Sam Judd: Valuable poop - The Changing World. New Zealand wastewater treatment plants (which account for 85%) of our wastewater) produce 234,112 tonnes of sewage sludge each year.
The Economics of Enough – Is ‘Listening’ the new Black? Mayhem on Markets…said The Age headlines – Stocks dive on global fears.
Sharemarket sheds $55 bn Down down, ‘markets’ are down! Reimagining Capitalism - Polly LaBarre. By Polly LaBarre | 1:20 PM February 27, 2012 While the global financial meltdown and its aftershocks have unleashed a flood of indignation, condemnation, and protest upon Wall Street, the crisis has exposed a deeper distrust and implacable resentment of capitalism itself.
GreenBiz.com. Happiness Is The Ultimate Economic Indicator. One factor that is increasingly being cited as an important economic indicator is happiness.
After all, what good is increased production and consumption if the result isn’t increased human satisfaction? Until fairly recently, the subject of happiness was mostly avoided by economists for lack of good ways to measure it; however, in recent years, “happiness economists” have found ways to combine subjective surveys with objective data (on lifespan, income, and education) to yield data with consistent patterns, making a national happiness index a practical reality. Achieving Sustainable Development for the Global Economy. What's the Latest Development? The global economy is on an unsustainable path. In other words, it cannot supply the resources required by future generations while preserving an ecosystem in which we can all live healthily. By 2030, the world's population will require 50 percent more food, 45 percent more energy and 30 percent more water.
A narrow set of interests that produces inequality, both within and between countries, has superseded common interests and common responsibilities, says the UN Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability. Big Ideas For A New Economy: Social Currency Unleashed. In last week’s article we suggested alternative currency was one of the "next big things” for the new economy.
In particular, Bitcoin has enabled an explosion of interest in alternative currency. But what can Bitcoin’s approach and scale teach us about the future of such currencies? While Bitcoin has been successful, local currency movements have never truly taken hold. So what are the drivers of Bitcoin’s success? Water Conserve Action Alerts. The Problem with the Profit Motive in Finance - Justin Fox. By Justin Fox | 11:50 AM February 2, 2012 The Financial Services Roundtable, the lobbying group for the biggest financial companies in the U.S., has a new “white paper” out with the rah rah title, “Financial Services: Safer & Stronger in 2012.”
A few of the bullet points: • Banks insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have $1.5 trillion in capital — the highest capital levels in the history of American banking.• The largest U.S. banks have increased Tier 1 capital — the core measure of a bank’s financial strength from a regulator’s point of view — by nearly 50 percent over the last four years.• Executive compensation has been reformed significantly to align with long-term performance.• Banks have developed fortress balance sheets, improving credit quality by 54 percent, increasing net income and, restoring aggregate lending to pre-crisis levels of nearly $7 trillion.
5 Big Ideas For A New Economy. Al Gore and David Blood: A Manifesto for Sustainable Capitalism. UN project shows how trees help halt desertification. 20 June 2011Last updated at 17:22 By Mark Kinver Science and environment reporter, BBC News.
The Next Global Economy Asks Companies To Create More Than Just Profit. The global economy is a human construct--a tool. And every so often, it gets radically updated, as it did after World War II at the historic Bretton Woods conference, where a new global monetary and ﬁnancial architecture was laid down. Already, economists at governments, universities, and international agencies are hard at work laying the groundwork for the next global economy. Its contours? New systems of national accounts that explicitly count not just gross product, but the full spectrum of wealth creation. Will the End of Oil Mean the End of Growth? - Environment. It’ll be nice when this recession is over and the economy starts chugging along again.
When GDP resumes its ordained upward trajectory. When we finally get back to growth. After all, the economy should always be growing, right? Capitalism’s future part 1: Why we can’t ignore a rethink. We’ve heard it being said many times, especially on a Sunday afternoon National Geographic special, “You can remove all animals from earth and man won’t survive but remove man and animals will survive.”
Plexus Institute: Thursday Complexity Post Global Economies. New Network Study Suggests Tight Connectivity in Global Economies is Inevitable and Dangerous.
Eliminative Materialism. First published Thu May 8, 2003; substantive revision Tue Apr 16, 2013.
Conscious Capitalism: Accelerating the Integration of Consciousness & Capitalism™ Logout. Blueeconomy: Green Economy 2.0 -The Community functions as a platform for companies, innovators and scientists. The Future of Management: Is it Deja vu all over again? If you are a regular reader of the MIX, you probably already have a point of view on the future of management. Indeed, the MIX was created to help accelerate the evolution of management, so chances are you have already bought into the argument that we are going through a period of upheaval that will transform the way we work in organizations in the years ahead. I hope and believe this argument is right. And in future blog posts on this site I will discuss examples of some of the changes in management that are currently underway.
Intertemporal Selfishness. UN releases blueprint for ‘green’ economic growth. Study: When it comes to corporate sustainability, it doesn’t pay to wait. Redefining Progress. A Better Way to Win: Profiting from Purpose. Conscious Capitalism. Interviews Home Page.