Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire with Rebecca Henderson

According to Harvard University professor Rebecca Henderson, capitalism is the most successful economic system in history, yet it’s in danger of destroying itself – and our world. While some may be paralyzed by the enormity of the task facing humanity, Henderson’s 2020 book Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire offers hope: if you, as an individual, can make even a single company a better place to work, you can change lives and be part of a driving the larger social and political changes that are needed.

Gross National Happiness as a Keystone in Sustainable Growth with Tshewang Wangchuk

According to the World Economic Forum, Bhutan has considerably and measurably improved its economic, environmental, social and governance situation in the last four decades, and is on the verge of graduating from “Least Developed Country” status this year. The Bhutan Foundation is an independent and objective partner to the King of Bhutan and its government.

Heath Nero on the Power of Protecting Public Lands

In this discussion, Nero cautioned against “fortress conservation,” in which local communities are excluded from the conservation efforts and do not reap any benefits. He highlighted that conservation is most successful when done in concert with indigenous and first nations – in fact, that partnership can be a pathway to reconciliation and more resilient local communities and economies.

Inner Resources for Collective Action on Climate Crisis

On October 6, Garrison Institute Co-Founder Jonathan F.P. Rose joined Jamie Bristow, a leading expert on completive practice and public life, for a discussion on the “inner dimension” of addressing climate change. Jamie is also the Co-Director of the Mindfulness Initiative, a policy institute based in the United Kingdom that is focused on mindfulness and compassion training that grew out of a program of mindfulness teaching for members of the British Parliament.

Nicole Redvers on Bridging Indigenous Systems and Modern Science

Nicole Redvers joined Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose for a conversation about the importance of indigenous voices in planetary health and the common good. Nicole, who co-founded the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation, is also author of The Science of the Sacred: Bridging Global Indigenous Medicine Systems.

Michelle Moore on Leading an Equitable Energy Transition

On August 4th, Michelle Moore joined Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose in conversation on leading an equitable energy transition. As CEO of Groundswell, Michelle has empowered communities all over the country to reduce energy costs and add clean energy generation.

Justin Winters on Coexisting with Nature

On July 20th, Justin Winters joined Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose in conversation on coexisting with nature. As Justin explained through One Earth’s mission, this requires a three-pronged approach: conserving 50% of lands and oceans; achieving net-zero, regenerative food systems; and a just transition to 100% renewable energy. 

Daniel Christian Wahl on Regenerative Systems Design

On June 3rd, Dr. Daniel Christian Wahl joined Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose in conversation on regenerative systems design for planetary health. Grounding the conversation, Daniel explained that regenerative cultures are not a futuristic utopia; rather, these were reality for millenia, with people living as part of their landscapes. It is only in the last ~1,000 years that the story we tell ourselves has changed.