Mention inequality to a business audience and one of two things happens. They recoil in discomfort, or reinterpret the term – as social sustainability or doing more business with people living in poverty. Same goes for the private sector development professionals in the aid community (e.g. the inclusive business crowd).
By Barbara Unmüßig and Lili Fuhr and Thomas Fatheuer – January, 2016
The authors call for radical realism and the courage to recognize the complexity of the global crises. They assert that the key will be to keep advancing the project of the modern era while taking our current knowledge of the planet’s boundaries and a vision of broad democratic participation and the end of poverty and injustice into account.
By Hazel Henderson - Ethical Markets Media – July, 2011
GDP tracks national output using money flows, which its inventor Simon Kuznets warned was never intended to measure overall progress. GDP reporting in mass media became a "fetish". GDP focuses economic competition between nations, justifying interest rates on their sovereign bonds. GDP obsesses politicians seeking election and all business leaders. Media amplify GDP in their global echo chambers. Investors and security analysts follow GDP in benchmarking performance of securities and central bankers.
I want to draw people's attention to 2012. For some, that's all about the Olympics. But I am more interested in what will happen in Rio de Janeiro. In June 2012 government representatives from around the world will be meeting there to discuss the transition to a green economy.
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