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WEAll, the 2021 UK Budget, and the Aoteraroa New Zealand WEAll hub

Kia ora!  I’m Suzy Morrissey, one of the founders of the Aoteraroa New Zealand WEAll hub, and I recently gave ‘evidence’ to a special meeting of the UK All Party Parliamentary Committee (APPG) on the Green New Deal and the APPG on Limits to Growth. The Green New Deal APPG was established to provide a […]

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UK petition demands a shift to a Wellbeing Economy

A petition campaign is underway in the UK, demanding that the government at Westminster prioritises a shift to a Wellbeing Economy. Launched by Brighton campaigner Laura Sharples, the petition seeks to garner 100,000 signatures by September so that the need for a Wellbeing Economy will be debated in Parliament. WEAll’s Katherine Trebeck was part of […]

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Faces of the Wellbeing Economy: Francesco Temperini, Rome, on multi-dimensional wellbeing analysis

About the author: Francesco Temperini is a 24-year old MSc graduate in Environmental and Development Economics and a member of WEAll Youth, located in Rome, Italy I joined WEAll Youth because I think that sharing ideas between people moved by the same interests could lead to a new shape of economic thinking: with Multidimensional Wellbeing […]

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Love you: Public policy for intergenerational wellbeing

The former Chief Economist of The Treasury in New Zealand has written a book examining the processes by which wellbeing-focused public policy objectives can be established, prioritised, funded, implemented, managed, and evaluated. Professor Girol Karacaoglu is Head of the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington and was previously New Zealand’s Chief Economist of […]

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Visions of a Wellbeing Economy: Tanzania

By Mkyeku Onesmo Kisanga, WEAll Youth “Wellbeing Economy” directly translates to ‘uchumi wa ustawi’ in Swahili which is an official language in Tanzania. Tanzania is found in the Eastern part of Africa with approximately 61.5 million people with over 120 unofficial languages (tribes inclusive). Being one of the largest countries in Africa, seeking to achieve […]

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Recruiting now: WEAll COP26 Communications Officer

WEAll is recruiting for a COP26 Communications Officer. This 8-month contract offers the opportunity to lead on WEAll’s presence and impact around the COP26 in Glasgow in 2021, and offers a unique opportunity to engage new audiences with the case for economic system change and a wellbeing economy. Primarily this will be done through a […]

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The environmental impacts of corporate advertising

By Diana Ivanova1,2 and Loup Suja-Thauvin2 The problem It is not hard to find reasons to dislike some forms of advertising. Among other things, advertising impacts communities by: Conveying sexist stereotypes, which likely increase body dissatisfaction, depression and lower self-esteem among the young public.  Fueling social injustice by being more present in less wealthy neighborhoods, […]

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Major new book on wellbeing economics published

“Sustainable Wellbeing Futures: A Research and Action Agenda for Ecological Economics” is an important new book laying out an alternative approach that places the sustainable wellbeing of humans and the rest of nature as the overarching goal. Each of the book’s chapters, written by a diverse collection of scholars and practitioners, outlines a research and action […]

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WEAll Scotland joins call for just and green recovery

WEAll Scotland has joined over 70 other Scottish organisations calling on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the government to commit to a “just and green recovery” after covid-19. The #BuildBackBetterScot campaign, coordinated by Friends of the Earth Scotland, has written today to the First Minister setting out five principles for recovery and offering to support […]

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How can the UK build back better after covid? Expert panel discussion with MPs

Reposted from CUSP website WEAll member CUSP (Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity) recently hosted an event for British policy makers on how to build back better post-covid. Setting out to engage MPs across the political spectrum, this online discussion was chaired by Krishnan Guru-Murthy (Channel 4), and expertly deliberated on the prospects for a socially and […]

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Women in power: countries with female leaders suffer six times fewer Covid deaths and will recover sooner from recession

Reposted from Open Democracy By Luca Coscieme, Katherine Trebeck and Lorenzo Fioramonte The Covid crisis seems to confirm what policy analysts have argued for some time: female leadership may be more engaged on issues of social equality, sustainability and innovation, making societies more resilient to external shocks. We have run some statistical analyses on available […]

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“The time of a wellbeing economy has well and truly arrived”: Scottish Cabinet Secretary

Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop declared in Parliament yesterday that “the time of a wellbeing economy has well and truly arrived.” Speaking about plans to get the Scottish economy moving again after the covid-19 lockdown, Hyslop was clear that business as usual should not be the default: “We must […]

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BBC airs in-depth radio feature on wellbeing economics

BBC Radio Scotland has aired an in-depth feature exploring wellbeing economics, community wealth building and how Scotland can build back better post-covid. Featuring interviews with WEAll’s Katherine Trebeck and WEAll member Sarah McKinley of the Democracy Collaborative, the report by BBC Scotland Economics Editor Douglas Fraser explores the need to reconsider our approach the economy. […]

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Build Back Better: A poem by Lois Cameron

Lois Cameron was one of over 200 people who attended a recent joint event organised by the RSA and WEAll, where Katherine Trebeck and Jamie Cooke were in conversation about what it will take to Build Back Better and create wellbeing economies. You can watch their discussion here. Lois was so inspired by what she […]

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WEAll leaders appointed to key Scottish economic advisory panels

Today, two members of the WEAll Scotland team have been appointed to influential economic advisory roles in Scotland. Dr Katherine Trebeck has been appointed to the Scottish Government’s Sustainable Renewal Advisory Group, and Sarah Deas is chairing the economic advisory panel for North Ayrshire Council’s pioneering Community Wealth Building Strategy. The Sustainable Renewal Advisory Group is […]