Strategic Responses to Grand Challenges: How Corporations Build Community Resilience

From time to time corporations may find it expedient to support a particular response to ‘grand challenges’ such as poverty, social inequality or climate change by promoting ‘community resilience’: that is, the ability of place-based communities to maintain or even enhance their members’ livelihoods amidst both gradual and sudden economic, social or ecological changes (e.g.,… Read More

Summary Remarks from Governance of Flow workshop, ESI@BNE 30 Apr – 01 May 2019

Let me turn first yesterday.  And in doing so let me start with a reflection on our seminar by Warwick that nicely, and succinctly, sums up much of what we have learnt over the course of yesterday: ‘In Ports’ he said, ‘there are a sh*t load of actors’.  And what this ‘sh*t load of actors’… Read More

Changing the world through Big Collaboration

Richard Hart in collaboration with Julie Berg   The ESI was founded on a recognition of the urgent imperative for immediate, coordinated responses amongst diverse global players to the 21st century harmscapes and associated security governance issues: The ESI is intended to foster a new level of collaboration amongst leading security professionals and academics in generating new thinking, new knowledge… Read More

Evolving Securities Initiative at GLA (ESI@GLA)

The Evolving Securities Initiative (ESI) was officially launched at a roundtable event at the University of Glasgow hosted by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and Griffith University in Brisbane. Clifford Shearing opened the event by painting a brief history of humans and the evolving role that humans have played, and are playing,… Read More

Policing for the 21st Century: Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services

Whilst there appear to be multiple challenges facing an organisation like the NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services, including a vast geography, limited resources, significant disadvantage in its communities and a distinct climate, their 2023 Strategy and their Five Strategic Priorities, at least in theory, indicate that Commissioner Reece Kershaw and his leadership team are… Read More

Remarks by Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, at the Accounting for Sustainability Summit, November 2018

Mark Carney made the following observations recently on the increasing demand for climate-related financial disclosure from the providers of capital. This year has seen blistering heatwaves in North America and Europe, hurricanes in North America and typhoons in South East Asia; droughts in Southern Africa and Australia; unprecedented rainfall causing deadly landslides in Japan; and… Read More

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli historian and history professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His two previous bestsellers ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ (2011) focussing on the past, and ‘Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow’ (2016) focussing on the distant future would be known many of us, while his latest book,… Read More