Ensuring Wellbeing: A New Mandate for the Next Economy

This is the sixth post in our series on principles of the next economy—principles business must embrace if we’re all to #emergestronger after the COVID pandemic. As the stink of bombs still hung in the air and as the world came to grips with the unimaginable horrors of the holocaust, 730 delegates from 44 countries gathered in July 1944 at …

Is Growth a Dirty Word?

At next week’s GLOBE Forum in Vancouver, I’ll moderate an expert panel taking up exactly this question, in the context of global economics and the role of business. Great timing, then, that last week, the Wellbeing Economy Alliance released their Business of Wellbeing Guide. Watch the business section of the average newscast, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that economic …

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A Long, Hard Look in the Mirror

Last week, I was in Berkeley, California for the Social Venture Circle conference, an annual event that convenes many of the pioneers and leading thinkers of socially responsible business. Many of us this year were most excited to hear from keynote speaker Anand Giridharadas, author of the powerfully provocative bestseller Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. …