Jeffrey Sachs, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to Speak at “Beyond the Great Recession and Beyond GDP” Event

WHO: Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University; Martin O’Malley, Maryland State Governor; Demos; Institute for Policy Studies

WHEN: Friday, 06/14/2013, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

WHERE: Marriott Waterfront, 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD

Washington DC – Jeffrey Sachs, renowned economist, and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will participate in a discussion in Baltimore, MD, about how economic indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) create dysfunctional thinking in the policymaking community. They will discuss the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI), a new way to measure progress and policy now in use in Maryland that incorporates

The event, hosted by Institute for Policy Studies’ Genuine Progress Project and Demos, in cooperation with the Town Creek Foundation, is a special keynote dialogue in our second “GPI in the States Summit,” which is bringing leaders from around the country to Baltimore, MD, to learn about the Maryland GPI and other important new efforts in states such as Oregon and Vermont. The summit is proud to welcome Governor O’Malley and Sachs, one of our country’s leading thinkers on wellbeing measurement and sustainable economic growth.

WATCH VIDEO about the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI)

As the first U.S. state to adopt a Genuine Progress Indicator, Maryland is at the leading edge of a national and global movement to rethink and reorient how we measure economic performance and social progress. At the heart of this movement is a recognition that economic growth alone cannot deliver progress – indeed it will not be possible at all – if we do not do more to support what really matters for our people and our future: improving family well-being, harnessing the power of our societal wealth through greater equity, and living more sustainably in our natural world.

Please join us for this unique opportunity with two of our country’s foremost leaders. Space is limited and RSVP is required for admission. Register soon to secure your seat.

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Institute for Policy Studies (www.IPS-DC.org) is celebrating its 50th year of turning ideas into action for peace, justice, and the environment.

Demos (www.demos.org) is a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy.