Time to lace up

Heliotropy: “We will grow taller, stronger and faster when motivated by things that are light and full of positivity.”

The climate change statistics look grim. Charmian Love and Gillian Benjamin say it’s time to look to the sun.

Wayne Gretzky, known as The Great One in ice hockey, has an important lesson on strategy. When asked, “Wayne, what makes you so great?” he reportedly responded: “I skate to where the puck is going, not to where the puck is”.

There is wisdom in these words that relate far beyond the arena of sports. In today’s world we know where the puck has to be if we want a planet we’re proud to leave to the next generation. The Sustainable Development Goals set out in 2015 at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit have been referred to as “the closest thing the world has to a strategy.” They are the 17 goals that have been globally agreed and we have until 2030 to meet them.

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Charmian Love

Entrepreneur in Residence at Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School, University of Oxford. Co-Founder and Chair of B Lab UK. Co-Founder of Heliotropy Ltd.

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Gillian Benjamin

Gillian is a climate communicator and entrepreneur. She is currently building an education and engagement company to help people help individuals and businesses hasten their progress towards a post-carbon economy. …

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