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Wellbeing Economy Messaging Guide Event Recap

Positive and empowering messaging around a Wellbeing Economy is incredibly important and a vital part of our work in catalysing the transition toward a different economic system. On January 20, Positive Money, NEON, PIRC and WEAll, hosted a webinar to present findings on the ‘how to’ of effective messaging around a Wellbeing Economy to a […]

The 2021 Wellbeing Economy Reading List

There are a vast selection of books that can deepen our knowledge of our economic system and our understanding of how to practically change the system to support human and ecological wellbeing.  This past week, we reached out to our member network to suggest their top picks for these kinds of books. Here’s the result […]

WEAll Citizens Narrative Series Event Recaps

Towards the end of the 2020, WEAll hosted a series of webinars through the WEAll Citizens platform in partnership with our members and fellow citizens. The 3-part series was designed to dive deep into the various aspects of narrative development, to support our ability to create narratives around a Wellbeing Economy that are feasible and […]

Jason Hickel tackles GDP

By: Isabel Nuesse One of the most significant measurements in our economy is Gross Domestic Product (GDP). GDP is a measurement of the total value of goods and services produced in a country. It measures the size of a nation’s economy but doesn’t reflect a nation’s wellbeing. While inherently flawed, GDP continues to dominate the […]

Intellectual Property and the COVID-19 Vaccine

By: Isabel Nuesse COVID-19 has killed over 1.7M people and infected more than 77M globally. Just this last month, the promise of a vaccine seems to bring renewed hope that the days of isolation and struggle may soon come to an end. However, as the roll-out of these technologies begins, it’s not a coincidence that […]

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New WEGo Member: Finland

By: Jussi Ahokas Finland joins the leading group of Wellbeing Economy Governments This week we received great news when the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health announced that Finland had joined the international Wellbeing Economy Governments (WEGo) network. The news is particularly good for SOSTE Finnish Federation for Social Affairs and Health (an umbrella […]

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Doing Business Differently: Eight Mindsets for Wellbeing Businesses

Authors: Olga Koretskaya, Gus Grosenbaugh Read Paper For the past several decades, the primary question for many businesses has been: “How much money can we make?”. It is still largely assumed that the social responsibility of business is to increase profits for shareholders, as that wealth should trickle down to benefit all. While the formal economy has […]

WEAll Talk: Christian Felber Ethical World Trade

Event Recap from July 2020 What is free trade? And why is free trade problematic? Christian Felber, author of Trading For Good and WEAll Ambassador, explained this exact concept on a WEAll Talk on Ethical World Trade.  Christian calls free trade ‘enforced trade’. ‘Enforced’ because countries that are young can be punished by international law […]

Business of Wellbeing Guide 1 Year Anniversary

Last January, we launched ‘The Business of Wellbeing: a Guide to the Alternatives to Business as Usual’. It aimed to answer questions such as, “What exactly is a wellbeing economy and how can we put it into practice?”and, “What are the options and what is the path that makes sense in each particular business context?”   […]

How Do We Shift Our Internal Narratives – Event Recap

How does adult development play into the internal narratives we hold? How can we shift those narratives? Internal narratives are the stories we tell ourselves about the world. It’s our self-talk, the way we explain or attempt to think something through. By better understanding these narratives, we can see where to shift toward to change […]

The Endless Treadmill to Billionaire Wealth

Two recent reports, while focusing on different geographic areas and on seemingly different topics, call for similar policy outcomes: the prioritisation and delivery of the 5 WEAll needs: dignity, access to nature, connection, fairness and meaningful participation for all people..  Summary of two recent reports:  Job Treadmill – European Environmental Bureau and the European Youth […]

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Honouring Indigenous Wisdom this Thanksgiving

By Isabel Nuesse  This week, many American’s are gearing up for another Thanksgiving holiday. A holiday told to celebrate the harmony between the Pilgrims and Wampanoags – whose land expands from Southern Massachusetts, into Rhode Island. Source: Wikipedia  However, this narrative overlooks the genocide of the Native American peoples. It is said that between the […]

Measuring Wellbeing Event Recap

On November 20, Rutger Hoekstra introduced the topic of his new paper “Measuring the Wellbeing Economy: Going Beyond GDP.”  During the 60 minute webinar, Rutger outlined the three major to-dos needed  to move this agenda forward. Harmonise. There are a number of indicators out there. We need the United Nationals and other international institutions to […]

Launching 36×36 For a Femxle Revolution

Calling all femxle change makers!  We’re accepting applications for the new 36×36 project, which will gather next generation femxle professionals from all over the world, to develop the pillars for our economic future.  Why? The current neoliberal economic “story” was created in 1947, in a Swiss resort called Mont Pelerin by 36 men. These Western […]

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Measuring the Wellbeing Economy: How to Move Beyond GDP

by: Rutger Hoekstra Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the way we measure economic growth, has become the primary measure of success of societies. Countries that have a high GDP are considered important and governments that experience high economic growth are admired. As a result, there is a dominant narrative in society that “growth is good”. But […]

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NEW WEAll HUB: California

WEAll is pleased to announce the launch of the first official US-based WEAll Hub: WEAll California.  On November 12th, the Institute for Ecological Civilization (EcoCiv) and WEAll will gather online with a broad group of organizational leaders and policy makers, to officially launch the hub.  This virtual event will bring together participants from across the […]

Policy Design for a Wellbeing Economy – Event Recap

WEAll is developing a Policy Design Guide that is to be launched in January. In support of this, we hosted an event on November 5th to galvanize interest. Amanda Janoo led the discussion and in her presentation, she outlined the goals of the Guide and how it can be used by Policymakers around the globe. […]

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United We Trust?

By: Isabel Nuesse Founded on ideals of white superiority, rooted in colonial behavior, rich due to the exploitation and oppression of indigenous and black communities; this is the story of the US that has been avoided for the last 250 years.  With the performative slogan, ‘United We Trust’, we endeavor to pursue unity without acknowledging […]

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Visions of a Wellbeing Economy: United States of America

By: Isabel Nuesse well-be·​ing | \ ˈwel-ˈbē-iŋ  \ Definition of well-being : the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous : WELFARE It’s a tumultuous time in the United States. With an ever-divisive political arena, our sensitivities have the wheel and it’s much easier to stick to our corners, and talk amongst ourselves.The outcome of […]

Katherine’s Holland ‘Take Over’

Last month, Katherine Trebeck went on a virtual tour in Holland. With over 15 gigs and several media interviews, it was a busy week of influencing stakeholders to transition to a Wellbeing Economy.  While speaking of the urgent need to build an economy that prioritises environmental and social wellbeing, she stressed the why, how and […]