The Leading Wellbeing Research Festival in the Lake District, July 2015

Up! up! my Friend, and quit your books; Or surely you’ll grow double: Up! up! my Friend, and clear your looks; Why all this toil and trouble? …Books! ’tis a dull and endless strife: Come, hear the woodland linnet, How sweet his music! on my life, There’s more of wisdom in it. These verses from the Lake District poet William... Read more

Adventures in Sustainability are Coming – Whether You Like it or Not

Ice. The lack of it. In the Arctic. It was the biggest story of the year. Or should have been. Compared to the ice cover in the 80s and 90s, a chunk the size of India went missing. The sun-reflecting world-cooling power of ice was replaced by dark heat-absorbing water. It’s a recipe for run-away climate change. 2012 marked a century since British... Read more

Talks this October

This October, Professor Jem Bendell, founder of Lifeworth Consulting, will be speaking at the following events: Singapore, on 4th, at Syinc, evening talk on the future of money Crete, Greece, 10th and 11th, at ESA, 2 day workshop on alternative exchange and currency systems Barcelona, Spain, on 19th, at Future Economy, a talk on the future of luxury... Read more

Learn about alternative currencies and exchange systems for sustainability

Enabling the more efficient exchange and sharing of products and services, in order to increase human well-being while reducing the consumption of natural resources, is a key dimension to the sustainability transition. A less understood dimension of this challenge is the role of alternative currencies and exchange systems in enabling that efficiency.... Read more

The Time to Inspire: Insights from 50+20 on Transformative Education

Recently overheard at a business school: “Don’t worry, they won’t fail you, you’ve already paid”, from a student to another caught cheating during exams; “We’ve already accepted that we need to compromise our values to work in the business world”, from a business ethics student to his professor; “The business ethics course goes against... Read more

Healing Capitalism through Critical Collaboration

In 2012 you could host a keynote or training by Professor Jem Bendell, a serial instigator of alliances for sustainability, if you live in: Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Istanbul, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, or Zurich. Business travel is taking Lifeworth’s Jem Bendell to these cities in 2012... Read more

Future of Luxury on the Horizon in Latin America

The world’s first sustainable luxury award winners were announced in Buenos Aires earlier this month. The awards recognise outstanding leadership towards sustainable luxury, and are open to any company with a business connection to Latin America. All the winners were small enterprises, which indicates how entrepreneurs, and their young companies,... Read more

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Sustainability in the Wellness Sector – why now?

What has CSR and sustainability to offer the wellness industry, and vice versa? That was the topic addressed by Lifeworth founder Dr Jem Bendell in a keynote for the Wellness Summit in Singapore on October 14th. The talk aimed to invite wellness professionals to take sustainability to heart and integrate it in what they offer clients and how they relate... Read more

CSR Disclosure Gets Hot

Yesterday I chaired a session of the CSR Singapore Compact Summit on measurement and disclosure of corporate responsibility. It was the type of topic I skipped at CSR conferences in the past decade, as I headed off to things seeming more exciting and new, like leadership, partnership, finance or enterprise. But now matters of measurement and disclosure... Read more

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Insights on Sustainable Luxury 2.0

At Lifeworth Consulting one of our three main programme areas is luxury brand strategies in relation to responsible business and sustainable development. As part of that work we have researched and written key reports, benchmarked high jewellery firms, developed ethics policies and guidelines for high jewellery clients, adjudicated on luxury CSR awards... Read more


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