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ISBN: 9781933392233
Year Added to Catalog: 2006
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: B&W Photographs, Resources, Index
Dimensions: 7 x 10
Number of Pages: 288
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Old ISBN: 1933392231
Release Date: February 28, 2007
Web Product ID: 213

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Ethical Markets

Growing the Green Economy

by Hazel Henderson, Simran Sethi

Foreword by Hunter Lovins


"This book is right on target! So readable and information-packed. I learned so much from it! My late spouse, Ambassador Glenn Olds would love this book as much as I do!"

Prof. Eva Olds, PhD., (retired) Alaska Pacific University and Portland State University

"Another economic world is here, and Hazel Henderson is its John the Baptist and Tom Paine, its chronicler and unabashed cheerleader. Read this thrilling and lucid book about the transformation of life-destroying economics into a healing force that turns daily financial transactions into net producers of the common good. Hazel's writing is clear and inspiring; the picture she paints so plausible and fact-based that optimism about the future is the natural response."

Vicki Robin, coauthor of Your Money or Your Life and founding chair, Simplicity Forum

"Hazel Henderson's new book points to fundamental equations all of us—as leaders and strategists operating in every walk of life—must address as central to the creation of a healthy future for humankind. More than just an outstanding contribution to a deeper understanding of social and ecological responsibility, this book is a roadmap for strategists. If we, as business and public leaders, are to design a better future for all, while also ensuring the success of our enterprises and our countries, we must understand the contours of the 'next industrial revolution.' This provocative book helps us explore innovative pathways toward a future that could be profoundly different from the world of contradictions we have built in the last several hundred years. Here, Hazel is at her best ever. She expresses a depth of wisdom that only comes from close contact with the deepest levels of global reality and the subtle games that are played therein."

Oscar Motomura, CEO, Amana-Key Group (São Paulo, Brazil)

"Hazel Henderson has done it again! She has created an accessible, information-packed, wonderful handbook for how to deal with the most pressing issue to face the human species since we left Africa and had to decide whether to turn right into Europe or go left into Asia. May you sell a million copies!"

Leonard Shlain, M.D., author of Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light and The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image

"At last, with the advent of the ETHICAL MARKETS TV series on PBS stations and this wonderfully readable companion book, the global green economy is becoming mainstream—as it must if humans are to make peace with the planet."

Denis Hayes, initiator of Earth Day, author of Rays of Hope, former director of the National Renewable Energy Lab

"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 C. 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 book."

Marjorie Kelly, author of The Divine Right of Capital, and co-founder of Business Ethics Magazine

"There are thinkers, there are philosophers, there are prophets, and then there is Hazel Henderson. She sees the future and finds its seeds in the present. Visionary and practical, this book will make you feel better about the choices you make on behalf of humanity."

Jessica Lipnack and Jeff Stamps, co-authors of Virtual Teams and The Age of the Network (

"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

"Ethical Markets is a fascinating guided tour through the emerging world of business as it can and should be. It reveals a parallel economic universe where authentic human needs are being met. Ethical Markets should be read by everyone who cares about our children and our planet."

Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and The Blade and The Power of Partnership

"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."

Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock and co-author with Heidi Toffler of Revolutionary Wealth

"Hazel, a longtime Fellow of the World Business Academy, has enjoyed a career that had already won her a legion of followers who respect and honor her enormous intelligence, insight, foresight and incredible moral balance. I often refer to this legendary woman as the 'Mother' of Socially Responsible Investing for her seminal work over four decades in developing the concepts for SRI and suggesting practical, workable economic structures which would create the economic playing field for SRI to emerge. Yet, her work with Ethical Markets just now emerging in the form of this incredible book and companion DVD series is, I believe, the crowning achievement of a remarkably illustrious professional life. What Hazel has given us with Ethical Markets is a series of tightly focused and integrated core impressions of the rapidly world of change we find ourselves in, fused to a core understanding of the essential elements of a new, conscious, economic system. Hazel is laying out the 'win-win' economics of abundance that shows us how to use our business skills to create a society of abundance from the wreckage of six decades of materialistic excess which have left the poor to get poorer, the middle class to sink, civil strife to be heightened, a global race for scarce resources which is fueling a religious clash of fundamentalists from all sides, and a pervasive sense of 'something is wrong.' In it's place, Hazel is providing an integrated schema of thought which comprehensively addresses all the 'first things' we need to do next for society to advance to the next level of human consciousness. Equally important for the business community, she has laid out a roadmap for how to become one of the 'sunrise' companies of the next epoch."

Rinaldo S. Brutoco, Founder & President of The World Business Academy

"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

"Once again, it takes Hazel Henderson to reveal the truth the mass media ignores: this time that local and global economies are steadily shifting their goals and practices toward ethics, human wellbeing and sustainability. As socially and environmentally responsible investment grows, often pushed by civic action and with women playing ever more significant roles, we are steadily gaining ground in clean renewable energies, recycling, truly healthy food and wellness production. Even the largest corporations can no longer pursue profit for its own sake as they discover the economic advantage of responsibility to planet and people. If your local TV stations are not yet showing Henderson's inspiring Ethical Markets TV series, this book will make you demand they do!"

Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD, evolution biologist, author of A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us

"Ethical Markets, both the television show and the book, is the nutritious and tasty food for the soul so desperately needed at the dawn of the 21st Century. Hazel Henderson is at once a searing critic, an eloquent teacher, and a witty forecaster. She shows what is working and what should be the hope of a progressive economy that honors the biosphere and all the people with whom we share it. It should be on the required reading list of all sustainability courses, along with her classic Politics of the Solar Age."

Terry Link, Director, Office of Campus Sustainability, Michigan State University

"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

"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

"Ethical Markets is the most exciting book that I've read in a long time. It says everything that needs to be said. I hope Kenneth Boulding is reading it in 'Wherever Land'--he will be celebrating it too! Such down-to-earth wisdom expressed with quiet elegance. Yes, humans can get back on track again and so can the field of economics. . . . I will share this book with all the groups I participate in."

Elise Boulding, author of The Underside of History and Cultures of Peace


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