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So what would we do? Towards an alternative strategy for the city region

Download the Working Paper here It is easy to be critical. We are critical of the way our city and regional leaders have generally tackled the difficult problem of economic, social and environmental viability. We see their approach as based … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester climate campaigners not convinced by Pension Fund’s arguments

Steady State Manchester is part of the coalition that came together as Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM) to campaign for the largest local authority pension fund to divest from fossil fuels.  It is consistent with our thinking on the regional … Continue reading

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Are small firms getting a good deal in Greater Manchester?

Did you know that there are 5.4 million small and medium-sized firms (those employing less than 250 people) in the country as a whole, employing some 23 million people? They are the heart of the economy and of any future … Continue reading

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GMPF and fossil fuel divestment – update

First the good news: we understand that Greater Manchester Pension Fund has agreed to update its “responsible investment policy” in line with current thinking on Trustees duties.  That is to say, it will now consider social and ethical considerations to … Continue reading

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The Open Veins of Greater Manchester

In Greater Manchester and the North (which we now have to call the Northern Powerhouse) new investment is coming. New transport minister, Patrick McLoughlin, has confirmed that HS2 (the Y shaped high speed railway with its foot in London and … Continue reading

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Alternative financial innovations in Greater Manchester?

We are interested in exploring the possibilities for alternative financial systems to promote economic, social and ecological well-being in this part of the world. The key idea is to identify the gaps in the local system of financial resources (systems, … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester Pension Fund: some positive moves but more ambition needed.

What kind of a job are the city region’s investments doing in securing a viable future for the region – economically, socially, and for our living planet? Back in September, 2013, we wrote to the then chair of Manchester City … Continue reading

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Is #DevoManc a missed opportunity?

  What’s happening? Greater Manchester is to get an unprecedented devolution of power from Whitehall. These devolved powers from London cover a variety of strategic areas: a new housing investment fund of up to £300m, with the aim of building … Continue reading

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