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Who we are

Initiatives of Change (IofC) is a worldwide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting in their own lives.

Could you forgive?

Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele arrived in the UK for the eagerly anticipated Beyond Forgiving Speaking Tour (18-30 May) that aimed to inspire and left many lingering on the key question of ‘could you forgive?’

Giving gold miners a voice

Guya Merkle, a speaker at this year’s Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) conference in Caux, Switzerland, shares her remarkable story of working to inspire the gold industry to be ethical.

Trust and integrity for sustainable living

What roles do integrity and trust in the economy play in our daily lives? This was the question discussed at the morning of the plenary session of the Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) conference at Caux, Switzerland.

Caux Dialogue on Land and Security conference comes to a close

The Executive Secretary of UNCCD and the Director General of IUCN led the closing plenary

"Sans la nature, nous ne pouvons exister!"

"Sans la nature, nous ne pouvons exister!"

'We cannot exist without nature'

How can we save our environment and improve our agriculture?

Building trust in the heart of community

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• Listen carefully and respectfully to each other and to the whole community

  • • Bring people together, not in confrontation but in trust, to tackle urgent needs

  • • Search for solutions, focusing on what is right rather than who is right
  • • Build lasting relationships outside our comfort zone
  • • Honor each person, appealing to the best qualities in everyone, and refusing to stereotype
  • • Hold ourselves, communities and institutions accountable where change is needed
  • • Recognize that the energy for fundamental change requires a moral and spiritual transformation in the human spirit