Articles Tagged with the word ‘economy’
08 May 2013
Despite concerns that British high streets are deteriorating, new research shows shoppers still favour them over retail parks and shopping centres
11 Apr 2013
Despite being the figurehead of a country on the up, Uruguay president José Mujica donates his earnings to charity and lives on a small modest farm. Matthew Pike considers how his grounded principles are changing the political landscape
24 Jan 2013
Health workers in Greece are volunteering their time to provide medical treatment for those who are no longer eligible for free healthcare as a result of government austerity measures
17 Dec 2012
Economic insecurity has put a dampener on much of the year, but as Natalie Revie finds, the co-operative business model is a beacon of hope in these austere times
13 Dec 2012
Editorial: At a time of financial recession, we have the opportunity to remember that the greatest assets we have are each other. Our greatest currency is our social bonds. And our greatest capital is the content of the human heart
22 Nov 2012
Eleven of Europe's biggest economies have signed up to create a tax that will divert a portion of money from large companies to good causes
15 Nov 2012
Now in its second year, September’s global Free Money Day roused both gratitude and apprehension around the world
31 Oct 2012
Avoid so-called ‘ethical’ investments and stick to positive ones, says founder of new investment website
29 Oct 2012
Julie Howell, founder of new business Giraffe Sense Mentoring, offers her tips on how to approach job seeking in a recession
13 Sep 2012
People across the globe will give their own money away to complete strangers on 15 September 2012 as part of Free Money Day
09 Dec 2011
Peter Blom, CEO and chairman of Triodos Bank, says that banks need to have real values and by mimicking natural systems they can operate more effectively
21 Jun 2011
Editorial: In order not just to survive but to thrive on every level, we must give the highest value to our home, the Earth
07 Sep 2009
For budding self-employed carpenters and builders in Malawi, the Mikolongwe vocational school is the place to go.
10 Jun 2008
"This year the State of the World Report is relatively optimistic,"says co-editor, Tom Prugh. "Normally it's very gloomy but this one is fairly hopeful!"
28 Feb 2005
A CD, Complementary Currencies in Europe, containing information on 23 European complementary currency projects from 11 countries has just been published. It is the first of its kind and presents a wide variety of different models of local and regional currencies, their ways of functioning and relevance to the present challenges of our society.
28 Feb 2005
The New Economics Foundation's Well-being Manifesto for a Flourishing Society calls on politicians to focus policy on human well-being before economic growth. It challenges the assumption that the economy is the government's most important function and it calls on ministers to help UK citizens to be happier and more fulfilled ó not richer and more depressed. The Manifesto builds...
29 Dec 2004
Addressing climate change is vital for the future of the planet. Concern is no longer limited to environmentalists. Economists, politicians and mainstream scientists now accept the urgent need to develop more sustainable solutions. Meeting the environmental challenges will require innovation on a scale never implemented before.