if the Future Mattered
Translating Social and
Economic Theory into Human Behavior
Edited by Neva
This volume is part of the series
Evolving Values for a Capitalist
of twelve previously unpublished essays explores what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.
by Neva R. Goodwin
Capital Choices: National
Systems of Investment, by Michael Porter
"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
(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."
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."
Ceiling DataLine This gopher provides statistics
through 1994, along with a good critique of the 1991
Glass Ceiling Report initiated by then Labor Secretary