Volunteering at the Sydney Olympics: tangible legacy or distant memory?
The Sydney 2000 Olympics was arguably the first time that Olympic volunteers received not only local, but also highly visible international recognition. However, volunteering at international sporting events is not a novel concept. It is a practice that is strongly intertwined with the Olympic story, dating back to the very […]
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How to really ‘Live Below the Line’
The annual ‘Live Below the Line’ campaign is on again this month. The campaign is described as ‘a way to better understand extreme poverty’ and involves participants eating for $2AUD a day for 5 days. The campaign began in Melbourne in 2010, supported by Australian NGO’s The Oaktree Foundation and […]
Putting a Price on Nature
Biological diversity and healthy eco-systems are what support our planet and our rapidly growing human population, the loss of which would be disastrous on so many levels. Could the financialisation of nature be a way out of this dilemma?
The “Green Life Value” as a new way to put a price on nature
In our modern world the financialization of nature is already done whether we like it or not. For instance the price of a tree is determined by its timber. Only a quarter of the actual use of a tree is through its timber though. Therefore in establishing the economics […]
Global Economic Symposium Reader: Redefining Success!
This article is the foreword published in “Redefining Success”, written by Thomas Rausch. For decades, decision-makers in politics and business have measured success in “hard currency”: the GDP of an economy or the profit of a company have served as the gold standard of their respective welfare. The global economic […]