Hazel Henderson (D.Sc.Hon) is founder of Ethical Markets Media. She is a world-renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, and author of award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and eight other books. She created the Ethical Markets TV series, the EthicMark® Awards, the Green Transition Scoreboard® and co-created Ethical Biomimicry Finance®.
Henderson’s first book Creating Alternative Futures (1978) has been republished by the University of Florida Digital Library. Her editorials are syndicated globally by Inter Press Service, and her book reviews appear on SeekingAlpha.com. Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including Harvard Business Review, New York Times, and Christian Science Monitor as well as journals in Japan, Venezuela, China, France and Australia.
Since becoming a full-time media executive in 2004, Henderson has stepped down from many of her board memberships, including Calvert Social Investment Fund, the Social Investment Forum, and the Social Venture Network. She served as Regent’s Lecturer at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at the University of California-Berkeley, and advised the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980.
Henderson remains on the International Council of the Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social, Sao Paulo, Brasil; is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and the World Business Academy; and is an Honorary Member of the Club of Rome. She shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Nobelist A. Perez Esquivel of Argentina. In 2007, she was elected a Fellow to Britain’s Royal Society of Arts.
In 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014, she was honored as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America. In 2012, she received the Reuters Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & IMPACT Investing. In 2013, she was inducted into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Fame. Her 2014 monograph, Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age, published by ICAEW and Tomorrow’s Company, UK, is available for free download.
Robert Swann (who later founded the Schumacher Center), Ian Baldwin (who later founded Chelsea Green Publishers), and Henderson arranged E. F. Schumacher’s first lecture tour in the USA in 1974. Schumacher—Henderson’s mentor and friend—once stated, “Mrs. Henderson’s essay—every one of them—have more “reality” than almost any other writings on societal problems I know.”
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