Michel Bauwens on Cosmo-Localism

We had the privilege of listening to this over lunch. Michel Bauwens describes the “emergence of a new type of ‘fourth sector’ organization, i.e. networks with commons, and a convergence of the old geographic model of rule by ‘states’ and empires, with the new forms of trans-local forms of self-organization and value creation.” Thanks for … Read more

To Overcome Resistance To Change, You Need A Strategy, Not A Slogan

BY GREG SATELL When we’re passionate about an idea, we want others to see it the same way we do, with all its beautiful complexity and nuance. We want to believe that if others can just understand it, they will embrace it. That’s why most change management practices focus on persuasion, explaining the need for change and … Read more

“Wealth Supremacy – An Interview with Marjorie Kelly

Marjorie Kelly is Distinguished Senior Fellow at The Democracy Collaborative (TDC), a nonprofit working to catalyze the creation of a democratic economy, where people reclaim control from extractive capital, and where all economic institutions are designed for justice. She is a leading theorist in democratic economy design, including next generation enterprise, place-based impact investing, and a next system of … Read more

“Planetary Boundaries” – Kevin Anderson interviews Johan Rockström

At a certain point, this fight for the Planet becomes personal. ASK: Who or what is stopping us from addressing the most urgent challenges we face as a human family? What’s in this interview? 00:03 Introductions 01:05 Outlining the planetary boundary & tipping points framework 05:14 How long before we see tipping points occurring? 10:00 … Read more

Climate Deniers Should Not Assume They Will Never Face Justice

BY STEVEN DAY If you’re a reasonably young person who is opposing measures to address climate change for reasons of financial or political gain, be afraid. Be very afraid. Largely out of public view, there is a growing advocacy for treating certain forms of climate change denial as a crime. The political will to do this doesn’t exist … Read more

The Regeneration of Birra Messina: From “shout down” to agreement with Heineken

The story of the Birrificio Messina cooperative is a positive example of “regeneration,” where workers rescue struggling companies through the cooperative formula. The local community has played a pivotal role in this success, supported by the Messina Community Foundation. This experience represents a ray of hope in the industry, challenging large multinational corporations. The new … Read more

“The Epic Ethical Failure” – an interview with Guido Palazzo

Guido Palazzo is a professor of business ethics at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. His research analyzes the conditions and causes of corporate scandal. With his colleague Ulrich Hoffrage, he is currently finalizing a book on ethical failures in organizations. Each scandal comes with thousands of pages of court documents, whistle blower reports, articles, … Read more

The Destruction of the Common Good: Laying the Foundation of a Zero-Trust Society

Adapted from the book REGENERATION: The Future of Community in a Permacrisis World IDEA BITE PRESS (May, 2023) The USA, and increasingly the rest of the world, is becoming more and more fragmented – with COVID being blamed[1], in part, for the death of the Common Good.   If we cannot agree – as nations, as institutions, and as … Read more

“The Most Important Thing YOU CAN DO to Fight Climate Change” – Katharine Hayhoe’s TED talk

One of the biggest problems is that the public, especially in the United States, doesn’t even comprehend the extent of the problem. Silence kills. In this case, it kills us all. How do you talk to someone who doesn’t believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we’ve been discussing for … Read more

“Beyond Growth, to Wellbeing” – An Interview with Robert Costanza

Robert Costanza is  Professor of Ecological Economics at the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) at University College London (UCL). He is also currently a Senior Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Stockholm, Sweden, and Honorary Professor at the Australian National University, an Affiliate Fellow at the Gund Institute at the University of Vermont, and … Read more

“The need for scientifically informed politics” – An Interview with Joachim H. Spangenberg

Joachim H. Spangenberg is Vice-President of the Sustainable Europe Research Institute(SERI) in Cologne, Germany. With a PhD in economics, but an academic background in biology and ecology, he is an inter- and trans-disciplinary researcher by education and dedication. He works on sustainable development strategies, environmental conflicts, sustainable consumption, biodiversity conservation by pressure reduction, ecosystem services … Read more

“Beyond the Worst” – An Interview with John Elkington

John Elkington, Co-Founder & Chief Pollinator at Volans, is one of the founders of the global sustainability movement, an experienced advisor to business, and a highly regarded keynote speaker and contributor, from conferences to advisory boards. In 2008, The Evening Standard named John among the ‘1000 Most Influential People’ in London, describing him as “a … Read more

“Witness to the Collapse” – An Interview with Francesco Bellina

Francesco Bellina is an artist and photojournalist based in Palermo, Sicily. His work focuses primarily on contemporary socio-political issues, with a particular emphasis on the topic of migration. He attended the Faculty of Law in Palermo while simultaneously dedicating himself to photography. His work has been published in The Financial Times, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, … Read more

Kevin Anderson’s Plea

 “Net Zero is Latin for Kick the Can down the road.” Climate scientist Kevin Anderson warns us about the delay tactics and obfuscation preventing us from addressing the planetary collapse ahead. He cautions against believing the political rhetoric about progress in the fight against climate change and calls on us to push for bold policy … Read more