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Imagine if the EU were able to catalyse a wellbeing economy?

On September 23rd, you can support the WWF in making that a reality. WWF is hosting a webinar with WEAll’s Amanda Janoo, and Club of Rome member and WEAll Ambassador, Sandrine Dixson. The ideals of a wellbeing economy were endorsed by the European Union (EU) in October 2019 and the European Economic and Social Committee […]

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Influencing Scotland’s Transition

Blog by Isabel Nuesse Busy as ever, Katherine Trebeck, WEAll’s Influencing and Advocacy Lead, has been speaking on panels, podcasts, webinars and academic lectures to encourage stakeholders to take a hard look at the feasibility of building back better to a wellbeing economy. In Scotland, she continues to work alongside the WEAll Scotland Hub to […]

Rethinking Money to Redesign the Economy

By: Nikita Asnani, WEAll Youth Member The link between money and sustainability has not been adequately discussed. We often take our monetary system as given, like the laws of nature: A broken mirror, that cannot be replaced, no matter how distorted the image, as long as it serves those who made it. We know that […]

Design for Global Transformation at UC Berkeley

As a part of WEAll’s narratives work, we are always looking to find new articulations of the vision of of a new economy – one that is designed with the purpose of delivering collective wellbeing. Last week, we discovered 5 inspiring projects presented by undergraduate UC Berkeley Civil and Environmental Engineering students in their ‘Design […]

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Event Recap Supporting Your Journey Towards a Wellbeing Economy: Consultation on WEAll Policy Design Guidebook

The use of the term, ‘Wellbeing Economy’ has been increasing with Scotland being an official member and organiser of the Wellbeing Economy Governments partnership, WEGo. On Thursday 27th August, 75+ economic development practitioners gathered at a Consultation hosted by the Economic Development Association Scotland (EDAS) and WEAll, to exchange ideas about how Scotland can further […]

7 Bold Strokes to Save Our World by Bob Willard

Bob Willard is a member of WEAll who has just recently published his first white paper. You can learn more about Bob and his work by visiting his website here ______________ Here are the opening paragraphs of my first white paper, “7 Bold Strokes To Save Our World.” “We are at a pivotal point in […]

‘WEALL Connects’: Intergenerational Connections

By Alexander Evatt, Helsinki, Finland Dear WEALL community, Two weeks ago, WEAll Youth brought together WEAll Youth, Citizens and Members at ‘WEAll Connects’, our first Intergenerational event aimed at creating a space to build cross-generational connections and discuss WEAll Youth’s initiatives and goals. I had the great pleasure to facilitate the first WEAll Connects session, […]

White Supremacy is the Pre-existing Condition – Report by IPCC

Blog by Isabel Nuesse The COVID-19 pandemic has brought long-avoided issues in the US into the light – such as the rampant racial wealth divide – and has sparked the world’s largest civil rights movement. For instance, in Boston, white households have a median wealth of $247,500, while Dominicans and Black Households have a median […]

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R3.0 Webinar & Upcoming Event

WEALL member @r3dot0 held a one-hour webcast about the latest developments of r3.0, with a focus on getting participants an overview of the two forthcoming Blueprints on Sustainable Finance and Value Cycles, as well as an overview of the September 8-11 7th International r3.0 Conference. As in earlier years the conference delivers a top-notch set […]

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The Great Pause

Originally published by Open Democracy  Written by: Amanda Janoo and Gemma Bone Dodds _________ As world leaders scramble to limit the spread of COVID-19 and save millions of lives, we are increasingly hearing concerns regarding how social distancing and lockdown measures will impact the economy. Governments and economic commentators fear a “stock market crash” and […]

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How to support Fridays for Future?

Elizabeth Dirth, a member of the WEAll Research Fellow’s Network, has recently released two extensive reports offering solutions for both governments and business alike to support the Friday’s for Future movement. The timing seems ever important as we’re watching an entire continent light up in flames. The question is, how can we support and amplify […]

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DOTS Conference Recap Nakuru, Kenya

By Isabel Nuesse: WEAll Engagement and Content Lead  Open technology builds a strong case for the practicality of building a wellbeing economy. While in Nakuru, Kenya at the Digital Open Technology Summit (DOTS) conference, I saw the potential transformation that open source technology can have on local communities. Hosted by Global Innovation Gathering (GIG) and […]

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A Wellbeing Economy: An Alternative to our Current Model?

REPOST FROM CHRISTIAN AID: By: Úna Bartley Back in the late eighties, Christmas for me, meant extra shifts at WH Smith’s record department. More shifts meant more cash, and more cash meant more purchases from Ms. Selfridge for my ever expanding wardrobe with its fifty shades of black. With my shaky grasp on economics, the […]

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BALLE becomes Common Future

Reposted from Medium  For 18 years, BALLE has worked alongside community leaders to advance bold ideas that are changing systems. If you followed our series this fall, you read about the incredible leaders in our network, our theory of change, and our vision of an equitable economy. Why are we bringing this up now? BALLE — The Business […]

You’re invited to contribute – Will you accept?

We, Professor Robert Costanza and Katherine Trebeck, are thrilled to invite you to contribute to a special issue of the journal Sustainability  that we are guest-editing. The title of the special issue is: Toward a Sustainable Wellbeing Economy. And we are keen that everyone  submit an article. You can find more detail about the special issue […]

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Women-led employee-owned businesses lead the way

 By  Co+operative Development Scotland This is reposted from CDS  – see the original piece here.   Research carried out by Women’s Enterprise Scotland shows that women-led businesses contribute more than £5 billion towards the Scottish economy, and that if rates of women-led businesses equalled that of men, the contribution to Scotland’s GVA would increase to […]