-happiness-up-to-a-point


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



                                                    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


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


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 poor is to steal' and "Unbridled Consumerism"  "Unbridled Consumerism Will Destroy the Planet" and his comments on the Environment and Climate Change

 http://sco.lt/6aVoZ7



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


Buzzfeed, September 03, 2014
▶  PATAGONIA WANTS YOU TO THINK TWICE BEFORE BUYING ITS STUFF. How business can do well by doing good, and the future of consumption. http://www.buzzfeed.com/sapna/inside-patagonia-the-retailer-that-wants-you-to-buy-less#bmfcxi


 

-▶ 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/


                                                      WATCH

                                "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

 

 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

 

 OnePlanet, May 27, 2014

 -▶ MONBIOT:  THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF GROWTH:  To 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/

 

                                                        WATCH

                                                   Vandana Shiva (59:14)

                              FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013 -

                                       THE LIMITS OF GDP "GROWTH".

The cult of 'growth' has dictated policy for decades. But if well-being, not growth, is our goal, selling resources that bring long term wellbeing to communities for short term gain is a very bad deal. Hard as it may be for the West to understand, protecting the ecological resources of communities might be more important than GDP figures.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc


 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/


 

 World Bank President

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUALITY: BREWING A GLOBAL SOCIAL UPHEAVAL http://sco.lt/7BHcun


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


                                                       A VIP READ:

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


 

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

 

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

 

 

                                             -- WATCH --

                              "THE IOU PROJECT" - Introduction
                           "THE WEAVER vs THE MACHINE"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yybe3hB3Ix4&feature=youtu.be

 

 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/



Forbes

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


 

                                                             VIDEO

                                      NEW SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
                                       Skoll Foundation, April 02, 2014
▶  ECONOMIC GROWTH DOES "NOT AUTOMATICALLY" LEAD TO SOCIAL ADVANCEMENT  http://www.skollfoundation.org/economic-growth-does-not-automatically-lead-to-social-advancement-new-social-progress-index/

    The Social Progress Index, created by a team led by Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School, is designed as a complement to GDP and other economic indicators to provide a more holistic understanding of countries’ overall performance.

*     Professor Michael E. Porter said: “Until now, the assumption has been that there is a direct relationship between economic growth and wellbeing. However, the Social Progress Index finds that all economic growth is not equal. While higher GDP per capita is correlated with social progress, the connection is far from automatic. For similar levels of GDP, we find that some countries achieve much higher levels of social progress than others.” http://www.skollfoundation.org/economic-growth-does-not-automatically-lead-to-social-advancement-new-social-progress-index/

 

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


 ▶  FIND YOUR COMPANY'S TRUE PURPOSE: IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT RAKING IN THE MONEY http://sco.lt/4lWrkP

 

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


 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

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

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

 

  ▶ PASSING THE BUCK: MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ON PUBLIC AID: REPORT http://sco.lt/6njYXJ



 

 ▶  INDIA MANDATES WORLD'S FIRST CORPORATE CHARITABLE GIVING LAW http://sco.lt/961quP

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT:

IS GDP THE WRONG YARDSTICK FOR MEASURING PROSPERITY? QUANTIFYING UNPRICEABLE PROSPERITY  http://sco.lt/6dDcvZ

 

▶  THE INDUSTRIAL MILITARY COMPLEX MINDSET AND CSR: SHARING AND COOPERATION VS. COMPETITION AND ENDLESS CONSUMPTION http://sco.lt/8ObBCL

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, March 25, 2014
▶  CSR OR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE:  WHICH HAS MORE SOCIAL IMPACT? http://www.theguardian.com/social-enterprise-network/2014/mar/25/corporate-social-responsibility-better-social-business



 

                                                        VIDEO

                                "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?"

