The Peace We Want – A Healthy Environment for All

My name is Gina Cortés Valderrama and I come from a country where the use of weapons has become a norm for establishing control over its citizens. I come from a country that, despite being the second most diverse in the world in terms of flora and fauna, is not able to peacefully enjoy such … Read more

Global Women Pursuing Change

After meeting each other in Berlin at the 2018 Global Solutions Summit, Eduarda Zoghbi from Brazil and Nancy Hoque from the USA, were inspired to continue working together. “We brainstormed, and we wanted to do an initiative where we could share different voices of women from around the world focused on change and action, as … Read more

The Rise of Employee Monitoring in the Workplace

When the pandemic first began, we saw COVID-19 bring many changes into our lives. Now, we are watching as some of these changes transition into what can only be termed as the ‘new normal’. One such change that has been particularly transformational has been the mass transition of the workforce from office desk jobs to … Read more

Localization of Growth for Recoupling Progress

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has not only exposed the loopholes in global health security but is also a dire warning of the fragility of global economic conditions. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that over the course of the pandemic, unemployment could rise to affect between 5.3 million to 24.3 million1. Developing nations will have … Read more

Beirut Blast: the Tragedy, the Battle and the Imbalance

On August 4 2020, an explosion struck Beirut port and damaged over half the city. The shockwave spread across Lebanon and was even felt 200 kilometers away, in Cyprus. I was getting ready to deliver an online workshop for the MIT Lebanon Challenge Accelerator when everything around me started shaking and ended in two large … Read more

A Legal Framework for “Corporate Recoupling” in Brazil

2020 has been a year of catastrophic natural hazards and popular uprisings, certainly a historical moment in the making. Orthodox economic principles are being questioned and dismissed, as a regenerative agenda is being pushed forward by progressive agents around the globe. In this context, holistic methodologies like the T-20´s recoupling dashboard could provide policy makers … Read more

Reflecting on the first entirely digital Global Solutions Summit

Like with many other areas of life and work, the Global Solutions Initiative Summit 2020 was unable to escape the impacts of COVID-19. Rather than cancel the Summit entirely, the organisers and sponsors worked to make it an entirely online event. Having attended the inaugural Summit in person as a 2017 Young Global Changer and … Read more

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