Slow Food and the Future of Regional Communities

We all know fast food- food that is processed and made for people on the move, feeding our stomachs and busy lifestyles. However there are implications to the convenience of fast food. Some of the outcomes include poor nutrition, excessive packaging, stress on agricultural supply chains and ultimately a societal disconnection to food.  The ‘fast…

8 Tips For a Plastic Free Lifestyle

This month is Plastic Free July, so what better time to start a deep dive into my rubbish bin waste! I care about the environment and have already made some steps to reduce my impact so I thought going plastic free would be an easy next step. But the reality is that since moving to…

5 Ways To Bring the Circular Economy Into Your Life

As Plastic Free July hits for another year, I am becoming hyper aware of the plastic I consume and the alternatives available. This 'zero waste mindset' is something I see more and more people adopting in their lives. I was on a walking tour in Madrid recently and started chatting to a French woman about…

How To Fix Capitalism

How did we get to this point in history where 8 men control half of the world's wealth? This statistic seems to always change slightly, but the reality is, there is an insane distribution of wealth within a very small and demographically similar group. Problem 1: Capitalism Works For The Few, Not The Many The…

Intrapreneurs in Finance: Creating purpose-driven change from within [Guest Blog]

Written by Lydia Hascott, Head of Intrapreneurship (Finance Matters) at The Finance Innovation Lab. Originally featured on Lydia's LinkedIn page. Finance Matters is a community hosted by the Finance Innovation Lab, supporting professionals who are committed to innovating within their organisations so they better serve people and planet. In this blog, Head of Intrapreneurship, Lydia Hascott, shares some…

No Free Work: How a Business Became the Face of Freelance Equality

Where do the bounds of social and environmental issues start and end? For some, it is addressing climate change. For others, it is reducing poverty. However, in some cases it can be more nuanced. What happens when a business engages freelancers on an ongoing basis and doesn’t pay them for their services under the guise…

How To Spark Curiosity In Your Life Today

In theory, travel is associated with constant life-changing experiences, uncovering new, worldly perspectives that ultimately culminate in compelling and inspirational/envious stories for family and friends. In reality, it can be a different story. Travel often seems like an endless avalanche of booking accommodation, transport, attractions and in my case, meetings. It tends to end up weighing…

5 things we can learn from the Estonian Government this election

As I entered the e-Estonia building, I almost tripped over a pack of electric scooters charging in a corner. People were playing table tennis and there was a foosball table nearby. Everything felt very casual with a distinct startup vibe. It made me feel like a bit of an idiot because moments before, I changed…

5 Practical Tips to Reduce Your Waste

The plastic epidemic has reached a crisis point and there is growing acceptance that practices must change. These practices must be acknowledged from both a business and consumer level. Businesses need to minimise the plastic in production and we as consumers need to look for alternatives. However, it is often perceived as 'too hard' to…