                                     DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY

                                             http://sco.lt/9273Jp


                                                    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

 

                                     PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                         THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                           http://sco.lt/67XHiD

 

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

 

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

 

                                                         WATCH:

                     "THE MONEY FIX" - A Contemplative Film (73:40)

                                            From Ethical Markets

                                              http://sco.lt/8XxACv

 

                                  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY: 

   MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                             http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ



 

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/

 

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


▶  MONDRAGON: SPAIN'S GIANT CO-OPERATIVE: A GROWING ALTERNATIVE MODEL TO CAPITALISM http://sco.lt/79nTrF

 

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

 

                                                      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

 

 


  ▶ WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. The Wisdom of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh http://sco.lt/8qtqoD

 

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


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


September 13, 2013 Oxfam

▶  A CAUTIONARY TALE:  EUROPE'S BITTER CRISIS OF AUSTERITY AND INEQUALITY - Europe's aggressive plans to balance the books by slashing public spending are proving to be a disaster. By ignoring mistakes from history, Europe risks repeating them. The most vulnerable people in Europe are facing an ‘austerity winter' that could last a generation http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/13-09-13-cautionary-tale-europes-bitter-crisis-austerity-inequality


                                              VIDEO (FASCINATING)
                                     The Poverty-Environment Initiative
 BHUTAN, GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jf9xrnUjpI

 

 September 13, 2013 CSRWire Talkback, Francesca Rheannon
▶  THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1013-the-tragedy-of-the-market-the-promise-of-the-commons

 

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


                                                            Video:

                             MONEY REALLY DOES GROW ON TREES

                                                http://sco.lt/68WAIz

 

 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

 

 -▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH

 

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



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

 


                                              ENOUGHNESS

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

                                                           VIDEO

                              GREAT PSA - Survival International

No Debt–No bombs–no prisons–no poverty–no homelessness & people call them "primitive !!! http://sco.lt/6YHJpp

 

 

                                        June 21, 2013 Truthout
                                  CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY:

                                       THE AMERICAN STORY:

                                     Citizens Without Obligations?

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/17042-citizens-without-obligations

 

 

 -▶ WALL STREET TAKES AIM AT FARMLAND:  THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/9HBsPZ

 

 ▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies  Leaving Chemical Cesspool In Their Wake http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

 

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

 


 ▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM -- DESTRUCTION OF LIFE ALL IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/7MUMN7

 


 

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


▶  MONDRAGON: SPAIN'S GIANT CO-OPERATIVE: A GROWING ALTERNATIVE MODEL TO CAPITALISM http://sco.lt/79nTrF

 

June 29, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  BELIEVE IT OR NOT - 13 MIND-BLOWING FACT ABOUT AMERICA'S TAX-DODGING CORPORATIONS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/29


 

                                                           WATCH: 

                                  Bill Moyers and Company June 21, 2013

      UNITED STATES OF ALEC: THE AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE - The Antithesis of Corporate Social Responsibility. How Corporations Are Controlling Our Legislation for one thing, their own profits and bottom-lines - in secret

http://sco.lt/5SzPKD

 

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

 

▶  BIGGER, FASTER, MORE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: http://sco.lt/522wPR


 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SustainOurEarth's curator insight, June 24, 2013 12:04 AM

The focus on short term profits, and the immediate enrichment of shareholders is detremental to the stability of not just business, but all of society, public and private sectors alike.

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

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

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


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

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

                                                          AND

                                        ROBOTS WITH FEELINGS

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



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


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


World Economic Forum September 07, 2014

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


Yale Global via The Japan Times, January 30, 2014

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


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



The Mind Unleashed, September 30, 2014

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


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


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


BBC - Future, June 15, 2014

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

 

                                                       VIDEOS

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

 

                                                  VIDEO REPORT

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

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


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


                                                        VIDEO

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


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


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

 
                                                        WATCH

                              Tweak Town, January 14, 2014

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

 

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


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


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

 

 

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

 

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


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

 

IEEE Spectrum, July 09, 2014

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

 

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


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

 

FastCoExist, March 26, 2013

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


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


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

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

 

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


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

 

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

 
                                NewsHour PBS, February 13, 2014
                                  ARE ROBOTS OUTSMARTING US

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

 


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

 

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


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

 

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

 

 Conservation Magazine, March 14, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

TPM, February 12, 2014

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

                                                      WATCH

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

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

 

                                                     WATCH

                                          BBC Future Report

                            WILL MEN AND MACHINES MERGE?

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                       WATCH

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                            NHK World English

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


REWILD THE CHILD

Our Disconnection From Nature Is Killing Us

http://sco.lt/6JCdPN

 

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

 

State of Nature

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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



 

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

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

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

 

 


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

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

Very interesting insight about the future, good comments too.

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

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

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

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

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Pope Francis: 'Not to share wealth with poor is to steal' and "Unbridled Consumerism"

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RT New, November 28, 2013

▶ POPE FRANCIS:  NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL" : SLAMS CAPITALISM AS 'NEW TYRRANY".

