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Hazel Henderson, founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC and Series Creator and Co-Executive Producer of its TV series - Dr. Hazel Henderson is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of Beyond Globalization, and seven other books. Her editorials appear in 27 languages and more than 400 newspapers syndicated by InterPress Service, Rome, New York, and Washington DC. Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including (in USA) Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and Challenge, Mainichi (Japan), El Diario (Venezuela), World Economic Herald (China), LeMonde Diplomatique (France) and Australian Financial Review. Her books are translated into German, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Korean, Portuguese, and Chinese.

She sits on several editorial boards, including Futures Research Quarterly, The State of the Future Report, and E/The Environmental Magazine (USA), Resurgence, Foresight and Futures (UK). She co-edited, with Harlan Cleveland and Inge Kaul, The UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives, Elsevier Scientific, UK 1995 (US edition, 1996). Since becoming a full-time TV producer, Hazel has stepped down from her many board memberships, including Worldwatch Institute (1975-2001), Calvert Social Investment Fund (1982-2005), and other associations, including the Social Investment Forum and the Social Venture Network.

She remains on the International Council of the Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social, Sao Paulo, Brasil. Hazel remains a Patron of the New Economics Foundation (London, UK) and a Fellow of the World Business Academy. The first version of her Country Futures Indicators (CFI©), an alternative to the Gross National Product (GNP), is a co-venture with Calvert Group, Inc.: the Calvert-Henderson Quality-of-Life Indicators (Desk Reference Manual, 2000), updated regularly at

In addition, she has been Regent's Lecturer at the University of California (Santa Barbara), held the Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at the University of California (Berkeley), and advised the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980. She holds Honorary Dr. of Science degrees from the University of San Francisco, Soka University (Tokyo) and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts (USA). She is an active member of the National Press Club (Washington DC), the World Future Society (USA), a Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation and a member of the Association for Evolutionary Economics.

Henderson has many awards and is listed in Who’s Who, USA 2005, Who’s Who in the World 2005, and Who’s Who in Business and Finance 2005. She shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Nobelist A. Perez Esquivel of Argentina.


  • "An Economic Vision" with Hazel Henderson

    In this first teleseminar of 2009, renowned futurist, evolutionary economist and author, Hazel Henderson talks with host and IONS Editorial Director Matthew Gilbert about the current state of the economy. Hazel share’s her in-depth knowledge and offers studied, positive alternatives for the future including digital currencies, green economy and local community banking.

    • Teleseminars
    • 2009-01-07
    • 00:41:55
  • "Acceleration of the Shift in the Global Economy" with Hazel Henderson

    While the old financial order is crumbling, signs of the growth of the cleaner, greener 21st Century global economy are everywhere: from the new moves in many countries to change our scorecards of progress beyond GDP to those measuring quality of life--to the new investments cascading into the green sectors.

    • Teleseminars
    • 2008-04-30
    • 01:04:34
  • "Evolutionary Economics" with Hazel Henderson

    In this teleseminar, one of the most sought-after voices of business wisdom, Hazel Henderson, explores a wide range of visionary topics, from the importance of becoming "glocal" to shifting economic measures towards quality of life to harnessing venture capital markets to address our energy crisis. 

    • Teleseminars
    • 2006-05-24
    • 01:06:14

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