What’s the future of work in India? Job creation through entrepreneurship

What are the challenges and complexities facing India when it comes to the future of work? Kanika Verma and Shrashtant Patara from Development Alternatives, the world’s first social enterprise dedicated to sustainable development, share their experience with creating jobs through entrepreneurship, the system approach to development and the importance of self-actualization.

Daniel Everett on the enrichment to be gained from connecting with diversity

Back in the 1970s a linguist and missionary, Daniel Everett, arrived – along with his family – at the isolated Pirahã village in the Lowland Amazonia region. The purpose was clear: spending some time in the jungle, doing the missionary work of bringing the Christian God to the Pirahã people’s lives, and studying their language. But the tribe’s community, their language, behaviour towards one another, and way of perceiving time had a considerably more transformative effect on Everett’s life than he had on theirs.

Egypt, Thailand and the Maldives: progress towards a more sustainable tourism

Three countries share three different stories and reflect on their efforts to transform tourism into a more sustainable and inclusive model.

How can we participate appropriately in complex systems

Excerpt from Designing Regenerative Cultures, a 2016 book by Daniel Wahl In the early 1950s, the Dayak people in Borneo suffered from malaria. The World Health Organisation had a solution: they sprayed large amounts of DDT to kill the mosquitoes that carried the malaria. The mosquitoes died, the malaria declined; so far, so good. But there were […]

How a citywide social system relieves women from unpaid care work

How the mayor of Bogotá is creating a citywide social security system to relieve women from unpaid care work

Gabriella Gómez-Mont: “What we cannot imagine, we cannot put into practice.”

How can we make our urban spaces more resilient, inclusive and sustainable?