Recommended Links


Corporate Consulting

AHC Group logoAHC Group
The website of author Bruce Piasecki's corporate consulting and benchmarking firm, headquartered in Saratoga Springs, NY.
[www.ahcgroup.com]
Ethical Markets
Ethical Markets logo The TV series Ethical Markets, now airing on PBS stations and covering 45 million households nationwide, was created and co-produced by Hazel Henderson. These 13 half-hour TV shows cover the underreported growth of the "green" economy worldwide, focusing on progress in corporate social responsibility, socially-responsible investing, and the burgeoning LOHAS sector (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability). These shows, along with the five-part mini-series on "International Financial Reform," are also available on DVD from our website.
[www.ethicalmarkets.com]
Hazel Henderson
Website of Hazel Henderson, independent futurist, worldwide syndicated columnist, advocate for and consultant on equitable ecologically sustainable human development and socially responsible business and investment.
[www.hazelhenderson.com]
Calvert-Henderson
The Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators are a contribution to the worldwide effort to develop comprehensive statistics of national well-being that go beyond traditional macroeconomic indicators.
[www.calvert-henderson.com]

Sustainability

BC Hydro
BC Hydro LogoAmong the top players in the energy-producing arena, Canada's BC Hydro sets the bar high with their commitment to becoming a leading sustainable energy company by producing and delivering electricity in environmentally and socially responsible ways. Click the link above to read about their environmental activities in the areas of green & clean power, conservation, greenhouse gas reduction, and much more.
[www.bchydro.com]
Fight Global Warming (Environmental Defense)
Fight Global Warming LogoEnvironmental Defense, a leading national nonprofit organization, represents more than 500,000 members. Since 1967, they have linked science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships to create breakthrough solutions to the most serious environmental problems.
[www.globalwarming.com]
Business Strategies for Environmental Sustainability
Stanford Graduate School of Business LogoStanford Graduate School of Business has developed a new executive education programme aimed at sustainability practitioners. The Business Strategies for Environmental Sustainability program, which will be hosted at the spectacular Stanford Sierra Conference Center near Lake Tahoe in California, offers executives a camp-like retreat where they can explore what it means to turn sustainable business practices into competitive advantage. The programme, which runs September 16-22 , is designed to cover a range of issues on the topic of sustainability that will be central to those who are leading initiatives in their roles as leaders in business, government, public agencies, and environmental advocacy organizations. The application deadline is June 25, 2007.
[www.gsb.stanford.edu/exed/bses/index.html?EP]
Gaining Ground
Gaining Ground Summit LogoSustainable Urban Development Leadership Summit, Victoria, BC, Canada, June 4-6, 2007:
Gaining Ground is one of the premier conference events in North America for leaders in business, policy, governance, and education focused on an integrated, regenerative approach to development and land use. Bruce Piasecki will be one of the featured speakers at this conference.
[www.gaininggroundsummit.com]
Global Footprint Network
Global Footprint Network LogoThe mission of this organization is to support a sustainable economy by advancing the Ecological Footprint, a measurement and management tool that makes the reality of planetary limits relevant to decision-makers throughout the world. They are recent recipients of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.
[www.footprintnetwork.org]
Global Reporting Initiative
Global Reporting Initiative LogoAn international network of thousands from business, civil society, labor, and professional institutions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) promotes the vision of reporting on economic, environmental, and social performance by all organizations, and develops this vision around the use of its Sustainability Reporting Framework.
[www.globalreporting.org]
Wiser Earth
Wiser EarthWiser Earth is a community directory and networking forum that maps and connects non-governmental organizations and individuals addressing the central issues of our day: climate change, poverty, the environment, peace, water, hunger, social justice, conservation, human rights and more. Content is created and edited by all engaged members of this virtual community.
[www.wiserearth.org]

Investing

HIP Investor
HIP Investor LogoFounded by R. Paul Herman, a former strategist at McKinsey and Omidyar Network, HIP Investor helps companies, investors, and entrepreneurs realize both Human Impact + Profit simultaneously. Their approach to investing is based on the premise that human impact drives profit; that impact can and should be measured by such factors as Health, Wealth, Earth, and Equality; and that only those leaders, investors, and organizations that pursue this approach will outperform and prove truly sustainable.
[www.hipinvestor.com]

