System Innovation: Capitalism Within Planetary Boundaries

13-16 November 2014 - Soneva Fushi, Maldives

Author: Peter Head

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Day Three of the 2014 SLOW LIFE Symposium

Tuesday 18th of November, 2014


Rain during a break out session at the SLOW LIFE Symposium
 
The third and final day of the SLOW LIFE symposium 2014, was devoted to debating projections for the future of philanthropy and committing to clear post event actions.
The official dictionary definition of philanthropy means “love of humanity” and the “caring, nourishing, ... more

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Day Two of the SLOW LIFE Symposium

Monday 17th of November, 2014


Hanli Prinsloo, Founder of I AM WATER

2014 SLOW LIFE Symposium participants explored the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve today both figuratively and literally. It is a sanctuary for hard and soft corals and marine life, including manta rays and whale sharks, and it provides the livelihood of the island communities, both through ... more

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Day One of the 2014 SLOW LIFE Symposium

Saturday 15th of November, 2014


 
 
Earlier this year the CEO of Apple made headlines after a heated exchange with a challenging group of shareholders. After repeated interrogation about the profitability of Apple’s renewable energy investments, Tim Cook told the group: “If you want me to do things only for ROI reasons you should get out… We want ... more

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BEING A TRUSTEE SHOULD NOT BE A COMFORTABLE JOB #TRUSTEESWEEK

Friday 14th of November, 2014

 
Peter Wheeler, Executive Vice President, The Nature Conservancy, and a founding trustee of New Philanthropy Capital. He is participating in the 2014 SLOW LIFE Symposium. Today he will join the session Finance for a Sustainable World which will ask if we are experiencing tokenistic reforms in our financial systems that merely defer more profound ... more

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2013-14 Soneva Sustainability Report

Thursday 6th of November, 2014


 
The Soneva Sustainability Report 2013-14 details the range of sustainable activities that cumulate in 79% of waste being recycled and carbon reduction projects that will mitigate more than one million tonnes of CO2. 
 
Waste to Wealth
Soneva has increased its recycling capacity from 27% in 2008-09 to 79% in 2013-14. This is a ... more

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Regreening Myanmar

Monday 20th of October, 2014


Lay Nyunt Aung loads his cow cart with wood he has foraged for cooking fuel
 
Lay Nyunt Aung looks out across the desolate landscape that stretches in front of him.  The scratchy dry ground shows few signs of life, though until recently this land provided a precious source of fire wood for local ... more

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A Solar Revolution – the positive impact of solar power around the world.

Thursday 11th of September, 2014


Jonathon Porrit is the Chair of the SLOW LIFE Symposium.  He is Founder Director of Forum for the Future. This article first appeared on Jonathon’s own blog.
 
One of the very first big pieces of research that Forum for the Future conducted was for BP in the late 1990s, looking at the prospects for the growth ... more

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Learn to Swim Resumes


Written by Isha Afeef
 
Even before the students have come onto the jetty, their eager voices are asking for Nate, for Jamie, for Patti, for all the instructors and familiar faces from the previous Swim Camp. The nervous anticipation in the air and the excitement to be going back in the water again ... more

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SLOW LIFE Foundation runner up at 2degrees Champion Awards 2014

Wednesday 30th of July, 2014


Woman collecting firewood.  Credit: Adam Oswell
The SLOW LIFE Foundation was runner-up at the 2degrees Champions Awards 2014 category Social Value. It was recognised for the Myanmar Stoves Campaign project which provides energy efficient cookstoves for families in rural Myanmar.
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Myanmar is one of the world’s least developed countries, ... more


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