P4NE’s Monthly Roundup no.2

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 update is one of our contributions.

Ten things on our radar this month…

Active Philanthropy’s new ‘Climate + Philanthropy course – an online learning journey for everyone who wants to bring climate action into their foundation and needs some guidance along the way.

The economic anthropologist and author Jason Hickel’s podcast episode ‘How De-growth will Save the World’.

Onion Collective’s ongoing exploration of attachment economics - which perceives attachments to place, to people, and through time to be crucial to the existence of a community, and to forging connections between community and the economy.

The European Central Bank’s concrete steps to incorporate climate change into its monetary policy operations, committing to aligning both its corporate asset purchases and collateral framework with climate financial risks and the green transition.

Christina Maria Xochitlzihuatl’s article on Economies of Abundance, ancestral wisdom and world building: “Economic power lies with us. It lies with me, and it lies within you” she writes as part of the series ‘Narratives to Build Collective Economic Power’ from Nonprofit Quarterly.

Bayo Akomolafe on why we need ‘a slower urgency’ in response to crisis: ‘The idea of slowing down is not about getting answers, it is about questioning our questions. It is about staying in the places that are haunted. One of such haunted spaces is the idea of anthropocentricity - or the humanism that treats human beings as the center of the universe.’

A new briefing from Wellbeing Economy Alliance exploring false narratives of "trade-offs" between nature, health, social connection, and economy that have dominated discussion around COVID-19 responses: "There is no more trade-off between ecology and economy.”

A landmark report based on over 1000 scientific studies, looking at the multiple different values of nature and how to incorporate these into economic and political decision-making.

The Centre for Economic Democracy’s Social Movement Investing paper on capital strategies for community power: ‘a new form of impact finance that operates in alignment with grassroots social movements could become a much more forceful tool to create the world that we all desperately deserve.’

A series of ‘Demanding Change by Changing Demand’ essays suggesting that the cost-of-living crisis is reshaping demand across the economy and so offers progressive economics the opportunity to rethink the structure of demand and its ecological, psychological, health and social impact.

Other things we’ve been up to…

Attending the inaugural Wellbeing Research and Policy Conference, to launch the World Wellbeing Movement. Recordings of the conference livestream are available here. Sessions and their highlights will also be made available on YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn channels, in the weeks and months to come.

Attending the New Frontiers in funding, philanthropy and investment conference hosted by Joseph Rowntree Foundation with speakers from across the globe. There’s a treasure trove of links to dive into and a short film where attendees share their reflections on the depth of the work required if we are to build a future where people and planet can thrive.

Hosting our first monthly collective sense-making session with twenty P4NE grantees. We’ll start sharing insights from these - for the first session we tried to define some shared sense of what would look different if we made progress on the things we care about. It was encouraging that there was a lot of alignment for a group who are working across very different parts of the field!

Grantee Spotlight…

The Earth4All Initiative

We spoke with Till Kellerhoff, Program Director of Reframing Economics at Club of Rome. He talked to us about Earth4All, an international initiative to accelerate the systems-change we need for an equitable future on a finite planet. We spoke about the progress he sees this work making, their upcoming book ‘A Survival Guide For Humanity’ and where he feels the opportunities for greater progress are across the field. Read more here.

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.