11 Days of Global Unity Economic Justice
Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, founder and president of Ethical Markets Media, is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist and author of award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and eight other books. Her editorials are syndicated by InterPress Service, and articles appear in journals worldwide. She leads the Transforming Finance initiative, created the Green Transition Scoreboard®, and co-developed with Calvert the GDP alternative now renamed the Ethical Markets Quality of Life Indicators, and with Biomimicry 3.8, developed the Principles of Ethical Biomimicry Finance™. Before founding Ethical Markets, Hazel served on many boards, including Worldwatch Institute (1975-2001), Calvert Social Investment Fund (1982-2005) and the Social Venture Network. She advised the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980. She serves on Prague’s Program Council of FORUM 2000, founded by the late President Vaclav Havel. In 2010, 2012 and 2013, she was named to the "Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior" by Trust Across America. In 2012, she received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & Investing at TBLI Europe. In 2013, she was inducted into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Fame.
Riane Eisler is internationally known for her groundbreaking work as a systems scientist and attorney working for the human rights of women and children. She is author of The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future, now in 26 foreign editions. Her The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics was hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking.” Dr. Eisler lectures at universities and corporations internationally, with venues including the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. State Department, Congressional briefings, and events hosted by heads of state. She keynotes major conferences, and her ideas and books are used in universities and schools and applied in many organizations globally.
She is founder and president of the Center for Partnership Studies, which provides research, education, and public policy work through programs such as the Caring Economy Campaign and the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV), which Eisler co-founded with Nobel Peace laureate Betty Williams. She is a member of the Club of Rome, a Councilor of the World Future Council, a fellow of the Academy of Art and Science, and a member of other international and national councils. She has received many honors, including honorary Ph.D. degrees and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s 2009 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award, and is included in the award-winning book Great Peacemakers as one of 20 leaders for world peace, along with Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King.