Sophie J., 220°


Member Since
2897 days ago
Wellington, New Zealand

About Me

I'm sitting somewhere between a social anthropologist and an optimistic opportunist in this space; swaying between making commentary through film and literature and real world intervention via the business world. For the last three years I've been working with the New Zealand Sustainable Business Network ( which is a fantastic organisation of motivating, action-based people assisting business to think about its wider role in the world.

I've also been working on artistic projects concerning water, oil and our relationships with them (see most recently The Water Show at Christchurch's Physics Room) and I'm really keen to see more artists engage and contribute ideas to our way out of this conundrum.

I've just re-read John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. Written 70 years ago it still says heaps about the nature of social attitudes to wealth, power and corporate responsibility.

I believe that it is the values which ultimately lie beneath our actions that have got us into this strange cannibalistic time and place. It's also really easy to become busy, busy busy but I've found that quick 'solutions' are as distracting as they are attractive. Hence my favourite quote:


What is worth doing and what is worth having? It is worth doing nothing and having a rest. (Michael Leunig)


Sophie J., 7 years, 11 months ago

Thanks Nick! The site's progressing really nicely. Are you burning up at 1532 degrees?

Swarnalatha B., 7 years, 7 months ago

I had almost begun to think that 'corporate ethics' is as much an oxymoron as 'responsible advertising'. Hope there are more exceptions to the rule!

Lanna Gerline Millien, 6 years, 6 months ago

Sorry Sophie for my last very long message. I started writing and did not realize that I needed to say that much. Lanna Gerline Millien

Lanna Gerline Millien, 6 years, 6 months ago

Dear Sophie, I was delighted to read your post under my profile! Thanks for expressing an appreciation for that long one. This long profile is more a result of trying to share as authentically as possible rather than trying to be pompous or pretentious. I have yet to find a way to be someone else while being on my own path. Your profile was also a pleasure to read. On a different note, I am unable to find that first message I sent you. It was mainly in relation to your comment about corporate ethics and how the current crisis can be an opportunity for organizations to perhaps review and find a new meaning to the word <ethics>. If I find it, I will post again. Best regards. Lanna Gerline Millien

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