Thu, 20 May | Online event

Philanthropy and the New Economy

Time & Location

20 May, 13:00 – 14:30
Online event

About the Event

Regenerative Stakeholder-driven Economic Models: 20 May 2021: 14.30 UTC - Online Plenary - Open to all 

WINGS member workshops: TBC

The inherent flaws of old economic models are beginning to be exposed as humankind has a better understanding of environmental impact and growing social inequalities. Governments, companies and communities are beginning to embrace new ways to measure “progress” and a more evolved concept of “value.” Together we will explore how zero-sum thinking has become ingrained in our economic DNA, and discuss how to break through to a new multidimensional definition of progress that can become the new way forward. Our keynote speaker and expert panel will help us imagine which new economic models might serve society better, and what the role of philanthropy is in implementing them.


  • Explore the possibility of new economic models in the future, and situate philanthropy’s role in both imagining and executing these.
  • Question how we might start to reconceptualize how we think about “progress” and “value” in the philanthropic sector and beyond.
  • Examine the prospect of embracing the Green economy, new financing models, impact investing and social economy.

WINGS member workshops

Join a small group of peers to take the key messages of the plenary session and dive deeper into exploring your own role, and that of your organization, in pursuing new economic models.

We will be in touch with WINGS members in early October with details of our exclusive small group workshops. Workshop dates:

  • 27 April: 16.00 - 17.30 UTC
  • 29 April: 03.00 - 04.30 UTC
  • 5 May: 16.00 - 17.30 UTC
  • 6 May: 03.00 - 04.30 UTC

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