Economic justice and environmental sustainability by inspiring transformation of motives and behaviour
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Economic justice and environmental sustainability by inspiring transformation of motives and behaviour
Thursday, 18 October, 2012
Samuel Muiruri in front of the Peace Bench

This year the Nakuru Initiatives of Change team marked the International Peace Day in style. This was the launching of the ‘Peace Bench’. The team, led by Samuel Muiruri, had been working closely with the Peace On Earth Bench Movement led by Brennan Bird from the USA. The movement has been launching similar benches across the world.

Wednesday, 22 August, 2012
Fr Tonio Dell’Olio

‘Organized crime is now a globalised reality. The Mafia has very much benefitted from this globalisation,’ says Fr Tonio Dell’Olio, the Italian priest who founded the Libera Terra Association in 1995 in order to seize back land illegally help by the Mafia. The financial crisis has favoured the Mafia, he says. Globalisation means that the public’s stereotypical image of the Mafia no longer matches the Mafia that now operates around the world.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012

Weaving threads of change: meeting of minds and hearts at conclusion of Caux ‘trust and integrity’ conference

Sunday, 22 July, 2012

What does it mean to have trust and integrity in the global economy? On Sunday, 22 July, the morning plenary at Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy in Caux, Switzerland, focused on ethical economics and social entrepreneurship in two vastly different sectors.

Thursday, 19 July, 2012

‘We lost sight of our values - with an “s” - in the rigorous focus on financial value,’ said Lady Susan Rice, the Managing Director of Lloyds Banking Group in Scotland, speaking today at a conference in Switzerland on ‘trust and integrity’. Rice is the first woman in Britain to head a national clearing bank, and Lloyds is now the largest banking group within the UK. Rice was speaking on ‘restoring trust in banking and financial services’ at the ‘Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy’ conference at the Initiatives of Change centre in Caux, Switzerland.

Tuesday, 10 July, 2012
One of the best protests of Rio+20: a tank made of bread was taken around the city, organised by the World Future Council.

Don de Silva, former senior official of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) gave a Greencoat Forum on 3 July on perspectives for future action after Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.

Tuesday, 10 July, 2012
Luc Gnacadja of UNCCD, Elizabeth Thompson, Executive Coordinator of Rio+20, Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia, and Omnia Marzouk, President of Initiatives of Change International, addressed the goal of a "land degradation neutral world" in the morning session of the Forum, calling for urgent action on this fro

The 5th Caux Forum for Human Security at the Initiatives of Change centre in Caux, Switzerland, started on 9 July with a special one-day event on Restoring Land, Restoring Lives. The event was co-organized by the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and the Restoring Earth’s Degraded Land initiative of Initiative of Change International.

Tuesday, 20 March, 2012
Samuel Muiruri

Samuel Muiruri, a participant of Harambee Africa Leadership Programme from Kenya, has been putting into practice one of the things that he learnt during the sixth Harambee programme that took place end of last year in Nigeria - building houses out of plastic bottles.