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About | The Venus Project. The Venus Project is an organization that proposes a feasible plan of action for social change, one that works towards a peaceful and sustainable global civilization. It outlines an alternative to strive toward where human rights are no longer paper proclamations but a way of life. We propose a fresh, holistic approach – one that is dedicated to human and environmental concerns. It is an attainable vision of a bright and better future, one that is appropriate to the times in which we live, and both practical and feasible for a positive future for all the world’s people. We advocate an alternative vision unlike any social system that has gone before.

Our conclusions are based on years of study and experimental research by many people from various scientific disciplines. The Venus Project is a veritable blueprint for the genesis of a new world civilization, one that is based on human concern and environmental reclamation. Aims and Proposals Read More Jacque Fresco Read More Roxanne Meadows. Elaine Weidman-Grunewald - Ericsson. Elaine Weidman-Grunewald is Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility (CR) for the Ericsson Group worldwide. She has worked for Ericsson in the US and Sweden for over 17 years.

During this time she has held various positions in the company ranging from Environmental Product Management to Sales and Marketing. Since 2005 her work has focused exclusively on driving Ericsson’s sustainability and CR initiatives, and today she is part of the Ericsson Global Leadership Team reporting to the CEO. She is also the head of Ericsson Response, the company's humanitarian and disaster response program. Ms. Weidman-Grunewald’s focus is on the role that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can play in addressing global challenges in areas such as poverty, development, girls’ education, humanitarian response, peace building, and climate change.

Ms. Ms. Future Earth. Future Earth Blog launched Future Earth has launched a new online presence at Intended to be a home for innovative new ideas and essential reading for everyone engaged in global sustainability, this online magazine will be a showcase and discussion forum for the latest ideas and developments in research in this area, both in the projects that form part of Future Earth's network and beyond.

Future Earth will be a global platform to deliver: Integrating existing endeavours Future Earth will build on the success of existing global environmental change programmes (Diversitas, IGBP, IHDP, WCRP and ESSP), to help develop a stronger and broader community. Contact The Future Earth Interim Secretariat can be reached at contact@futureearth.info. Forum for the Future. Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability. The global environmental landscape has become increasingly complex, particularly as a greater dependency on resources for economic growth exerts constant pressure.

Studies suggest that over 1.4 billion people have no access to either electricity or decent water, 870 million people still go hungry and 600 million jobs will be needed within the next 10 years. In addition, at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in 2011 in Durban, South Africa, an understanding was reached to negotiate a new, legally enforceable and universal International Climate Change Agreement, to be implemented by 2015. This offers a significant opportunity to explore how the multilateral climate-governance architecture could become more effective, acknowledging the limits of the current nation-driven negotiation mechanisms. A multilateral process remains essential to addressing today’s challenges. Smart Prosperity | Welcome to Smart Prosperity. Home. Marcus Barber. Utilising a wealth of process methods, Marcus' world class facilitation skills enable Boards, Senior Management teams and diverse stakeholder groups to gather insights aimed at answering a core question: 'What do you want to achieve, and by when?

' A Strategic Futurist and leading Value Systems specialist, he assists clients with strategy development and innovation processes. He is a Visiting Fellow delivering the strategic futures block at the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies in Canberra, the premiere management training program for the Department of Defence that brings military personnel from around the globe to a year long residential strategy training program Qualifications Master of Science, Strategic Foresight; Swinburne University of Technology Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning; Napier University, ScotlandCertificate IV in Training & Assessment; Holmesglen Professional Life Member of the World Futures Society Board Member of Association of Professional Futurists.

Tima Bansal | Faculty & Research | Ivey Business School. Professor, General Management Executive Director, Network for Business Sustainability Director of the Centre for Building Sustainable Value Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability Profile Dr. Bansal is a professor at the Ivey Business School. Her research interests are at the intersection of sustainability and strategy. Professor Bansal directs Ivey's Sustainability Leadership Program since 2011, and had directed Ivey's Management Development Program from 2008 to 2010. Teaching HBA, MBA, Exec, PhD: Strategy HBA, MBA, MES, PhD: Sustainability HBA, MBA, EMBA: International Management Education DPhil, University of Oxford MPhil, University of Oxford MA, Western University BA (Hons), University of Calgary Selected Publications Natalia Ortiz and Pratima Bansal (forthcoming), Building Organizational Resilience through Social And Environmental Practices.