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Wealth of Nations 2.0 | Edinburgh, Scotland
October 2, 2018Free
The conditions of wellbeing
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The Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland
The Wellbeing Economy Alliance will support Scotland be a key player in the global movement for a wellbeing economy.
Specifically the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) Scotland will: create a safe space for government, politicians and businesses to question the current economic model; seek out and connect those keen to build a wellbeing economy; amplify the learning required to move us to an inclusive, sustainable economy; leverage WEAll’s knowledge, understanding and networks to address the barriers to change.
An economy for people and planet
Economies driven by narrow conceptions of growth and businesses focused singularly on profit are no longer serving our society or our planet. Evidence is emerging from all quarters that the dominant economic model no longer fits the needs of our people or our environment. Pioneering initiatives are springing up across different sectors – B Corps, employee-ownership models, community-owned energy, ethical finance, disruptive technologies that support people over profits – creating credible alternatives to our current model.
WEAll Scotland will connect and amplify these innovative, but disparate, initiatives to create the change required to move us to a new economy.
The Wealth of Nations 2.0: the conditions of wellbeing
WEAll Scotland will hold its inaugural meeting, The Wealth of Nations 2.0: the conditions of wellbeing, on Tuesday 2nd October at Edinburgh’s Future Institute.
At this event we will bring together those individuals from the private, public and third sectors who share our vision, in order to:
- Connect the pioneers who can create the change required to move us to a wellbeing economy
- Identify the barriers to change within and across sectors
- Agree the first steps for WEAll to support Scotland transition to a wellbeing economy
Prof Jacqui McGlade, University College London Institute for Global Prosperity
Dr Katherine Trebeck, Research Director, Wellbeing Economy Alliance
This event is sponsored by The Poverty Alliance, Baillie Gifford and Edinburgh’s Future Institute at the University of Edinburgh