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Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"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.)

Book News Annotation:

Henderson is an expert on sustainable development and the creator of Ethical Markets, a global TV series covering the cleaner, greener, and more ethical sectors of the US and global economies: socially responsible investing, corporate social responsibility, and the lifestyles of health and sustainability sector. Here, she offers a redefinition of "success" at all levels of society, and describes innovative programs in community investing, women-owned businesses, renewable energy, and shareholder activism. Punctuating each chapter are edited transcripts of interviews and roundtable discussions conducted by Ethical Markets host Simran Sethi. The book will appeal to general readers as an antidote to hopelessness about the global ecological crisis. B&w photos of innovators are included on almost every page. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Hazel Henderson, Ph.D., renowned economist, syndicated columnist, and consultant, created and produces the public television series "Ethical Markets". A fellow of the World Business Academy, she serves on several boards and shared the Global Citizen Award with Nobel Laureate A. Perez Esquivel of Argentina. Simran Sethi is an award-winning journalist who produced and anchored the news for MTV Asia, co-created the MTV India news division, and developed programming for the BBC and Doordarshan through her independent production company SHE TV. She is the host and scriptwriter of Ethical Markets and heads video strategy for TreeHugger.com--the leading environmental blog on the internet. Sethi is a media advocate, serving on the board of directors for the National Radio Project, and is passionate about food justice, currently developing a food curriculum within her local community. L. Hunter Lovins is the founder of Natural Capitalism, Inc. and Natural Capitalism Solutions and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute. She is a professor at the Presidio School of Management's MBA in Sustainable Management program.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

1. Redefining Success

2. Global Corporate Citizenship

3. The Unpaid "Love" Economy

4. Green Building and Design

5. Community Investing

6. Fair Trade

7. Women-Owned Businesses

8. Renewable Energy

9. Shareholder Activism

10. Transformation of Work

11. Clean Food

12. Health and Wellness

13. The Future of Socially Responsible Investing

Acknowledgments

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933392233
Author:
Henderson, Hazel
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
With:
Sethi, Simran
Foreword by:
Lovins, Hunter
Foreword:
Lovins, Hunter
Foreword:
Lovins, L. Hunter
Author:
Henderson, Hazel
Author:
Sethi, Simran
Subject:
Green Business
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Investments
Subject:
Quality of life
Subject:
Business - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.75 in 19 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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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