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The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations -- Inverness Office -- is pleased to host Professor Donnie Maclurcan, of the Post Growth Institute.
Does the rise of not-for-profit enterprise offer a more charitable route for our future?
From construction and manufacturing, through to software development, food catering and retail, the not-for-profit ethic is permeating global commerce, with not-for-profit entities increasingly generating their own income, rather than relying on philanthropy.
In this talk, Professor Maclurcan will present findings from his forthcoming book with Jennifer Hinton: How on Earth: Flourishing in a Not-For-Profit World by 2050.
Dubbed “one of the most exciting searches for a sustainable alternative” by Emeritus Professor Richard Wilkinson, co-author of The Spirit Level, this book and speaking tour offer insights into an exciting new economic model that is now sweeping to prominence after a quiet ascendency over the past decades.
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Speaker: DONNIE MACLURCAN, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Post Growth Institute
Date: Friday 26 September 2014
Time: 2pm - 3:30 pm
Where? Inverness Offices of the SCVO -- Fairways House, Fairways Business Park, Castle Heather, Inverness, IV2 6AA
More about the talk
Not-for-profit enterprise will be at the heart of the global economy by 2050. This is the compelling vision outlined in How on Earth, based on a growing body of evidence that the world is shifting toward an ‘economics of enough’.
From construction and manufacturing, through to software development, food catering and retail, the not-for-profit ethic is permeating global commerce, with not-for-profit entities increasingly generating their own income, rather than relying on philanthropy. Cooperatives, community interest companies, government-owned corporations and social enterprises all show how reinvesting, rather than privatizing their profits, is the healthiest and most sustainable way to manage a business. In fact, many not-for-profit (NFP) enterprises are now outperforming their for-profit counterparts.
This inspiring set of evidence suggests that the foundations for a post-growth economy are already being laid. Join us to find out how and where this new global economy is emerging!
Donnie Maclurcan is co- founder and executive director of the Post Growth Institute; Affiliate Professor of Social Science, Southern Oregon University; Distinguished Fellow, Schumacher Institute, and an Associate at the Institute for Sustainable Futures. Donnie also led the development of the (En)Rich List, the Post Growth Challenge, and Free Money Day. At age 20, Donnie attained the Guinness World Record for the fastest journey on foot across Australia, running from Perth to Sydney in 67 days, raising $30,000 for the sight-restoring work of The Fred Hollows Foundation. You can read more about Donnie and his work here http://postgrowth.org/author/donnie/
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Post Growth Institute and Partners