Across the world, leaders are setting ambitious targets in the fight against climate change, whilst at the same time greenlighting projects which contribute to global warming. Meanwhile, young people understand the threat the planet faces and are pushing for change - is it time to hand the environmental reins to them? Mel and Alex discuss … Continue reading Should young people lead the fight against climate change?
Food is intrinsically linked with so many other issues - health, trade, climate change... If we fixed our broken food systems, could we address those issues too?
There are examples across the world of communities, societies and entire countries implementing great ideas that really work, from subsidising electric cars in Norway to microinsurance in Rwanda. Could we scale these ideas globally and should we? Mel and Alex discuss in this week's conversation-blog. Alex Matthews: Something that I really enjoy is reading about … Continue reading Can – and should – great local ideas be applied globally?
Continuing their regular 'conversation blog', The New Ism's co-founders Mel Young and Alex Matthews discuss our collective identity crisis, and what we can do about it.
The legendary conservationist Jane Goodall said in a talk recently that humans need to learn to work with our hearts as well as our heads, like animals, when it comes to protecting the planet. We discuss her ideas and how to make them a reality.
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