Launch of the Global Futures Intelligence System Video now available
The video of the Washington launch of the Global Futures Intelligence System at the Woodrow Wilson Center is now available. Click here for the video on the Woodrow Wilson Centre Website (larger video picture), or go to http://millennium-project.org/millennium/presentations.html (seems to have better audio).
Ethical Markets publishes Green Transition Scoreboard for 2013
The Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) 2013 tracks private investments growing the green economy worldwide since 2007. Last year was an inflection point for the green transition worldwide. Technology and innovation such as in electricity generation and transport began forcing structural changes and rethinking of business models, urban design and development toward integrated systemic approaches. Many private investors are shifting to green sectors following a transition strategy that was already recognized in the 2012 report by Mercer which suggested that 40% of portfolios should be in Green Transition sectors. With over $4.1 trillion invested since 2007, investors and countries growing green sectors globally are on track to reach $10 trillion in investments by 2020. Read the press release here.
The Western Cape 2012 State of the Future launch took place during the evening of 29 November at the Mostertsdrif Manor House of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (Stias). The event was attended by approximately 40 people including many M.Phil Futures Studies alumni, as well as a good mix of business, academia and public sector people.
Tanja Hichert of the SA Node gave a short presentation on the publication and the work of the Node, whilst the guest speaker, Dr Oonsie Biggs of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Stias fellow, gave a fascinating talk on Complexity, Resilience and Regime Shifts. There was some excellent, high quality audience participation and discussion thereafter.
Know people who are changing the world?
The Tech Awards is now accepting applications for 2013.
The Tech Awards program inspires global engagement in applying technology to humanity's most pressing problems by recognizing individuals, organizations, and companies that use innovative technology solutions.
The Tech Awards laureates are profoundly improving the human condition through the use of technology. It is the goal of The Tech Awards to showcase their compelling stories and reward their brilliant accomplishments.