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Weekly round-up- Decolonising wealth, winning the battle on food waste & more!

Published Date: 16 April 2019

Each week, the SIX team will be sharing their favourite pieces of reading. The content will be organised thematically, and each piece will tie to work that is currently being undertaken by the organisation. Enjoy!

Philanthropy

Marco Shek: Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance

Decolonizing Wealth is a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance. (via Amazon, October, 2018)

 

Duncan Collins-Adams: A Call to Modernize American Philanthropy

The giving practices of rich magnates and foundations still suggest a colonial mind-set, the author of a new book argues, as he offers ideas for change. (Via The New York Times, November 2018)

 

Duncan Collins-Adams: Islamic Finance and Social Responsibility

As the demand for business to connect with responsibility grows globally, Islamic financial and socially responsible markets have much to learn from one another. (via SSIR, November 2015)

Food

Sophie Monaghan-Coombs: The Country Winning The Battle On Food Waste

South Korea has managed to increase food waste recycling levels from 2 percent to 95 percent. (via Huff Post, April 2019)

Health

Jordan Junge: Personas as a tool in human-centered innovation mapping

A description of our use of personas as a tool in a human-centered approach to innovation mapping. (via Nesta, August 2018)

 

Marco Shek: Transportation is becoming a key part of healthcare innovation

The healthcare industry is rapidly evolving thanks to technology, but a number of recent developments suggest one of the drivers of a new wave of innovation might come from a marriage between healthcare players and transportation firms. (via Econsultancy, April 2019)
 

Work

Sophie Monaghan-Coombs: Luton’s cabbies are giving Brexit Britain a lesson in political courage

By uniting to improve conditions in the gig economy, Addison Lee drivers are showing an imagination Westminster lacks. (Via The Guardian, April, 2019)