Three months and a lifetime of learnings
Back in April, I decided to take advantage of one of Stand’s greatest perks. I crafted an email, tweaked, and proofed it multiple times and shut the screen of my laptop the moment I hit ‘send’. I asked whether...Read more
Green finance: how can we transition towards a decarbonised future?
On 27th October, Stand hosted the second in our latest series of live events, which bring together leading experts to discuss issues of pressing importance in all our lives. Ahead of COP26, the topic at hand was green finance:...Read more
In the race to net zero, let’s not waste time picking sides
When we talk about the journey to net zero emissions, the scale of the problem looms so large it can start to block out the view of the path ahead. The IEA estimates that global investment in clean energy...Read more
Is it time to challenge our perceptions of nuclear power?
The UK has a long civil nuclear heritage dating back to the 1950s. But reputationally speaking, the industry has a tricky past. In the court of public opinion, it has proven unpopular. Despite being stringently regulated, it is viewed...Read more
Can social media facilitate social change and political action?
Since around October last year, Nigeria has been in a state of political crisis due to citizen revolt and ongoing protests regarding the #EndSARS campaign. The campaign began, intending to end police brutality in Nigeria, but has since expanded...Read more
People aren’t voiceless, we just weren’t listening
The beauty of language is that it is ever changing, evolving as humans evolve and adapting to better suit the times. Words that our grandparents seemed to throw around with not a care in the world, now sound abrasive,...Read more
So… has the pandemic set us back or propelled us forward?
Last week, just days after the restrictions in England were lifted, we hosted our...Read more
Wellbeing is not a one-size-fits-all approach
It’s safe to say that being plunged into multiple lockdowns across the past 18...Read more
Covid-19 has given us a harsh lesson in education inequality
Although ‘Freedom Day’ is here, Covid’s effects will, as we hear all too often,...Read more
The pandemic of inequalities
Last week, the Health Foundation’s Unequal pandemic, fairer recovery report made headlines, revealing that...Read more
Has the pandemic set us back 50 years, or will it propel us forward?
At its onset, Covid-19 was described as the great leveller. But the pandemic has...Read more
Pride 2021: Tokenistic campaigns just won’t fly anymore
June is Pride Month, a time for celebrating the diverse accomplishments, identities, and members...Read more