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Integrated Bottom Line

Today’s business leaders are running partially blind. The way in which they keep accounts is failing to deliver the complete information that they need to track assets and liabilities properly. As more companies use the principles of sustainable management to guide strategy, they need more sophisticated approaches to inform them of the value of these [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|Articles|0 Comments

Transforming the Global Economic Paradigm ASAP

Rachel’s Network “Green Leaves” Spring Newsletter 2013 Advisor Spotlight  We all  know well the challenges facing us. From reversing ecological and economic collapses to meeting the development needs of seven billion (and growing) residents of our planet, we’ve got our work cut out for us. But what can one person—or one organization—do? A lot. Join me on an adventure to transform the global economic paradigm. […]

By | June 13th, 2013|Articles, ASAP, Hunter Lovins|0 Comments

A Rare Step Forward on Climate Change

Huffington Post 9 June 2013 Since international negotiations on global climate change began, it has been the case that the two countries most responsible for greenhouse gas emissions today – the United States and China – could lead the world on the issue if they could agree with one another. They haven’t gotten there yet, but they took a meaningful step last Saturday when Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping agreed to cooperate on phasing out the use of HFCs – a class of potent greenhouse gases used as refrigerants and in industrial processes. The description of the agreement released by the White House notes that “a global phase down of HFCs could potentially reduce some 90 gigatons of CO2 equivalent by 2050, equal to roughly two years worth of current global greenhouse gas emissions”. […]

By | June 10th, 2013|Articles, Bill Becker, Huffington Post, PCAP|0 Comments

Toward A New Development Paradigm

For: Solutions By:  ASAP coordinating group: Robert Costanza, Jacqueline McGlade, Steve de Bonvoisin, Petra Fagerholm, Joshua Farley, Enrico Giovannini, Ida Kubiszewski, Frances Moore Lappé, Hunter Lovins, Kate Pickett, Greg Norris, Thomas Prugh, Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir, Debra Roberts, and Richard Wilkinson 31 May 2013  “Conscious that unsustainable patterns of production and consumption can impede sustainable development, and recognizing the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness and well-being of all peoples.” ~ United Nations General Assembly, Resolution 65/309, 2011 To meet the growing challenges facing humanity, many individuals, communities and societies are actively  exploring different ways of looking at the world. Some have sought to describe a society in which happiness is the primary goal. Others have developed policies for a global economy based on a more thorough understanding of how safeguarding resources underpins the creation of material wealth. Others anticipate catastrophic events and surprises as portents of the future. Whilst different in substance, all these approaches have the common goal of lifting society to a new level of sustainable well-being. The King of Bhutan recently convened an International Expert Working Group to synthesize and integrate many of these ideas in order to set forth a New Development Paradigm. […]

By | May 31st, 2013|Articles, ASAP, Hunter Lovins|0 Comments

"Powerful Interview" by Adam Hammes

Eco-Influence.com (by Adam Hammes) 29 MAY 2013 Adam Hammes [ I] caught Hunter Lovins on the phone recently for a quick (and poignant) interview about influence.  She was frank and insightful — pulling no punches.  It’s worth a listen! Hunter Lovins has been a leading author (14 books!) and promoter of sustainable development for over 30 years.  She is president [...]

