Changing Systems for the 21st Century: Doughnut Economics

Permaculture Magazine
Wednesday, 19th June 2019

Leading businesswomen, Kate Rawoth (Doughnut Economics) and Juliet Davenport (Good Energy) are speaking at Hawkwood for a one-day conference on Friday 19 July.

Kate Raworth is know for her internationally acclaimed book, Doughnut Economics: Seven ways to think like a 21st century economist. Juliet Davenport is the CEO of green energy company, Good Energy.

Kate Raworth will present the concept of Doughnut Economics and Juliet Davenport will share how she has been part of driving bigger change among the energy industry and how she runs her company within these values.

“If humanity’s challenge in the 21st century is to meet the needs of all people within the means of the planet, what does this mean for the future of business?” asks Kate Raworth. The “doughnut” represents a new way to frame the interrelated aspects in a generative, playful way. “Through examples of companies big and small, we will dive into the importance of the design of business itself for achieving the transformations that our economies need,” she continues.

In the 20th century, modern society started chasing the false goal of economic growth, that has pushed many societies into deep inequalities and is driving ecological collapse. This century calls for a new goal: meeting the needs for all within planetary means. What we do to this earth in the next 12 years will shape the next ten thousand, so let's replace that last century goal of endless growth with the goal of thriving in balance. In other words, it is time to get into the doughnut - the sweet spot for humanity. Kate Raworth’s concept of Doughnut Economics has been widely influential amongst sustainable development thinkers, progressive businesses and political activists, and she has presented it to audiences ranging from the UN General Assembly to the Occupy movement.

Invitation to Business Leaders

A special offer is in place for organisations bringing a team - £20 discount on each ticket. Use the coupon DOUGHNUT-21 during check out, to claim your discount.

The one-day conference takes place on Fri 19th Jul at 9:00am - 2:30pm at Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road, Stroud, GL6 7QW.

Details and registration: www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/event/changing-systems21

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