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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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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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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 […]

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Wiser Policy Forum: Launch Bulletin

Life Itself is excited to announce, in collaboration with our partners at Untitled, and UCL Professor of Collective Intelligence Geoff Mulgan, the Wiser Policy Forum. This initiative brings together stakeholders from across the spheres of civil society, policy and beyond to explore how we might take a wiser approach to some of the most pressing […]

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Wise Metrics

We have started thinking about a Wise Metrics Project. Our current metrics for social progress are simply not up to par. As our historic fixation with GDP shows, not only have we been measuring the wrong things but these measurements have been distorting our behaviour. To adequately guide our progress we must re-evaluate both what […]

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Andrew Yang’s Universal Basic Income Proposal (UBI) – does it add up?

Here at Life Itself we’ve had a longstanding, though sceptical, interest in Universal Basic Income (UBI) proposals. So we were excited to see this as a major plank in Andrew Yang’s presidential platform under the name of the “Freedom Dividend”. Yang may be an outsider and a longshot candidate but it’s still good to see […]

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A Wellbeing Kuznets Curve

A Kuznets curve for well-being would state that initially well-being increases with material wealth but then at some point it actually starts declining (so as we get richer we get less happy!). To make this concrete think of this example: As wealth increases from a low base, health improves, more food = less hunger; community […]