The Wealth of Montana, a policy tool for measuring sustainable well being

Wed, Nov 12, 12:00 pm
126 EPS (Engineering and Physical Sciences) MSU
Speaker Name: 
Gary Gannon

Bozeman entrepreneur Gary Gannon, co-founder of sciGaia, will talk about wealth accounting. Policy makers need tools that will allow them to evaluate the impact of proposed actions/legislation as measured through the lens of social, environmental, human, and economic variables.  sciGaia is developing a web-based tool called WealthView based upon a methodology called Wealth Accounting developed by one of our team while he served in the Environmental Department of the World Bank.  This lecture will discuss concepts of Wealth Accounting and our work in measuring the Wealth of Montana.

Mr. Gannon has spent over forty years creating and growing companies in diverse fields, including technology, software development, AI, Internet commerce, financial services, and real estate. Mr. Gannon played a key role in developing the internationally accepted data language and related global consortium called eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), a meta-language based on XML for describing business information, which has become a Global Standard, adopted by the European Union, the (US) FDIC and SEC (among others), and most of the world’s developed nations. He co-founded UBmatrix, a world leader in XBRL-based software and data exchange. Mr. Gannon serves as an International Advisory Board Member for the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme which focuses on helping solve complex urban problems throughout the world.

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