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Earth ethics, sustainable future
An interview with Marcus Nobel about United Earth’s mission to build a sustainable future for all United Earth is bringing people and nations together – shaping a sustainable future for our planet. Founded by Claes Nobel, grand-nephew of Nobel Prize creator Dr. Alfred Nobel, the not-for-profit organization is galvanizing worldwide environmental and humanitarian efforts. We are inspired this month as Marcus Nobel, Executive Director and President of United Earth, shares the NGO’s vision to empower and revitalize the world through societal and environmental healing. Parvati Magazine: You come from aRead More
carbon neutrality, circular business, circular economy, business innovation
Schneider Electric is leading a new world of technological transformation. Its energy efficient systems, software, and services are reshaping industries and mobilizing sustainable living. This month, Senior Vice President of Safety, Environment, and Real Estate, Xavier Houot, describes the company’s commitment to decarbonization, all while delivering enhanced reliable and efficient energy management and automation. Schneider Electric’s innovative, carbon-neutral solutions are making a planet-friendly future possible. Parvati Magazine: Schneider Electric is a world leader in energy efficiency and sustainability. Why have you declared the ambitious goal of achieving supply chain-wide carbonRead More
Antarctic sanctuary, Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary, MAPS
Ocean conservation faced a blow this past month as the 25 country members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources were unable to reach an agreement for a marine protected area off the coast of Antarctica. The area would have been 1.8 million square km, twice the size of Germany, safeguarding a critically vulnerable ecosystem that helps to keep the world cool and protect all life. Its failure makes it all the more urgent to ratify the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary (MAPS) immediately. Why the ArcticRead More
marine arctic peace sanctuary, government complacency, government apathy
If you picked up your phone to call for urgent help because your house was burning down, you wouldn’t expect a formulaic, bureaucratic response like, “Thank you for sharing your concerns. I have forwarded a copy of your message to my colleague for their consideration.” But the reality is that our world is in a state of emergency today and an apathetic response is status quo from governments everywhere. The Arctic sea ice, our planet’s air conditioner, is melting at an alarming rate. Its loss is already having severe effectsRead More
social entrepreneurship, social change, social awareness, Oxford business school, MBA, world benefit
What if an MBA degree came with a real understanding of how to make social impact and support social entrepreneurship? The Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford puts this idea to work. Parvati Magazine spoke with Kathy Harvey, Associate Dean, MBA and Executive Degrees at Saïd, and Antonio Potenza, MBA, BBA, Executive Director at Aston Blackstone International LLC and a recent graduate of Saïd Business School. Parvati Magazine: Social impact, social awareness and social entrepreneurship are not the first words one might associate with MBA programs. But theyRead More
woman's nature, woman's power, yin power, softness, openness, yin
Globally, about one in three women will be beaten, raped or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Recent events in the United States shine a spotlight on how pervasive sexual assault and harassment are in our culture. The hostility and disregard toward women who report they were sexually assaulted by Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks to a much deeper issue of entitlement, fear and suspicion toward the feminine. Like the majority of women who have been sexually assaulted, I did not report my rape to the police. I was a teenager andRead More