Chances are you view investments through the prism of financial metrics. Investment adviser Jed Emerson argues that you should find a radically new way to think about the capital you deploy. Forget about short-term returns to your portfolio – consider instead how your investment improves life on Earth. Emerson argues that a dramatic reassessment of priorities is the only way to avoid ecological catastrophe and social unrest. This wide-ranging study, which delves into the thinking of Martin Luther, René Descartes and Adam Smith, will appeal to anyone seeking alternative viewpoints on capitalism.
About the Author
Jed Emerson is a senior strategic adviser to family offices and investment firms. He is a senior research fellow at the University of Heidelberg's Center on Social Investing.
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9 months agoOver-rated. Would not give it more than a 6 or 7. Failed scholarship - the author fails to accurately characterize Adam Smith, in particular his moral philosophy where he makes clear that narrow profit-maximizing is NOT a healthy path for a society.