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Sustainable Wellbeing

The Politics of Sustainable Wellbeing: A Primer

Sustainable well-being (SWB) ─ the notion that wellbeing is our top priority and future generations’ wellbeing should be as good or better than ours ─ is an obvious organising principle for our society. However, the climate action/sustainability and wellbeing movements do converge on this message. On the whole, climate debate does not center discussion of […]

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Sustainable Wellbeing

Conservative Planning for Social Well-being

True conservatism involves planning for storms on the horizon. The conservative assumptions required of financial planners allow them to help plan for clients’ financial welfare in all reasonably forseeable scanarios. This means being pessimistic about how rosy the future will be. Yet a different and perhaps unfortunate use of the term “conservative” prevails in climate […]

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Policy Sustainable Wellbeing Wellbeing

The Case for a Sustainable Wellbeing Innovation Fund

This report was written in the final portion of Life Itself’s first internal Hack Day(s), where we spent 48 hours discussing and developing our ideas around Sustainable Wellbeing. My contribution to this enterprise has focused on how the principle of sustainable wellbeing could be advanced through economic innovation systems. Given it was written in a […]

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Policy Sustainable Wellbeing Wellbeing

Life Itself Conversations: Sustainable Wellbeing

Sustainable wellbeing is an obvious organising principle for society: that we should live in a way that enables future generations to enjoy being alive as much as us (or more). Yet this ethos is not truly at the heart of either the environmental movement or the well-being movement – or society as a whole. Why […]

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Open Revolution Policy

Life Itself is Providing Expert Support on Environmental Data Sharing Incentives

We’re partnering with GIZ and the EU to help design the new Green Deal Data Space. Despite our belief in the Primacy of Being, Life Itself has always been committed to an integrated approach to social change. Not only do we see work at the level of systems and institutions as a necessary complement to […]

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Ecosystem Mapping Institute

Mapping For Emergence: Announcing a Collaboration to Chart the Emerging Metamodern Ecosystem

Life Itself and Emerge will join forces to map the emergent metamodern ecosystem. Here we explain our preliminary outline of the ecosystem and why we thinking mapping matters and how it can help. This article is cross-posted from a recent piece on the Emerge website, cowritten by Life Itself’s Theo Cox and Rufus Pollock and […]

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Conscious Parenting Events

Conscious Parenting and Education Workshop – Nov 16

True inner growth for a truly happy child Led by Esther Montmany We are delighted to be organizing a special two hour workshop on conscious parenting and education. Led by Esther Montmany who has more than twenty years experience and training, having led workshops all over the world as well as running the children’s program […]

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Culturology Institute Our Philosophy

Social Paradigm Shifts: A Pre-Survey of the Literature

One of the core components of Life Itself’s theory of change is that, if we are to address the polycrisis facing us as a civilisation, we must bring about a new social paradigm. This phrase, in common parlance, is expansive in its connotations and can be understood in a number of different ways: everything from […]

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Institute Shadows

Coming soon to a podcast near you

  I’ve been embarking (virtually) on a publicity tour for my book Collective Wisdom in the West: Beyond the Shadows of the Enlightenment, and the essay The Equality Complex sharing the perspectives that I developed in these works. Jacob Kishere’s Sense Space, the Mourning Talk show with Aaron Parker are recorded with Buddhist Geeks coming […]

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Institute Policy Wellbeing

Well-being and a Moderate Climate Movement

This post summarises the second session of the Wiser Policy Forum, a space to bring together leading experts from across the spheres of policy and civil society to explore new perspectives on traditional policy issues. We were delighted to be joined by Rupert Read, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia and […]