Should young people lead the fight against climate change?

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?

Can – and should – great local ideas be applied globally?

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?

The role of business in The New Ism

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