September 5, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
Why on earth are many of the world's most powerful technology companies, including Google, showing a special interest in an 87-year-old Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk?
The answer is that all of them are interested in understanding how the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, or Thay as he is known to his hundreds of thousands of followers around the world, can help their organisations to become more compassionate and effective.
In a sign that the practice of mindfulness is entering the mainstream, Thay has been invited later this month (September 2013) to run a full day's training session at Google's main campus in California...
Global tech companies are connecting to the power of mindfulness and meditation in order to drive sustainability and happiness...
Social Earth: October 17, 2013
ANCIENT WISDOM AND THE NEXT ECONOMY:
It’s not often in the middle of the workday, or at a business conference, you see a circle of colleagues in suits participating in a session of meditation practice. But that is exactly the type of activity some organizations, such as Google, are beginning to use to empower and de-stress employees. How much can this practice contribute to shifting organizations to the next low carbon economy?
May 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. Released from the banalities of the office, reconnecting with the outdoors can stimulate innovation... http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/google-sony-nature-inspire-leaders
GOOD.CO, November 3, 2013
-▶ INFOGRAPHIC: THE HIGH COST OF UNHAPPY EMPLOYEES http://www.good.co/blog/2013/11/13/high-cost-unhappy-employees-infographic/
-▶ OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL http://sco.lt/5d4FEn
February 20, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
THICH NHAT HANH:
BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239
September 5, 2013 Treehugger
UNTIL WE GRIEVE, WE'LL NEVER PROTECT THE EARTH
We'll protect what we fall in love with, that's the premise behind this video on the stunning beauty of pollination.
26 August 2010 Guardian - Living Our Values
THICH NHAT HAHN: ZEN AND THE ART OF PROTECTING THE PLANET: In Rare Interview with zen buddhist master Thay warns of the threat to civilisation from climate change and the spiritual revival that is needed to avert catastrophe http://www.theguardian.com/sustainability/environment-zen-buddhism-sustainability
Jan 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
THICH NHAT HANH: ONLY LOVE CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE
Leading spiritual teacher Thay suggests that our search for fame, wealth, power and sexual gratification provides the perfect refuge for people to hide from the truth about the many challenges facing the world. Worse still, our addiction to material goods and a hectic lifestyle provides only a temporary plaster for gaping emotional and spiritual wounds, which only drives greater loneliness and unhappiness..... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-love-climate-change
March 23, 3012 - The Ecologist
THICH NHAT HANH
MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/1474669518/thich-nhat-hanh-maybe-in-100-years-there-will-be-no-more-humans-on-the-planet-the-ecologist
"THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"
Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"
Resolving the "Game of More"
January 17, 2013 YES Magazine
RELIGION, SCIENCE AND SPIRIT: A SACRED STORY OF OUR TIME. Humanity’s current behavior threatens Earth’s capacity to support life and relegates more than a billion people to lives of destitution http://sco.lt/8rb8DZ
GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS IN BHUTAN: THE BIG IDEA FROM A TINY STATE THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD http://sco.lt/7BBtHV
September 15, 2013 Global Possibilities
U.N. SAYS DANES ARE THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE ON THE PLANET http://www.globalpossibilities.org/vikings-have-the-most-fun-u-n-says-danes-are-the-happiest-people-on-the-planet/
The Economist, April 6, 2012
HAPPINESS: NO LONGER THE DISMAL SCIENCE? http://www.economist.com/blogs/feastandfamine/2012/04/happiness
UNITED NATIONS'S WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT - The first World Happiness Report. Commissioned for a United Nations Conference on Happiness, under the auspices of the UN General Assembly, bears the imprimatur of Columbia University's Earth Institute and is edited by the institute's director, Jeffrey Sachs, and two happiness experts, Richard Layard of the London School of Economics and John Helliwell of the University of British Columbia. The report unmemorably finds that the world's happiest countries world are in northern Europe (Denmark, Norway, Finland, Netherlands) and the most miserable are in Africa (Togo, Benin, Central African Republic, and Sierra Leone).
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
BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO YOUR LIFE ... AND THE WORK PLACE http://sco.lt/83sf2H
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
September 14, 2013 Project Syndicate, Tania Singer
BEYOND HOMO ECONOMICUS http://www.nationofchange.org/beyond-homo-economicus-1379168645
THE FINALIZATION OF NATURE:
September 14, 2013 Project Syndicate, Barbara Unmuessig
NATURE, INC? THE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE IS NOT THE ANSWER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-limits-of-market-based-environmental-protection-by-barbara-unmuessig
November 12, 2008 ETC Group
WHO OWNS NATURE?
ETC Group released a 48-page report, "Who Owns Nature?" on corporate concentration in commercial food, farming, health and the strategic push to commodify the planet's remaining natural resources http://www.etcgroup.org/content/news-release-who-owns-nature-0
A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH
JANINE BENYUS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/86AYWv
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/
June 26, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
LEADERS NEED TO THINK ABOUT THE COMPASSIONATE CHOICE AND RIPPLE EFFECTS. Changing systems is essential for creating sustainable business, but so is embedding kindness into small decisions... http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/leaders-compassionate-choice-ripple-effect
THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT
BANKS PUT A PRICE ON EARTH'S LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS. OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/64wUHx
ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj
November 9, 2012 Guardian Sustainable Business
MOMENTS OF REVELATION TRIGGER THE BIGGEST TRANSFORMATIONS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/epiphany-transform-corporate-sustainability
BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8aEijR
THE STATE OF THE WORLD: IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY? http://sco.lt/4ueEQz
CHANGE IS UPON US AND CHANGE WE MUST http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/change-is-upon-us-and-change-we-must/
An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet
----AN ABSOLUTE MUST WATCH ---
USING ECOCIDE TO CREATE SERVITUDE IN THE PHILLIPINES - FROM THE INDIGENOUS POV http://sco.lt/8J2gRl
Fighting back Against Multi-National Foreign Corporations Collaborating With State Military Forces To Destroy Their Lands, Livelihoods and Forests - A devastating indictment on out of control corporate greed
>> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/
WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7
September 3, 2013 - Think Progress
"WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT"
UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE: .... http://sco.lt/7r58s5
LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARDS A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6FzKSX
OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us
Biodiversity IS Life http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&cp=49