The average person from an OECD country spends 37 hours a week at work. Unfortunately, it is not always the most fulfilling experience. Indeed, one study found that paid work is ranked lower for wellbeing than any other of the 39 activities sampled except for being sick in bed. It is no longer just about job quantity, but also job quality.
The global pandemic transformed the way we work and shop. While many businesses were able to weather the storm of the global pandemic shutdowns, running a small business along our Main Streets is now more complex.
The Covid-19 pandemic created a new normal of consuming culture from the couch. Policy makers must take advantage of the great re-opening to expand participation and create equitable access to culture. Where do they start to improve well-being?
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs were hit extremely hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. To invest in growth and greening and play a full part in the recovery, we need to enable them to tap into alternative financial instruments.
Mining regions face acute challenges in terms of well-being. National plans and policies alone will not bring well-being gains to mining communities.
Every year the city of Brussels imports over 60 000 tons of wood, when the wood could be sourced from the Sonian Forest just outside the city. Instead, most of the wood sourced from the forest is exported to Asia to be processed and sent back as finished products. The Sonian Wood Coop was launched in 2019 to change this dynamic.
Established during Germany’s “refugee crisis” six years ago, the ReDI School of Digital Integration brings together IT professionals to teach coding and basic computer skills to refugees and migrants.
Not everyone has an equal opportunity to transform their ideas into a business. There could be an additional 9 million people starting and managing new