“Those who love humanity have one main characteristic: they never give up their efforts to help humanity, to restore its hope and to inspire it towards a greater future.” Sex, Family, and the Woman in Society, by Torkom Saraydarian, p. 521
Hazel Henderson has been a bold, pioneering thinker in the world of economics and finance for over 40 years. As her website, hazelhenderson.com reads: “She is a world-renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, and consultant on sustainable development.” As the website’s byline exclaims “40 years of foresight, insight and integrity.” That’s right. This remarkable new era woman has been championing a new, evolutionary view of economics that has ethics, human values, and caring for the planet at its core her entire life. She is in her eighties and still going strong.
She’s a member of Rising Women Rising World (see blog on 2/1/15, 2/28/16, 3/30/16, and 3/30/17)), where her brief biography reads:
“Hazel Henderson (UK/US. expertise: futurist, economist) at 72 she started Ethical Markets Media, to disseminate information on green investing. Two years later she started Ethical Markets TV, to showcase video of people around the world who are caring for the planet while making a profit. In her fifties she delved into the “value” of clean air and clean water, and this work led to the development of the Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators.”
From her website:
She is the “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…
“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 2013, she was inducted into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Fame.”
“She leads the Transforming Finance
Transforming Economics Into True Wealth
” The statement on TRANSFORMING ECONOMIES INTO TRUE WEALTH is an invitation to fully engage in the planetary whole-system shift now under way. Many SRI (Socially Responsible Investing) investment professionals recognize our human responsibility for the many breakdowns in our societies and enfolding ecosystems resulting from our limited consciousness: climate change, hunger, poverty, conflicts, financial crises and ecological destruction. These systemic breakdowns are accelerating due to global interconnectedness and now driving the breakthroughs worldwide occurring below the radar of the mainstream mass media. The 193 country members of the United Nations have recognized human interdependence and that no nation acting alone can solve these global systemic crises. Thus, they have pooled their sovereignty, however imperfectly, seeking solutions through treaties, agreements, protocols, institutions and agencies to promote the common good and all life on planet Earth. Likewise, many public, private and civic sector organizations, professional and academic groups are also coalescing to take broader responsibility.
“She created the Green Transition Scoreboard
“AUGUSTINE, FL., USA, April 24, 2017 Today, the latest Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) found that, despite Trump’s anti-green policies, private green investments now total more than $8.1 trillion USD…
“Published annually since 2009, the GTS is a global measure of private green investment in five green sectors: 1) Renewable Energy, 2) Efficiency, 3) Life Systems (water, waste, recycling, community investing, e-learning and fintech), 4) Green Construction, and 5) Green Corporate R&D…
“The aggregated total is tracked by Ethical Markets Media Certified B Corporation’s team of experts and global advisory board, led by CEO Dr. Hazel Henderson, futurist/author and former US government science policy advisor.”
Here are 3 videos from youtube worth watching about her visionary, indeed spiritual ideas about economics:
- Here’s a link to the youtube “Hazel Henderson on Solutions” published on May 11, 2013 in Money and Life. 7 minutes in length. She talks about the new era we are in and how to be successful in it.
- Here’s a video:VISION OF THE FUTURE – HAZEL HENDERSON
A broad view of the process of Human Evolution and our present day opportunities. Includes “slow motion good news,” “the love economy,” and a “new spirituality.”
Published on Feb 18, 2013 by peaceglobalnet 24 minutes
- The Money Fix – the first podcast is an interview with Hazel Henderson created on September 16, 2007. An evolutionary look at money. 9 minutes. Interview for the documentary film The Money Fix.
And finally, I watched a recent, informal interview with Dr Henderson in which she reveals she doesn’t own a cell phone because she likes “to be quiet and think”. She shared her old bumper sticker “Technology is the answer. What is the question?” She wants technological advances to meet the real needs of humanity – such as creating the solar age. For example, she sees no purpose in driverless cars and pursuing it is a waste of resources. She champions being a whole person, of heart and mind and body and lives accordingly.
As always, comments are welcome. What do you think of these heart -felt, holistic ideas about an evolutionary economy?”