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Andrew Crosby, 1981

The way our conception of time shapes our world has become increasingly appreciated by those advocating for flourishing and synergistic human and natural systems.

We live in a ticking-clock world that is increasingly overshadowed by climate change and related crises that are pre-built into our futures. It will take us…


https://ojibwe.lib.umn.edu/collection/indians-harvesting-wild-rice
Courtesy of The Ojibwe People’s Dictionary University of Minnesota c. 1905

Indigenous communities notched two small but remarkable triumphs last week achieving success in strengthening local long-term priorities over short-term business interests. In both cases — one in Greenland and the other in the US state of Minnesota — communities have put a hold on destructive and potentially risky economic deals…


Figure 1: Celestial Battle, Nicholas Roerich, 1912 Russian State Museum (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Roerich)

Andrew Crosby & Hugo Araujo

There is broad recognition that ecological and economic upheaval are driving humanity toward an inflection point. Depending on who you ask, we are variously on the road to destruction, the road to redemption, or the road to regenerative revolution, and points in between.

We are…


Albrecht Dürer, Knight, Death, and the Devil, 1513

In the most consequential era since the Renaissance, humanity faces a profound transformation in which our future hangs between the limitless potential of knowledge-driven transformation and a precipice of environmental and social collapse delivered by our own actions. Citizens, governments, businesses, and philanthropists must mobilise around a new narrative for…


The world was our oyster…

Why do obsolete practices and beliefs persist? Inertia, fatigue, entrenched power, and lack of vision all impede their displacement in creating the systems and societies that reflect today’s challenges and opportunities. …


Meyrin, a city in the canton of Geneva, Switzerland, adopted a climate emergency charter last week. Meyrin was not the first Swiss city to sign up. …


By Franz van Duns — Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=71283048

The ousting of Danone’s Chair and CEO, Emmanuel Faber, illustrates a painful lesson — likely to be repeated — on the dangers of established corporations getting out in front and walking the talk on sustainability and regeneration. …


1930 Grand Central Station, Hal Morey

We are in for a reckoning when our social fabric and societal systems become too brittle to adapt. The release of the report of the 1776 Commission — a Trump response to current events calling into question equality, racial justice, and liberalism — on Martin Luther King Day contrasts with…


In the early days when I helped to launch a venture in Geneva that enabled trade policy to become a better tool for sustainable development, there were so many visions about what the World Trade Organization (WTO) meant and what it might become.

Ultimately, there was really only one compelling…

Andrew Crosby

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