As part of our work to amplify the important work in the Wellbeing Economy movement, these WEAll Weekly Update blogs will share some of the latest and greatest updates from our membership and beyond. Please use the comment box to share any relevant updates from this week and keep the conversation going!
Adult social care across the OECD is in crisis. Covid-19 has exposed deep fragilities which have combined to place unprecedented strain on social care organisations. Principal amongst these is the process of marketisation and financialisation of the social care sector. In this paper, we take a critical perspective on this process
Together they compose a panorama of the state of PPPs today, filled with analysis and critique, looking at effects and consequences to women’s lives and communities’ wellbeing, all in the name of so-called development.
I argue that for us to move forward and truly create root and branch change, we each of us have to do the dirty work, and acknowledge all the things denied about ourselves and our cultures. So, allow me to be the first to hold up my hand and own my culture’s stuff
This policy brief criticizes the European Economic Governance system for being too narrowly focused on economic growth and competitiveness.
We acknowledge the need for drastic changes if we are to meet the 1.5 degree challenge. But how do we actually do it?
“This guide has been co-created by the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) to support visionary policy makers, to build more just and sustainable economies for people and planet.”
Being Bold: Building Budgets for Children’s Wellbeing – Dr. Katherine Trebeck
“The report argues that the Scottish Government’s stated aims of improving wellbeing across society and addressing the fact that one quarter of children live in relative poverty cannot be met unless we create conditions for our youngest children to be healthy and supported from the outset.”
“Net zero” is a smokescreen, a conveniently invented concept that is both dangerous and problematic because of how effectively it hides inaction. We have to unpack “net zero” strategies and pledges to see which are real and which are fake. Fake zero strategies rely on offsets, rather than real emission reductions. Real zero strategies require emissions to really go to zero, or as close to zero as possible
This report is intended as a resource for all those working on and funding mindset shifts.The research yields clear lessons and recommendations for how advocates, activists, funders,and other practitioners can maximize the impact of their efforts to change how we thinkabout social issues in order to change the contexts and structures that shape our experiencesand realities
SBTI … Net Zero Targets … TCFD … ESG Investment … resistance bubbles up that ‘trust us, we’re big’ is not sufficient any longer
It is clear that ‘business as usual’ is not sufficient any longer (and hasn’t been for long), and remaining incremental ‘steps in the right direction’ are wilful predatory delay and not part of the solution. Now, do we have the tools at hand to react sufficiently and responsibly?
“Violence disproportionately affects women living in low- and lower-middle-income countries. An estimated 37% of women living in the poorest countries have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in their life, with some of these countries having a prevalence as high as 1 in 2.”
“This briefing, by drawing attention to the longer term interactions between public health and the economy, dispels the myth that measures to protect public health are necessarily detrimental to economic well-being. Whilst difficult choices do have to be made, this ‘health versus wealth’ mentality is shown to be a false dichotomy.”
Job Openings & Opportunities
- WEAll COP26 Communications Officer – WEAll
- Professor of Wellbeing Economy – University of Glasgow
- Editorial assistant – Open Democracy
- 2021 Photographic Challenge – Systems Change Alliance
- Associate Academic Officer — Sustainable and Equitable Post-Covid Recovery – United Nations Univeristy
- International Finance Holder – Dark Matter Labs
- International Ops, Projects & Finance Synergist – Dark Matter Labs
- Communications Manager Or Senior Communications Manager – EcoAgriculture Partners
- What’s your vision for the future? – Submit your story!
- Research Fellow & for Grade 8 – University of Birmingham
- Remade Network – Various Positions
- AFIDEP– Various Positions
- Associate Program – On Purpose
- Various positions – The World Transformed
- Feminist Graphic Designer
What to Watch
- Woman Power Conference with WEAll Ambassador Liepollo
- WEAll Policy Design Guide Launch Event Recording
- Webinar: Lifestyle change & system change are two sides of the same coin – UNEP EGR
- TEDxGRC Possible Futures | Panel 3: PLURIVERSALITY & REGENERATION
- The Economy of Wellbeing: A New Holistic Approach to achieve the Agenda 2030 goals
- WEAll Talk: Making Systems Change Happen with Irene Guijt & Ruth Mayne
- Peter Victor: Slower by design not disaster. managing without growth
- How the fashion industry is turning to forests for the fibres of the future | Rethink Sustainability
- Commencing 36×36!
- Robin Wall Kimmerer in Conversation with Robert Macfarlane
- Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
- Decolonising Design Thinking– The Conversation Factory
- Health, justice and the environment – the core issues– FEASTA
- March 30: WEAll Talk “36×36 Fostering a Femxle-Led Economic Revolution” with Amanda Janoo
- March 31: The Power of Storytelling: New Narratives to Avert Climate Crisis with Amanda Janoo, Ayo Fatunde, and Dirk Philipsen
- March 31: Central Banks: Leaders or Laggards in the Climate Challenge?
- March 29 & April 5: Live Chat – MA Regenerative Economics
- April 1: Shift to a Wellbeing Economy: Putting the health of people and planet first
- April 13: Improved Business Purchasing Practices as a way to Address Human Rights – What Role For EU policies?
- April 27 & 28: SEWF 2021
- May 17- 21: #ClimateExp0 Conference
- May 19 & 20: Impact Summit – FutureX
- Next Economy MBA “Meet the Instructors” – LIFT Economy
- Regeneration Pollination “Speed Networking” Events – the Global Regeneration CoLab
- New report calls for radical budget redesign to deliver children’s wellbeing
- The environmental impacts of corporate advertising
- Recruiting now: WEAll COP26 Communications Officer
- Designing Policies for a Wellbeing Economy
- SURVEY: Business and the wellbeing economy
- Stories for Life
- Commencing 36×36!
- The Least Popular Buzzwords of 2020
- How do we ensure a Wellbeing Economy is inherently antiracist?
- A ‘Market for Values’ as an instrument for human and ecological wellbeing – Marco Senatore
- Children’s Wellbeing Budget by Dr. Katherine Trebeck
- WEAll Policy Design Guidebook
- Stories For Life
- Wellbeing Economy Messaging Guide– Positive Money, PIRC, NEON, and WEAll
- Measuring Wellbeing, Rutger Hoekstra
- Business in the Wellbeing Economy, Olga Koretskaya & Gus Grosenbaugh