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Sustainability is a term that can mean many different things to lots of different people. The term's vagueness is beneficial for companies who can appear to be embracing a sustainable approach, helping to enhance their reputation. But the fact of the matter is, no matter how hard some companies try…

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Corporations have historically been legally obligated to maximise shareholder value. The environmental or social costs of maximising profits for the benefit of shareholders have been seen as externalities left for society and governments to deal with. This attitude has led to devastating environmental and social impacts. A UN report from…

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Where there was darkness, now there is light. Pictures of the Earth at night are ablaze with a stunning cacophony of lights. This light show is only made possible through electricity, one of our greatest inventions. The harnessing of energy symbolises our ability to shape the natural world to suit…

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The philosopher George Santayana once said, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It wasn’t so long ago that the LGBTQ+ community lived in perpetual fear. Fear of repercussion, fear of judgement, fear of abuse or attack. Over the last few years, a remarkable cultural change…

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Ideas have the power to destroy, the power to enlighten, the power to change the entire world. At present, the ideas and beliefs that shape society are destroying the natural world we depend on for our existence. These ideas risk a future where social collapse is a real possibility. And…

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Every COP meeting on climate change seems to be a tragic repeat no one wants to watch. The initial hope that this time will be different ends with disappointment. Since COP26 ended, the UN secretary-general has admitted the deal agreed upon is not adequate. The tragedy continues. …

Paul Abela, MSc

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