Ethos #18

Ethos is a magazine about businesses changing the world. We connect sustainable ideas, people and places, with stories about work, ideas and life. We cover stories about the most progressive business leaders, their teams, ethos and ideas to give you a unique insight into how they’re changing how business is done.

Issue 18 is our first Ethos with a theme, bringing together uplifting stories about ‘the things that make life worth living’. This year marks 55 years since Bobby Kennedy’s seminal speech on GDP and its limitations, measuring ‘everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile’. So we take a closer look at those things that get our blood pumping, pulses racing and hearts a’flutter.

We speak to the United Nations about the Sustainable Development Goals and how they can make the world a better place, and give us all better quality of life.

And we travel from Cyprus to India to find out how to create spaces with social value, while our long read explores the great outdoors. We also catch up with the Space 10, and think about food, culture and circularity.

Our columnists tell us how to cope with overwhelm and improve our mental health, and we look at how breathing exercises can make us happier and healthier with Lungy. We hear from the experts on the value of GDP, and stop off in New Zealand to find out about Kono, a food and drink business owned by more than 4,000 indigenous Māori families and based on the principles of Māori culture.