The coronavirus pandemic has put a temporary stop to almost all international travel, and many are dreaming of foreign holidays as a way to cope with prolonged lockdown restrictions. But air travel is a huge contributor to carbon emissions: should we use what we've learned from the pandemic to change the way we think about … Continue reading Has international travel had its day?
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a huge surge in fake news, from rumours to full-blown conspiracy theories. It's something that many social entrepreneurs are tackling, and one that The New Ism will explore as part of our conversations for a better global system. Alex Matthews: Social entrepreneur Jimmy Wales and his organisation Wikipedia have been … Continue reading Can fake news be beaten?
More businesses than ever are acting to address social and environmental issues, mindful of the wishes of their consumers. But is it enough? Mel and Alex discuss this focus on planet and people alongside profit, whether it comes from a genuine desire to help, and how young people are leading the way. AM: It’s a … Continue reading Business is taking a more active role in society. But is it enough?
Amanda Gorman electrified the world at the inauguration of Joe Biden, stealing the show with her performance of her poem The Hill We Climb, about the nation's hopes for the future. The New Ism's co-founders Mel and Alex discuss how we can give more young people like Amanda the chance to shine and make a … Continue reading A platform to give a voice to the next Amanda Gorman
Does social entrepreneurship hold the answers to building a brighter future for people and planet? Following the publication of their book, 'Social Entrepreneurship: A better way of thinking about a more sustainable future', Mel and Alex discuss how social entrepreneurs could have the blueprint for building a brighter future. Alex Matthews: I can't believe we … Continue reading Building forward
The British Prime Minister is encouraging people to shop in order to support the economy out of the coronavirus crisis. But we need to change how we shop and what we buy if we are to create a more sustainable way of life. Mel Young and Alexandra Matthews, the founders of The New Ism, are … Continue reading Is shopping the answer?
Businesses are an integral part of any economy - so how do they need to transform in order to contribute to a fairer, more sustainable system? Mel Young and Alexandra Matthews, the founders of The New Ism, are practising social distancing at home in Edinburgh and London respectively: we wanted to take the opportunity to … Continue reading The role of business in The New Ism
Is nurturing communities as simple as uniting around a common purpose? Mel Young and Alexandra Matthews, the founders of The New Ism, are practising social distancing at home in Edinburgh and London respectively: we wanted to take the opportunity to discuss how this time of change and reflection could be harnessed to create a New … Continue reading Uniting behind a common purpose
Having previously established that strong communities will be at the heart of a New Ism, Mel and Alex look at just how to create those communities. Mel Young and Alexandra Matthews, the founders of The New Ism, are practising social distancing at home in Edinburgh and London respectively: we wanted to take the opportunity to … Continue reading How do we re-create community for a New Ism?
To fundamentally change our society, we need to trust our governments and institutions to lead that change. That trust is sorely lacking, particularly among younger people. How can we get it back? Mel Young and Alex Matthews, founders of The New Ism, discuss in the latest of The New Ism conversations series.