WPE proposes that the purpose of an economy is to enable the flourishing of individuals and society, with the overarching goal to increase thriving and decrease suffering.
Economic systems and markets are simultaneously beneficial and harmful forces in the world, providing opportunity for billions of people but also causing significant social and environmental degradation. However, it is eminently possible for our economic systems to provide for all aspects of the individual and society. Not only through financial stability, but also by engendering purpose in people's lives, promoting healthy lifestyles, and enabling the full expression of the individual. To achieve this goal, our personal values and ethics must guide our economic activities. Our focus then becomes maximizing societal value rather than simply maximizing profit.
A Whole Person Economy (WPE) provides a human perspective on the changing landscape of business and economics, exploring how these topics are informed by personal values, spiritual practice, and connection to a higher purpose.
that enable taking WPE theories and ideas into practice.
exploring how to create economic systems that works for all.
highlighting innovative ideas for inclusive economic development.