Thriving Cities (or towns)
From a report by the Institute for Advanced Studie
What does it mean and take to thrive in my city, and how can I contribute? Six areas of community wealth and well-being: Truth, Prosperity, Good, Justice and Order, Beauty and Sustainability.
When do your secrets hurt your wellbeing?
From an article in Greater Good magazine
While there is nothing inherently wrong with having secrets - it depends what the secret is and what revealing involves - the more burdensome it is for you to keep, the more likely it will affect your well-being.
The Outcomes Matrix - plan and measure your social impact
From a resource hosted by Good Finance
A useful tool to a) Gain a starting point for planning and measuring your social impact outcomes, b) Communicate your impact to social investors and key stakeholders and c) Think about future areas of development for your organisation
Beating the bias in AI
From an article by ETIQ.AI
As organisations implement machine learning algorithms, it is crucial that we understand the implications of the biased decisions AI can make. ETIQ have built tools to detect and stop the bias, unfairness and bad decisions.
Should doctors prescribe kindness?
From an article by Greater Good Science Center
A doctors' practice has developed a parenting programme of events, lessons, and tools promoting kindness. Practicing kindness and purpose benefits children and helps kids care for others and flourish themselves.
Do you know who made your clothes?
From an article by Purnaa
With increased transparency, brands and consumers can identify whether or not people are being exploited in the supply chain or if the environment is being harmed. An example social enterprise in Nepal.
5 checkpoints for work as worship
From an article on Leadership.com.sg
Is our business a God-centred business, using profit for giving, innovating best products and services, building good processes, nurturing people? An altar to worship Him in a deeper, meaningful way?
Online - Wisdom Lab: The Common Good
Right and left. Traditional and progressive. Old and young. Rural and urban. In these turbulent times, our public square is fragmenting, as a number of different worldviews and ideologies jostle for top spot. And as secularism takes hold, Christianity doesn’t have the cultural authority it once did – indeed, faith perspectives are often ignored, maligned, or misunderstood.
Yet it’s in the public square, our workplaces, our neighbourhoods, our families that Christ has called us to live as salt and light, bringing out the God-flavours and God-colours of the world.
So, how might we live distinctly, whilst partnering with those around us – however different their views may be – to pursue the common good? How might we live as a creative minority, to ‘seek the peace and prosperity’ of the places God has put us (Jeremiah 29:7)? How can we use our influence to join in with God’s redemptive work?