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Live at the Ceres Conference: How Do We Change the Rules of the Game?

05/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

With market bubbles, the truth about risks is simply too painful to confront, Denis Hayes said at the Ceres conference in San Francisco this morning. Hayes was the brains behind the first Earth Day back in 1970, and he's now president and CEO of the $100 million Bullitt Foundation in Seattle. 2

So said Denis Hayes, the founding co-chair of Ceres and the CEO of the Bullitt Foundation, in the opening keynote to the 2009 Ceres Conference. Hayes was talking about the size and scope of the problem that we're facing in this global ecological bubble, where costs are costs, and sooner or later the piper has to be paid. The theme of the conference is "Achieving a Sustainable Global Economy," and the conference began by exploring how to change the rules of the game. Mindy Lubber, the president of Ceres, laid out this idea clearly when she said that climate change poses the same kinds of hidden and not-so-hidden risks as subprime mortgages did. With the start of the conference, Ceres detailed its new "Ceres 20-20" plan, "How to Get There". 1

  1. Live at the Ceres Conference: How Do We Change the Rules of the Game? (GreenBiz)
  2. Earth Day Founder Denis Hayes' "One-Man Anti-Stimulus Package" (earth2tech)

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