In this briefing, we delve into how different communities of interest describe wellbeing and use it to improve lives. Broadly speaking, these discussions embrace personal wellbeing, community wellbeing, and societal wellbeing. We end with a short discussion of how these concepts are used by governments to promote wellbeing of populations.
This article is excerpted from a white paper of the same title published in December 2020 by r3.0 (Redesign for Resilience & Regeneration). The piece makes the case that the current form of capitalism is fatally flawed, as it focuses exclusively on the growth and concentration of a single capital – financial capital – and that the very survival of the human species depends on transitioning from the Monocapitalism to Multicapitalism, which focuses on dynamic balance between the capitals, respecting their carrying capacity thresholds.
This is the first publication in a global series urging new economic thinking and application in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and in preparation for future climate, biodiversity, and health crises. The publication sets out a possible 21st Century insurance plan for Europe’s long-term economic recovery and renewal. The time is ripe to build on years of transformational change and systems logic, immediate policy changes spurred by the European Green Deal and growing citizen openness for a healthier, more sustainable and more resilient future post COVID-19.
ON THE Ground
Emmanuel Faber, the CEO of Danone, is under attack from “activist” shareholders as he attempts to transform his company into a more environmentally and socially sustainable company. The authors argue this would be disastrous for the company and for long term value creation.Keep reading
Envision the Future
Part 1 of this discussion dealt with differences between Socialist and Anarchist perspectives on the global situation and on implications for the form a sustainable and just society must take. Part 2 explains how an understanding of our situation and the social form required to resolve it leads to implications for revolutionary strategy which also contradict those within traditional Socialist theory and practice.
The United States was founded on ideas that reflected Enlightenment thinking, including the importance of science and the separation of church and state. People were allowed the freedom to believe whatever they wanted, but those beliefs were not to interfere with the operation of the democratically elected government. Maintaining the separation between church and state […]
A colleague and good friend of mine from the Northeast wrote me recently and said that he had joined his neighborhood association board and (because he is a lawyer, I would guess) was promptly named chair of the governance committee. He said: “The board is friendly although the president isn’t familiar with protocol, so we’re pretty informal at this point but trying to do the right […]
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Sustainable and impact investment are on the rise around the globe today. Integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investments is an increasingly accepted […]
In 2015, 21 American youth filed the internationally-renown case Juliana v. United States, claiming that affirmative acts of the federal government violate their constitutional rights and the rights of future generations. Juliana v. United States is science-based, seeking to halt state-created danger and other constitutional harms and to enforce legal rights to a climate system capable of sustaining life. The response of the Biden-Harris Administration and the Supreme Court to Juliana will signal to the world whether the US federal government is serious about grounding long-term solutions to the climate crisis in our Constitution.
Palm oil is an ingredient as widespread as it is controversial. Found in products like food, cosmetics, soap and even detergent, it is a hot topic among those concerned with the environment, animal welfare, and food justice. In the media there has […]