Leadership

The Aspen Institute
Aspen Institute LogoFounded in 1950, the Aspen Institute is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Its international network includes partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Bucharest, and leadership programs in Africa, Central America and India.
[www.aspeninstitute.org]
Club of Budapest
Club of Budapest LogoWith a member roster containing some of the world's most renowned and highly respected personalities, the Club of Budapest is an informal association of creative people in diverse fields of art, literature, and the spiritual domains of culture. It is dedicated to the proposition that only by changing ourselves can we change the world. The members of the Club are recognized world leaders in their fields of literary, artistic, or spiritual activity. The philosophy of the Club of Budapest is based on the realization that the enormous challenges that humanity is currently facing can only be overcome through the development of a global cultural consciousness, with a truly global perspective.
[www.clubofbudapest.org]
Society for Organizational Learning
Society for Organizational Learning LogoFormed in 1997 to continue the work of MIT's Center for Organizational Learning, SoL is a not-for-profit intentional learning community composed of organizations, individuals, and local SoL communities around the world and devoted to the interdependent development of people and their institutions in service of inspired performance and meaningful results. As an action learning community, SoL fosters true trustworthy leadership ideals by generating real business and social system results, new intellectual capital, and ongoing personal and professional networks.
[www.solonline.org]

Globalization and Emerging Issues

United States Council for International Business
USCIB LogoThe USCIB helps U.S. companies compete in the global marketplace and succeed abroad, giving businesses a "seat at the table" and presenting American business ideas, values, and solutions on a wide range of issues — from environment to ecommerce to labor relations — directly to U.S. policy makers and officials in the United Nations, European Union, and a host of other governments and groups.
[www.uscib.org]

Business and Environment

EBA-NYS
EBA-NYS LogoThe Environmental Business Association of New York State, Inc. is the voice of New York State's environmental business community. Visit this site to see how this organization's members are implementing cutting-edge technologies that are good for the environment and good for the New York State economy.
[www.eba-nys.org]
New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recyling
NYSAR LogoNYSAR3 is New York State's only professional association dedicated exclusively to supporting and promoting waste reduction, materials reuse, and recycling.
[www.nysar3.org]

Publishers & Booksellers

The Book House
The Book House LogosIn this age of faceless, big-box chain stores, it is refreshing to find a book store that is not just locally owned but truly independent and one of a kind. How much better, then, to find three such stores! Located in the greater capital district of Albany, New York, the Book House family of local, independent bookstores includes Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Market Block Books, and The Little Book House. All these stores boast an atmosphere that is cozy, intimate, full of character, and sporting a staff known for its sense of humor, love of books, competency, and dedication to customer service.
[www.bhny.com]
Sourcebooks
Sourcebooks is a forward-thinking publishing house that is committed to making an impact on society, on their industry and on the lives of individual readers by publishing books with high-quality content and uncommon value.
[www.sourcebooks.com]

Books & Films

Blessed Unrest
How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being, and Why No One Saw It Coming
Blessed UnrestBlessed Unrest, by Paul Hawken, is a leading environmentalist and social activist's examination of the worldwide movement for social and environmental change. In this book he explores the diversity of the movement, its brilliant ideas, innovative strategies, and hidden history. A culmination of Hawken's many years of leadership in the environmental and social justice fields, this book will inspire and delight those who despair of the world's fate — and its conclusions will surprise even those within the movement itself. Fundamentally, it is a description of humanity's collective genius, and the unstoppable movement to reimagine our relationship to the environment and one another.
[www.blessedunrest.com]
The Eleventh Hour
The Eleventh HourThe 11th Hour is the last moment when change is possible. The film explores how we've arrived at this moment — how we live, how we impact the earth's ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course. Produced by Leonardo DeCaprio, this award-winning film features ongoing dialogues of experts from all over the world, including former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, former head of the CIA R. James Woolsey, and sustainable design experts William McDonough and Bruce Mau, in addition to over 50 leading scientists, thinkers, and leaders who discuss the most important issues that face our planet and people.
[www.11thhouraction.com]

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