by Sydney Price
A recent Ipsos poll for the World Economic Forum asked 21,000 people from 28 countries if they would rather change or go back to 'normal' after the pandemic.
A whopping 86% of respondents said they would prefer to see the world to change significantly and become more equitable and sustainable.
Bravo to that!
In addition to equity and sustainability, 72% of adults reported they wanted their personal life to change significantly.
But, what does a significant personal change mean? What does a more equitable and sustainable world look like?
According to a survey commissioned by Parade magazine and Cleveland Clinic, nearly two-thirds of the adults surveyed said they have made healthy lifestyle changes during the pandemic including dietary changes, exercising more or a better sleep schedule.
86% of respondents who have changed their eating habits plan to keep it up post pandemic.
More Plants, less pork
Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics, said, "Twenty-five to thirty percent of the workforce will be working-from-home multiple days a week by the end of 2021."
Follow the money
The Rise of the Cryptocurrency
This controversial currency has been equally revered and reviled in financial circles and its champions herald crypto as the beginning of a more equitable, attainable banking system for all. With the massive influx of interest and investment from the traditional banking world, and the subsequent meteoric rise in the value of crypto like Bitcoin since the pandemic, they might be onto something. Are we seeing a tectonic shift in our global financial system? According to an article on CoinDesk, only time will tell.
Reducing single use plastic is more important than ever
One trend we aren't excited to see is the rise in single-use plastic. According to The Shooting Star, the pandemic has set back our efforts to curb our single-use plastic consumption which is up an astonishing 250-300% in the US since the start of the pandemic.
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