Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy
by Hazel Henderson, with Simran Sethi, Foreword by Hunter Lovins
AVAILABILITY: Active Record (Readily Available)
Publication Date: February 2007
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Topics: ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY; INFORMAL SECTOR (ECONOMICS); INVESTMENTS_MORAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS; QUALITY OF LIFE; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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Based on the acclaimed Public Television series.
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.
"In this companion to the television series of the same name, economist Henderson delivers an optimistic overview of socially responsible, environmentally sensitive businesses, investors and visionaries. Keeping an eye on the 'triple bottom line' that adds 'people' and 'planet' to the usual focus on 'profits,' the book divides 'cleaner, greener, more ethical and more female sectors of our U.S. economy' into three areas: lifestyles of health and sustainability, socially responsible investing and corporate social responsibility. An economist with a long history of activism in 'redefining success' (for example, revamping the GDP to include environmental capital and unpaid labor such as child-rearing), Henderson adeptly packs large amounts of information into chapters within her expertise. Discussion of topics that are further from her experience, such as green building and the health care system, tends to careen from problems to solutions so quickly that a reader can become confused. The interviews after each chapter, meant to show how CEOs are 'walking the talk,' seem to be taken unedited from the TV show, coming across as incoherent and shallow. Fortunately, the book is crammed with Web references that can offer a fuller picture to readers tantalized by this glimpse of the economic revolution thriving below the radar of mainstream media." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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Review(s): "This book is a powerful and much needed antidote to the wide-spread hopelessness about our global ecological crisis. Hazel Henderson uses her flawless systemic analysis, great eloquence, and her unique gift for provocative, yet disarming aphorisms to show us not only that the transition to a sustainable future is possible with existing technologies and conceptual models, but also that it is already well on its way." - Fritjof Capra, author, 'The Web of Life' and 'The Hidden Connections'
"Hazel Henderson has been pointing the way to a responsible future for decades, and with this book she now shows us that, lo and behold, the future is here! The stories she tells about the people who are bringing it to us are fascinating -and important." - James Gustave Speth, Dean, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
"Hazel Henderson has come forth with a magnificent map for action at the precise moment in our evolutionary crisis when we must redirect our most basic behavior. 'Ethical Markets' is a must read." - Barbara Marx Hubbard, author, 'Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of our Social Potential', president, Foundation for Conscious Evolution
"This book is as thought provoking as its title. Henderson provides a comprehensive review of leading-edge global initiatives to sustain the planet, people and profits. As a pioneer activist, Henderson has both authority and intimate knowledge to document current efforts to sustain humanity and the quality of life. The book makes an invaluable contribution to its subject by providing examples and references for others to promote, adopt and/or develop the green economy." - Dr. Shann Turnbull, Principal, International Institute for Self-governance
"Hazel Henderson has compiled the stories of key players both within and without the establishment who are giving voice to an awakening environmental consciousness and the need to green the economy." - David Korten, author, 'The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community' and 'When Corporations Rule the World'
"Hazel Henderson has done it again. For decades she's managed to stay ahead of the curve in corporate social responsibility, lighting the path that others follow. If you want good news on where the world is heading, read this." - Marjorie Kelly, author of 'The Divine Right of Capital', and co-founder of Business Ethics Magazine
"With her characteristic clarity and readability, Hazel Henderson maps emerging movements for social, economic and ecological change that all of us - whether we share her enthusiasm for them or not - need to know about." - Alvi