Pope Francis has taken aim at capitalism as "a new tyranny" and is urging world leaders to step up their efforts against poverty and inequality, saying "thou shall not kill" the economy. Francis calls on rich people to share their wealth.

The existing financial system that fuels the unequal distribution of wealth and violence must be changed, the Pope warned. 

"How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?" Pope Francis asked an audience at the Vatican.

The global economic crisis, which has gripped much of Europe and America, has the Pope asking how countries can function, or realize their full economic potential, if they are weighed down by the debts of capitalism... http://rt.com/news/pope-francis-capitalism-tyranny-324/


Huffington Post, November 12, 2014
▶  POPE TO G20: 'UNBRIDLED CONSUMERISM' DAMAGES THE PLANET http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/12/pope-francis-tony-abbott-g20-letter_n_6146218.html



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



Ecowatch, November 13, 2014
POPE FRANCIS: "UNBRIDLED CONSUMERISM' IS DESTROYING THE PLANET : LETTER TO G20 COUNTRIES VOICING HIS CONCERNS ABOUT THE STATE OF WORLD AFFAIRS  http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/13/pope-francis-unbridled-consumerism-g20/



Global Post, August 14, 2014
POPE FRANCIS URGES FIGHT AGAINST MATERIALISM, UNBRIDLED COMPETITION AND PAY MORE ATTENTION TO SOCIETY'S POOR, NEEDY AND VULNERABLE http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140815/pope-urges-fight-against-materialism-unbridled-competition


Business Insider, June 13, 2014
POPE FRANCIS:  THE WORLD'S "IDOLATROUS ECONOMIES" ONLY SURVIVE THROUGH WAR. Pope Francis launched a sweeping attack on the world's economic system saying it discards the young, puts money ahead of people and survives on the profits of war. "We discard a whole generation to maintain an economic system that no longer endures..." http://www.businessinsider.com/pope-francis-the-worlds-idolatrous-economies-only-survive-through-war-2014-6


Natural News, June 10, 2014
  POPE FRANCIS JOINS EFFORT WARNING WORLD ABOUT IMPENDING "IDOLATRY" GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE http://www.naturalnews.com/045629_economic_collapse_Pope_Francis_consumerism.html

 

 The Guardian, November 26, 2013
POPE FRANCIS CALLS UNFETTERED CAPITALISM 'TYRANNY' AND URGES RICH TO SHARE WEALTH “Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape.” http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/26/pope-francis-capitalism-tyranny



World Economic Forum, December 21, 2014
POPE FRANCIS:  My message to the World Economic Forum in Davos FULL TEXT
"I ASK YOU TO ENSURE HUMANITY IS SERVED BY WEALTH AND NOT RULED BY IThttp://forumblog.org/2014/01/pope-francis-message-davos-2014/


Global Policy Journal, December 12, 2013
'THE FUTURE OF AID' - AID IN REVERSE:  HOW POOR COUNTRIES DEVELOP RICH COUNTRIES http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/12/2013/future-aid-aid-reverse-how-poor-countries-develop-rich-countries

 

 


Climate Progress, May 21, 2014
 ▶ POPE FRANCIS ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE:  IF WE DESTROY CREATION, CREATION WILL DESTROY US" http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/21/3440075/pope-francis-if-we-destroy-creation-creation-will-destroy-us/

 

 Guardian, September 22, 2013

 ▶  POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS IDOLATRY OF CASH IN CAPITALISM http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/22/pope-francis-idol-money?CMP=twt_gu

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#

 May 16, 2012 AJ English

 ▶  POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS "GLOBAL CULT OF MONEY"

Catholic leader urges world leaders to do more to help the poor as secretive Vatican Bank plans to boos transparency

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/05/201351616303447140.html

May 16, 2013 Business Insider

 ▶   POPE FRANCIS RIPS GLOBAL 'CULT OF MONEY' http://www.businessinsider.com/pope-francis-rips-global-cult-of-money-2013-5

 

BBC News, March 21, 2014

POPE FRANCIS DENOUNCES 'EVIL, BLOOD-STAINED MAFIA' http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26693318

 Bloomberg, December 11, 2013

WEALTH vs POVERTY: POPE FRANCES 1, WALL STREET 0 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-11/pope-francis-1-wall-street-0.html?alcmpid=view

