An Evening with Hunter Lovins – Portland
Reframing the Global Economy: The Business Case for Gross National Happiness
Please join BGI, VOIS and renowned sustainability innovator, Hunter Lovins for her talk on an economic model of growth titled, “Reframing the Global Economy: The Business Case for Gross National Happiness” on Wednesday, May 16th, from 6- 8 p.m. at the Bagdad Theater in Portland.
Recently returned from the United Nations meeting, “Happiness and Well-Being: Defining a New Economic Paradigm,” organized by the Permanent Mission of Bhutan, Hunter Lovins, president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions, will continue the conversation on Gross National Happiness versus Gross National Product. Lovins’ solution combines international leadership, smart policy at the national level, action by states and provinces, a suite of market-based measures, and a growing commitment by individuals to create a sustainable future balancing social, economic and environmental justice.
Hunter Lovins is a sociologist and lawyer. She also serves as faculty at Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Her most recent book is titled, The Way Out: Kickstarting Capitalism to Save Our Economic Ass. In 2009 Newsweek dubbed her “Green Business Icon” while Time Magazine named her Hero of the Planet in 2000.
The Bainbridge Graduate Institute and VOIS Alliance will host Lovins for this event for business professionals interested in the area of sustainability. Doors open at 5pm for food, beverages and networking.