Recent Papers

Corporate Social Responsibility and Poverty

Plenary Session III ARPEL symposium on “business social responsibility in the americas Hotel Intercontinental Rio de Janeiro, Brasil May 11, 2004 Let me begin by congratulating the organizers of this Conference for fearlessly addressing the most systemic failure of human societies on this planet: poverty.  Like war, poverty is a damning indictment of our collective …

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New Paradigms in World Trade and the Global Economy

sebrae Beyond Globalization” – Foreign Trade Sustainability, a Social Responsibility conference Plenary Session Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brasil October 20, 2003 Thank you for the honor of addressing this important gathering.  SEBRAE represents many of the key values for building more equitable, sustainable futures in Brasil and Latin America: entrepreneurship, leadership in local development, innovation in …

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Globalization and Quality of Life

Talking Points by Hazel Henderson Global furturist, author and Partner, Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators www.calvert-henderson.com for the Calvert Group Press Briefing National Press Club Washington, DC May 14, 2002 The mega issues of economic and technological globalization are now a focus of policy debates in the USA and most other countries. These globalization processes …

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A Systems Approach: Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators

Association For Evolutionary Economics Hilton Hotel Atlanta, GA January 6, 2002 Background on the Project The Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators (C-HQLIsm) are the result of a partnership between the Calvert Group, Inc., Bethesda, MD and this author, for whom they represent the fulfillment of 25 years of effort, research and advocacy in the USA …

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Revolution in Business and Finance

Globalization, particularly of finance, has led to short-term hot money flows (currencies and portfolio investments) which have become the transmission belts of ecological and livelihood destruction, disruption of domestic, social/economic policies in all countries and exacerbation of poverty and social exclusion – sometimes affecting whole countries.  Thus, socially-responsible investors and businesses still must operate on …

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National Round Table O/T Environment A/T Economy

National Conference on Sustainable Development Indicators Development Indicators Westin Ottawa Hotel Ottawa, Ontario, Canada March 27, 2001 I am honored by this invitation to participate in this important Conference. The world has come to expect leadership from Canada in so many areas, from advancing the theory and methodologies for measuring sustainable development to Canada’s key …

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InterAmerican Development Bank

ADDRESSING KEY CAUSES OF POVERTY AND INEQUALITY Reforming Money-Systems and Extending Money-Free, Information-Based Barter Trading Systems ©Hazel Henderson, March, 2001 InterAmerican Development Bank Annual Meeting Socially Responsible Globalization Seminar Santiago, Chile, March 18, 2001 The multiple causes of poverty and inequality: from lack of adequate food, shelter, health care and education to geography, climate, culture …

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