Creating a Caring Economy: A Call to Action
Date Posted: Tuesday 20th October 2020
This report explores how we can build back better after coronavirus through exploring what kind of world do we want to create? What kind of economy do we want to make?
The final report of the Commission on a Gender-Equal Economy lands at a unique moment in global history. Reeling from the first wave of a deadly pandemic, perched on the precipice of a second wave, and a deep and brutal recession, there was never a better time to ask: do we really want to go back to business as usual?
This report lays out a roadmap to building a new economy. Laying out the what, the why and the how, this report is a call to action: action from governments at all levels; action from businesses, including both large firms and small cooperatives and social enterprises; action from charities and community organisations. Working together, across the four nations of the UK, at every level, we can design and demand a new economy: an economy which has the wellbeing of individuals, communities and the planet at its centre; an economy which values care, both paid and unpaid, as the activities that nurture us all; an economy which ensures that no-one faces discrimination, violence, or poverty, and in which no-one is left behind, or pushed behind. This new economy is a caring economy and this report sets out the 8 steps to make this a reality. Find out more about the report and the 8 steps to a caring economy here.