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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Solving the global cost of living crisis: Is a Wellbeing Economy part of the answer? 

Time: 5pm to 6:30pm

The global cost of living crisis is fuelling growing calls for a fairer economic model.

£6 full price and £4 concession


In Scotland, people are choosing between eating and heating. Elsewhere in the world, some have less choice. The global cost of living crisis is fuelling growing calls for a fairer economic model. How can Scotland live up to its global responsibility and build an economy that is both fair to those in Scotland and elsewhere? Join the panel to discuss whether a global Wellbeing Economy can help meet the challenge.

Supported by the Cross-Party Groups on the Wellbeing Economy; and International Development

Chair: Paul McLennan MSP, Convener, Cross Party Group on Wellbeing Economy  


Miriam Brett is a researcher and political economist. She is currently a research fellow at The Democracy Collaborative and the Wellbeing Economy Alliance, a board member of Green New Deal Rising, and sits on the expert panel for the North Ayrshire Community Wealth Building strategy.

Thobile Chittenden is the network co-lead of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. A community builder and non-profit leader with a passion for social and creative entrepreneurship, she graduated from the Gordon Institute of Business Science’s Social Entrepreneurship Programme. She also leads community organisation Makers Valley Partnership which enables a wellbeing economy in the eastern outskirts of Johannesburg’s inner city. Thobile will join the panel online.

Gemma Bone Dodds is a proactive political economist and systems change specialist dedicated to transforming the economy to serve society and the environment. She is a trustee of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland and a senior fellow at the Financial Innovation Lab. Gemma has a PhD in diverse economies and has published on transforming banking and finance.


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