How the Global South Can Lead the Way to a Post-Growth Future

January 21, 2022

How important is economic growth to enterprises in the Global South?

Alternative performance indicators

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Wider implications for the degrowth and post growth agendas

Three things you can do right now:

“I recommend looking at the way [clothing company] Houdini has integrated planetary boundaries and Doughnut Economics into its sustainability reporting. To my knowledge, they are the first in the world to do so, and are a great example for Global North companies to consider the ecological debts owed to the Global South in their supply chains,” says Cle-Anne.


Teaser photo credit: Wind turbines, Lake Turkana, Kenya. By Kariuki Chege via Unsplash

Cle-Anne Gabriel

Post Growth Fellow, Dr. Cle-Anne Gabriel, was born and raised on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. A mum, academic, author, speaker, and consultant, she is presently the University of Queensland Business School’s Director for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME). An award-winning educator, Cle-Anne is a specialist in sustainable development and higher education, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Based in Australia, she researches in the areas of post-growth futures, renewable energy enterprise, and business models for sustainability.

Tags: degrowth perspectives, Global South, post-growth economy, renewable energy transition