iOS app Android app

New Economy

Pension Funds Can't Afford to Be Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Marga Hoek | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Marga Hoek

Divestment from polluting fossil fuel companies is starting to become the order of the day. Examples include the largest pension fund in Washington D....

Keeping your Eye on the Moon: Lessons in Leadership for a Sustainable Economy

Pioneers for Change | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Marga Hoek "No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path." This profound quote from Buddha inspi...

From Breaking Free to Converging for Climate Justice

Benjamin Goloff | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Benjamin Goloff

In one extraordinary month, over 30,000 people, spanning every continent except Antarctica, joined together to "Break Free" for climate justice.

A Call for Systemic Impact

John Katovich | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact
John Katovich

Foundations, Families and Funds can play a very important role in helping to redirect capitalism toward a more fair and just application, while also f...

Wealthier Investors Are an Essential Part of Community Capital Markets

John Katovich | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
John Katovich

The Securities and Exchange Commission has recently estimated that approximately 10% of all U.S. Households are now in the "Accredited Investor" categ...

Why Community Capital Markets?

John Katovich | Posted 03.14.2016 | Business
John Katovich

Most people think of capital markets as what goes on in the national exchanges (e.g. New York Stock Exchange), but one of the oldest definitions of capital markets is "the efficient transfer of individuals' savings to companies for research, development, marketing, stability and growth."

Invest in Who You Know - Part 2: Spooky Reporting at a Distance

John Katovich | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
John Katovich

Most people don't have the ability, flexibility or funds to invest like a professional, and a more common approach for 'investing in what you know' ta...

San Diego Schools Give Business the Creative Talent It Will Need

John M. Eger | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
John M. Eger

When it is becoming clear that creativity and innovation are the benchmarks of the new global knowledge economy, California, and San Diego in particular, has been reinventing its systems of education.

The next economy needs YOU!

Jules Peck | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Jules Peck

Image courtesy of Adbusters Have you ever wondered what the 'next economy' actually looks like today? Would you find it helpful to have one place you...

Business Support of the Arts Isn't Philanthropy

John M. Eger | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
John M. Eger

As democratic strategist James Carville was fond of saying during the Clinton presidency, "It's the economy, stupid." Well, fast forward to 2016: "It...

The World Post-COP -- System Reboot, Not Plug-and-play -- Part Two

Jules Peck | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Jules Peck

Very different actors inhabit the worlds of the current policy landscape and this emerging vision of a new system. Some bridge both worlds -- but too few.

The Next Chapter

Indra Heerkens | Posted 11.24.2015 | New York
Indra Heerkens

Last week I had the privilege of participating in a circle of events in New York City that the DOEN Foundation, the company I work for, is involved w...

Doing Better: The $80 Billion Shift We Need Now for Economic Democracy

Michelle Long | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Michelle Long

Today, the literature is clear -- an economy with fewer big players does a good job of funneling wealth into few hands, but the best path to the most jobs and the most wealth for the most people is directly correlated with the density and diversity of local ownership per capita.

The Uber-Simplified Debate on the New Economy

Mike McDerment | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Mike McDerment

Uber is only a tiny segment of what is alternately called the New Economy, the Sharing Economy, etc. Yes, there are many people driving for Uber, yet this small group is becoming the center of what's being debated while most Americans working independently are largely overlooked.

Will the Paris Climate Talks Deliver the World We Need? Not Likely.

Janet Redman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Green
Janet Redman

So can these talks deliver an agreement that moves us into a post-fossil fuel world? The simple answer is "no." For starters, the draft agreement they'll be using as the basis for discussion makes no reference to fossil fuels at all.

Celebrating the Future at Bristol's New Economy Summit

Jules Peck | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Jules Peck

This week I had the great pleasure to be one of the hosts of a wonderfully energetic and creative two-day summit on the new economy in Bristol, asking what the future could look like for money, business, ownership, cities and much more.

Linking Art, Culture, Commerce and Through Technology, the World

John M. Eger | Posted 10.04.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

We know that technology is shrinking the globe, but the reasons are largely economic: mostly the opportunity to see the world as one market, with standardized goods and services, standardized marketing and standardized messaging.

Why Manufacturing Companies Must Embrace Disruptive Change to Survive

Zvonimir Mršić | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Zvonimir Mršić

As always, change is difficult but sometimes necessary. When it comes to the manufacturing sector and other traditional industries, embracing disruptive changes through new partnerships with start-ups may be the most exciting development in decades.

Making Sense of the 'New Economy'

Jules Peck | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Jules Peck

Ever wondered what the 'new economy' actually looks like, who the players are and how they interrelate?

A Digital Bretton Woods

Bijan R. Kian | Posted 06.29.2015 | Technology
Bijan R. Kian

The global economy lives on the production, extraction, correlation, analysis, and sale of information. But it has a far greater economic value in the information it gathers on the primary user's preferences, tastes, choices, and lifestyle.

Corporate Influence & Transforming From a World Created for the Non-Living

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Mark Chasan

There is hope that we can create a thriving, healthy and abundant world, but we have to do more than hope. We must take action to transform from the inside-out (personal change), ground-up (infrastructure, built environment and supply-chain) and top-down (government, corporations and regulatory environment).

Management 2.0: Coaching Employees In The New Economy

David Hassell | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
David Hassell

Today's best managers believe that their employees are more than just fixed assets. They have shifted away from the role of commanding boss to supportive coach, by creating space for employees to live great lives and do great work.

China: Ecological Civilization Rising?

John Fullerton | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
John Fullerton

I can't pretend to know how serious China's leaders are with respect to their stated goal of achieving an "ecological civilization," and one certainly can't help but notice the irony when looking at the pollution belching out of smoke stacks as you travel to and from the airport. But I was impressed with what I saw at a recent summit.

Rifkin: In New Economy, 'Social Skills Count More Than Work Skills'

The European | Lars Mensel and Max Tholl | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

Economist and bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin argues that our grandchildren will pity our working conditions and that a bright future is not a utopia...

The Second Machine Age Is Approaching. Here's How We Can Prepare.

Dawn Nakagawa | Posted 04.26.2015 | World
Dawn Nakagawa

We are living in an age of science fiction -- humans are overcoming the limitations of our brains while machines are acquiring superhuman capabilities. The most exciting technologies combine what humans do best with what machines do best. But it is premature to think we have overcome every challenge. Here's how we can prepare for the second machine age.