 


Salon, November 26, 2013
POPE FRANCIS: CAPITALISM IS A 'NEW TYRANNY'
"How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? ...
Human beings are themselves considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded. We have created a “disposable” culture which is now spreading. It is no longer simply about exploitation and oppression, but something new" . .. http://www.salon.com/2013/11/26/pope_francis_capitalism_is_a_new_tyranny/

 

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

 

HuffPost Religion, January 24, 2014
▶  POPE FRANCIS PREPARING GREEN MANIFESTO  (ENCYCLICAL) ON THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/25/pope-francis-envionment_n_4662499.html

 

Think Progress, December 3, 2013
POPE FRANCIS SNEAKS OUT OF VATICAN AT NIGHT TO SERVE THE HOMELESS http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/12/03/3011421/pope-francis-homeless/

 

                               Vatican Insider, November 6, 2013
                              COMPASSION IN ACTION: PHOTOS
▶ POPE FRANCIS KISSES MAN WITH DISFIGURED FACE, PLAGUED WITH NEUROFIBROMATOSIS http://multimedia.lastampa.it/multimedia/vatican-insider/en/lstp/185986/


 

 

POPE FRANCIS PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT WARNS ON COMING IDOLATROUS GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/6ALAUj


 

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 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


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/

 

Harvard Business Review, December 16, 2013
 ▶ IT'S NOT OK THAT YOUR EMPLOYEES CAN'T AFFORD TO EAT http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/scrooge-is-alive-and-well/

 

                                           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

 

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

 

 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

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH
                            NHK World Englsh, March 11, 2014
TRADING HAPPINESS FOR WEALTH: MATERIALISM, DEPRESSION AND YOUTH SUICIDE http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/newsline/201403111316.html

 

Time Magazine, December 11, 2013

PERSON OF THE YEAR: WHY POPE FRANCIS IS TIME's PERSON OF THE YEAR 2013 http://poy.time.com/2013/12/11/pope-francis-the-choice/

 

Ecorazzi
9 REASONS WE FIND POPE FRANCIS FASCINATING http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/01/21/9-reasons-we-find-pope-francis-fascinating/

 

ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR  : CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW (graphs) http://sco.lt/856Acb

 

New York Times, December 24, 2013
MORE HUNGER FOR THE POOREST AMERICANS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/opinion/more-hunger-for-the-poorest-americans.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1388128042-hHcrE4PipboQFrT25uPjlA

 

OpEdNews, January 07, 2014
▶  THE DEVELOPING NEW AMERICAN CASTE SYSTEM http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Developing-New-America-by-Sam-Amer-American-Crossroads_American-Exceptionalism_American-Foreign-Policy_American-World-Service-Corps-140107-718.html

 

 Truthout, December 19, 2013
THE GRINCH AT CHRISTMAS - THE U.S. CONGRESS

▶  UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS SPEAK OUT AS BENEFITS ARE SLASHED AT CHRISTMAS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/20722-voices-of-unemployed-americans-as-benefits-are-slashed-at-christmas

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                                              Moyers and Company

     ▶    HUNGER, OBESITY AND SOARING CORPORATE PROFITS 

                                                http://sco.lt/4xg9Z3

 

                                                         VIDEO 

     "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY? - DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY"

                                          http://sco.lt/6VZEDB

 

 

▶  BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5Ktuuf

 

 ▶  ENTREPRENEURS SUCCEED BY GIVING BACK http://www.businessinsider.com/sc/entrepreneurs-succeed-by-giving-back-2013-10


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

 

                                                           VIDEO:

                         "ZOMBIE POLITICS AND CASINO CAPITALISM"

                                              Moyers & Company

                                             http://sco.lt/82wkRF

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

EXPLOSIVE REPORT: 

'ALEC' PROVIDE CORPORATIONS AND STATE LEGISLATURES PLATFORM FOR US-WIDE ASSAULT ON EDUCATION,HEALTHCARE, INCOME TAX AND ENVIRONMENT

Conservative groups and State Legislatures across the US are planning a co-ordinated assault against public sector rights and services in the key areas of education, healthcare, income tax, workers' compensation and the environment, documents obtained by the Guardian reveal.  http://sco.lt/6dyHEf



 

 

 

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 5, 2013 3:59 PM

I Love the questions and comments from this Pope. Capitalism as 'new tyranny", Casino Capitalism. in my opinion, he has  pushed aside issues that divide people based on emotional dynamite to focus on the real issue. That is, how are we goingto survive as a race if we treat each other like barbarians? 

