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Media pros asked to help build a better world

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:07
Journalists and PR executives can be part of the solution to global problems, say Transformational Media Summit organisers

‘Open-source’ seed released to nurture patent-free food

Thu, 25/09/2014 - 12:46
A new initiative will help farmers overcome intellectual property law restrictions on quality seeds

British shoppers becoming increasingly ethically-driven

Wed, 24/09/2014 - 13:57
New research shows that ethics are playing an important role as shopping becomes increasingly tech-focused

A magical conversation with nature

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 09:54
Nurturing a deeper, more interactive connection with nature is essential for the Earth's wellbeing and our own, says Jini Reddy, as she spends a week in Devon learning from indigenous traditions

Minute’s silence to mark UN Day of Peace this weekend

Fri, 19/09/2014 - 20:48
As UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon urges nations to “demand the right of peoples to peace,” millions plan to gather in diverse celebrations

New York towns given power to ban fracking

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 12:37
A groundbreaking ruling allows towns opposed to fracking to ban heavy industry within municipal borders

Arianna Huffington: ‘New science is validating ancient wisdom’

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 16:35
As we count the costs of our increasingly hectic lives, a convergence of groundbreaking science and spiritual understanding is creating an opportune moment for a cultural shift in how we live, says the editor-in-chief of Huffington Post

World favours happy words

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 12:18
The Pollyanna hypothesis, which claims that most people, regardless of cultural or sociolinguistic background, use positive words more often than negative words has been backed up by a new study

Free Money Day set to stir up fresh thinking on economics

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 16:34
Free Money Day next week prompts people to think about concepts of value and sharing by handing out their own money to strangers. How would society be transformed if our relationship with money was more conscious and heartfelt?

How can we challenge power anew? Try family therapy

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 05:00
By learning from dispute resolution techniques, journalists can develop a new framework for political debates that would challenge those in power to see others' viewpoints, collaborate and come up with solutions

New regulations could see bankers pay for failings

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 11:13
Proposed regulations aim to make bankers more accountable for their actions, but will they have a tangible impact on crumbling financial systems?

Namibia proposes ‘zebra’ system for gender equal politics

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 05:00
A quiet gender revolution in Namibian politics is underway following a commitment to a gender equal parliament and a 'zebra' system that aims to create a male-female balance for ministerial roles

‘We need to ask who should be allowed to create money’

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 09:05
Ben Dyson talks about the progress made by Positive Money in sparking the debate about monetary reform over the past four years

Ireland tops new index of ‘good’ countries

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 05:00
With Ireland in first place, a new index has been created to measure the good that countries do for the rest of the world. Ben Whitford meets its founder, Simon Anholt, and finds out how it could encourage more altruistic and socially positive government policies

Good Business: Kirsty Kenney, Solarbox

Thu, 04/09/2014 - 05:00
Set to launch in October, Solarbox aims to revive London's iconic red phone boxes with solar and mobile technology. Co-founder Kirsty Kenney discusses the inspiration behind the idea and the ups and downs of starting a business while studying for a degree

Experts call for shorter working week

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 05:00
Two health and business professionals have joined growing calls for a reduced working week in order to improve employee wellbeing and business efficiency

Students call for shakeup of economics teaching

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 11:30
Mainstream economics teaching fails to address 21st century issues, say students from 41 protest groups around the world

Forced marriage made illegal in England and Wales

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 13:34
A new law has come into effect making it a criminal offence to force people into marriage, with those found guilty facing a possible seven years in jail

‘Community is the cornerstone of our energy future’

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 12:47
Local people taking control of energy generation in their area is the key to a sustainable future, argues Clare Martynski