Western Postmodernist Exploitation and the impact on Refugees

You feel weak from hunger, parched and lusting for even just one drop of fresh water. The sun is scorching.  You begin another day of struggle and survival. “Every minute I would look back to see if they were following us,” (1) you tell your new friend. A friend you made as you escaped your…

Starting again from square 1…

Often when sustainable initiatives are talked about, we refer to the issues as ‘wicked problems.’ A wicked problem refers to an issue which has incomplete solutions, where there are many contradictory arguments, too many stakeholders involved or many unpredictable unintended and controversial consequences. In this blog, I am going to imagine our global crisis as…

Speed is Fashion?

Has fashion become a mere concept of change, where being ‘trendy’ is the need for constant evolution and to do so speedily? In this blog, I aim to analyse the implication of increased capital on the fashion consumer culture and how consumer behaviour has altered the way they view the fashion market. The following video…

Talanoa: Walk the Talk

Our complex and sophisticated ability to communicate as Homo Sapiens has allowed us to outcompete many species on this Earth, including other human species that became extinct 12,000 years ago (1). Communication has increased our chances of survival, given us the ability to form long term relationships and allowed mass collaboration. Many of us would…

Sustainability in the Sky

Hello again, It’s Rebecca here! With us flying back from Singapore shortly, I thought it was convenient to discuss sustainability in relation to the recent re-launch of the world’s longest flight from Singapore to New York. Fuel We may not be hopping on this 18.5 hour flight (yes nearly 19 hours!!) but 161 passengers are…

Just eat it…

Food wastage is having a severe global impact, not only economically but environmentally, as the energy used in excess production is wasted unnecessarily. With the Earth at such a pivotal era in its lifetime and expected to grow, change must happen immediately and quickly. Around one third of all food produced is lost or wasted,…

Is a burger worth it?

As you are devouring a greasy succulent cheese burger, do you ever think of where the meat comes from? And whether it is sustainable? As a meat-lover and a big fan of McDonalds, I have never considered my life without meat. We are often told that we need meat as part of our healthy balanced…

Changing Business Culture

Hey everyone, its Michael here. This blog is my thoughts on changing business practice and culture. I hope you enjoy reading it! Businesses are often thought to try to influence consumer behaviour e.g. how people shop, where they shop and how much they spend. But what I think is often overlooked is how businesses can…

The Wave of Change

We all have them: Disturbing images of dead birds with their stomachs full of plastic, baby turtles chocking as they mistake plastic bags for jellyfish and seals being tangled in plastic nets discarded by fishing boats. However, although we are all perfectly aware of the problems and the effects coming with it, we do not…