P4NE’s Roundup No.9

We want to see the new economy ecosystem grow, deepen its relationships and make greater progress together. We think that illuminating work and ideas across different aspects of the ecosystem and bringing more coherence to the field as a whole is one way of doing this. This monthly roundup is one of our contributions.

Ten things on our radar this month…

  1. Barbara Bulc’s Financial Times article: Why we need to prioritise wellbeing over growth, featuring many of the organisations P4NE supports: “Our planet’s multiple crises cannot be solved with conventional thinking, top-down management, and hierarchical social structures.”

  2. News from the non-profit rewilding group Heal, which launched at the start of the pandemic. It has just acquired its first landholding of 460 acres near Bruton in Somerset, England. The £5.25 million site, aims to tackle the nature and climate crises while creating new jobs and work for local tradespeople and businesses, with projects to be co-designed and delivered with the local community.

  3. The creation of the Gwaxdlala/Nalaxdlala marine refuge. When Mamalilikulla First Nation unilaterally declared an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area in their traditional territory in late 2021, it was as much to protect rare corals and sponges as reestablish connection to lands and waters from which the community had been forcefully removed. Canada has now added federal protection to this Indigenous-declared marine refuge.

  4. A global database of feminists working on Macroeconomic Issues, part of a project exploring how current macroeconomic policies undermine gender equality, and identifying potential allies from around the world to establish new alliances.

  5. A New Political Economy Initiative at UC Berkeley: Advancing our efforts to expand thinking and action toward a post-neoliberal world. The Hewlett Foundation has announced that UC Berkeley is launching a new research centre dedicated to political economy, a cross-disciplinary field focused on the interplay of markets and government.

  6. The Centre for Thriving Places discussion paper on the shared ingredients for a wellbeing economy.

  7. The Library of Economic Possibility (LEP) - a knowledge-base for the next economy. They offer policy reports on high-impact economic ideas, and a database to discover related economic knowledge.

  8. IIPP MPA student Coralie Gervaise’s exploration of Shifting our relationships with the natural world: “It can feel uneasy, unsettling, and uncomfortable to represent and shape non-humans’ needs, but is it is not impossible”

  9. An article on Wealth taxation - ‘A Puzzling Inheritance: Why, in a world where wealth matters more than ever, we want to tax it less?’

  10. Lots of exciting events including: the Decolonizing Economics Summit in April, Inclusive Gender and Climate Finance event on March 14th, and ‘Towards a New Economics and Politics of Planetary Boundaries’ conference in Copenhagen supported by our partners KR Foundation on 31st March, where speakers include Joshua Farley, WEAll's Amanda Janoo, and political economist and author Maja Göpel.

    For those based in the UK, Cassie is hosting ecologist and researcher Dr Jake M. Robinson on 22nd March, exploring stories of interconnectedness and symbiosis from his debut book, Invisible Friends: “Microbiome research is changing our understanding of the world, and challenging our concepts of free will and individuality."

Some things we’ve been up to…

Launching our new website! If you’re curious to understand more about who we are, what we fund and how we work have a look around; there’s lots of new content to explore. A big shout out to Sparrow Digital for building a beautiful site with us.

Convening events that help other funders to explore new economic thinking and practice:

Joining the New Economy Leaders Academy kick off- we loved seeing the cohort come together for the first time (see many smiling faces above!) More to share on this soon.

Spotlight on - Cambridge 1.5°C aligned corporate bond index


We are sharing jobs that we come across through our grantees and others. If you’d like us to share a job in our next edition please email Cassie

What have we missed?

We plan to publish this in the last week of every month. We'd love to include things that you want to spotlight and share. Email us if you'd like to suggest an article, event or idea for us to include in a future edition.