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The latest Happy Planet Index: Costa Rica tops the list, beating Western economies on sustainable wellbeing

Wellbeing economy: An effective paradigm to mainstream post-growth policies? –

Lorenzo Fioramonti, Luca Coscieme, Robert Costanza, Ida Kubiszewski, Katherine Trebeck, Stewart Wallis, Debra Roberts, Lars F. Mortensen, Kate E. Pickett, Richard. Wilkinson, Kristín Vala Ragnarsdottír, Jacqueline McGlade, Hunter Lovins, RobertoDe Vogli

What If Progress Meant Well-Being for All? – RAND

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Happy Planet Index 2021 Launch Event – October 25th!!

The Outgrowths Video Recording with Katherine Trebeck

Building for Mental Wellness – report from Masawa

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New Report: Failure Demand

Systems Change at Youth4Climate – a report back from Milan

Turning Point: The pandemic as an opportunity for change

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Common Ground Music Fest at COP26

November 6 | Glasgow, Scotland

1.5-Degree Lifestyles: Towards a Fair Consumption Space for All

Built for the Environment report

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The Happy Planet Index 2021 Launch Event

The Happy Planet Index measures what matters: sustainable wellbeing for all.
It tells us how well nations are doing at achieving long, happy, sustainable lives.
Join us for the launch of the latest rankings of the Happy Planet Index!

Register here for the launch event

(October 25th – 9 AM – 10 AM Eastern Time)


Thriving Places Index 2021 Update

What if progress meant well-being for all? – Metropolitan group

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Lanzamiento de la Guía de Elaboración de Políticas de la Economía del Bienestar

Indigenous Resistance Against Carbon

How Informal Banking Schemes Empower Entire Communities – Post Growth Institute


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Delivering Wellbeing and Doughnut Economics

Revisiting Community Control of Land and Housing – Democracy Collaborative

Book Releases!

We Call Her Ina BaiLiyang Network

Net Positive – Paul Polman & Andrew Winston

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Women in the Wellbeing Economy Event Recap

Why We Need Common Language for Wellbeing Economy

Decolonize the Commons – Debate! A Conversation with Franklin Obeng-Odoom

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WEAll is Recruiting! Communications Lead

August WEAll Talk: Melanie Van De Velde “Successful Sustainability Strategies”

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Norway announces new wellbeing strategy

The Norwegian government has announced that it will develop a new wellbeing strategy, which includes its approach to the economy.

In its official statement, the Government stated that its measures of success must go beyond GDP because this is an inadequate measure of what makes for a good life.

New Economy Brief

The Economic Change Unit has launched a new online resource hub offering ideas, analysis and proposals for tackling economic and societal crises. Browse the resource or sign up for one of their themed digests.

WEAll Ireland hub report from online welcome event

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Brazil Build Back Better

How can Brazil recover from the pandemic and build a wellbeing economy? An incredible team of Brazilian authors explore these questions, and outline seven principles for Brazil’s path forward, in the latest WEAll Briefing paper published this week. Available in Portuguese and English.

Register for our upcoming event on September 8th to learn more about the paper.

Global Commons Survey

Katherine Trebeck meets Sustainababble Podcast

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The IPCC Report and the Wellbeing Economy

Urgent Need for Post-Growth Climate Mitigation Scenarios

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Ecological Civilization From Emergency to Emergence – David Korten

Real Economy – Real Returns: The Business Case for Values-based Banking

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Water in a Wellbeing Economy – WEAll Briefing Paper

Now more than ever we need to reach out across the barricades and our ethnic and racial divides – By Kumi Naidoo

The aftermath of looting on Queen Nandi Drive, in Durban on July 14. File photo: Motshwari Mofokeng/African News Agency (ANA)

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I made millions betting against trickle-down economics – now I’m tackling wealth inequality – Gary Stevenson

“All of these problems can be resolved, and both the economy and collective wellbeing can be improved enormously, if we only start treating wealth inequality as a serious issue and policy goal”

Bulgaria’s Future History Textbook

The circular economy as a de-risking strategy and driver of superior risk-adjusted returns – Ellen MacArthur Foundation

“This white paper demonstrates, with new Bocconi University analysis, that circular economy strategies can curb investment risk and drive superior risk-adjusted returns.”

Measuring Narrative Change: Understanding Progress and Navigating Complexity

Better understanding and measuring progress is an important part of strengthening narrative change strategies. This brief offers insights into some of the questions facing practitioners, funders, and others interested in measuring this kind of work.

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Going Public: Iceland’s Journey to a Shorter Working Week

“Recognition of the coming impact of automation and technological change on our working lives, alongside a burgeoning desire to spend less time tied up in work has put a reduction in working hours firmly on the policy-making table”

State of the World’s Fathers 2021: Structural Solutions to Achieve Equality in Care Work

“While data show that men are participating more in care work during the pandemic, data also show that the world is a long way off from achieving full equality in care work.”

Shifting Power and Capital in Real Estate Finance – Inclusive Capital Collective

“Real estate is the largest source of asset-based wealth and opportunity for American families, and yet Black and other communities of color are systematically marginalized in renting, owning, and financing real estate.”

Fairness and Opportunity: A people-powered plan for the green transition – IPRR

“The commission argues that no plan for addressing the climate and nature crises should be prepared without public involvement; new national and local citizens’ assemblies should be established and communities should have a greater say in how local budgets are spent.”

