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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

10 Jan 2018

In a world of excess and consumption, innovation comes not just from designing something new, but by designing something new with something old and used.  Turning waste in to usable and innovative products sits at the heart of the call for a more circular global economy....

5 Oct 2017

The fashion industry is complicated. From the farmer that grows the cotton, the weaver that weaves the fabric, the factory worker that cuts and sews the garment to getting a product into a wardrobe; an item of clothing travels through many hands, sometimes across many countries to be made and ultimately, sold.

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17 Aug 2017

This week I got the privilege of spending a couple of days at the Future Foundations' Global Social Leaders World Summit and the opportunity to lead a session on developing strategies for social change. 30 young people from 11 countries convened at the picturesque Wellington College for two weeks of coaching and...

13 Aug 2017

A great talk on Systems Thinking and how it can be used for scaling social impact by David Peter Stoh at the Social Impact Exchange Conference. The presentation explores the difference in objectives of social purpose programmes from delivering "quick-fixes" to those that want to get to the root of the systems th...

7 Aug 2017

It’s an interesting time to think about the future of food. Globalisation, wanderlust and culinary creativity means that people are exposed to global cuisine like never before. Agricultural systems are however, struggling around the world. Add environmental issues like climate change and water scarcity to the mi...

18 Jul 2017

A trip to Cuba for a conference on Sustainable Development earlier this year led to meeting incredible entrepreneurs and people committed to social and sustainable development. 

Arte Corte (Cutting Art), is about so much more than just a short back and sides. Founded close to 20 years ago by Gilberto Vallada...

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