Oxfam and the Foreign Policy Centre commissioned a new collection of essays by diverse politicians and experts to consider Britain’s role in the world post-Brexit. They argue that unless the UK’s foreign policy is firmly rooted in internationalist values it risks undermining its potential for global influence, and urge the Government to articulate a powerful vision … Continue reading “‘GLOBAL BRITAIN’ ESSAYS URGE GOVERNMENT TO PUT INTERNATIONALIST VALUES AT HEART OF FOREIGN POLICY”
Some important reading for the Prime Minister ahead of COP26 in Glasgow. We’ve joined more than 60 organisations to launch a Glasgow Action Plan that sets out five key areas he must prioritise to get us on track to a safer, greener future as fast as possible. With developing countries already bearing the brunt of a climate crisis they … Continue reading “JOINT LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER – TIME TO TURBOCHARGE DECARBONISATION”
Oxfam and High Pay Centre organised a fascinating debate exploring the future of business with some leading thinkers, at a time when the climate emergency and eye-watering inequality make clear that the status quo is not an option. Kate Raworth, former Oxfam colleague and creator of ‘Doughnut Economics’, described the five traits that tell you … Continue reading “PURPOSE BEYOND PROFIT DEBATE”
Oxfam has been raising awareness of fast fashion’s impact on people and the planet. Tens of thousands of people joined our Secondhand September campaign and pledged to say no to new clothes for 30 days…
The theme of this year’s World Water Week conference in Sweden is ‘including all.’ I wrote an article for Thomson Reuters Foundation urging delegates to work towards a new approach that goes beyond quick fixes in order to create self-sustaining, resilient systems that continue to function long after the outside aid-tap is turned off.
I visited Wastesaver, Oxfam’s giant recycling centre in Yorkshire, to find out more about the environmental impact of fast fashion…
How can companies ensure they are doing good, not harm? Can a social purpose be authentically embedded into the business plan, so that profit and power are genuinely shared? These are some of the issues I debated with business leaders at the annual Business Fights Poverty conference in Oxford.