What my work in Papua New Guinea taught me about gender equality (Guest blog – SDG 5: Gender Equality)

This week's article is written by Erin Wallis, a social innovation consultant in Melbourne, Australia. For the last two years, I have been incredibly lucky to work with social entrepreneurs across Papua New Guinea (PNG), learning their business models and hearing their stories.  One of the benefits to this work is it has been an…

Quality Education (for everyone!): SDG 4

This year the education system was turned on its head. COVID-19 affected more than 90 per cent of the world’s student population. This equates to 1.5 billion children and young people. Majority of students have migrated to an online remote learning experience. However, for others, reliable internet is a luxury. Many schools in developing countries…

4 Reasons Why This Innovative eBike Is The Ultimate Sustainable Transport Option

The pandemic continues to offer us a window of time to create more sustainable habits. Using our slow down period can allow us to switch to clean energy providers or reduce plastic consumption. These new habits can make a big impact. In our current series, the Sustainable Slow Down, we explore how we can use…

The Sustainable Slow Down: Energy

This year, majority of us have been forced to slow down. Our lifestyles are changing and we are all spending way more time at home. This has also created important space for the Black Lives Matter movement to highlight the systemic racism that exists today. With so much change and yet more down time than…

The Sustainable Opportunity of Slowing Down

This year is one many of us would like to forget. As the devastation of the pandemic continues to affect families around the world, it is hard to look for opportunities. However this is a rare event. The traditional hustle and bustle created by the capitalist machine has somewhat slowed. This is the breathing space…

How Doughnut Economics Can Reshape Capitalism

Recently, Amsterdam announced that their economic plan to rebuild post COVID-19 will involve a doughnut! However, this doughnut is not the sweet treat we all know and love. It is an economic model by Kate Raworth, an Oxford economist. The challenge we face When we look at the economic challenges and ramifications we face in…

Why regenerative design is THE sustainability focus for 2020

Let’s face it, we cannot live without products. Products add value to our lives, but at what cost? For example, most products we buy are wrapped in plastic. We must dispose of the plastic, even though we don't want it. We often don’t know the origin of materials and who really makes them. Companies don’t…

The global blog inspiring you to act like there is no Planet B.

Planet B Insights is on a mission to empower everyone to stand up for people and our planet by talking about AND acting on the big issues of the world.Whether that is: chatting with your mates about zero wasteBuilding profitable business models that solve social issues Challenging your employer to become more sustainableadvocating for policy…

Let’s talk superannuation, money and climate change

A few people have asked me lately about how they can use their money to combat climate change. Our investments, including superannuation can be a powerful tool to deal with climate change. However, many superannuation funds are financing fossil fuels and all the bad stuff for our future. It's crazy. We create a superannuation to…

Bushfire Relief and Action: What we can do for today and the future

Bushfires are currently blazing across an extensive part of Australia. The scale of these bushfires is enormous and unprecedented. For context, the 2019 Amazon fires lost 2.24 million acres. In the past few months, the Australian bushfires across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia burnt over 15 million acres. This is not normal.The level…