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Monthly round-up: technology in uniting society, making impactful change, changing making in today's climate of crisis and much more!

Published Date: 6 November 2019

This month, we've been reading about the impact of technology in bridging the gaps in society, the different ways in which corporations need to change to make a real impact, as well as what change-making looks like in today's climate.

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Technology in uniting society

Darren MewCrossing Divides: How a social network could save democracy from deadlock

Taiwan has been blending technology with politics to create a new way of making decisions. And with certain limits, it has found consensus where none seemed to exist.

 

Josiane SmithInnovation platform launched to bring social innovators together

A new platform has been launched by the EU. Interreg project ENISIE has been created to serve as a bridge between all the realities in the Mediterranean area operating in the fields of innovation and social innovation.

 

Making impactful change

Louise Pulford: Guardian Media Group becomes the first major news organisation to become a B Corporation and pledges to reach net-zero emissions by 2030

The Guardian will deepen and expand coverage on the environment, giving greater prominence to the climate emergency and acknowledging the importance of the language when reporting on the climate.

 

Peter MwangiTechnology will not save us from climate change – but imagining new forms of society will

Written by SIX's board and SIX 100 member, Geoff Mulgan, this article discusses citizen action on climate change and the growing need to place social innovation into the narrative of change. 

 

Changing making in today's climate of crisis  

Sophie Monaghan-CoombsSantiago Under Siege

How has Santiago, Chile – Latin America’s most prosperous and law-abiding country – come to a state of emergency after riots across the city?

 

Marco Shek: We checked 100 years of protests in 150 countries. Here’s what we learned about the working class and democracy.

A recent study looks back to the history of protests and democracy and argues against those who blame less-educated members of the working classes for democratic backlash.

 

So Jung RimKim Ji-young, Born 1982: Feminist film reignites tensions in South Korea

In October the movie adaptation of a bestselling novel, which triggered a fierce sexism battle in South Korea, was released. The book became a bestseller in neighbouring Japan, China and Taiwan.

 

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