Organisations to check out
Skoll Foundation: for all things entrepreneurial and social purpose-driven.
ServiceSpace: an inspiring community that is driven by acts of kindness and the power of service as a way of redefining who we are and how we engage with each other and the world
Sacred Capital: very bright folks redefining what the new economy can look like.
Things to read
I was gifted The Bees by Laline Paull by the lovely Caitlin Connors of Bright Harbour which I read on a recent holiday in Costa Rica. It was the perfect spot, in the jungle surrounded by nature, to read about Flora 717 and her incredible story as she rises from a lowly sanitation bee to great hights. You'll never look at the creepy crawlies in your garden in the same way again.
I'm now reading Regenerative Leadership by Giles Hutchins & Laura Storm.
Things to watch & listen to
I'm currently watching Rotten, a docuseries by NETFLIX that looks at one commodity at a time and exposes the corruption and complexity of our agricultural systems. Though depressing at times, it's also making me think of the solutions!
If you've not been tuning in already, Awake at Night is the podcast from UNHCR. Each episode shares the experiences of those on the ground in conflict-riddled nations, doing their best to help. Heartbreaking often, it also gives you hope that there are people out there who care deeply that we don't lose our humanity.