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Entering Unknown Territory: The Importance Of System Thinkers in Sustainability

Entering Unknown Territory: The Importance Of System Thinkers in Sustainability | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

May 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business - Guardian Professional

 True collaboration is hard work but a small group of systems thinkers, mappers and innovators could make all the difference..

The reason systems experts are so valuable is that they not only understand the inter-connection of issues, important in itself, but also recognise the power of group dynamics and of finding ways to encourage groups with competing interests to find common ground....

...we need to recognise we don't really understand any more the complexity of the current system, or how it dynamically evolves over time. We also have no prototypes for an alternative system so have no clear sense of where we are exactly aiming for.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/systems-experts-scale-and-speed-sustainability


                            VIDEO REPORT - RICHARD WOLFF

                                 July 25, 2013 Democracy Now

DETROIT A "SPECTACULAR FAILURE" OF A SYSTEM THAT REDISTRIBUTES PAY FROM BOTTOM TO TOP

Detroit’s bankruptcy "is an example of a failed economic system," says economist Richard Wolff, professor emeritus of economics at University of Massachusetts. "There are so many other cities in Detroit’s situation, that if the courts decide that it is legal to take away the pension that has been promised to and paid for by these workers, you have [legalized] theft. It is class war, redistributing income from the bottom to the top." ... http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/25/richard_wolff_detroit_a_spectacular_failure

 

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

 

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

 

New Politics, March 2014
-▶ THE MYTHS OF "GREEN CAPITALISM" http://newpol.org/content/myths-%E2%80%9Cgreen-capitalism%E2%80%9D

 

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

 

Forbes, September 07, 2011
-▶ SOCIAL POWER AND THE COMING CORPORATE REVOLUTION http://www.forbes.com/sites/techonomy/2011/09/07/social-power-and-the-coming-corporate-revolution/

 

World Economic Forum:
-▶ CONNECTED WORLD - TRANSFORMING TRAVEL, TRANSPORTATION AND SUPPLY CHAINS http://www.weforum.org/news/high-tech-solutions-will-revolutionize-travel-and-transportation

 

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

 

May 10, 2013 Forbes
-▶ WHY CSR? THE BENEFITS OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY WILL MOVE YOU TO ACT http://www.forbes.com/sites/devinthorpe/2013/05/18/why-csr-the-benefits-of-corporate-social-responsibility-will-move-you-to-act/

 

-▶ NATURE'S CEO: MARK TERCEK SAYS CONSERVATION IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS http://sco.lt/6TQC8X

 

May 14, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
-▶ SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION:  WHY BRANDS SHOULD TAKE THE LEAD http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/sustainable-consumption-brands-take-lead

 

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

 

 The Natural Eye Project

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

 

-▶ CHANGE IS UPON US AND CHANGE WE MUST | The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/change-is-upon-us-and-change-we-must/

 

 

 

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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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BEYOND GDP: VIDEO REPORT - The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT - The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


               --- WITHOUT NATURE WE HUMANS DO NOT EXIST --

                                 Quantifying Unpriceable Prosperity


                                                     VIDEO REPORT
                                    PBS Newshour, August 28, 2014
    IS GDP THE WRONG YARDSTICK FOR MEASURING PROSPERITY

  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/finding-gdp-alternatives-quantify-unpriceable-prosperity/



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


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


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


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-/


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


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


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/


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/


 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


 Forbes

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


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


                               WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE

                                              http://sco.lt/8FQndh


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.

But persuading policy-makers and politicians of GDP’s limitations is no easy feat. After all, it is far simpler to defend a well-understood, long-accepted framework than it is to champion a new world view.

http://forumblog.org/2014/05/growing-disconnect-gdp-wellbeing/


                                                     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/

 

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/


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

 

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


                                            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


Bloomberg View, May 23, 2014
-▶ ECONOMICS NEEDS A REVOLUTION http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-05-23/economics-needs-a-revolution


