Pat Kane

Pat Kane is a business sustainability strategist, a speaker, an author and the founder at reuzi, a business that has evolved to become a whole hub for environmental living and awareness.

Why is an equal society important to you?

In my opinion, neither human rights nor our planet can’t truly flourish in an unequal value chain. Where there’s inequality, there will always be issues threatening human rights in forms like gender discrimination, disability discrimination, or poverty. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” The word “equal” (or “equality” or “equally”) appears in the document 13 times – we simply cannot ignore it. To create a better world where the promise of human rights is fulfilled, a world where we can all thrive as individuals, a world where we can give our dreams and aspirations their best shots, then we must commit to tackling inequality.

What does an equal society look like for you?

In an equal world, we all have opportunities and the resources we need not to only exist but to thrive. A true equal society ensures that individuals are treated as equals, that people get the dignity and respect they deserve and that their differences are celebrated.

What would you like to do to make a difference, in the quest for equality?

From where I stand, I hope to continue to spread the world that when we thrive, our planet thrives. A simple message yet one that isn’t really promote. Individuals struggling to feed their families will rarely have a chance to contribute to a better environment but to tackle the climate challenge, we need everyone to jump onboard – for that to happen, we must focus on fixing this hard reality when it comes to inequalities around the world.