Item description for Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy by Hazel Henderson, Simran Sethi & Hunter Lovins...
With insight, clarity, warmth, and enthusiasm Hazel Henderson announces the mature presence of the green economy. Mainstream media and big business interests have sidelined its emergence and evolution to preserve the status quo.
Throughout Ethical Markets Henderson weaves statistics and analysis with profiles of entrepreneurs, environmentalists, scientists, and professionals. Based on interviews conducted on her longstanding public television series, these profiles celebrate those who have led the highly successful growth of green businesses around the world.
Ethical Markets is the ultimate sourcebook on today's thriving green economy.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 7" Height: 10" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2007
Publisher Chelsea Green
ISBN 1933392231 ISBN13 9781933392233
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More About Hazel Henderson, Simran Sethi & Hunter Lovins
Ross Jackson, an expert in international finance and operations research, has long been an innovative leader in both the business and NGO worlds. He is chairman of Gaia Trust, a Danish-based foundation that supports the Global Ecovillage Network and Gaia Education, as well as hundreds of sustainability projects in forty countries. He is also director and owner of Urtekram, Scandinavia's largest wholesale organic-food company, and former chairman of Gaiacorp, foreign-exchange consultants and hedge fund managers. Jackson is the coeditor of When No Means Yes: Danish Visions of a Different Europe and Gaian Economics: Living Well Within Planetary Limits and author of And We ARE Doing It: Building an Ecovillage Future, among other books. He lives in Denmark.
Hazel Henderson currently resides in St. Augustine. Hazel Henderson was born in 1933.
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Green economy - should be a given Jul 14, 2008
When you think "it can't be done" in reference to staying green environmentally and financially, this book gives you the inside picture of the many businesses, organizations and experts who prove it can. Part expose, part how-to, this book leaves the reader with a positive feeling that efforts to protect the enviroment and live responsibly are worthwhile. And, for those of us willing to try, we are not alone. Success after success is documented, making this a hopeful book at a time when many are disillusioned.
Is Green For Dollars R What? May 10, 2008
Hazel is a brilliant, insightful thinker and brings urgent attention to a critical matter. However I have trained many senior executives & some CEOs and despite the rhetoric on People & Planet, the over riding concern is for Profits. You cannot blame them at all. The pressure from Wall Street for quarter to quarter profits is so intense that the other two Ps only get lip service.....Only privately owned companies can truly afford to focus on the entire balanced scorecard. This is only going to get worse if the economy worsens. Unfortunately, the Green revolution, like the fight for some major diseases, has become show biz. This is somewhat evident in some of Simran Sethi's work on TV, filled with sound bytes and cliches and look at me sets that distract from the issue at hand. Deepak / Dick Sethi
Holistic Corporate Ethics Mar 31, 2008
Hazel Henderson has a holistic concern for the world. She understands economics and she writes delightful English. Her most recent book is yet another contribution to a world needing courageous common sense.
The book is superbly produced with helpful illustrations on most important subjects. Has anyone ever explained the Total Productive system of an Industrial Society with the clarity and ingenuity of Hazel's Layer Cake with Icing (p 54) originally conceived in 1981. This graphic alone is a reason to buy and read this book, as it manages to communicate several different modes of interrelated and important information.
There is such detail and depth of coverage in this book that I will only suggest its flavor from the closing sentence of the First Chapter "Redefining Success": "As statisticians worldwide continue redefining true prosperity - real human development - using new measurements, recalculating GNP to add human, social, and ecological capital, and subtract pollution - we can see more clearly what success means in our own lives." (p 18)
Really, this says it all. Managers are decent people. They can manage enterprises to achieve agreed results. Priority effort must be devoted to developing increasingly satisfactory numerical expression for the many impacts that corporate functioning has on human society. Only when we can create a meaningful single "bottom line" will businesses be able to co-exist constructively with human needs.
This is the one book to buy, own and read if you want to be fully up to date and informed about "ethical markets".
It's a recipe for and predictor of the future. Apr 19, 2007
Modern businesses who would conduct ethical operations must read ETHICAL MARKETS: GROWING THE GREEN ECONOMY, which is based on a popular television series and covers an 'alternative' business strategy rapidly moving into the mainstream. The green economy already exists, and ETHICAL MARKETS covers its foundations, from the impact and nature of community investing to shareholder activists enacting change from within. An inspirational, revealing survey, ETHICAL MARKETS needs to be part of any serious business library: it's a recipe for and predictor of the future.