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Sustainagility, the properties of a system that allow actors to sustain agility, has been introduced as the complement of sustainability. Operational criteria and indicators of sustainability, tend to focus on 'persistence', while change and agility may at a longer time frame contribute more to high-level sustainability goals. When applied to climate change, a sustainagility focus can bridge 'adaptation' and 'mitigation' approaches. Sustainagility is also the title of a book written by Patrick Dixon and Johan Gorecki, published by Kogan Page in May 2010. It describes how "smart innovation and agile business will help protect our future" . Patrick Dixon is Chairman of Global Change Ltd, has been described as a Futurist , and is author of 12 other books including Futurewise and Building a Better Business .
The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world. Overview of the RSA The RSA is a registered charity. We depend on support from our funders, Fellows and sponsors.
There was a time when you were five years old, and you woke up full of awesome. You knew you were awesome.
We've written a lot about Kiva , the pioneering nonprofit that makes it easy for individuals to give small loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries. And despite numerous debates over the overall effectiveness of microlending , there's no doubt that it makes a difference in many individual lives. Thanks to this captivating animated map produced by Kiva's staff (via FlowingData ), we can actually see what that difference-making looks like.
Vision Our vision is to create a more efficient and effective social good sector, and a world where it is commonplace to serve for the greater good. Mission Our mission is to provide talented individuals with meaningful pro bono experiences in order to build capacity for social good organizations.
Alex Bainbridge, writing for Tnooz, in Why travel startups always seem to suffer from the same problems wonders why so many entrepreneurs fail in such similar ways. Bainbridge argues that the root cause of their failure goes to starting companies for the wrong reasons. He posits that there are five reasons people start something: Innovation Disruption Enjoyment Profit The friggin sucks — fix it The last reason is the only valid reason for starting a company, the rest are frivolous.