S01E01: Consumerism in the 21st Century

by The Oblique Life 0 min September 1, 2022
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Our first episode investigates how consumerism is causing many of today’s global economic, social and environmental problems, and how individual livelihoods and national economies are driven by it. As populations, purchasing power and materialism grow, we must confront the biggest challenges – the linear economy, globally interconnected supply chain, depletion of natural resources and fear of missing out. We have tools such as policy and legislation, but we also have to focus on behaviour. And of course, we need to discover – even if that means re-discover – and scale up solutions to make twenty-first century consumption sustainable. This episode sets the tone and content for the series.

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The Oblique Life

The Oblique Life helps organisations and individuals maximise their socio-economic and environmental impact. To help our clients achieve this goal we have divided our services into three areas: Education and awareness around sustainability and the United nations SDGs, engagement with pioneering leaders who are driving positive changes for the future, investment into impactful and innovative organisations across the globe. Above all, our solutions are delivered at the nexus of inclusion, sustainability and growth which we believe is essential if organisations and individuals are to have the impact our world needs.