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 …

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Responding to a Terrible Idea….

“It has taken decades and centuries to build up the wider business and economic infrastructure that supports face-to-face working,” points out ‘Macro Strategist’ Luke Templeman, writing in Deutsche Bank’s Konzept magazine. “Those who can work from home… should be taxed in order to smooth the transition process for those who have been suddenly displaced.” What a terrible idea. Perhaps Konzept’s …

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 …