Social Capital

The £1.2Trillion Question - How Much Is Health and Happiness Worth?

Sara McKee | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McKee

The £1.2 trillion question is this. What will it take for older people to release their housing equity in order to plan for care? For me the answer lies in changing the conversation about planning for later life and providing an environment where the focus is on relationships and contribution.

The Social Media Paradox

Michael Healey | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Healey

In the early 2000s something called 'social media' appeared, a new type of social lubricant for the 21st century that transformed the way society used its free time. For the first time in history people started watching less TV than their elders, turning away from passive consumption and towards active participation

Want a Better World? Stop Giving Charity!

Marko Kasic | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK
Marko Kasic

Peter Amores is changing the world. Not your world, but the world of young people in Tondo, Manila, one of the Philippines most dilapidated slums and ...

New Social Capital Will Be the Real Legacy of the Games

Alastair Roderick | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

The Schumacher Institute completed a pilot of its SocialCapitalist project in Spring 2012. The SocialCapitalist project is based on the idea that during an economic downturn it is not just financial capital that is destroyed.

Female Genital Mutilation: The Dangers of Social Currency

Michelle Brooks | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK
Michelle Brooks

This week in Egypt, in a joint statement medics and human rights organisations condemned the actions of the Freedom and Justice Party -the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in raising a convoy providing mobile female genital mutilation services and vaginal inspections.

Why the Answer to our Happiness Lies in our Connections

Sarah Abell | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK
Sarah Abell

The Government's interest in our well-being with its introduction of a happiness index is a welcome development. But isn't it just common sense? If we help people to build positive connections and to flourish in their relationships then our society will be much better off emotionally, physically and, I dare say, financially.