I try not to do too much organisational self congratulation in this blog but some news we've had this morning seems sufficient grounds for a bit of RSA trumpet blowing.
As you may recall, I blogged recently about the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) – the process for which is overseen by the RSA Environment Awards Forum – instigated and developed by a group of Fellows. So, I am pleased to let you know that one of the UK Finalists we celebrated in March has won the overall European Management Award- given to ‘companies with outstanding strategic vision and management systems which enable them to continuously improve their contribute to sustainable development - at the umbrella event in Brussels. Findus was one of 141 entrants and won for its ‘Fish for Life’ campaign, which is a programme promoting a long term sustainable future for seafood – it is in operation throughout Europe.
This is fantastic news and once again a tribute to all the hard work put in by dedicated Fellows and staff which has made these awards both prestigious and meaningful.
In his fifth post for the RSA Living Change Campaign, Matthew Taylor explores some of the implications of the framework he has outlined over the last month and asks why ideas like these aren’t more widely known and used.
As we emerge from Covid-19, Ruth Hannan argues there is an opportunity to shift from short-term solutions to approaches based on deeper understanding of citizens’ needs and which focus on systemic change.
If young people are to flourish in this new world of rapid change and insecurity, we need policies that support young people in the here and now, whilst also protecting their futures. Thinking about economic security is one way to do this.