WEAll Scotland’s Wealth of Nations 2.0 event, held in Edinburgh last week, didn’t just energise the packed out room – it generated buzz across Scotland and beyond about wellbeing economy ideas.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon delivered a groundbreaking speech where she declared that Scotland must “redefine what success means as a nation”, and endorsed the approach of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. Along with Iceland and New Zealand, Scotland is leading the pioneering Wellbeing Economy Governments initiative. You can read the full text of her speech here.
Sturgeon’s words, and the messages of the conference, generated extensive media interest. Here’s a roundup of the coverage so far:
- BBC News – Wellbeing as important as economic growth
- BBC News at Six (interview with Nicola Sturgeon)
- STV News (interviews with Nicola Sturgeon and WEAll’s Katherine Trebeck)
- Scotland Tonight (interview with WEAll’s Michael Weatherhead)
- BBC Radio Scotland – John Beattie programme (interview with Katherine Trebeck)
- The Herald – Working towards an economy that is focused on wellbeing – by Katherine Trebeck
- The Herald – Will wellbeing be a gimmick or a policy that changes lives? – by Catriona Stewart
- The Times – The sexist world economy overlooks carers living in poverty – by Oxfam’s Jamie Livingstone
- Holyrood Magazine – New technology could hit living standards, warns Nicola Sturgeon – by Liam Kirkaldy
- Scotland on Sunday
- The Guardian
- The Times
- The Courier
- The National
- Big Issue
- Holyrood Magazine
- El Pais
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