A network focusing on a transformation of the priorities of "the economy" that centers on human and ecological wellbeing.
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The Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) is the leading collaboration of changemakers working together to transform the economic system.
WEAll aims to build a world where everyone has enough to live in comfort, safety, and happiness. Where all people feel secure in their basic comforts and can use their creative energies to support the flourishing of all life on this plant. Where we thrive in a restored, safe, and vibrant natural environment because we have learned to give back as much as we are given. A world where we have a voice over our collective destiny and find belonging, meaning and purpose through genuine connection to the people and planet that sustain us.
WEAll believes that such a world is not only possible but already underway. Some governments, societies and collectives have already shifted paradigms, recognizing that they have confused means and ends for too long, and that it is our level of wellbeing, not our level of wealth, that should be the ultimate metric for societal success.
A Wellbeing Economy directly addresses the underlying problems of the existing system. It is focused on meeting fundamental needs and, by getting things right the first time, avoids the huge expenditures we are currently incurring trying and failing to fix the massive environmental and social harms our current system is causing. It is still a mixed-economy system (with strong state, private and third sector actors), but one operating to a very different set of goals, values, and incentives. Furthermore, not only are different policies needed, but policymaking needs to be done differently, with high citizen involvement during the entire public policy cycle–from agenda setting to decision-making, to monitoring and evaluation.
There is no one blueprint for a Wellbeing Economy; the shape, institutions, and activities that get us there will look different, both across countries and between different communities within countries. There are other names for economic systems which espouse different versions of the Wellbeing Economy’s needs, such as a doughnut economy and regenerative economy. They may use different approaches and different languages, but all share a common goal and are, often, already key members and allies of WEAll. Moreover, the high-level goals of a Wellbeing Economy are the same across these models: wellbeing for all, on a healthy planet.
OUR WEBSITE To join the network and learn more check out our website: https://weall.org/
APPLY TO BE A MEMBER Apply for a membership here: https://weall.org/members
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM To find our more about our collaboration with national regional governments to help advance their shared ambition of building wellbeing economies (including Scotland, New Zealand, Iceland, Wales, Canada and Finland) see our WEGo program here: https://weall.org/wego