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FT: American executives turn away from globalisation towards a more localised world

Last month the Financial Times’ Gillian Tett met Inge Thulin, the Swedish-born chief executive of 3M, an American conglomerate at...
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A regenerative ‘Circular Economy’ includes more localisation of economic activity

The Circular Economy is advocated to replace and address the social and environmental damage done by the current ‘Linear Economy’...
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Localising moves in four Eastern European countries

The Romanian parliament has passed a law requiring large retailers with a turnover of 2m euros to allocate a minimum...
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Are the region’s schools and hospitals sourcing food locally?

BBC Scotland made freedom of information requests to all 32 Scottish councils about the sourcing of food products bought last...
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Event: launch of post Brexit & Trump report commissioned by MEP

The Brexit vote and the election of Trump have been hailed as marking the reversal of the long trend towards...
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Changing local economies to work for people who feel excluded

A link has been received to a Guardian report about the ‘Preston model’ – for background information see Clifford Singer’s...
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Storing food in a localised low carbon system

  Traditional methods of storing food include preservation of food in ice brought from the mountains and kept inside caves...
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Doncaster leads on local sourcing

As local sourcing where appropriate is central to relocalising and strengthening regional economies, many will welcome news of a pledge...
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The global economy undermines our most universal aspirations — clean air, clean water, a stable climate, happiness”

  Localise West Midlands is a member of the International Alliance for Localization together with individuals, groups, NGOs, trade unions...
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The Exeter Pound

The Exeter Pound is one of the many local currencies on the “transition currency” model, like Bristol Pound and our...
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MUFP: 100 city regions hope to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by changing the food system

In 2015, led by Milan, a coalition of 100 cities from all continents signed a Milan Urban Food Policy Pact...
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Economic Prospects for 2017: Andrew Simms – New Economics Foundation

              As John Nightingale who sent the link says, this ‘reads well’:  Each year the Financial Times conducts a survey...
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Localisation/swadeshi: a programme for long-term survival

  Swadeshi has been described by Satish Kumar, founder and Director of Schumacher College in Devon as a programme for long term...
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Smile, you’re on TV! A West Midlands Combined Authority meeting is filmed

As Localise West Midlands, we are playing an important role in pressing for and enabling a civil society voice about...
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Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Lucas Plan on 26th Nov!

Veteran trade unionists and younger activists see Nobel prize-nominated plan as inspiration for the future Leading figures from the left,...
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A better way to challenge trade deals

One of the upsetting things  about both Brexit and Trump’s victory in America, is that they have taken some solutions...
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Birmingham Newsroom: find it and buy it from local businesses to help the local economy

Birmingham Newsroom, Birmingham City Council’s online press office writes about Find it in Birmingham, the city council’s procurement portal where...
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The FT and IFIs recognise the passing of globalisation

In a Political Concern blog, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International...
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Land – they’re not making it any more – how to use it effectively in the West Mids

Have you got a minute to contribute your thoughts to the West Midlands Combined Authority Land Commission call for evidence?...
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Bringing community wealth to Birmingham

We're really pleased to report that Birmingham City Council will be working with the excellent Centre for Local Economic Strategies,...
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