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

Halcyon's forthcoming 52:52:52 campaign on Twitter will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

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

2017

What's Changing? - Emerging Markets

Development

 

Please see below selected recent emerging markets-related change. (Until mid-2018 the focus has been primarily on Africa.)

 

June 2018

  • According to recent data from the World Bank, more than half of South Africa’s population lives below the poverty line. Another 27 percent live at risk of falling into poverty. Just 4 percent are considered wealthy. Just 20 percent of South Africans qualify as middle class. 

What's Changing? - Economics

Economics

 

Please see below selected recent economic developments.

 

See also:

 

June 2018

What's Changing? - Identity

Identity

 

Please see below selected recent identity-related change.

 

See also: Halcyon Identity Headlines

 

2018

Identities are always at some level imagined, believes Eurasia Group, arguing that what people choose to focus on differs widely from country to country, according to a 2017 study by Pew Research. A few findings:

  • 52% of Hungarians see place of birth as the most important attribute of national identity, while only 13% of Germans say the same.

What's Changing? - Ethics

Ethics

 

Please see below selected recent ethics-related change.

 

See also: Halcyon Ethics Headlines

 

2018

  • Despite regulators and law enforcement agencies around the world imposing more than US$11 billion of financial penalties since 2012, there remains a significant level of unethical conduct. EY’s latest survey shows fraud and corruption are among the greatest risks to business.

 

2017

What Changed Last Year?

Change

 

Halcyon tracked compelling change throughout 2017.

In addition, Human Progress, which tracks technological, medical and scientific improvements that make the lives of ordinary people better, shared the improvements that most caught its attention in 2017, doubtless only a tiny fraction of all the advances humanity made last year: