Record:   Prev Next
作者 Mohr, Juergen
書名 From an Affluent Society to a Happy Society : Vital Signs Promising a Change and the Impacts on Industries
出版項 Hamburg : Diplomica Verlag, 2011
國際標準書號 9783842805781 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (95 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
附註 From an Affluent Society to a Happy Society Vital Signs Promising a Change and the Impacts on Industries -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures -- Preface -- A. WHERE ARE WE TODAY? -- 1. From The Agriculture Society To The Service Society -- 2. Increasing Our Welfare While Destroying Our Planet -- 3. Mankind Awakens -- B. VITAL SIGNS PROMISING A CHANGE -- 1. The LOHAS Movement -- 1.1. Characterization -- 1.2. Value Transformation -- 1.3. The New Working Class -- 1.4. Consequences Of The LOHAS Trend -- 2. Corporate Social Responsibility -- 3. Governmental Initiatives -- 3.1. Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change -- 3.2. United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change -- 3.3. The Measurement Of Society's Well-Being -- 4. Non-Governmental Initiatives -- 4.1. Al Gore's Projects -- 4.2. Worldwatch Institute -- 4.3. Germanwatch -- 5. The Incredible Boom Of The Renewable Energies -- C. THE IMPACTS ON INDUSTRIES -- 1. General Issues -- 1.1. Overall Industry Trends -- 1.2. Innovative Service Industry -- 2. Manufacturing Industries -- 2.1. Food Industry -- 2.2. Green-Tech Industry -- 2.3. Automotive Industry -- 2.4. Construction Industry -- 2.5. Fashion Industry -- 3. Service Industries -- 3.1. Health Care Industry -- 3.2. Tourism Industry -- 3.3. Finance Industry -- D. WE ARE ON THE WAY TOWARDS A HAPPY SOCIETY -- REFERENCES -- FIGURE CREDITS
Facts and figures indicate a continuously increasing societal welfare. But what about its impacts on the environment? The growing wealth has been accompanied by environmental degradation, deforestation, losses in bio-diversity, global warming, air pollution, depletion of the ozone layer, and overfishing. Recent measurements have been performed related to the depletion of natural resources showing that humans currently use the resources of 1.25 Earths. At the current consumption levels of high-income countries, the world could only sustainably support 1.75 billion people, not the 6.5 billion living on Earth today. Fortunately ecological awareness is consensus today and reaches far more social levels than just greenies and do-gooders - see the LOHAS trend in this book as an example. Governments have recognized that environmental protection is a worldwide concern that can be solved solely through co-operation. Especially renewable energy has reached the top of the agendas of the United Nations, the G8, and other multilateral fora. At the last conference of the UN climate council the participants noticed that the technologies, required to limit the greenhouse gas emission, are available and affordable. Thus the framework for a change is established and available. It's up to mankind to carry out the transformation. This book gives an insight into the current social transformation that is underway. Research indicates that societies are undergoing a decisive and formative value transformation, away from a pure materialistic and monetary mindset towards a lifestyle of health and sustainability and a better quality of life. Surveys also revealed that although people, especially in the developed countries, continuously got richer over the last 50 years they did not become happier. This finding was responsible that the science of happiness research
experienced a tremendous increasing attention over the last 10 years and that even on governmental level the opinion became accepted that we have to go beyond GDP. Impacts of this value transformation are already visible today in several industries. Starting with a brief description of the historical evolution of the industries, followed by some critical words about welfare and environmental pollution vital signs indicating that societies worldwide are going through a change are highlighted. A deeper look will be taken into the powerful LOHAS trend, corporate social responsibility, governmental and non-governmental initiatives - especially the discussion to go beyond GDP and the mighty upcoming science happiness research - and the remarkable boom of the renewable energies. Before concluding with a short summary, the impacts of that transformation on several industries are identified and described.   Biographische Informationen Juergen Mohr was born 1968 in Nuremberg. Based on his studies of Physics that he successfully completed in 1995 with the degree Diploma, Juergen Mohr decided to improve his professional qualifications in the area of business administration and corporate management. From October 2006 to January 2009 Juergen Mohr graduated an international part-time MBA studies in General Management at the Georg-Simon-Ohm Management-Institute in Nuremberg with distinction and best graduate of the year. During his studies he deeply looked into the science happiness research, the sustainable development, and the societal change currently underway, summarizing his results in the book at hand. In his private life Juergen Mohr supports several non-governmental organizations focused on social justice and environmental protection
Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Mohr, Juergen From an Affluent Society to a Happy Society: Vital Signs Promising a Change and the Impacts on Industries Hamburg : Diplomica Verlag,c2011 9783842855786
主題 Social change.;Social prediction.;Social change -- Economic aspects.;Industries -- Social aspects
Electronic books
Record:   Prev Next