Dr. Sally J. Goerner is Capital Institute’s science advisor, and director of the Research Alliance for Regenerative Economics (“RARE”). She is exploring with us the scientific foundation for regenerative organizations, financial systems, and economies. Sally lectures worldwide on how the Energy Network Sciences (ENS) can create a commonsense narrative of how to rebuild economic vitality by revitalizing human networks. This narrative is also backed by surprisingly precise quantitative measures. Working with Belgian financier Bernard Lietaer and network theorist Robert Ulanowicz, Sally recently helped create a precise empirical measure of economic sustainability that shows why systemic health in economic networks requires maintaining a critical balance of resilience and efficiency.
Sally holds advanced degrees in engineering, nonlinear dynamics, and psychology from SUNY Binghamton, The Saybrook Institute and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill respectively. She is a member of the General Evolution Research Group (GERG); past-president and co-founder of the Society for Chaos Theory in the Life Sciences; and director and founder of the Integral Science Institute. She has written over 50 articles and four books: The New Science of Sustainability: Building a Foundation for Great Change (2008); After the Clockwork Universe: The Emerging Science and Culture of Integral Society (1999/2007); The Coming Great Change in Education (2007); and Chaos and the Evolving Ecological Universe (1994). She’s a co-author with Benard Lietaer of Money and Sustainability: The Missing Link – Report from the Club of Rome (2012).
Of her book, After the Clockwork Universe, renowned urbanist Jane Jacobs said: “…fascinating and amazing in scope. This is the current human condition, socially and scientifically, laid out for all to see.” She can be reached at [email protected].