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Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

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To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they control it, wish to influence its direction - Theodore Zeldin

A Mundane Comedy is Dominic Kelleher's new book, which will be published in early 2020. We will be publishing extracts on this site and across social media during the last quarter of 2019. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the book.

What's Changing? - Consumption

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Please see below selected recent consumption-related change.

 

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October 2019

  • Many customers are increasingly passionate about the products they buy and passionate about the brands they buy from. And with two out of every three shoppers in some countries now considered to be a 'belief-driven buyer', companies would be wise to take notice, as ignoring the reasons behind conscious consumerism could damage sales and reputations. However, with a large number of customers still ranking price as the single biggest factor in their purchase decisions, retailers are being pressured to be more ethical and sustainable in their practices -for the same amount of money.

 

July 2019

 

April 2019

  • The $3 trillion+ global apparel industry.accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions and has been the second largest industrial polluter, second only to oil. Nearly 70 million barrels of oil are used each year to make the world’s polyester fibew, which is now the most commonly used fibre in our clothing. But it takes more than 200 years to decompose. More than 150 billion garments are produced annually, enough to provide 20 new garments to every person on the planet, every year, according to Forbes.
  • Despite the efforts of brands and watchdog groups, stories of abused workers earning poverty wages routinely surface in the global garment industry. One organsation that has worked on the problem for 20 years believes the issue isn’t any one company or practice, but the business model the industry operates on. Until that changes, noted Quartz, the millions of dollars brands spend on corporate responsibility programs are treating symptoms but ignoring the disease.
  • Indeed, Quartz also pointed to an Indian factory supplying a number of well-known brands, where workers said they were viciously beaten for daring to join a union, researchers for an aid group who found that garment workers in Bangladesh and Vietnam making clothes for big international labels were paid so little they couldn’t adequately feed themselves and female garment workers in Vietnam who face “systemic” sexual harassment and violence at work.

 

March 2019

 

December 2018

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