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…

Exploring the big pandemic questions

The past few months has been a lot to process. From bushfires to a global pandemic, it seems that the level of volatility and uncertainty is neverending. It is clear that this moment in history could be monumental. Our habits, what we value, who leads communities and the effectiveness of our systems have all been…

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…

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…

2019 in Review: Sustainability Shifts, Leadership Trends and Focusing on Positive Action

2019- What. A. Year! Climate change has increased its profile as the biggest issue of our age with protests, campaigns and social activism pushing this agenda forward. Around the world, awareness is growing of climate change and sustainability. However leadership and action doesn't seem to be matching the pace of change required to tackle the…

The Side Hustle Creating Water Solutions With Impact

Standing in the Virtual Reality Zone at Unleash 2019, I am watching people wearing massive headsets standing in one place skiing, snowboarding or even on a rollercoaster. A person next to me leans in and says ‘Its really strange that this virtual reality technology hasn’t really expanded beyond entertainment and novelty. But there are so…

Spain’s Powerful Approach to Strengthening Agricultural Communities

Agriculture is a critical social, economic and environmental industry to many countries around the world. Agricultural land use and management directly impacts the local environment. These outcomes can mean the difference between striving or struggling local economies.  Spain has the second largest landmass in Europe dedicated to agriculture. They produce the highest amount of olives…

The Wild World Of Carbon Offsetting

I recently attended Unleash 2019, a global innovation lab to accelerate solutions that address the Sustainable Development Goals. It was held in Shenzhen, China and there were 1200 people from over 160 countries in attendance. I was super excited to attend but then realised the intense carbon footprint from air travel. The answer to the…

The Role Of Microfinance To Change The World

There are certain people in the world who inspire others by talking about their experiences with a certain passion that agitates us to change. I was fortunate enough to hear Professor Muhammad Yunus speak at the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Conference in Montpellier recently. His story is one that challenges us to understand the…