Category Archives: The Earth and environmental activism

50,000 people march for the Earth: Global climate march 2015, Sydney

I’m back in Sydney from the fascinating and very thought-provoking World Forum on Natural Capital 2015 in Edinburgh (to be discussed here, later this week). So I was among the estimated 50,000 people from babies to grandparents who marched for … Continue reading

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From economics + accounting + ‘saving the planet’ to poetry and novels: a little monkishness till November

This weekend I’ll be at the Women of the World Festival in Brisbane, which looks fantastic. I’m speaking on Sunday morning in a session called Mother Earth: Women Saving the Planet with four amazing women: Senator Larissa Waters; sustainable farmer … Continue reading

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Rock Stars of the New Economy II, or Benefit corporations Q&A – and WOW Brisbane 2015

So now, as promised, I’m concluding last week’s post on the benefit corporation (the new generation corporation which is changing the world) with the highlights of the Q&A session which followed the talks by benefit corporation maestroes Rob Michalak of Ben & … Continue reading

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Rock Stars of the New Economy: B Corps and Rob Michalak, Helen Souness + James Chin Moody unplugged at UTS’s Dr Chau Chak Wing Building

Last Thursday night I went to hear three ‘rock stars of the new economy‘ speak about their businesses, which are all benefit corporations, a new corporate form which is changing the world. Benefit corporations are for-profit businesses which must make a … Continue reading

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New York, New York, ‘Rock Stars of the New Economy’ – and ‘Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?’

I’m very excited to be speaking at two public events in New York City next week, one organised by the Accountants Club of America and the other by New York University. Here are the details: Wednesday 6 May 2015 Accountants … Continue reading

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On the value of oceans and how the earth pays for our iDevices + eGadgets – or, I’m still down the accounting rabbit hole

Storms have smashed Sydney and New South Wales for days, flooding roads, railways, entire towns, uprooting trees, tearing off roofs, sweeping away beaches, cars, houses, animals, people. The tempestuous weather makes clear once again the almighty power of our planet … Continue reading

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Multinational tax avoidance, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the shift from nations to corporations – and Tomas Sedlacek’s Economics of Good and Evil

When you’re writing a book, there are themes and stories you must pursue, they make up the tale you’re trying to tell. And then there are other, tantalising themes that bubble away under the surface or that you glimpse in … Continue reading

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