                            VIDEO REPORT - RICHARD WOLFF

                                 July 25, 2013 Democracy Now

DETROIT A "SPECTACULAR FAILURE" OF A SYSTEM THAT REDISTRIBUTES PAY FROM BOTTOM TO TOP

Detroit’s bankruptcy "is an example of a failed economic system," says economist Richard Wolff, professor emeritus of economics at University of Massachusetts. "There are so many other cities in Detroit’s situation, that if the courts decide that it is legal to take away the pension that has been promised to and paid for by these workers, you have [legalized] theft. It is class war, redistributing income from the bottom to the top." ... http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/25/richard_wolff_detroit_a_spectacular_failure



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


Guardian, June 10, 2014

-▶ WHO'S IN CONTROL: 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

 

                                                    WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

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

With the planet already exceeds 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/


 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


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

 

                                                       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


 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

 

Share The World's Resource, april 03, 2014

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


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

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



The Independent, June 16, 2014

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL 'COST WORLD FAR MORE THAN ESTIMATED' :  OLD ECONOMIC MODELS NO LONGER VALID FOR THE FUTURE WE FACE  http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/climate-change-will-cost-world-far-more-than-estimated-9539147.html


 RT Newswire, May 27, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE MEANS WE MUST REWRITE ECONOMICS TEXTBOOKS http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/27/climate-change-means-we-must-rewrite-economics-textbooks/


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


                                                      WATCH

                              "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                                        http://sco.lt/7GgcbZ


                THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                            http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


 

                                         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

 

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

 

  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/


 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

 

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


 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


March 5th, 2012  - STWR - Share The World's Resources

▶  LIFE BEYOND GDP GROWTH: 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?' The GDP just doesn't cut it anymore, says a report by The Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy, and Society... http://www.stwr.org/economic-sharing-alternatives/life-beyond-growth.html


                                              VIDEO (FASCINATING)
                                     The Poverty-Environment Initiative
 BHUTAN, GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jf9xrnUjpI


 ▶  "GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS"  THE BIG IDEA FROM TINY STATES THAT CHANGE THE WORLD http://sco.lt/7aZ09h


 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

 

 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



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


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



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


 ▶  POPE FRANCIS:  'NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL': POPE FRANCIS SLAMS CAPITALISM AS THE 'NEW TYRRANY' http://sco.lt/6RIQin


Guardian, May 13, 2014
▶  PAY INEQUALITY IS SUFFOCATING BRITAIN'S ECONOMIC RECOVERY -- AND OUR SOCIETY. When a CEO can take home in three days what it takes the rest of us a year to earn, we really need to question our priorities  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/13/pay-inequality-britain-economic-recovery


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


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


VIDEO

"WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?"

DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY

http://sco.lt/9273Jp



 -▶  THE UNITED STATES OF SUBSIDIES - INVESTIGATION - 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


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

 

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


                                                   VIDEO
     "GPI"  GENUINE PROGRESS INDICATOR:  MOVING BEYOND GDP

                                    http://genuineprogress.net/

 

THE STATE OF MARYLAND'S --  "GENUINE PROGRESS INDICATOR"
Maryland developed its Genuine Progress Indicator to measure how development activities impact long-term prosperity, both positively and negatively. Here in Maryland and across the globe, people are continually challenged by the need to find a balance between advancing economic gain and ensuring social well-being... http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/mdgpi/



 ▶  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


                                     RETHINKING ECONOMICS:

Rethinking Economics is an international network of students, thinkers and citizens, coming together to demystify, diversify, and invigorate economics. We are most likely to be aged 18-34....

We are from London, Berlin, Oxford, Cambridge, Vienna, New Delhi, Lisbon, Manchester, São Paulo, Barcelona, New York, Paris, Copenhagen, Islamabad, Rome, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Santiago, Lahore, Belo Horizonte, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, Washington, Bangkok, Brussels, Calcutta and many, many more! http://www.rethinkeconomics.org/



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

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/


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


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 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


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


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

 

RTCC Newswire, May 20, 2014
-▶ UN SEC. GEN, BAN KI-MOON:  CHINA MUST LEAD FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/20/ban-ki-moon-china-must-offer-global-climate-leadership/


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


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

 

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


Vancouver Observer, April 28, 2014

 ▶  DON'T BUILD A PIPELINE, BUILD A NEW ECONOMIC MODEL: TOWARDS ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICEBritish Columbia, along with most of the western world, has based its economy on the right of individuals to pursue wealth, often at the expense of healthy communities and the natural world. In our current economic model, companies and shareholders’ returns are perceived to matter more than the land that sustains all life. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/don-t-build-pipeline-build-new-economic-model

