Sacred Economics

CoverEisenstein, Charles (2011) Sacred Economics. Evolver Editions: Berkeley, CA.

I saw Eisenstein speak in Portland (standing room only) so I was curious to read his book. Because his background is more in philosophy than economics, I would love to see an enlightened economist’s critique of his ideas. But it’s interesting to see his view of the world unfold.

Plenitude

Schor, Juliet B (2010) Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth. Penguin Press: New York, NY.

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Corporate Impact: Measuring and Managing Your Social Footprint.

Corporate Impact: Measuring and Managing Your Social Footprint. 2011.
Adrian Henriques.
Routledge: London.

Review prepared by: Jack Appleton

In Corporate Impact, Henriques asks, given the place of corporations in modern society do they also have a place, or perhaps even a special place in terms of providing solutions to social issues: a place beyond simply not being an impediment. The general purpose of a company is to provide society with what it needs in return it makes a profit for its ownership. They are a means of delivering goods and services.

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People

CoverWeinschenk, Susan, M (2011) 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People. New Riders: Berkeley, CA.

While this book is intended for web designers, it’s a fascinating window onto recent brain research and what it says about humans, interesting tidbits that have much wider implications. For example:

Rambunctious Garden

Marris, Emma (2011) Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World. Bloomsbury: New York, NY.Cover

That Used to Be Us

coverFriedman, Thomas L and Michael Mandelbaum (2011) That Used to Be Us: How America fell behind in the world it invented and how we can come back. Farrar, Straus and Girous: New York, NY.
Book review by Darcy Hitchcock

"The Sustainability Advantage: Seven Business Case Benefits of a Triple Bottom Line" Book Review

ISSP Book Review by Stephanie Sharma

Title: "The Sustainability Advantage: Seven Business Case Benefits of a Triple Bottom Line"
Author: Bob Willard
Publisher: New Society
Year: 2002
Length: 203 pages
Price: $29.95

Creating Wealth

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Hallsmith, Gwendolyn and Bernard Lietaer (2011) Creating Wealth: Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers.

Climate Capitalism

CoverLovins, L. Hunter and Boyd Cohen (2011) Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change. New York, NY: Hill and Wang.

If you know Hunter Lovins, this book sounds just like her. The first chapter is a powerful manifesto for why reducing GHG’s is good for business. The rest of the book is packed with examples and statistics. Every executive should read this.

Eat Here

Haiweil, Brian (2004) Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket. WW Norton: New York, NY.cover

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