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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 […]

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Katherine Trebeck talks Building Back Better with the RSA

On 7 May WEAll Advocacy and Influencing lead Katherine Trebeck was part of The RSA’s webinar series. Katherine had a lively discussion with Jamie Cooke, Head of RSA Scotland, about the urgency of prioritising wellbeing over economic growth in order to build back better to create wellbeing economies, during and after the covid emergency response. […]

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A Time for Doughnuts

By Lisa Hough-Stewart The city of Amsterdam recently unveiled its new Amsterdam City Doughnut, which Doughnut Economics author and WEAll Ambassador Kate Raworth describes as “taking the global concept of the Doughnut and turns it into a tool for transformative action in the city of Amsterdam.” Doughnut Economics is a book full of ideas for 21st […]

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Wales joins Wellbeing Economy Governments partnership

The Welsh Government has announced its official membership of the Wellbeing Economy Governments (WEGo) partnership. In a statement by Jane Hutt, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, the government said: “Covid-19 has dramatically changed our lives and will have a lasting and profound effect on all of us, on our economy, on our public services and […]

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Ten principles for building back better to create wellbeing economies post-covid

The covid-19 pandemic has made the inequalities and absurdities of our current economic systems clearer than ever. Economic policies are oriented towards emergency response and meeting basic needs, and there is no longer an economic status quo available to us. This provides an opportunity to advance the vision of a wellbeing economy, with even more […]

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Stewart Wallis joins fellow system change leaders to discuss building back better post-covid

WEAll’s Executive Chair Stewart Wallis OBE took part in a spirited and hugely popular online dialogue last week, organised by EcoCiv, on “The Next Economy“. Stewart was joined on the impressive panel by: Kate Raworth (Doughnut Economics and WEAll Ambassador), Marjorie Kelly (The Democracy Collaborative), David Korten (Living Economies Forum)  and Gunna Jung (Economic Advisor […]

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Cities CAN B launches kickstarter campaign to create “Extreme Collaboration” guidebooks

Our friends at Cities CAN B have launched a kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of five Extreme Collaboration guidebooks, sharing their rich experiences with a view to helping businesses and communities everywhere build back better after the pandemic. Message from Cities CAN B: “When we imagine  the end of this global quarantine, we are […]