Should the G7 be making decisions on behalf of the entire world?

Mel Young: The G7 is meeting in the UK from tomorrow, and it is grabbing a lot of attention. The issue of taxation of global tech companies has already been aired. But I wonder why it is the remit of the G7 to make decisions about global taxation? I hadn’t really clocked which countries made … Continue reading Should the G7 be making decisions on behalf of the entire world?

Returning to normal: a squandered opportunity?

As the world opens up again, people are, understandably, looking forward to ‘going back to normal’. But the pandemic, as well as all the horror and grief, also offered humanity the opportunity to pause and consider our relationship with the planet and with others. By going back to normal, will we squander the opportunity to … Continue reading Returning to normal: a squandered opportunity?

The European Super League: a microcosm of the global economic system

For a couple of days in April, all anyone could talk about was the European Super League, which was essentially an attempt by Europe's richest football (soccer) clubs to create a closed league that would make them even richer. The fans rose up in protest and the scheme was very quickly abandoned. The backlash came … Continue reading The European Super League: a microcosm of the global economic system

Boomer vs Millennial – who will save the planet?

We did our 'conversation blog' in a slightly different format this week - as a conversation! We were participating in a series of webinars organised by The Impact Trust and theCollab.world to celebrate Earth Day 2021. Many of Mel and Alex's conversations are based on their perspectives and experiences as members of two generations - … Continue reading Boomer vs Millennial – who will save the planet?

Can’t Get You Out Of My Head: how we got to where we are

'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' is a TV series that attempts to untangle the many threads of history that got us to where we are today. It's an unusual format, an exhibition of themes and footage from the 20th century. In this conversation, Mel and Alex discuss the series from their different perspectives: … Continue reading Can’t Get You Out Of My Head: how we got to where we are

The pandemic has made us all environmentalists – now it’s the turn of leaders to act

The New Ism's co-founders are from different generations - Mel Young is a Baby Boomer, and Alex Matthews is a Millennial. In their weekly conversation blogs - and indeed in all the work they do - they draw on their differing experiences to ask questions and reach conclusions that are pan-generational. Alex Matthews: One of … Continue reading The pandemic has made us all environmentalists – now it’s the turn of leaders to act