At the World Water Week conference in Stockholm, some organisations put forward a new vision for achieving food and water security. This represents a shift in the paradigm
that food production must be increased at all costs, and instead focuses on food waste and sustainable diets.
The world’s financial and
economic crisis has taken a toll on children and poor households. This
book describes the social impacts of the crisis, policy responses to
date and United Nations alternative proposals for ‘A Recovery for All.’ Edited by Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins.
What would the world look like if money embodied our values, if the best business decision was the best
decision for society, and if wealth was defined by how much we give, not how
much we have? Charles Eisenstein shared his insights during a workshop attended by STWR's Adam Parsons.
A coalition of organisations and prominent thinkers put forward a bold vision and implementing
strategy for a New Economy that works for all of Earth’s people and the
living systems on which their well-being depends. By The New Economy
Working Group (NEWGroup).
The Global Transition 2012 is an international network of organisations from the Global North and South that aims to catalyse a ‘Global Transition’ to the desirable and beneficial economy that we aspire to. As part of the first phase of their work, leading thinkers authored 11 Challenge Papers on key topic areas.
World Bank and United Nations 'poverty policies' aim to give neoliberal globalisation a human face but, in fact, they allow for a continuation of the agendas that cause poverty in the first place. A solution to poverty depends upon radical changes to the current system that produces ever greater inequality, argues Francine Mestrum.
What is needed
to transform our fossil fuel-powered, finance-bloated, inegalitarian
economy into one that is resilient, just, and sustainable in the
environmental and economic transition given true urgency by climate
change? A review of the inaugural New Economics
Institute conference, by Abby Sher.
A more just world order requires a
fundamental change in economic goals – a shift everywhere but
particularly in the North from the pursuit of growth to that of equity.
But such a change is inconceivable without a profound transformation in
the nature of political and social life within and across nations, argues Achin Vanaik.
The business community must face up the need for sustainable thinking, perceive its enormous
power to alter the outcome, and become aware of the profits which will be lost and the far greater ones
that will be gained by providing the will and “can do” attitude to tackle our human dilemmas. By Sam Yau and Rinaldo Brutoco.
Here are five
strategic features and an additional five trends that are golden
opportunities for business as we begin to redesign our life-critical
systems in ways that create enterprises which are far more conscious of
society’s actual needs. By Richard Hames.