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04
Mar

False Assumptions Underlying Modern Economics

The following is Part One of a two-part series on how our assumptions of reality powerfully influence the results we achieve. It explores false assumptions underlying modern economics and explains why these are leading the US and global economies to the edge of chaos. Part Two will explore a more hopeful new paradigm that is emerging in corporate and government ...

13
Jan

Companies That Mimic Life Powerpoint Presentation

This powerpoint presentation, delivered at Aarhus University in Denmark on November 14, 2016, frames the essential thesis of my book, Companies That Mimic Life. Like this beautiful Springtime bridge, it conveys a pathway to a more harmonic eco-scape, where economy and ecology work together towards a more sustainable future. This is not wishful thinking. The pathway already ...

28
Nov

Companies that Mimic Life: Reviews of the Book

"This is one of the world’s most important books on leadership and corporate consciousness. The very important work which Jay Bragdon has carried out for many years is part of the new corporate paradigm. It is the leadership answer to the Anthropocene. It is part of the Corporate Renaissance." Steen Hildebrandt, Professor and Adjunct Professor, Aarhus University ...

28
Nov

Industrial capitalism is broken. The signs, which transcend national ideologies, are everywhere: climate change; ecological overshoot; financial exhaustion; fraying social safety nets; corporate fraud; government deceit; civic unrest; terrorism; and war. But there is hope. This book tells how transformation is taking root in the corporate world – the last place many of us would look for solutions. The book tells ...

22
Feb

A new global corporate leadership is emerging: one that prospers while living and working in harmony with Nature and society. This Introduction briefly summarizes how they do it and their astonishing investment results. Companies That Mimic Life is a nearly finished work in progress. It tells the stories of seven global corporations that best exemplify this movement and shows why the ...

02
Feb

Over the past 20 years the Global LAMP Index® beat its global benchmarks 18 times. Last year was one of the rare anomalies when it lagged. That said, it wasn’t off by much. In the competitive world of global equity indices, such consistent excess performance is unheard of. Given the low turnover of companies in the Index (less than 1% per ...

01
Feb

The Global Financial Commons

Since ecologist Garrett Hardin’s 1968 article on “The Tragedy of the Commons,” sustainability advocates have thought of the commons in a global biological context: one embracing the health of our atmosphere, forests, arable land, oceans, rivers and the creatures that live therein. There is also a global financial commons. And it is more closely related to our biological commons than most ...

12
Mar

In 2014, the Global LAMP Index® returns continued to outperform leading global benchmarks. Measured on a market capitalization basis, LAMP returned 5.51% versus 4.47% for the FTSE World Index, 5.50% for the MSCI World Index and 3.09% for the S&P Global 100. Measured on an equal weighted basis, the Global LAMP Index® returned 8.48 percent, beating those global benchmarks by ...

29
Jan

LAMP Index Returns for 2013 Surprise

We were surprised how well the Global LAMP Index® did in 2013 – a year we thought was likely to disappoint given the fragile state of the US and world economies. The sixty LAMP companies continued to widen their lead over global peer indices with a total return of 30.12 percent. This marks the seventeenth time in the past eighteen years ...

04
Dec

Distortions of the Anthropocene

For the first time in earth’s history, a species through its own self-centered behavior, is responsible for ending one geological epoch, the Holocene, and initiating another, the Anthropocene. The Holocene, which began roughly 12,000 years ago with the end of the Pleistocene ice age, is generally associated with a globally warming climate and the rapid spread of the human species as ...