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14
Feb

The Spectacular Returns on Renewable Energy

Since the start of the industrial revolution, the world’s most advanced economies have operated on increasing amounts of fossil fuels. As their appetites for coal, oil and natural gas grew so did the profits of companies that extracted these commodities from the earth and sold them as fuels. That is, until recently. Today these depleting, ecologically hazardous fuels face new competition ...

30
Jan

Recession Fears Sweep Global Markets

During 2018 equity markets in Europe and Asia were down in the 15% plus range while those in the US lost roughly 5 percent. In this milieu, the Global LAMP Index® and Focus Group lost 10.52% and 7.72% respectively; and the comparable FTSE World and MSCI World indices lost 9.57% and 10.44 percent. More importantly, over LAMP’s longer 24-year history ...

27
Jan

Another strong year for the Global LAMP Index®

During 2017 the Global LAMP Index® and the select LAMP Focus Group had total returns of 28.13% and 27.72% respectively – surpassing by wide margins their global comparators: the MSCI World and FTSE World Indices plus the S&P Global 100, whose returns averaged 23.17%. For people new to this blog, the Global LAMP Index® is a learning lab of 60 companies. ...

14
Nov

All economies are living systems in the sense that their primary assets – people and Nature – are living. As will be shown in this brief, they work best when they operate on symbiotic principles that have sustained life for billions of years. Sensible as this holistic vision sounds, it nevertheless represents a paradigm shift from the orthodox perspective of ...

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 ...