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Beyond the BLM Protests: Sustaining Real Diversity and Inclusivity in Fashion

Beyond the BLM Protests: Sustaining Real Diversity and Inclusivity in Fashion

The last few weeks have witnessed some of the greatest upheavals of our time for various industries. The protest against police brutality in the United States and agitation for the dignity of Black lives have grown into a much-needed global conversation on race, racism and discrimination. Starting with the police and the education sector down...

Why Addressing Racial Injustice is Imperative in the Climate Change and Sustainability Movements

Why Addressing Racial Injustice is Imperative in the Climate Change and Sustainability Movements

The climate crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity in modern times. Some people find this hard to believe though because in day-to-day life, the climate concern does not translate into an immediate worry. Put differently, when you consider that so far, no city has been swallowed by water or any of the...

Should China Pay Reparations for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Should China Pay Reparations for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has so far been a health disaster of immense proportions. In fact, throughout this century, humankind has not witnessed a health catastrophe of such proportions as this. Over 400,000 people have been killed, and thousands more are still unable to go about their businesses as they normally would. As if these aren’t...

Binary Thinking and Polarization: Life is Not Black and White and Global Discussions Shouldn’t Be Either

Binary Thinking and Polarization: Life is Not Black and White and Global Discussions Shouldn’t Be Either

Our world seems to be constantly in turmoil. When there is no outright crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, then there are always contentious issues. Issues such as racism, capitalism, immigration, poverty and gender are constantly under discussion. Generally, these discussions are held to proffer solutions. Due to their near-universal and complex nature, one would expect...

The Pandemic Has Many of Us Appreciating What We Have; So Moving Forward, Will We Buy Less?

The Pandemic Has Many of Us Appreciating What We Have; So Moving Forward, Will We Buy Less?

As cities around the world start taking steps to resume normal life, on some level, we all can agree that life can never return to the ‘normal’ as we knew it. Education systems have gone online; employers have finally understood that remote working isn’t so bad for their workers, conferences are now being held virtually,...

Why Eating Seasonally is the Key to Food Sustainability

Why Eating Seasonally is the Key to Food Sustainability

Recently, I came across an article about avocados. Surprisingly, it was not about salads or smoothies. Rather, it was about how avocados might be hurting the planet. Shocking right? Well, for me it really wasn’t. Over the past few years, healthy eating, veganism and general sustainability has gained prominence across the world. The increased consumption...

Amsterdam’s Pandemic Recovery Plan Embraces Doughnut Economics and the Circular Economy

Amsterdam’s Pandemic Recovery Plan Embraces Doughnut Economics and the Circular Economy

According to the United Nations, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cost the world an alarming US$1 trillion this year and there is little evidence to the contrary. Lockdowns and various other policies currently being used across the globe to fight and curb the spread of the virus have directly resulted in near-total halt in...

Can Developing Countries in Africa Really Afford Pandemic Lockdowns?

Can Developing Countries in Africa Really Afford Pandemic Lockdowns?

ABUJA, Nigeria: When the coronavirus pandemic hit the world, it’s fair to say, most nations weren’t prepared. Regardless of this though, with typical human fortitude and panache, we have watched as countries across the globe set about fighting the biggest threat mankind has faced in modern times. Since there is no proven strategy or vaccine...