We face the biggest challenges in human history. This website is for people, everywhere, who want to prevent environmental and ecological catastrophe and create a happier, fairer, peaceful world. It is for you if you want to make sense of the situation and engage in bringing about this transformation.
There is widespread anger and a collapse of confidence, especially amongst younger people. People are disillusioned with current politics and want an end to neoliberal economics and austerity. We need to reassess the values underlying our way of life in Western societies. The world is in turmoil.
This website is for people who want to be part of a great transformation. My purpose is to provide you with inspiration, well-researched whole system analysis and proposals and resources to help you in creating the future. You will find fresh ideas, articles, books, events and links to like-minded people who are working for change. I hope you will find this website inspiring and useful.
Climate chaos is affecting people everywhere, particularly in poor countries. We face wholesale destruction of the ecological system on which all life depends. Mankind is consuming 70% more than Mother Earth can sustain and our consumption is growing. We need to live lightly on the Earth. But what political leader has the courage to say this?
I am a veteran “change agent,” former sustainability and organisation development consultant and business school teacher, author, speaker, activist, researcher and mentor. I gained corporate experience in many sectors, first in HR, later in strategic leadership development and internal consulting. In 1987 I started my own business as an independent management consultant, helping senior people lead strategic change and create better workplaces and providing training and development for consultants. My main interest is sustainability, in the broadest sense, and how we can bring about system change in global society.
My Latest Book:
The 21st Century Revolution: A Call to Greatness
I listen to a lot of people in all walks of life. What they said inspired me to write this book. Many are disheartened, angry about the current situation, yet feeling powerless.
Part One of the book sets out the Challenges and Opportunities facing humanity, namely, environmental catastrophe, an unfair economic system, flawed democracy and the need to learn to resolve conflict without violence. It provides an analysis of what has gone wrong. Part Two offers a vision of how things could be and provides whole system solutions.
The Resources section lists the many campaigns in which people are working together to bring about positive change. It contradicts the idea there is nothing we can do.
A Call to Greatness. Great leadership needed. It’s a 1940 moment. When Britain faced defeat, great leaders emerged. Today, “ordinary people” like you have to take on this role. Vast numbers of people are working to bring about transformation.
From the Blog: The Business Plan for Peace – Building a World without War by Dr. Scilla Elworthy
This is a marvellous book that is both visionary and, as the title implies, hard-headed and pragmatic. It’s based on years of practical experience of peace-making and the prevention of violent conflict. At the heart of this book is the belief that humans have the capacity to evolve and become more humane. There is a growing change of consciousness centred in Europe and much of North America. Thus peace and a future without mass violence is possible.