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WEAll Weekly Update – January 15

There is so much rich content out there in the world about a Wellbeing Economy. Part of our job is to amplify and connect the various initiatives and work that exists.  These WEAll Weekly Update blogs will share some of the latest and greatest updates from our membership and beyond every week. Please use the […]

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WEAll Scotland reflects on what 2020 taught us

2020. There’s no denying it’s been a year of struggle. But like a bright candle in an otherwise dark room, it’s also been a year of opportunity. As lockdown loomed and work was waylaid, more and more people began to think about who “the economy” really serves. Does it benefit the millions of people, including […]

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Manifesto for the Future

With less than 200 days to go until the Senedd Election, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales Sophie Howe has launched her ‘Manifesto for the Future’, providing key recommendations that Sophie believes all political parties should consider within their manifesto work. In this podcast episode from 4theRegion, Dawn Lyle speaks to Sophie about her role and […]

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“Scotland: The Recovery” Conference Recap

On Wednesday, 28th October, Holyrood and the RSA held their online conference, “Scotland: The Recovery”. Chaired by WEAll Scotland trustee Sarah Deas, the event provided an opportunity for the public, private, and third sectors to gather and discuss how Scotland can move forward and build a post-pandemic society that works for everyone. After initial remarks […]

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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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A wellbeing economy is more than a green, social sticking plaster

WEAll Scotland response to the Programme for Government in ScotlandLukas Hardt and Katherine Trebeck; 28 September 2020 Earlier this month, the Scottish government published its Programme for Government, setting out its plans until the election for the Scottish parliament next year and explicitly committing to building a wellbeing economy in Scotland; an economy that is […]

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Upcoming Event: Ethical Finance 2020

Global Ethical Finance Initiative – Ethical Finance 2020 Monday 5th – Thursday 8th October 2020 Virtual event The premier event advocating finance for positive change. Ethical Finance 2020 will take place from 5th to 8th October 2020; a 4-day virtual gathering of banks, investors, asset owners, regulators and development agencies from across the globe to […]

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We must create a caring economy

By Dr Gemma Bone Dodds, Trustee (Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland) This article was originally published in the Friends of the Earth Scotland members magazine, What on Earth 81: How We Build Back Better. – We are at a pivotal moment in human history. Across the world, humanity is going through a shared experience like never […]

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WEAll welcomes first two local authorities as members

In August 2020, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and North Ayrshire Council became the first two local authorities to join the Wellbeing Economy Alliance as members. Both councils have shown leadership with their leading “build back better” campaigns, which seek to revitalize their local economies through a green, sustainable recovery. Liverpool City Region Combined […]