Meet Stuart Valentine (02:32)
Hazel Henderson identifies flaws in the financial system and introduces Centerpoint Investment Strategies Principal Stuart Valentine, who is working to strengthen the local economy in Fairfield, Iowa.
Fairfield Sustainability Initiative (03:36)
Valentine outlines the city's strategic plan to foster a culture of self-sufficiency through farmers’ markets, renewable energy projects, and the Maharishi University of Management.
Consciousness Based Lifestyle (03:25)
Valentine discusses Fairfield's transcendental meditation approach to economic sustainability, environmental sustainability, and community wellbeing.
Connecting Finance and Ecology (01:36)
Henderson discusses a valuation tool introducing asset managers to biomimicry principles and encouraging economic sustainability.
Reinterpreting Human Evolution (02:42)
Henderson explains how Darwin's theory has been misinterpreted in the financial world as “survival of the fittest.” Valentine discusses how future economies will be based on cooperation.
Solar Age (01:24)
Henderson sees a democratic society based on renewable energy as the next stage in human evolution.
Ethical Biomimicry Finance (02:08)
Valentine invests in companies moving towards whole systems design. He outlines a Fairfield company producing nature simulations for hospital patients.
Generative Ownership Model (02:22)
Valentine describes how employee owned companies promote accountability, and highlights a Fairfield business improving sustainability through food, energy and philanthropy initiatives.
Renewable Energy Model (04:39)
Valentine outlines a Fairfield collective funding solar projects and promoting community ownership over power sources.
Solar Age Politics (02:50)
Henderson and Valentine discuss overcoming "locked in" utility models through biomimicry principles such as energy efficiency and disruptive technologies.
Credits: Fostering Homegrown Reliable Economies: Ethical Markets 5 (01:04)
Credits: Fostering Homegrown Reliable Economies: Ethical Markets 5
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