Transition to a Global Green Economy: Ethical Markets 4 (Enhanced DVD)
In Transition to a Global Green Economy: Ethical Markets 4 (2012), Hazel Henderson interviews co-founder of the ethical consumerism group Green America, Alisa Gravitz about the recent development of environmentally sustainable models in business economics. The benefits of ‘green’ economics and in particular, sustainable finance, in corporate social responsibility campaigns, builds capacity into organizations; investing significant finance in environmental and community-based projects. What comes out of social responsibility strategies is far more than idealism. Sustainability platforms reflect the governing ethics of shareholders, and in turn serve as a vital mechanism for generating future profits.
From eco-friendly initiatives, to social reinvestment projects, corporate social responsibility platforms serve to contribute tax-free finance to an organization’s community of stakeholders. Often defined by the interests of employee volunteerism, and the energy offsets offered through government regulated, product end-of-life recycling programs, organizations are increasingly motivated to commit valuable time and resources to the initiation of sustainable strategies.
The recent trend in green investment is a clear indication that financial professionals engaged in the communication of ethically conscious concerns. Issue based investment is more common than before, as investors seek to transform communities through joint-participation on nonprofit and public sector projects. An interest in green investment is expressed through financing of corporate stewardship programs targeting product recycling and community-based, education and public health agendas illustrates the type of commitment that stakeholders are willing to make in exchange for consumer and market confidence. The documentary production is part of the Ethical Markets 4 series.
Transition to a Global Green Economy: Ethical Markets 4