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Pathways to good work: toolkit for community organisations

“Work that is decent and fair is crucial to creating a motivated and skilled workforce that is empowered to deliver high quality services and to innovate.”

A New Economics to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals – by Marcello Hernández-Blanco  and Robert Costanza

“The Anthropocene” has been proposed as the new geological epoch in which we now live. We have left behind the Holocene, an epoch of stable climate conditions that permitted the development of human civilization.”

Open Letter: A Strong EU Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy

“This July, we therefore expect to see the European Commission’s Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy
propose strong instruments and laws to achieve the necessary change”

European Commission: Economic Policy-Making Beyond GDP: An Introduction

“Although GDP remains central to much of the European Commission’s economic analysis and communication, several steps have been taken over the last decade to acknowledge the ‘beyond GDP’ agenda and lay the groundwork for the collection and publication of new data on relevant variables that are not captured by GDP alone”

Silver-Spoon Oligarchs – Inequality.org

“There are several reasons we should be concerned about the formation of inherited wealth dynasties and the larger hidden wealth-preservation system that makes them possible”

Socio-economic conditions for satisfying human needs at low energy use: An international analysis of social provisioning. – Jefim Vogel, Julia K.Steinberger, Daniel W. O’Neill, William F. Lamb, Jaya Krishnakumar

“Here, we assess which socio-economic conditions might enable societies to satisfy human needs at low energy use, to reconcile human well-being with climate mitigation.”

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An EU renewed sustainable finance strategy– Open Letter from Change Finance

“Financial flows must be diverted from unsustainable to sustainable activities and that investments in fossil fuel production and infrastructure must be halted immediately. It is also quite clear that this must be done at a rapid pace”

Silver-spoon oligarchs: how America’s 50 largest inherited wealth dynasties accelerate inequality– Report from inequality.org

“The U.S. continues to suffer from the extreme and growing wealth and power of inherited-wealth family dynasties – and the growth of their extreme wealth accelerated during the pandemic”

What we learned at the Stories for Life Virtual Gathering – Green Economy Coalition

“What do stories and story-telling have to do with the daunting challenges we face in the coming century? Turns out, quite a lot.”

IUTC Global Rights Index 2021

European Commission report on alternative indicators to GDP

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Open-source archive of The Leap’s operational policies and guidelines

“This page archives the policies and guidelines we created, as we struggled to build a workplace rooted in revolutionary values”

Sustainable Corporate Governance– NGO Policy Briefing

“This paper focuses on presenting recommendations on elements of sustainable corporate governance that clarify the specific responsibilities of the board to oversee sustainability but do not further address broader aspects of corporate governance”

The Senses Toolkit – Making sense of climate change scenarios for activists

“These modules help you understand and communicate climate change scenarios.

Intentional Communities and Covid– Foundation for Intentional Community

“A study of how intentional communities have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021”

Why the good society needs a wellbeing economy

“Masawa recently joined Wellbeing Economy Alliance with the goal of helping to make the shift to an economic paradigm that puts health, wellbeing, and participation at the forefront.”

Launch of Feminist Pocketbook for Human Rights Defenders

“The pocketbook is a result of years of collaboration with partner organisations in Africa and around the world and aims to give the readers hands-on tools and a resource that will help them reflect upon and adopt feminist principles and practices in their human rights work.”

What we learned at the Stories for Life Virtual Gathering – Green Economy Coalition

“What do stories and story-telling have to do with the daunting challenges we face in the coming century? Turns out, quite a lot.”

10 Real-life Prototypes for a Common Good Economy

Our new publication shows 10 international prototypes that illustrate how transformative change can happen on different levels:”

Guest column: Time for Canadians to redefine economic success

“What if we set our gaze on building an economy that delivered for more people, did so on a healthy planet and measured it all in a way that actually means something to people?”

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Why the good society needs a wellbeing economy

“Masawa recently joined Wellbeing Economy Alliance with the goal of helping to make the shift to an economic paradigm that puts health, wellbeing, and participation at the forefront.”

Launch of Feminist Pocketbook for Human Rights Defenders

“The pocketbook is a result of years of collaboration with partner organisations in Africa and around the world and aims to give the readers hands-on tools and a resource that will help them reflect upon and adopt feminist principles and practices in their human rights work.”

What we learned at the Stories for Life Virtual Gathering – Green Economy Coalition

“What do stories and story-telling have to do with the daunting challenges we face in the coming century? Turns out, quite a lot.”

10 Real-life Prototypes for a Common Good Economy

Our new publication shows 10 international prototypes that illustrate how transformative change can happen on different levels:”

Guest column: Time for Canadians to redefine economic success

“What if we set our gaze on building an economy that delivered for more people, did so on a healthy planet and measured it all in a way that actually means something to people?”

Pay Equity Analysis Is a Critical Step to Advancing Racial Equity in Corporate America

“Corporate America has an opportunity and a responsibility to end these inequitable cycles. It begins with performing an audit to identify where racial wage gaps exist, then being transparent to help drive accountability, and finally doing the work to close the gaps”

Half-Earth or Whole-Earth? Green or transformative recovery? Where are the voices from the Global South?

“To succeed we need the Global North to shed its remnant colonialism and to acknowledge the central role of the Global South, both in the specific arena of conservation and in the wider paradigms of planetary wellbeing”

Climate Litigation as Climate Activism: What Works?

“In this briefing we examine this wave of post-Paris legal mobilisation. We discuss the who, why, how and what for, of this new wave of activity that has not been quietened by increased multilevel commitments to take steps to manage the climate crisis.”

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