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As if the Future Mattered
Translating Social and Economic Theory into Human Behavior
Edited by Neva R. Goodwin

This volume is part of the series
Evolving Values for a Capitalist World

This collection of twelve previously unpublished essays explores what can be done, through changes in institutional arrangements and/or fashions of thought and perception, to encourage the public and private sectors to translate their concern for the future into actions that will ensure the survival and well-being of the human species. The authors range from the well-known business analyst, Michael E. Porter, and former President of the World Bank, Robert McNamara; to Zbigniew Bochniarz, a leading architect of "green plans" for the countries of East Central Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall; and Alisa Gravitz, president of Co-op America, an organization that assists U.S. businesses to adopt socially responsible rules and behaviors. Other contributors are Neva R. Goodwin, Fred Block. George M. Newcombe, David Seckler, David Dapice, Robert L. Paarlberg, and Franklin Tugwell.

Preface by Neva R. Goodwin
Capital Choices: National Systems of Investment, by Michael Porter
Table of Contents

"Can we reconcile our material needs and our concern for a world with a sustainable future? This important book provides a set of clear-headed, realistic analyses that will be of great value to activists, policymakers, and all of us who want to continue to live -- and live well -- on this beautiful but fragile planet." -- Paul L. Wachtel, City University of New York

Links to related web sites

CERES (Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies) "CERES is a coalition of investors, public pension trustees, foundations, labor unions, and environmental, religious, and public interest groups whose mission is to encourage companies, in cooperation and collaboration with CERES, to commit to continuous environmental improvement and to become publicly accountable for the environmental impact of all its activities."

Co-op America "Co-op America, a national nonprofit organization, provides the economic strategies, organizing power and practical tools for businesses and individuals to address today's social and environmental problems."

Glass Ceiling DataLine This gopher provides statistics through 1994, along with a good critique of the 1991 Glass Ceiling Report initiated by then Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole.


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