 

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


                                        Harvard Business Review

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

 

                                                 --- 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

 

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


 

THE EPITOME OF A BROKEN ECONOMIC & POLITICAL STRUCTURE WITH NO SOCIAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

                                                    WATCH

                              PBS Newshour, May 27, 2014

AS LOUISIANA'S COAST SHRINKS, A POLITICAL FIGHT OVER RESPONSIBILITY GROWS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/louisianas-coastline-shrinks-political-fight-responsibility-grows/


 ▶  '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



 

-▶  226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND ALL LIFE WITH THE FORESTS http://sco.lt/6RL6Yr

 

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


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

 


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


 

                                               ENOUGHNESS
                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                         http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

▶  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

 


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



▶  HOW MEGA BANKS DROVE A MACK TRUCK THRU A LOOPHOLE TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL GLOBAL POLITIC, INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED


▶  BIG FOOD: WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/5kQ8Lh


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




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

STATE OF THE PLANET

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

 


 -▶  HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v

 

                                        EMPTYING OUR OCEANS:

 ▶  DEADLY BYCATCH:  TWO -THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - INJURED OR DEAD http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

 ▶  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

 

                 

                                                  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 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


 

 

 

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

Who Owns Nature? Corporate Power and the Final Frontier in the Commodification of Life | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


- 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


 - ▶ DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? THE RISE OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY http://sco.lt/5xuNk1




Truthout, November 12, 2014
 - ▶ CLIMATE CRISIS, THE DEINDUSTRIALIZATION 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


                                                        VIDEO

                    300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                            http://sco.lt/7lDG6b



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


 - ▶ 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



▶  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


New Scientist, October 29, 2014
 - ▶ A KILLER PLAGUE WOULDN'T SAVE THE PLANET FROM HUMANS . IT'S getting overcrowded here on Earth. More than 7 billion people are taking their toll on the planet, and the number is rising. What would it take to defuse this population time bomb?... Whether it's a natural decline, a strict policy or a disastrous plague, none of these population drops would be enough to fix environmental problems like climate change. The sticking point instead lies in our high consumption of natural resources.... where the real problem is. "Human behaviour is more important than human numbers," says Lutz. "It's not just the head count that matters, but what is inside the heads." http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429934.100-a-killer-plague-wouldnt-save-the-planet-from-us.html


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


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


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





 - ▶ CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE - GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/73IdQ9


 - ▶ GENE GIANTS SEEK 'PHILANTHROGOPOLY' - 6 MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/6h3lzt


                                                      SHORT VIDEO:
                THE SEVEN MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

                                                 http://sco.lt/8adA9p


 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



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


▶ 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



▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, LEAVING A BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/51ekyH



                                                     --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

                   ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS

                                              http://sco.lt/5n6cuP




 


 

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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



ONE IN 30 US CHILDREN ARE HOMELESS AS RATES RISE IN 31 STATE, REPORT FINDS http://ow.ly/ErEr1


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/


                                                  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


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

                                        May 21, 2013 Jeffrey Hollender

THE POVERTY CREATION INDUSTRY

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/


 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


                                       HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                               http://sco.lt/8vwnk9


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

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


                                                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



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


PASSING THE BUCK

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ON PUBLIC AID, REPORT SAYS

http://sco.lt/6njYXJ

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


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/


                                                     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


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ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR

2012 CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW

http://sco.lt/64Y1Tt

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

 


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


 

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


 

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/


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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

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 ▶ 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


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

 

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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The Evolution of Business: How a New Business Era Inspired By Nature, Not Greed, Can Benefit Us All

The Evolution of Business: How a New Business Era Inspired By Nature, Not Greed, Can Benefit Us All | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it



 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 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


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

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

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

All good things to read.

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Scoop.it!

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



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



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


 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/



 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

                                   FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs


▶  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

more...
pdjmoo's curator insight, September 24, 5:21 AM


                                   FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

 

 

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


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


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


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


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

Travis Reede's curator insight, November 6, 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.

Scooped by pdjmoo
Scoop.it!

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?

 

      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


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


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



 

                                             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



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 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

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

 

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

 

 

-▶  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

 

 

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

 

 

▶  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

 

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR


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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


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/


-▶  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



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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


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

 

 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/


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


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


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