By | May 30th, 2013|Hunter Lovins|0 Comments

Hunter Teaches the Virtues of Green Business Development by Douglas Brown

Denver Post “Hunter Teaches the Virtues of Green Business Development” (by Douglas Brown) 16 May 2013 (Photo: Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post) Climate-change activist L. Hunter Lovins teaches at several universities, runs a few nonprofits, writes books and gives talks around the world. She was named a “green business icon” by Newsweek, and a millennium “Hero of the Planet” by Time magazine. The Longmont resident is, simply put, an international leader in the field of sustainable development and climate change, with a particular emphasis on business and how capitalism can thrive in a green economy. When she talks about the topics — and she probably spends most of her days immersed in conversation about things like hydraulic fracturing, solar energy, carbon credits and drought — facts and figures roll off her tongue, and a certain passion captivates her. Listening to her, you think: Here is a person I want on my side. The forester, social scientist and lawyer has been fixated on sustainable development for decades. In 1982 she co-founded with her then-husband, Amory Lovins, the Rocky Mountain Institute, a Snowmass nonprofit that wrestles with sustainability issues. Now, among many other things, she leadsNatural Capitalism Solutions, a nonprofit that helps businesses turn green. Lovins, 63, who grew up in the mountains east of Los Angeles in a family of social activists, first moved to Colorado when she was 15 to go to high school. She never looked back, and she rarely removes her black cowboy hat, at least in public. Given Lovins’ high profile, you might expect an office with a certain kind of green grandeur — something contemporary, with concrete floors and exposed metal and beetle-kill wood. But it’s just a small, turn-of-the-last-century farmhouse with creaky floors and sagging bookshelves and a draft in downtown Hygiene, which is little more than a rural intersection with a store and a cafe in unincorporated Boulder County. The beat-up (and charming) farm house, the miniature town with its market selling homemade tamales and local lamb — these are Lovins’ kind of places. She lives on a nearby ranch, where she keeps a lot of horses and routinely adopts dogs. But she spends a good bit of her time in this atmospheric slip of a town. Douglas Brown: I read your book, “Climate Capitalism.” It was full of hope, but it was infused with doom, too.  Are we doomed? […]

By | May 17th, 2013|Articles, Hunter Lovins|0 Comments

Honoring Happiness: What Bhutan, a Cowboy Hat, & the Economy Have in Common By Ann Teresa Rich

Triple Pundit “Honoring Happiness: What Bhutan, a Cowboy Hat, & the Economy Have in Common” (By Ann Teresa Rich) 7 May 2013 From the moment she took the stage, smiling in a black cowboy hat and turquoise scarf, I knew I was in for a great talk. In October 2012, I had the pleasure of attending a Hunter Lovins lecture at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is a charismatic sustainability leader. Lovins, the president and cofounder of Natural Capitalism Solutions, was named a Time Magazine “Hero of the Planet” in 2000, and is author and co-author of numerous books, including the groundbreaking work, Natural Capitalism, and most recently, Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change. Lovins’ delivery was insightful and I left with a richer understanding of social and environmental responsibility in business. I was surprised, however, by two unexpected lessons that stayed with me after the applause ended. First, Lovins put the power of change into our hands. No one in the audience was exempt from responsibility. She engaged the audience and demonstrated the influence a single person can have. This individual power was distilled down to the daily choices we each make and how these choices make a difference in our communities and the world. To become conscious of your choices you needed to become conscious of your statement. What does happiness have to do with sustainability? The second theme grew more slowly into a complete concept. It was the kind of idea that you find yourself mulling over late at night. Lovins proposed happiness as a determinant of wealth both alongside, and in place of, monetary wealth. I smiled and wondered, “What does happiness have to do with sustainability?” […]

By | May 9th, 2013|Articles, Hunter Lovins, Triple Pundit|0 Comments

9 May 2013 | Chicago, IL | ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame

International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) Annual Conference Hunter Lovins inducted into their  Hall of Fame PRESS: 3BL Media “Sustainability Leaders to Gather In Chicago May 8-10 for ISSP Conference 2013” (Press Release) 26 April 2013 […]

By | May 9th, 2013|Hunter Lovins, Press|0 Comments

2 May 2013 | Chicago, IL | Chicago Family Business Council

Chicago Family Business Council and DePaul University's "The Sweet Spark of Success" "Lead Follow or Get Out of the Way" by L. Hunter Lovins (download slides) Chicago Family Business Council celebrated Abt Electronics and their impressive 77 years of successful business. Michael Abt was in attendance to accept the Chicago Family Business Council's Leadership Award, [...]

By | May 2nd, 2013|Hunter Lovins, Slides|0 Comments

28 April 2013 | Berkeley, CA | California Student Sustainability Coalition

California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) Convergence at UC Berkeley "Lead. Follow, Or Get Out of the Way" by L. Hunter Lovins (download slides)

By | April 28th, 2013|Hunter Lovins, Slides, Video & Slides, Videos, YouTube|0 Comments