Solutions Seminar: A Business Partnership with Posterity
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 6:30pm

A business partnership with posterity: Creating an enhanced operating system for the world's economies

Join us for a visionary series of free seminars from the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.

Hank Patton, Chairman of World Steward (and panel)

Wednesday, October 19
5-6:30 p.m.
Portland State University, Shattuck Hall Annex, 1914 SW Park Avenue (Annex at SW Hall and Broadway)
Free and open to the public.

A truly healthy economy must provide adequate jobs, security and wellness to all people while at the same time protecting natural resources for current and future generations. PSU researchers are examining alternative solutions to enable economies to perform all these functions effectively and efficiently. One possible approach, called “intergenerational finance,” gives future generations the ability to partner with actors in today’s economy through trustees, long-term financing and markets based on scientifically developed metrics designed to assure greater and more equitable wealth creation while restoring natural systems. Hank Patton, the concept’s designer, will present the idea, and researchers will lead a discussion on it and other proposed solutions, like taxes, public trusts, regulation and cap and trade.

The talk will stream live here.