Forum Community Media Opportunities
Toward a Sustainable Wellbeing Economy
Call for Papers
Our current economic systems have become addicted to “growth at all costs”, as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP). They assume that GDP growth is synonymous with increased wellbeing and prosperity. However, this approach has led to growing inequality, an escalating climate crisis, and the depletion of natural and social capital. We are no longer generating genuine progress. Our approach to economics and development needs to be fundamentally transformed. This Special Issue is devoted to articles that address the following theme:
What are the characteristics of a Sustainable Wellbeing Economy and how do we achieve it? It is about describing the problems with our current system, but also describing solutions to make the transition to a better, more sustainable and desirable world.
More information here.
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Climate Change and Action-oriented Research for Transformations Published
Our Action Research special issue on climate change selected five papers that illustrate the value of action research in scaffolding transformative knowledge creation – linking experience with sense making, and reflection to action. Three of the five papers focus on work with young people, providing a real opportunity for reimagining our future with those who stand to lose the most from continued unsustainability.
You are encouraged to read more about these experiments in action oriented research for transformations which we introduce here.
Hilary Bradbury, Capacity Working Group Lead Steward, is Lead Editor of the Special Issue.
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Luminarias Webinar Series on Impact Investing
Luminarias is a live video webinar series featuring the leading lights in impact investing and entrepreneurship. Visit the Calendar for upcoming live video webinars in the Series.
Once the webinars have been broadcast, we archive the broadcast for re-streaming as well as produce an edited audio podcast version (MP3) that is available for download in our store. Click on the program images below for more information or visit our audio podcast store.
This webinar series is co-sponsored by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors as part of its Scaling Solutions initiative. Laurie Lane-Zucker, Steward of the Forum’s Financing Transformations Working Group, is organizer and sponsor of the series.
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Podcasts with Transformations Entrepreneurs
ChangeHackers podcast provides insight and inspiration for people changing their world. Every episode I share a conversation with an inspiring ChangeHacker – someone who is moving the needle on the front line of change and transformation for sustainability. Since launching in May 2018, ChangeHackers has rapidly grown to reach an audience of many thousands of listeners across 80+ countries.
I’m partnering with organisations such as Ashoka, Circular Economy Club and the National Union of Students to develop series of episodes focusing on specific themes, as well as a number of guest contributors to a new CHANGEx format of short series on driving change in geographical contexts. If you would like to talk about becoming a guest contributor, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ChangeHackers is now available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Soundcloud and Tunein. Tony is a Steward of the Forum’s Capacity Working Group and CEO of One Planet Education Network.
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Participate in the Co-Lab Course Transformative narratives towards regenerative action
You are invited to join a co-lab that places the practice of storytelling at the heart of catalysing transformations towards regenerative futures. Storytelling in this workshop setting is a practice that emphasizes reflexivity, i.e., the ability to bring unconscious thinking and behaviors to awareness so that we become more choiceful in how we act with stakeholders in pursuit of regenerative outcomes.
Structured as a co-lab course, the web-based program is nestled within the Learning Futures co-lab series to support the flourishing futures for all in the service of a learning society. It is an initiative of the Global Unifying Learning Pluriversity (GULP) platform that is growing out of the Chalmers meeting with AR+ and the Forum (see lead newsletter story). Go here for registration and more information.
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Integration and Implementation Insights
“Research resources for understanding and acting on complex real-world problems” is the tag-line of this blog for researchers who are interested in sharing concepts and methods for understanding and acting on complex real-world problems – problems like refugee crises, global climate change, and inequality. The team leader is Professor Gabriele Bammer. The blog is supported by a number of productive partnerships, including with the SDG Transformations Forum.