Trees and Sustainable Cities – Meet Ashoka Fellow Andy Lipkis in Hong Kong

Andy Lipkis will be in Hong Kong next week. Andy is a practical visionary who has dedicated his life to healing the environment while improving the lives of individuals and communities. At the age of 18, he founded TreePeople in Los Angeles to spearhead an approach using trees and forest-inspired technologies to make cities sustainable while mitigating floods, drought, pollution, and global warming.

Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet

Consumption has been the fuel that has driven the engine of global capitalism. The recent financial crisis has seen the West's leading economists and policy makers urging Asia to make a conscious effort to consume more and thereby help save the global economy. Consumptionomics argues that this blinkered view needs to be replaced by a more rational approach to the challenges of the 21st century. See how KK recommends this book -

Jeffrey Sachs on The Big Picture – A Stanford Social Innovation Review Interview

Social entrepreneurs are tackling some of the world’s thorniest issues, big and small. But they do not operate in a vacuum. It is essential to always have the big picture in mind. There is, however, no commonly agreed ONE BIG PICTURE. Below is one perspective offered by Jeffrey Sachs.