"Those of us who are privileged to take up the option of working from home so easily forget that the streets are kept clean, markets are run, healthcare is provided by people who don't have that option...so why don't people don't talk about it? Why don't they say it's a kind of apartheid?"
 
GIFT Founder Chandran Nair answers the 'Is WFH the future?' question on everyone's lips - and discusses how the WFH narrative deliberately forgets and devalues the majority of workers who do not have the option to work from home. Listen in to find out more!
Historical racism via imperialism casts a long shadow. Racist mindsets and behaviours that characterised the colonial period are alive and well now, from micro-expressions of racism in the day-to-day lived experience of non-White people, to macro-manifestations in geopolitical relations and foreign policy. Being so ubiquitous, this begs the question: what is the impact of racism on the future of international world order?

Americans waste up to 60% of their food when it's on their plates. In Sub-Saharan Africa, it's 5%. So we don't have a food shortage issue, we have a wastage and distribution problem.

One of the scarcest commodities of our time is intellectual honesty.

This was a huge decision - in the space of the last 2 months, 20,000 wildlife farms have been closed down across China.

A country that can't feed its own people in this new era is essentially exposed to the greatest possible risk

The social contract with the state needs to be observed during crises if the collective welfare of the nation is to be protected

The fault comes when people believe the law is a tradeable commodity, that it can be bought and sold for personal or commercial gains. 

June 30, 2019

Not Investing in Denial

Investment conference on climate change has a silent contract between the audience and speaker: that neither party will suggest anyone in the room is to blame. They're prisoners to an existing mantra that sugar-coats climate change with "win-win" scenarios. Frankly, this is an abdication of responsibility and denial. 

Cyclone Fani affected 10 million people in India, but only 89 were killed. The 1999 Odisha cyclone killed over 10 thousand.

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