Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, founder of Ethical Markets Media, is a futurist, evolutionary economist and author of award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy. She leads the Transforming Finance initiative, created the Green Transition Scoreboard®, tracking global private sector investment in green tech, and developed with Calvert Group the widely used alternative to GNP, the Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators. In 2010 she was honored as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior 2010” by Trust Across America.
Posted: Jan 27, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
The best way to ensure that your diamond is not bloodstained from conflicts is to buy an identical gem created by human science. These can be indistinguishable from diamonds mined from the Earth and avoid polluting the planet and exploiting miners, hundreds of whom die every year. The growing science-created diamond industry is the biggest challenge yet to the mystique of mined diamonds.
Posted: Aug 12, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged in the public debate with Deep Mind’s recent win over a champion of the Chinese game GO. AI is all about computers getting better at solving problems formerly thought too difficult which should be left to humans. Since the 1970s, a small group of computer specialists and mathematicians based their hopes on teaching machines to follow the rule-based learning of human reasoning. They designed algorithms (coding these rules into software programs) which they hoped would enable computers to emulate human thought processes.
Posted: Jan 22, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Since the crises of 2008, the global financial system has shaken many societies, causing job losses, homelessness, sluggish economies, overhangs of unrepayable debt with central banks trying stimulative exercises to substitute for failing fiscal policies and political will.
Posted: May 08, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
We all live in “mediocracies” whatever our country’s form of government. We live in “attention economies” where brands, keywords and media trump politics, economics and culture in what Marshall McLuhan called “our global village”. Today we see countries following Britain’s branding in the 1990s as “Cool Britannia,” such as China’s promoting “The Chinese Dream” and the “circular economy”.
Posted: Apr 03, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Western financial analysts generally misunderstand China’s current restructuring as negative news. China’s President Xi Jinping has committed to transforming China from a resource and pollution intensive economy to a green economy as a strategic priority, including clean energy, energy conservation in industry, buildings and transport, with overall energy efficiency and pollution control.
Posted: Feb 13, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
As we open our eyes to this literary history, we marvel that our Western societies misinterpreted for so long their two most revered scholars – Adam Smith and Charles Darwin.
Posted: Jan 07, 2015 – 10:40 AM EST
A winning coalition is in sight as more public understanding grows of the pernicious practices still condoned in many obsolete economic textbooks.
Posted: Dec 04, 2014 – 06:00 AM EST
Japan faces a snap election on December 14th with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics” on trial. Will they take this opportunity to break away from the past GDP-growth stage?
Posted: Nov 19, 2014 – 09:11 AM EST
Today’s agenda is to reform electronic markets and trading, since all the progress by investors in shaping more responsible corporate and financial practices can be undermined if the markets’ underlying plumbing and structure remain unsound.
Posted: Jun 16, 2014 – 09:00 AM EST
The next "flash crash" could be sustained and global. Hazel Henderson lays out the problem, and remedy, on Talkback.