Wellbeing Economies

Welcome to meet Katherine Trebeck from the Wellbeing Economies Alliance!

Free and open event, register here.

The predominant economic system has become addicted to GDP growth at all costs and has lost sight of the larger goal of sustainable wellbeing. It needs to be fundamentally transformed into a wellbeing economy that is aimed at achieving sustainable wellbeing, not merely growth of GDP, with dignity and fairness, for humans and the rest of nature. A wellbeing economy recognizes that the economy is embedded in society and the rest of nature and that true freedom and success depend on creating a world where we all prosper and flourish. Getting there requires that all institutions and society pursue a new purpose: shared wellbeing on a healthy planet.

A major transformation of our economy is needed. This transformation is why the Wellbeing Economies Alliance (WEAll) was created: to bring it about.

Katherine Trebeck (PhD) is Policy and Knowledge lead for the Wellbeing Economies Alliance. Her presentation will discuss what a wellbeing economy could be, why it is relevant and how social innovations could be an important part of this systemic change.

The Wellbeing Economies Alliance (WEAll) connects and convenes seven meta movements from around the world (both radical ones and those closer to the current system). These meta movements will be: businesses; faith and values groups; academia and think thanks; civil society organisations; governments; practitioners such as cities which are implementing wellbeing economy initiatives at scale; and institutional innovators. WEAll will support their strategy, collaborations, dissemination and replication.

The wellbeing economies alliance encourages a global citizens movement alongside support for WEAll communities of place in the form of hubs driven by local actors in their communities, cities and countries.https://wellbeingeconomy.org ; see also the recent article in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/…/the-eu-needs-a-stability-and-…

This is an event by Fredrik Björk, Course lead for Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation and Sustainability, Malmö University. 
More info: fredrik.bjork@mau.se