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Halcyon Impacts

On how people really live
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Halcyon Impacts 23 January 2018

Dollar Street is a powerful and fascinating site, showing how people really live around the world. Dollar Street is a project from Gapminder, the foundation set up by the late, great Hans Rosling, who died a year ago from pancreatic cancer, aged only 68. He is missed.

 

What's Happening? - Gender

The World Economic Forum’s latest Global Gender Gap Report found that it will take 100 years to close the global gender gap overall and 217 years to achieve economic parity between women and men.Studies show that the world as a whole could increase global GDP by US$5.3 trillion by 2025 if it closed the gender gap in economic participation even by just 25% over the same period. But we’re seemingly unable to make real lasting progress on this issue

What's Happening? - Purpose

Alain de Botton wondered out loud what many must feel inwardly, i.e. why, if many or in some cases most of our waking hours are spent at work, do we rarely challenge the basic assumptions that lie behind this time-consuming, life-altering activity?

According to 2017 research by EY, business leaders are significantly overrating how their employees experience their organisation’s purpose. Based on a survey of 1,470 executives globally, “Is your purpose lectured – or lived?” shows that more than one-third of employees feel there’s a disconnect.

 

What's Happening? - SDG 1. No Poverty
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Halcyon Impacts 9 January 2018

Please visit this page regularly for significant developments concerning the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of ending poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030.

See also: Halcyon Poverty Headlines.

WHAT TRENDS ARE WE SEEING?

What Changed? - Sustainability (October 2017)
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Halcyon Impacts 2 November 2017

SDGs

What's Happening? - Memory
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Halcyon Impacts 4 September 2017

In his "end of remembering", Joshua Foer argued that once upon a time remembering was everything, whereas, today, we have mountains of documents, the web and smartphones to store our memories. Foer asks: how can we adapt to a new reality in which most memories are stored outside the brain?

Change

Please click on the drop down menu options below to see the various ways that Halcyon addresses change.

What Happened with the SDGs? - June 2017
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Halcyon Impacts 15 July 2017

Please see below key Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-related developments during June 2017:

What's Changing? - Migration

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issues an annual report concerning the approximately 21 million people worldwide falling under its mandate: refugees forced to leave their countries due to war, political, racial or religious persecution, as internally displaced persons, or as repatriates on their way back home.  An interactive visualisation gives an insight into the flows and connections of global flight and expulsion.

As Western populations live ever longer, they will need more nurses, care assistants, housekeepers and cleaners. The demand for highly skilled workers will therefore grow too, and countries will start to compete more fiercely for mobile talent. Migration will “define our future” , claimed the authors of a recent book.

What's Happening? - Ethical Development Goals

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In spite of spectacular strides in science and technology, and still unlimited ones to come, something basic is missing. There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers - Martin Luther King

This evolving paper will examine the overall Ethical Development Goals (EDGs) that Halcyon is developing to complement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

INTRODUCTION

What's Happening? - Change
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Halcyon Impacts 5 December 2016

In Mind Set!, futurist John Naisbitt (author of Megatrends), advocates 11 mindsets, the first of which seems to give the lie to the hoary, ancient aphorism (pace Heraclitus), trotted out by the unthinking on a regular basis, that "change is the only constant".

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Mindset 1. While many things remain change, most things remain constant

Key ideas:

  • Home, family and work are - for many - great constants.