Webinar: Doughnut Economics

A compass to navigate our region's complex and interconnected opportunities

Speakers: Hélène Malandain, Director - PocketKnife, and James Bushell, Founding Director - MOTIF

10:00-11:30am, Tuesday 18 June

Webinar description:

Doughnut Economics is an economic model that emerged from the increasingly urgent needs of our society to align social and environmental needs with economic trends. It was developed by UK economist Kate Raworth and was first published in 2012. Since then, it has become a core driver of sustainable innovation and growth in regions, cities and neighbourhoods across the globe. 

In this webinar, strategists and advisors Hélène and James shared ways that Doughnut Economics can be put into practice in our region. As a compass to navigate our way towards our shared vision for a thriving region, Doughnut offers a powerful tool at all stages of the strategy setting and implementation process: from planning and designing strategies, to measuring and evaluating projects, and to consulting and designing with the communities. 

James and Hélène shared insights from the work they have done in collaboration with the Wellington City Council since the launch of the Economic Wellbeing Strategy, and will also share a few overseas examples of how Doughnut Economics can be applied to places, contexts and communities.

About the speakers

Hélène Malandain  

Director – PocketKnife
Hélène Malandain, director at Pocketknife, works with organisations, communities and government bodies who are intentional about their role in transitioning to a new economy – one that puts people and planet first. Hélène has experience in the fields of social innovation, social enterprise, branding and narrative for change, research, sense making, capability building and facilitation. She chairs the Social Enterprise World Forum, which offers an inspiring window into overseas knowledge and practice.

James Bushell 

Founding Director – MOTIF
James Bushell, founding director of MOTIF, is a leading strategist in incorporating ethics and sustainability into commercial models. He has worked across a range of industries, scales and countries, applying data driven and systems-thinking approaches to create impactful solutions. He has had governance and executive experience in developing, emerging and developed economies. He cares deeply about people and is driven to create a more equitable and sustainable world.

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