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The Edit: What We Owe The Future
The Edit

The Edit: What We Owe The Future

Our weekly round up of the best articles, podcasts and videos focusing on purpose in life, work and the world.

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19th Aug 2022

Our relationship with the sun, what we owe future generations and more in this week’s The Edit. 

  • Why ESG really does matter. The need for companies to understand and address their externalities is likely to become essential to maintaining their social licence – McKinsey
  • The sun is both our creator and our destroyer. Our attitude towards it reveals human frailty in all its forms – The Economist
  • Climate is a supply chain problem that can’t be ignored. The waterborne infrastructure of global trade could dry out or shut down as the world heats up – Financial Times
  • What qualities should a good business leader show? Three senior leaders discuss what their strategies are – Raconteur
  • Wildlife cinematographer Neil Rettig attempts to photograph the endangered Philippine eagle’s nest. The largest known eagle species by length and wing-surface area, there are only 400 known nesting pairs of Philippine eagles in the wild, but the power of local and international conservation is helping to protect them – Aeon Film
  • What do we owe the generations of the future? Will MacAskill, who’s new book is called What We Owe the Future, discusses the concept of ‘longtermism’ – 80,000 Hours Podcast 
  • Meet the thinkers. Named to a list of Most Influential D&I leaders in 2019 and 2020 and author of Inclusion On Purpose, inclusion strategist Ruchika Tulshyan discusses how we can create a kinder, greener and more equitable world – The Beautiful Truth 

“The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future.”

Gifford Pinchot