Iceland’s prime minister has announced proposals for legislation to close the country’s 14 to 18 per cent gender pay gap
Most agree that banks should keep our money safe and avoid unnecessary risk. But is the sector capable of much more than avoiding leading us into another financial crash?
The value of the UK’s organic market – which is in its fifth year of growth – now tops £2bn. While sales of non-organic items declined in 2016, sales of organic produce increased by seven per cent
‘UK would grind to a halt without migrants’, say economists as thousands celebrate their contribution
The UK economy would lose £328m – or four per cent of total UK daily GDP – if migrants stopped working for the day, according to new research. It comes as tens of thousands of people take part in [...]
From asking the elderly to downsize to banning second homes, five potential solutions to the UK’s lack of affordable housing
Those behind a Swedish bill to cut VAT costs on repaired items hope to spark a reuse revolution. The minister behind the legislation explains how it might reduce waste and create jobs
We list some of our favourite projects, charities and textile experts stitching together antidotes to wasteful fast fashion
As a Swedish trial of shorter working days nears its end, one of the politicians who helped bring it about tells Positive News that the benefits outweigh the costs
At £38bn, the UK’s ethical goods market is now worth twice that of tobacco, new research suggests
Finland becomes the first European country to pilot a basic income scheme. Could unconditional monthly payments curb mass unemployment and create more equal societies?
A not-for-profit organisation in California is helping prepare young people of colour for careers in technology. We go behind the scenes at Hack the Hood
In February, Schumacher College will host a course called Community, Place and Play: A Post-Market Economics. We ask Shaun Chamberlin, one of the course leaders, to explain more
Cheryl Thallon launched Viridian Nutrition 17 years ago armed with only a small range of products and an intention to create a company with integrity. She speaks to Positive News about doing [...]
The global divestment campaign, urging people to move their money out of oil, coal and gas companies, has gained momentum. Here are some key figures
We revisit the divestment movement. What progress has been made?
Restoring public trust in banking is a huge task. But Triodos Bank’s Bevis Watts is no ordinary banker, and he thinks it’s possible. We ask him: could the financial sector benefit people and [...]
Both Trump and Clinton’s presidential election campaigns have spent huge sums on advertising – up to $1m per day. What if this went to grassroots community groups working year-round on solutions [...]
A crowdfunded housing scheme in Brighton is one of several community efforts to support Britain’s newest arrivals
Thousands of Icelandic women have staged a protest over fair pay, leaving their workplaces early to highlight the country’s 14-18 per cent wage gap between men and women
Social entrepreneur Jerry Lockspeiser describes how his new book helps take the confusion out of wine, while helping create lasting change in Sierra Leone