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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.

Halcyon Impacts

What's Changing? - Migration

Migration

 

Please see below selected recent migration-related change.

 

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May 2020

  • Coronavirus travel restrictions left about 10,000 refugees around the world unable to reach countries that agreed to resettle them before the pandemic, according to the International Organisation for Migration. The IOM, a UN body responsible for finding refugees new homes, suspended all resettlement on March 17, leaving many ethnic and sexual minorities vulnerable to harassment and persecution as they wait in limbo.

 

April 2020

What's Changing? - Money

Money

 

Fundamental shifts in the world of work are eroding traditional social safety nets. Could a universal basic income (UBI) be the solution? UBI isn’t a new idea, according to the Basic Income Earth Network, which  says it was originally ignored, but growing fears surrounding job automation have stoked an interest in basic income.

 

Please see below selected recent basic income-related change.

 

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What's Changing? - Climate

Climate

 

Please see below recent climate-related change, including key developments regarding the UN Sustainable Development Goal 13 - Climate Action.

Imagine a ship that is sinking and needs all the available power to run the pumps to drain out the rising waters. The first class passengers refuse to cooperate because they feel hot and want to use the air-conditioner and other electrical appliances. The second-class passengers spend all their time trying to be upgraded to first-class status. The boat sinks and the passengers all drown. That is where the present approach to climate change is leading - Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard

 

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What's Changing? - Sustainability

Sustainability

 

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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What's Changing? - Water
Water
Halcyon Impacts 6 May 2020

 

Please see below recent water-related change, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal goal six (SDG 6) of ensuring clean water and sanitation by 2030.

Water

 

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What's Changing? - Measurement

Measurement

 

Please see below selected recent measurement-related change.

 

2018

  • Quartz warned that, in an increasingly digital world with growing concerns about sustainability, dismay is mounting about the use of GDP as the benchmark measure for a nation’s economy. It fails to take into account other things that could be more valuable indicators about how a country is doing, such as inequality, well-being, happiness, clean air, and climate-change mitigation.

 

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What's Changing? - Gender

Gender

 

Please see below recent gender-related change.

 

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April 2020

  • Across 34 countries surveyed by Pew, a median of 74 percent of respondents agree that it is "very important" for women to have the same rights as men. Western Europe, the US, and Latin America led the pack. The poll also showed that women were more inclined than men to say gender equality is important.

 

March 2020

What's Changing? - Consumption
Consumptiom
Halcyon Impacts 15 April 2020

 

Please see below selected recent consumption-related change.

 

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April 2020

  • Appealing to teens these days is as important as ever for businesses. Gen Z makes up 40% of global consumers today, with about $150 billion in spending power in the US alone, according to McKinsey.

 

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What's Changing? - Business
Business
Halcyon Impacts 11 April 2020

 

The 20th Century was about dozens of markets of millions of consumers. The 21st Century is about millions of markets of dozens of consumers - Joe Kraus, dotcom pioneer

 

Please see below selected recent business-related change.

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