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 … More 5 Ways To Bring the Circular Economy Into Your Life
There is growing knowledge and acceptance (albeit often reluctantly) that current business practices are not working from the majority of people and our planet. It seems capitalism’s approach of profit maximisation through efficiency and growth at any cost may just be its own demise. In response to these challenges, new businesses are forming around the … More How Italy Is Evolving Capitalism Through B Corps
How did we get to this point in history where 8 men control half of the world’s wealth? 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 word capitalism is used all the time and in extreme contexts. … More How To Fix Capitalism
The Lisbon Investment Summit’s (LIS) slogan is #nobullshit. There are so many conferences that entrepreneurs, investors and corporates which lead to little more than stroking of egos and exchanging business cards. LIS 2019 was quite the affair. Over 2 days, about 1500 attendees packed into a former naval rope-making factory in the touristy suburb of … More Is the Future of Capitalism and Democracy a Ticking Time Bomb?
Sitting in a coffee shop in London run by Aussies, I felt a slice of home from the aroma of quality coffee! I was meeting with Lydia Hascott, who is the Head of Intrapreneurship at the Finance Innovation Lab. The Finance Innovation Lab incubates the people, ideas and movements building a financial system that serves … More The Finance Innovation Lab: Changing the Finance System to Strengthen People and Planet
I recently attended the Responsible Business Forum in Oxford, UK which was run by the Economics of Mutuality and Oxford University. The topic was ‘Putting purpose into practice’ and it explored how businesses can use their corporate purpose to drive profit that is good for people and the planet. The Economics of Mutuality are a research … More The Seven Deadly Sins Of Capitalism