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Halcyon's 52:52:52 campaign on this site and on Twitter will start in mid 2020. It will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

A Mundane Comedy is Halcyon's new book. Extracts are appearing on this site and on selected social media during mid 2020. Please get in touch with any questions about the book or related Halcyon services.

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

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What is outer change?
Change
Halcyon Identifies 31 May 2020

 

Outer change covers those issues that exist in the external world.

Distinct from other advisers, coaches or consultants, Halcyon specialises in helping you understand and deal with both outer and inner change, believing that only by finding such a balance can you thrive fully.

We believe that outer change occurs at seven primary levels: Cultural; Economic; Environmental; Organisational; Political; Societal and Technological.

 

What's Changing? - Space
Space
Halcyon Identifies 29 May 2020

 

Please see below selected recent space-related change.

 

See also:

 

Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight up - Fred Hoyle

 

May 2020

On the Parva Carta

Magna Carta

 

This is an evolving manifesto, more modest than great charters calling for widespread political change, or updated commandments for our time, or even simple poems for our time.

Instead, Halcyon's small charter is primarily a call for inner change, leading to outer change.

We want to help people think more about how they can nurture key values, chief amongst them kindness.

For examples of other inspiring charters, see e.g. 

On Trees

KGP 8 May 2020

 

I wonder about the trees,” Robert Frost wrote. Monumental in size, alive but inert, they inhabit a different temporality than ours. Some species’ life spans can be measured in human generations. We wake to find that a tree’s leaves have turned, or register, come spring, its sturdier trunk. But such changes are always perceived after the fact. We’ll never see them unfold, with our own eyes, in human time.

No one has been able to capture this 3,200-year-old tree in one image before – until now.

 

2020

What's Changing? - Truth
Truth
Halcyon Identifies 23 May 2020

 

Please see below selected recent truth-related change.

 

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May 2020

What's Changing? - Sustainability
Sustainability
Halcyon Impacts 20 May 2020

 

Please see below recent sustainable development-related change. (Each headline relates to one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs.)

SDGs

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Our World in Data developed SDG-Tracker.org, the first (and it claims, only, to date) resource where we can track our collective progress towards the SDGs. It aims to provide a clear way to track global, regional and national progress across the 17 Goals, 169 Targets, and 232 Indicators of the SDGs. A recent update is now live in the tracker. Gaps in data availability remain: where there is no known data for a given indicator, OWID marks this clearly and invites users to notify them if there is data for these indicators that they may have missed. This open approach aims to support the UN in developing the most comprehensive coverage of how we're doing in our progress to 2030.

 

May 2020

  • It’s a lot easier to put purpose above profit when cash is flush and times are good, argued the FT. Now that companies’ standard operations are being upended by the coronavirus pandemic, we’re going to see just how much they value their sustainability goals - and whether those goals survive when a business is just trying to stay afloat. In recent years there was more interest in responsible capitalism than ever before. Between 2017 and 2020 there was a jobs bonanza in stewardship and sustainable investing teams. Corporate leaders called for unprecedented carbon emission reductions. How will those trends change in the post-pandemic era? Will social responsibility overshadow environmental responsibility as companies emerge from the crisis?

 

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