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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, founded in 1754. In 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014, she was honored as a “Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America. In 2012, she was honored with the Reuters Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & Investing at TBLI Europe. 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 from www.ethicalmarkets.com.
Hazel is a colleague and good friend of Mitchell’s and A Better World. She has been a guest on A Better World Radio a discussing both the building of a renewable economy and an economy based on love. Mitchell is on the Ethical Market’s Global Advisory Board and EthMark Awards Committee.
This Week on A Better World Radio
Nikos Avlonas is founder and President of the Centre for Sustainability & Excellence (CSE) a global Sustainability Strategic advisory and Training organization with activities in North America, Europe, MENA and Asia regions. Nikos has been distinguished as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America, an organization dedicated to promoting trustworthy business behavior in 2010.
He is currently an Adjunct Professor in DePaul University (Chicago), one of the 10 largest and most innovative universities in US and a well known international speaker in topics related to Sustainable Development and CSR and has delivered speeches and educated professionals in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Nikos specializes in Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility & Governance, Business Ethics and Performance Management strategies. During the last 15 years he has carried out numerous projects in leading organizations, including Fortune Global 500 Companies, such as BP, Nestle, Heineken Group, Coca Cola, Blackberry, ΑΒΜ, Mc Cain, DHL, Lafarge, Deutsche Post, Under Armor, the European Investment Bank ,Government of Dubai and the Lloyds Banking Group. Additionally he has extensive international experience in Executive training & coaching having trained over 3,000 managers worldwide including executives from NASA, Walmart, Word Bank, Coca Cola.
He was founder and Co-Chair of the Chicago Chamber of Commerce Sustainability Strategy Committee. He is advisory council member of SERF (Society of Environmentally Responsible buildings) Green Building guidelines in US and one of the founders and Vice President of the Corporate Responsibility Institute since 2007, a non for profit organization for CSR performance evaluation and benchmarking (based on the Business in the Community Index-BITC). Additionally he is Board member in the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) in Chicago. In the past he was Scientific Advisor to the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), based in Brussels, in the field of Business Excellence and Corporate Social Responsibility and he has project leader for the development of a CSR Framework and relevant tools supported by the UN Global Compact and applied to thousands of companies globally. He is also member of Gacso (Global Associations of Corporate Sustainability Officers).
He has contributed as chairman and advising member in the organization and coordination of workshops and international conferences on a variety of business topics. He is co-author of the books ‘’Practical Sustainability Strategies‘’ published by Wiley in 2014 which become one of the best selling books in this field and ‘’Management Models for the future’’ published in 2009. He has given many interviews relevant to the above issues to international Media including Fortune, CNBC, CCTV (China Central TV), Voice of America and many others.
Special thanks to Rosalinda Sanquiche for introducing CSE and Nikos to Mitchell and A Better World.
Just a Few Words About this Week’s Programs at A Better World and This Week at The White House
By pure coincidence, or rather, I believe, ‘Divine Synchronicity”, this week’s guests were individually scheduled on A Better World without plan, but yet the work of each wholly overlap with the other’s, to the extent that Hazel Henderson is on the Board of Center for Sustainability and Excellence.
The work of both guest’s organizations represent a good part of the heart and soul of A Better World. The values represented by a renewable energy economy are those that respect and honor the Earth. Setting business back on a track of being sustainable, honorable and humane in all of its business practices and principles of zero-waste, humane treatment of employees and putting service, planet and people before profit. I am pleased and honored to have Hazel Henderson and Nikos Avlonas as guests this week on A Better World and TV and Radio–if their respective work were to be wholly implemented in the business world, we would truly have a better world.
At the other extreme is what was being issued as executive orders at The White House: flagrant disrespect of human beings through the travel ban order which is being contested throughout the country. There are other offensive executive orders which have been driving people to the streets of all colors and stripes, and what has amounted to some 55 law suits filed against the new President Trump. When Obama entered office, he had 5 suits filed against him and GW Bush 4. This gives us some measure of the egregiousness of the actions of this President in comparison to the prior two.
The nominations for cabinet positions of arguably the most incompetent and inexperienced people for the positions for which they’ve been nominated are enough in themselves to bring tremendous doubt as to the competence of the President himself. How can you nominate someone to be head of the EPA who has sued them 14 times and has virtually called for its demolition? Or a former governor and Presidential candidate who forgot the name of the agency he said he wanted to dissolve and has now been nominated to run it? These are but two examples of many of just how foolish, immoral and self-interested the current Administration is. Some are saying that we are really being governed by white supremacist President Bannon.
he group members are reporting about the depth of their experience, getting in touch with wisdom, compassion, understanding, empathy along with a fount of humor is heart-opening and inspiring. There is a true sense of building communities for the future from the inside out and building leadership are a few of the subjects explored in the workshop.
Participants get coaching on dealing with “challenging conversations” life presents to us, e.g., death, sex, money, politics, religion, health, joy, mastery, success, how to handle conflict with some kindness and elegance. With a touch of wisdom & inquiring heart-mind,Mitchell assists participants in cultivating competence in these communications. This level of authenticity serves those attending the group in every facet of their lives, personal and professional. Some of the latest, cutting-edge technologies for healing mind-body & planet, combined with quantum physics and neuroscience, understanding experience objectively and subjectively are explored.
Dehydration is one of the largest but largely unrecognized, passed by health problems in our society. According to Dr. Batmangelidj, author of The Body’s Many Cries for Water, dehydration is the cause of most of our diseases. But ironically enough.hydration doesn’t always occur effectively simply by drinking more water. There needs to be the proper constituents in the body for absorption, and these in exact ratio of hyaluronic acid, condroitin sulfate and collagen. These act as a metabolic catalyst for cellular hydration. And each of these tend to ‘dry up’ as we grow older, leading to dehydration, aging, wrinkling skin and both joint pain and lack of mobility and flexibility.
Mitchell’s recently posted article is on how 3rd Party Politics are marginalized in the Electoral Process, diminishing Democracy:
And another on The Trickle-Down Stress Effect or the Trickle-Down Love Effect:
And just published:
Then there is Mike Adams’ NaturalNews.com which is another place where I’ve published articles on Health, Stress, Total biology and Wellness, a site that tells so much about what’s really going on in our society, you really don’t want to miss it! Go to: http://www.naturalnews.com/Author_Mitchell_Rabin.html for articles I’ve written there.