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The Edit: Fresh Thinking
The Edit

The Edit: Fresh Thinking

Why we need to change the way we think about ESG investing, what it means to be unable to recognise faces and more in this week’s #TheEdit.
6th May 2022

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool,” says Touchstone in Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

As the way we live and work continues to evolve post-pandemic, the court jester’s words remain relevant: there is always more to know, new things to learn and new ways of thinking. Embracing the continual change of how we think about ourselves, others and our planet will help pave the way for a better future.

Here’s what you might have missed this week:

  • There’s too much groupthink in the world of ESG investing. Fluid definitions and rigid beliefs that all ESG investments are inherently good are paving the way to a disaster waiting to happen – Financial Times 
  • The way we think about our health is transforming. Wearable devices are increasingly quantifying our bodies, and will change the way we connect our health to our daily lives – The Economist  
  • Could wood replace steel in construction projects? MIT engineers have developed a way to use tree forks instead of steel joints for load bearing parts of architecture projects – Dezeen
  • Leaders need to recognise that change exhaustion is not an individual issue, but a collective one. Organisations often encourage individuals to be resilient to change, but it in fact needs to be addressed at a team or organisation level – Harvard Business Review
  • What does it mean to be unable to recognise faces? An animator shares how he lives his life differently with prosopagnosia– The New York Times 
  • Post-pandemic, we’ve got a unique opportunity to redesign the way we work. Assumptions, habits and expectations of employer-employee relationships have changed during the pandemic, and some should stay for good – Raconteur 
  • Nature cameras offer a new way to get your daily dose of the natural world. While nothing beats the real thing, many people have turned to streaming nature live and free from anywhere – 5 Media 
  • How can businesses deliver greater value to people and planet while also creating superior business returns? Jay Jakub and Nadia Terfous make the case for the Economics of Mutuality – a groundbreaking management and investment innovation that aims to create an economic future where all stakeholders benefit – The Beautiful Truth