About

See a video profile of Hazel by Nathalie Beekman, artistic director at Pavlov e-Lab, The Netherlands at Ethical Markets TV.

Hazel Henderson D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is the founder of Ethical Markets Media,
LLC and the creator and co-executive Producer of its TV series. She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of The Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and eight other books. She co-edited, with Harlan Cleveland and Inge Kaul, The UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives, Elsevier Scientific, UK 1995 (US edition, 1996), and co-authored with Japanese Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda, Planetary Citizenship (2004).

Her editorials appear in 27 languages and in 200 newspapers syndicated by InterPress Service, Rome, New York, and Washington DC, and her book reviews appear on SeekingAlpha, a London-based market  e-letter.  Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including (in USA) Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor; and Challenge, Mainichi (Japan), El Diario (Venezuela), World Economic Herald (China), LeMonde Diplomatique (France) and Australian Financial Review. Her books are translated into German, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Korean, Portuguese and Chinese. She sits on several editorial boards, including The State of the Future Report, and E/The Environmental Magazine (USA),Resurgence and Foresight and Futures (UK).

hazelhenderson_nytimesSince becoming a full-time media executive in 2004, Hazel has stepped down from her many board memberships, including Worldwatch Institute (1975-2001), Calvert Social Investment Fund (1982-2005), and other associations, including the Social Investment Forum and the Social Venture Network. She remains on the International Council of the Instituto Ethos de Empresas eResponsabilidade Social, Sao Paulo, Brasil; formerly on the International Advisory Council of Forum 2000, she serves on the Program Council of FORUM 2000, Prague, Czechoslovakia, founded by their late President Vaclav Havel; and she is a Fellow of the World Business Academy.

She leads the Transforming Finance  initiative, created the Green Transition Scoreboard(r), co-developed with Calvert the GDP alternative now renamed the Ethical Markets Quality of Life Indicators and co-organized the Beyond GDP  conference for the European Commission. In preparation and subsequent to the EC conference, she has funded three Beyond GDP surveys, finding strong support worldwide for ESG metrics in national accounting.

In addition, she has been Regent’s Lecturer at the University of California-Santa Barbara, held the Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at the University of California-Berkeley, and advised the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980. She holds Honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the University of San Francisco; Soka University (Tokyo); Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts (USA); and Wilson College, Pennsylvania (USA). She is an active member of the National Press Club (Washington DC), the World Future Society (USA), a Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation and a member of the Association for Evolutionary Economics.  She serves as an Honorary Judge of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneur award and the KATERVA Global Awards for Sustainability.

Henderson has many awards and is listed in Who’s Who USA, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Business and Finance and Who’s Who in Science and Technology. She is an Honorary Member of the Club of Rome. She shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Nobelist A. Perez Esquivel of Argentina. In 2007, she was elected a Fellow to Britain’s Royal Society of Arts, founded in 1754.


In 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014, she has been honored as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America. In 2012, she was named to the Post Growth Institute (En)Rich List as a top 100 luminary inspiring global prosperity beyond economic wealth; and, honored for her lifetime achievement with the Award for Natural Law and Order from the Maharishi University School of Management and with the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & Investing at TBLI Europe. In 2013, she was inducted into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Fame.

Her 2014 monograph, Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age, published by ICAEW and Tomorrow’s Company, UK,  is available for free download from Ethical Markets, forthcoming as an expanded book from Cosimo Publishing.