Monday, June 28
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Register and get the recording link.
Modern, industrialized economics strives for endless growth, and the social policies they promote, by their nature, lay waste to natural systems and exploit vulnerable populations. The result is global crises and disruptions such as the 2008 financial meltdown, climate breakdown, and even the COVID lockdown, as well as extreme wealth concentration and global inequality.
Renegade economist Kate Haworth brings a counter vision of human prosperity based on making economics fit for 21st-century realities. She envisions running the world in a way that gives everyone what they need – food, homes, healthcare, and more – and saves the planet at the same time. She is known for her work on ‘doughnut economics’, which is an economic model that balances essential human needs and planetary boundaries. Her work shows how we can break our addiction to growth; redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people; and create regenerative and distributive economies by design.
Laid out in her book, Doughnut Economics, Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist, Kate is actually building on the insights of Hazel Henderson, host of this SSF webinar series and President of Ethical Markets. Hazel has been critiquing the limitations of economics and its statistics in steering complex industrial societies for 60 years. She is a pioneer in social indicators and quality of life research. I recommend reading her seminal New York Times Article from 1971, Economists vs. Ecologists, and another early work, Creating Alternative Futures. Hazel’s recent writings are on the Ethical Markets website, www.ethicalmarkets.com .
On June 28th, you have the opportunity to hear from both icons of economic transformation in one 60-minute online session. Kate and Hazel will discuss the basis of their insights and where we can go from here to protect the health of the planet and human wellbeing.