WISERD Foundational Economy online events Sept 2020

The ESRC funded WISERD centre based at Cardiff University organised a series of events in September 10 September to address key questions that arise from the current Covid-19 crisis and the ways in which foundational thinking can contribute to social and economic repair. These events replace our annual colloquium, which was to be held in Cardiff and has been postponed because of the Covid-19 crisis.

Foundational Economy 2.0: Building a sustainable future

Speakers: Teis Hansen (Lund University), Lars Coenen (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences), Julie Froud (Manchester University).

The first event on the afternoon of 8th September examined the relation between the foundational economy and environmental sustainability. Specifically, how can new foundational economy approaches (foundational economy 2.0) can contribute to the well-being of future generations, help confront climate change and secure biodiversity.

Foundational Solutions and Social Justice

Speakers: Rachel Reeves MP (Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office) and Fabrizio Barca (coordinator of Forum Disuguaglianze e Diversità and previously Italian state minister without portfolio for territorial cohesion from 2011 to 2013).

The first event on the afternoon of 8th September examined the relation between the foundational economy and environmental sustainability. Specifically, how can new foundational economy approaches (foundational economy 2.0) can contribute to the well-being of future generations, help confront climate change and secure biodiversity.

The Foundational Economy in Practice: Well-being and economic renewal

Speakers: Lee Waters (Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport), Elin Hywel (Cwmni Bro) and Sophie Howe (Future Generations Commissioner for Wales).

The first event on the afternoon of 8th September examined the relation between the foundational economy and environmental sustainability. Specifically, how can new foundational economy approaches (foundational economy 2.0) can contribute to the well-being of future generations, help confront climate change and secure biodiversity.

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