Hazel Henderson D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC and producer of its TV series. She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of The Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and eight other books. Her editorials appear in 27 languages and 200 newspapers syndicated by Inter Press Service, and her book reviews appear on SeekingAlpha.com. Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including (in USA) Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor; and Challenge, Mainichi (Japan), El Diario (Venezuela), World Economic Herald (China), LeMonde Diplomatique (France) and Australian Financial Review. Since becoming a full-time media executive in 2004, Hazel has stepped down from many of her board memberships, including Calvert Social Investment Fund (1982-2005), the Social Investment Forum and the Social Venture Network. She has been Regent's Lecturer at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at the University of California-Berkeley, and advised the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980.She remains on the International Council of the Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social, Sao Paulo, Brasil; serves on the Program Council of FORUM 2000, Prague, Czechoslovakia, founded by the late President Vaclav Havel; is a World Business Academy Fellow; an active member of the National Press Club (Washington DC), and a member of the Association for Evolutionary Economics. She is an Honorary Member of the Club of Rome. She shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Nobelist A. Perez Esquivel of Argentina. In 2007, she was elected a Fellow to Britain’s Royal Society of Arts, founded in 1754. She leads the Transforming Finance initiative, created the Green Transition Scoreboard®, co-developed with Calvert the GDP alternative renamed the Ethical Markets Quality of Life Indicators, co-organized the Beyond GDP conference for the European Commission, and funded three Beyond GDP surveys, finding strong support worldwide for ESG metrics in national accounting. In 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014, she was honored as a "Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior" by Trust Across America. In 2012, she was honored with the Reuters Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & Investing at TBLI Europe. In 2013, she was inducted into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Fame.Her 2014 monograph, Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age, published by ICAEW and Tomorrow’s Company, UK, is available for free download from www.ethicalmarkets.com.
Professor of political economy (state-market interactions) in Hong Kong 1988-2015. Starting up an organic, aquaponics farm in WA state in my "retirement." Specialized in democratic development, political and economic rights, regulatory and constitutional reforms, with a focus on Greater China region. Also regularly taught history of state-market interactions from Aristotle to NAFTA as well as post-graduate classes to civil servants (in Hong Kong and mainland China) on globalization and the WTO from WWI to present. Ran a consultancy/research center for over 25 years (Hong Kong Transition Project), widely cited.
Fascinated by the world of investing and the social science we call economics, which is why I'm taking part in this community where investing laymen, ulterior motived marketing specialists, and finance fanatics meet. Great to be living in this generation.
Founder and Managing Principal of TBJ Investments, LLC. Currently Investor at Buzzient, Inc. Previously CEO at Buzzient, BionTTech and EBA Systems. Former Associate at Mohr, Davidow Ventures. Investing in early stage software/web/mobile,university commercializations and spin outs. Developing interest in energy and natural resources.
Oliver is principal at Huckleberry Investments, a London based investment manager. He invests using a long-term value strategy, aiming to produce low-risk returns far in excess of the market. Oliver achieves this outcome by running a very concentrated portfolio, relying on intensive research to uncover the best opportunities. At Huckleberry, volatility is often elevated, but fear of volatility should never get in the way of low-risk returns. Single name short positions are very rare and are only initiated if conviction is high.
Lisa Renstrom identifies as a Nebraskan, but a decade in the hotel industry in Mexico, while she focused on a single bottom line, enhanced her worldview. Back in the US, social returns assumed first place which manifested as a local Sierra Club group chair, then Executive Director of Voice & Choices, President of the National Sierra Club and later as President of Rachel’s Network.
Lisa currently serves as a Board member to Bonwood Social Investments, ecoAmerica, Vice Chair of Confluence Philanthropy, Chair of Interfaith Power & Light, and the Management Committee for DivestInvest Individual. Formal education derived from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Owner President Management (OPM) at Harvard Business and MC/MPA from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.