Professor Michael Roy, of the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, will deliver his inaugural Professorial Lecture on Tuesday, November 12.
The lecture will look at how and whether
organisations designed to prioritise wellbeing, over the personal enrichment of
owners and shareholders, have the power to transform the economy.
The idea of a ‘wellbeing economy’ – an economy that is designed to work for people and the planet – has captured the imagination of politicians, policymakers and activists across the globe.
Professor Roy said: “Scotland has been at the forefront of driving this agenda, forming the Wellbeing Economy Governments initiative with Iceland and New Zealand.
“Those attending will find out about latest thinking on the idea of the wellbeing economy, but also on social enterprise as an alternative economic form: where these ideas have come from, and where they might be heading.”
This lecture will appeal to anyone interested in alternatives to mainstream economic thinking, from the general public and policymakers to activists and practitioners.
Light refreshments will be served in the Lantern in the Hamish Wood building after the lecture.
For more information, please contact the GCU Events team on 0141 331 3011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org..