With just over a month until world leaders will join thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, and NGOs in Rio for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, the relationship between climate policy and the private sector is a…
The beginning of a new year offers an opportunity for a fresh start full of good intentions.2010 marked the beginning of a new decade with great hopes for sustainable development including biodiversity – BUT it was not a good year for global sustainable development. It was marked and marred by an entirely preventable, highly publicised, major environmental disaster and, in the main, a “business as usual” approach.
It was also marked by increased calls for true sustainability versus…
Fashioning Change wants to help you ring in 2011 with a meaningful New Years Resolution. We recently released our Green 2011 application to help people expand ethical and eco living habits and show off greenness in 2011. … Continue
Julia Lalla-Maharajh is a finalist for an Influencer Award, one of the Social Change Awards online this year. For her advocacy work to break the taboos around Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation, Julia has been chosen out of 700 nominations. Please vote for her online to win as many times as you like. Here is her message:-
Voting for me may sound familiar to some of you - this one is a bit less high profile than Davos but nevertheless, would be a great one for the… Continue
One of the great events I was involved in last year was the inaugural World Day of Interconnectedness on 090909.
This year the day will be celebrated on 101010.
I am letting you know well in advance that members of differencemakers community and Leaders Cafe 2020 are already busy working on an ebook on leadership, interconnectedness, and collaboration that will be published to coincide with the event (more than 20 authors involved) and we will again be presenting a… Continue
Added by Ian Berry on March 26, 2010 at 22:59 —
I feel despair when so called world leaders fail to collaborate and therefore what needs to happen with climate change, economics, you name it, doesn’t happen.
On the other hand I feel excitement, inspiration, and exhilaration when I see or hear of so called ordinary people making a difference. I am convinced more than ever that positive and productive change is personal first, local second, the world third.
Aside from law and order, maintaining some infrastructures and… Continue
Added by Ian Berry on March 10, 2010 at 2:42 —
If you imagine most people’s stereotype of a homeless person it’s probably an image of a man with a dog, a can of beer in hand slumped back against the wall with a cap on the floor and his hand out begging for change.
Anyone with that image in mind would probably find it difficult to understand the mission of Network 2012 to provide financial awards to “the homeless” and other financially disadvantaged groups to start their own business or social enterprise. I’m sure there are… Continue
Added by Martin on December 3, 2009 at 9:42 —
As a working title it was something very new to me 'Viral Change' although not an original concept.
The person that introduced this working style to me had called change by stealth but this had a manipulating aura therefore the change in name. The notion that we all have a responsibility but we don't see it in terms of mass action. The aim is to get a chain of action started by a simple act. The consequential reactions create benefit to a wider group.
As world leaders in Copenhagen struggle for an ambitious deal, let's not forget that it is the future of our children that is at stake. Hurricanes, floods, heat waves and droughts wreak havoc when they strike, but in the desolation they leave behind it is relatively easy to reconstruct a road or a house. A human life is lost forever.… Continue