A new WEAll Ideas paper has been published today, setting out what a wellbeing economy is in a variety of styles.

Compiled by Lisa Hough-Stewart, Katherine Trebeck, Claire Sommer and Stewart Wallis, this ten-page PDF document aims to make wellbeing economy concepts accessible and clear to all readers.

All the material contained in the short paper has emerged from conversations and discussions with people in the WEAll family and beyond. Much of it is synthesised from their reports, papers and vision documents. There are too many minds and ideas to acknowledge them all individually, but their work is vital in informing understanding of a wellbeing economy.

Download the paper “What is a wellbeing economy?” here

What are WEAll Ideas papers?

Little Summaries of Big Issues

The Wellbeing Economy Alliance seeks to make the economy more humane and more sustainable. With over 100 affiliated groups across the world, we are as broad as the current model is narrow – diverse in our experience, expertise, focus, strategy, and our spheres of influence.

We agree that not only do we need to collaborate to have the impact we need – ‘togetherness above agreement’ – we also share a sense of what a wellbeing economy is. Different parts of the movement will emphasise different elements and add more details as their experience, knowledge, and focus allows – but they will do so from a common sense of what a wellbeing economy is all about.

The ‘WEAll Ideas: Little Summaries of Big Issues’ paper series is an attempt to share some of that sense in different formats that are useful for different audiences.

The content in this paper is drawn from the wellbeing economy community in its broadest sense. Our founding members contributed to the goals/fundamentals/building blocks – themselves drawing on processes of engagement, dialogue and discussion with their networks. People from all over the world have added to the Old Way Vs New Way matrix. And WEAll’s communications group has helped draft the everyday explanation.

 

9 replies
  1. Frank Inglis
    Frank Inglis says:

    I found the paper to be well written but nothing new. the solutions are well known, its just they get rediscovered every 60 or 70 years or so. the biggest problem is not identifying what needs to be resolved it is the imlimentation of same. Currently, we (different countries) have broadly similar methods for creating the controlling mechanisms in our society. Methods that have not changed since Cromwells time and ones that ensure our countries (or World) order is maintained. I look forward to the exploration of that latter area of work

  2. Frank Rotering
    Frank Rotering says:

    Over the past 30 years I have developed an economic theory for sustainable well-being that you may find useful. Extensive information can be found at my website under the menu item, “The Economics of Needs and Limits”.

    If you want to discuss, please contact me.

  3. Yvonne Steinemann
    Yvonne Steinemann says:

    Excellent summary thanks.

    Discussion with friends also include Health as a key part of well-being, and we see increasing obesity, poor diet choices of lower socio-economic strands of society and associated costs. A health crisis is in play and will increase in future. Health is a key part of well-being.

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