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Mass Labor Replaced by Machine Technology (02:29)


Automated technology increasingly replaces factory workers around the world and experts estimate that within 30 years all factory jobs will be virtually eliminated.

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (03:10)

Patricia Kelso, founder of ESOP, works to increase opportunities for employees to share in company profits. ESOP gives people without savings access to capital credit, enabling employees to become stockholders and use capital earnings.

The Greyston Bakery (04:22)

By integrating his spiritual beliefs into a social enterprise Bernie Glauson has helped decrease the rate of homelessness in the Yonkers community. The Greyston Bakery helps provide jobs for the unemployed in Yonkers.

Competitive Advantage Through Social Innovation (03:39)

Businesses that incorporate knowledge networks, practice communities, and civil society organizations will endure over time. Companies like Clif Bar can attribute much of their success to putting employees and the community first.

Paul Ray: "The Cultural Creatives" (02:16)

A growing number of people in the U.S. share the values of a group called "cultural creatives," who care about the environment and place social issues above consumerism.

Chroma Technology Corporation (04:39)

Employee ownership and shared social values play key roles in the success of Chroma Technology, which focuses more on long-term success rather than quarterly earnings. Chroma Technology has effectively reduced its environmental impact.

Hazel Henderson: "Beyond Globalization" (03:29)

Industrialization mechanized agriculture and automated production lines, displacing workers in these fields. Employee stock ownership plans have helped transform the workplace where other ideas for maintaining purchasing power have failed.

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The Transformation of Work: Ethical Markets 1

Part of the Series : Ethical Markets 1: Growing the Green Economy 1.0
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Just as the industrial revolution changed the way people work, so has the rise of digital technology—leading to the radical reorganization of business models and workplaces, as well as the geographical redistribution of labor and services. This program inquires into 21st-century work paradigms, presenting commentary from scholars and business leaders about what it means to be an employee today—and what it will mean in the future. Patricia Kelso of the Kelso Institute explains the concepts behind ESOPS, while Verna Allee, author of The Future of Knowledge, and Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money, elaborate on new relationships between labor and capital. Paul Millman, CEO of Chroma Technology, discusses the benefits of employee ownership. (28 minutes)

Length: 29 minutes

Item#: BVL37200

ISBN: 978-1-4213-6641-8

Copyright date: ©2005

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Reviews & Awards

[This program is part of the series Ethical Markets.]


 “Ethical Markets should be a daily show broadcast on many networks. The world is crying for the ideas and examples of a new economics that ensures a sustainable future for all of us. Hazel Henderson and Simran Sethi introduce viewers to an awakening world of possibility. A world where profit pursues a triple-bottom-line, and where hope blossoms among a new set of entrepreneurs to build a better world for all. The real life case studies show that indeed another world is possible, in fact it's being born in places and businesses around the world. The wider world needs to hear these stories if we are  going to steer our spaceship earth towards a future that provides opportunity and security for all of us.” —Terry Link, Director, Office of Campus Sustainability, Michigan State University


“We found the Ethical Markets series so valuable, we built an entire college course in our Financial Studies curriculum around it.” —Carol S. Spalding, Ed.D., Open Campus President, Florida Community College at Jacksonville

Ethical Markets challenges us to think beyond what is and look instead at what can, should and must be the bedrock principles of a sustainable, global economy.” —James W. Knight, Dean, Division of Continuing Education, The University of Florida

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