Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture 2018

December 6, 2018 - 5:30pm

 The Ecological Civilization:  Opening Pathways to Green, Inclusive Growth



Gretchen Daily
Director, Center for Conservation Biology
Bing Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Biology
Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment


The 2018 Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture featured Gretchen Daily.  Stephen Polasky, Regents Professor and the Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics at the University of Minnesota, was the moderator.


For more than two decades, Stanford University professor Gretchen Daily has pioneered the concept of natural capital, working with governments, investors, corporations, NGOs, and communities to integrate the values of nature into development plans. There is still a long way to go – but there has been stunning progress toward the transformation toward an “ecological civilization."



JON HELLER GOLDSTEIN devoted 35 years to public service as an economist working tirelessly to improve the environment and reduce poverty through investment in human capital. In 1964, Dr. Goldstein earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota and went on to play several key roles in the Social Security Administration, Department of the Interior, and on the Endangered Species Committee. Dr. Goldstein's distinguished career with the Department of the Interior, his seminal work on wetlands conservation, and numerous articles on the impact of federal programs on wetlands, will leave a lasting legacy on environmental policy.
The Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture on Economics and Environmental Policy was established through the generosity of the Richard and Ellen Sandor Family.