This theme explores how economics can help build more equal, sustainable and inclusive societies. It builds upon the belief that the world needs new, global economic strategies, which will shift the focus from the pursuit of growth to more diverse economic models and policies that aim to increase human well-being.
Inclusiveness as a concept is often heard, but its meaning is discussed less. In the Inclusive Economy theme, The Broker investigates how we can build a global economic model that moves beyond the one-way road of mere economic growth to one that is also based on principles of equality and human well-being. Such economic transformation is needed in all countries – developed, emerging and developing – and requires action from multinational companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, governments and consumers.
In order to contribute to this challenge, The Broker brings together divergent approaches on how to effectively and structurally evoke this change by connecting the knowledge and experience of academics, policy-makers, practitioners and entrepreneurs.
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Today’s Europe seems barely equipped to tackle the challenges of the twenty-first century. It is time to lay a new political, economic and financial foundation for the European project.
Technology is likely to substantially reshape labour markets in the future, dramatically altering the kinds of skills that middle-class workers will need.
Occupational change in itself cannot explain the decline of the European middle class. But it could be a threat to its sociopolitical foundations
The state and future of the European middle classes
Creating more and better jobs in a globalized world.
The potential to increase the socioeconomic impact of social enterprises
Inequality is at the heart of the debate of how to create a more sustainable world.