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Life at a time
of great transitions

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November 25 & 26, 2022
at UNESCO • Paris

42. For an economy of life and the common good

Saturday, November 26 • 11h30 > 13h00

What if economic growth was the primary cause of all the current crises rather than the solution proposed for years? Indeed, it feeds an entire economic system that needs to be transformed. It is not by producing more that we will be able to mitigate global warming, reduce inequalities and finance public services. On the contrary, an economy can thrive in sobriety, provided that we completely rethink its organization. This is the subject of Timothy Parrique's latest book "Slow Down or Perish?"

The great economist Kate Raworth developed the Donut theory to meet basic human needs while preserving the environment. In the Donut, nature sets the "ceiling," or outer limits that should not be crossed; social justice sets the "floor," the inner limits, which refer to the needs each person requires to thrive. In between is the space, safe and just, in which humanity can thrive, through an inclusive and sustainable economy.

In developing their corporate social responsibility policies, companies have overlooked one dimension: the quantities of raw materials that are swallowed up in industrial processes and provided free by nature. To move from predation to contribution, they must question their raison d'être and show in their profit and loss account the investments to be made to produce without destroying.

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