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

Smart Cities & Communities in the Global Sustainability Paradigm – Part 1

Digital (smart) technologies are key enablers in achieving the goal of smart, sustainable cities and communities. Digital transformation is about reinvention of business and management practices. Smart Cities have innovation at its core, with the focus in the past decade being consistently on digital technologies. However, a paradigm shift has been occurring recently that expands … Read more

Empowering Young Minds to Realise Their Potential

Empowerment is an essential component of individual wellbeing, but also of the wellbeing of societies, according to the Global Solutions Recoupling Dashboard, a new tool for measuring wellbeing beyond traditional economic approaches. Alexandra Kodjabachi, a Young Global Changer from Lebanon is working towards empowering young people through education. While aware that there are significant global … Read more

Making the SDGs work: A private sector perspective

The Sustainable Development Goals with 169 targets and different indicators serve as a blueprint for solving real-world problems for a variety of stakeholders across the public and private sectors. They have emerged as a guiding framework. With growing consumer awareness, investor pressure, and regulatory requirements, SDGs have come to the forefront of the corporate agenda. … Read more

In Isolation with an Abuser

In the wake of ‘’COVID-19’’, self-isolation became the new normal and we received the stay-at-home order world-over. I have not for one minute been able to blot out of my mind, the day-to-day reality of many victims of domestic and sexual abuse, and the possibility of them sharing the same space with their abusers in this period of self-isolation.  Sherifat is a long-time client of mine and a mother of … Read more

Building Narratives of Trust

The failure of societies to build narratives of trust among and within people is at the center of social and economic exclusions. At the Global Solutions Summit 2019 in Berlin, much time was given to addressing the topic of narratives, and moreover, the urgent need for new ones.

Looking for magic beans to change the world

In the US, the richest one percent benefited the most from the economic growth in the last decades, wrote Nicholas Buffie on the Center for Economic and Policy Research Blog. The remaining 99 percent experienced an erosion of worker rights, weakened public services, unequal pay and other inequalities.

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