Today, we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening its life-support system.... In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of human consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground......That time is now (Wangar Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize.)
That time is now....
What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on (Henry David Thoreau)
...positive environmental investment returns are likely eventually to capture the imagination of analysts and investors alike. ....However, until critical mass is reached, it is up to the individual investor to support social investing and to continue to encourage management teams to recognize the value that progressive environmental management provides. (Lisa Leff, Director, the Social Investment Program, Smith Barney Asset Management, Salomon Smith Barney, at Johnson Graduate School of Management, Center for the Environment, Work and Environment Initiative, CONNECTING BUSINESS & THE ENVIRONMENT, Seminar #12, ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AS A SIGNAL OF A FIRM'S FUTURE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, 1997.
A growing number of developing countries are significantly cutting industrial pollution by using the combined power of local communities, stock markets, and the news media to police air an water discharges from private companies. (Greening Industry)
The most significant factor determining the future of sustainability and business is the attitude and responses of the financial markets. (Ecos)
See Also: Kyosei, a great essay by Dr. Ryuzaburo Kaku, Honoraray Chairman of Canon Inc.
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