Neil McInroy CEO of CLES, is facilitating the “Community Wealth Building: An Economy For All” workshops in conjunction with Stir to Action.
Community Wealth Building recognises that places do not necessarily need to attract new wealth to grow economically and socially. Instead they need to harness existing wealth which comes through, among other things, their anchor institutions, procurement spend, complementary currencies, banking practices, and community businesses. Harnessing this wealth more effectively will bring economic, social, and environmental benefits for their communities.
For the last 12 years, the Centre for Local Economic Strategies has been leading this work, from Preston to Barcelona.
— Exploration of the concept and practice of Community Wealth Building.
— How Community Wealth Building approaches are a key element in building a fairer economy.
— A look at the successful examples.
— An understanding of the need for community wealth building strategies.
— The central underpinning economic and social concepts.
— The four key aspects to Community Wealth Building approaches.
— International and local case studies.
— Elected representatives.
— Co-operatives and social enterprises.
— Voluntary and community sector.
Neil McInroy is CEO of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), the UK’s and Europe’s leading independent think and do tank, realising progressive economics for people and place. CLES’s aim is to achieve social justice, good local economies and effective public services for everyone, everywhere.