Rethinking Poverty | Eradicating poverty and creating a good society

Rethinking Poverty is a hub for discussions on creating a good and just society

Here you will find blogs on how to #BuildBackBetter to achieve social and climate justice and create a society free from poverty and inequality. Our aim is to build the narrative and to help connect key people and promising approaches.

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On eradicating poverty and creating a good society

What a citizen-led low carbon vision looks like

By Maria Lucien

19 January, 2022

With COP 26 starting in Glasgow on 31st October 2021, we have brought together the recommendations from six citizens’ juries and assemblies run by Shared Future over the last two years. Our citizens’ juries  amplify the voice of local...

Markets need a makeover

By Barry Knight

13 January, 2022

If Martians landed on Earth tomorrow, they would be surprised by many things, but they would be shocked by an economic system that allows a few billionaires to play in space while ordinary people queue around the block for...

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Climate crisis

How do we deliver a just transition?

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New economic models

New thinking about how to make the economy work for everyone

Big reset needed for a resilient society

By Barry Knight

21 October, 2020

My favourite history book, The Sleepwalkers, tells the story of how the great powers drifted into the First World War without reason or regard to consequences. This is a common pattern, repeated many times since. For example, by blindly...

Gross Domestic Wellbeing: a more relevant measure than GDP?

By Gemma Lawrence

Carnegie UK Trust last December published their report Gross Domestic Wellbeing (GDWe)™ An alternative measure of social progress, which proposes GDWe as ‘a more holistic and relevant’ measure of social progress than Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  ‘ measures neither...

We are proud to be a Good Help organisation

By Rethinking Poverty

Rethinking Poverty are proud to be featured on Good Help’s newly launched website. The organisation define ‘Good Help’ as a method of support that helps ‘people to feel hopeful, identify their own purpose and confidently take action’, whereas ‘bad...

#BuildBackBetter coalition launched

By Gemma Lawrence

The #BuildBackBetter coalition, which consists of 350 organisations from business, trade unions and civil society, was launched on 29 June. On its website it is described as ‘a platform for everyone who wants us to come out of this crisis...

Events

Event reports and upcoming events on poverty

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2022

TCPA Spring Conference

  • 17 March 2022 @ 12:00am
  • Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH