The Shared Societies Project believes that leaders make greater efforts to achieve a shared society once they and their communities understand and communicate the economic benefits therein. We are therefore keenly exploring how to make this case and how to ensure that leaders internalize and act upon this argument. To demonstrate that our ideas hold in practice and to show that shared societies are more economically successful, we have been working on building the Economic Rationale for Shared Societies.
One focus of this project is to highlight and disseminate the solid arguments that support the relationship among social cohesion, economic growth and well-being. Another is to ensure that the ideas are formulated and presented in such a way that they are internalised and acted upon by leaders. We have recently launched a new booklet that compiles all the work that has been done within this project.