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Economics Shortie with Amanda Janoo

We make up the economy. You and me, all of us, together; the people.  “An economy [is really, just] a term for the systems we build to produce and provide for one another.”  At least, that’s how Amanda Janoo, WEAll’s Knowledge & Policy Lead, puts it. In the recent Decades for Courage Podcast, Amanda explained […]

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WEAll Read Book Clubs: Breaking Down Barriers to Economic Ideas

by Beth Cloughton and Anna Murphy It’s been over a year since WEAll Read was created – so Anna and I thought we’d get together for a (virtual) debrief… B: Hi Anna. Thinking about a ‘Wellbeing Economy’, can you tell me what your definition and/or approach to this term is?  A: Of course. A Wellbeing […]

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Scottish Food Coalition: Access to food is a human right

We asked Stephanie Mander, Senior Project Officer at Nourish Scotland and Co-ordinator of Scottish Food Coalition, to speak to WEAll about food insecurity and how it relates to Scotland’s wellbeing – both before and during the pandemic. Here’s what she had to say: We’re fortunate to live in Scotland, a country where the leadership not […]

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Social Impact Investment Driving a Wellbeing Economy

by Rutger de Roo van Alderwerelt In exploring topics for my MSc thesis in international financial markets and Foreign Direct Investment’s (FDI) effect on local economies, I came across the concept of a Wellbeing Economy. I found that there exist many academic articles on the impact of FDI, but few that relate this academic field to […]

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Why it’s time for the EU to shift to a wellbeing economy

By Rebecca Humphries, Senior Public Affairs Officer at WWF European Policy Office WWF is one of the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organisations, with over five million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries. The European Policy Office contributes to the achievement of WWF’s global mission by leading the […]

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Meet our new WEAll Scotland trustees

WEAll Scotland is delighted to welcome three new trustees to our board: Gillian Harkness, Charlotte Millar, and Siri Pantzar. Our board oversee the work that our dedicated team carry out, and they’re also active in representing the organisation and contributing to our activities, both in public and behind the scenes. Read on to learn a […]

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Planning for Wellbeing … and Doughnuts

Active travel, green space, connected communities … these are not new ideas!  Katherine Trebeck recently delivered the Sir Patrick Geddes Commemorative Lecture, for the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) on the role of place and planning in creating a wellbeing economy. She urged us to learn from planning pioneers, like Sir Patrick Geddes, and to […]

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Hacking our way to a Better Economy

Nested between the current core sectors of the economy: Government, For-Profit Business and Non-Profit Organisations, the newly evolving 4th Sector is a space for business to be a force for change. It leverages both business and profit to benefit people and the planet. We are in dire need of innovative solutions to ensure we rebuild […]