Deep & meaningful conversations.

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'm currently reading: Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming Edited by Paul Hawken.

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.

Things to (re)tweet

23 Sep 2019

In the run up to the UN Climate Action Summit that kicks off today, I’ve heard artists, chefs, journalists, politicians, film makers, lawyers, musicians, academics and change agents all speak about what needs to be done to reduce and (for the more radical), reverse the impact that we’re having on the planet. Thi...

17 Jul 2019

I’m surrounded by people who are “doers”. People who care about the state of the world; whether that’s rural education in India, farming practices in Africa, climate change and circularity or the way that businesses conduct themselves across complex supply chains, they all imagine a better and different way of b...

14 Jun 2019

What will it take to tackle the climate crisis and how do we muster hope and optimism in the process? 

This great podcast by veteran doers and thinkers Christiana Figueres and Paul Dickinson seeks out the views of a mixed bag of people, from Greta Thunberg, David Attenborough and Jane Goodall to Ellie Golding. 

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20 Aug 2018

A great opportunity to hear (78 mins) Dr. Scilla Elworthy, three time nobel peace prize nominee in conversation with the ServiceSpace and Awakin community. 

From her work on nuclear proliferation, the founding of Peace Direct and the numerous activities that inspire inner work, Scilla outlines how we can channel...

3 Aug 2018

If “a picture paints a thousand words” as the saying goes, then the importance of cinema in shaping cultures and societies cannot be underestimated. We know that fictional cinema provides a much needed reflection on the world around us but most importantly, gives us a mirror to our inner selves, our prejudices a...

23 Jan 2018

In 2017 I was asked to draw on my knowledge and experience of working in the social innovation and impact investing space in India and contribute to the highly regarded Cuban not-for-profit and independent (of state or institution) publication, Temas

The focus of this edition is "small scale for development"

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