About the Project
New Prosperity Devon (NPD) is a social enterprise that was formed in 2019 through Transition Exeter’s economics working group.
NPD is helping to generate a fairer and more sustainable local economy in Devon. It’s working to inspire, catalyse and amplify this new economy. It runs events and training, opportunities to share good practice, create connections, and spark initiatives that provide for both people and the environment.
- To promote sustainable economic development in Devon
The Story So Far
New Prosperity Devon is devoted to catalysing conversations and partnerships promoting an inclusive and sustainable kind of economic development for Devon, carrying out projects and providing research and consultancy to other institutions.
- NPD runs seminars and lectures on Community Wealth Building, supporting local authorities and other place based institutions in using their spending to promote their own social and environmental goals
- NPD also supports local councils in developing their response to the climate and ecological emergencies.
- Experience of institutions like public services, local authorities, NHS bodies, schools colleges and universities is reflected in our report ‘Investing in our place’, Summer 2020.
- Some of our webinars are available on our YouTube channel. There are many more resources on our Knowledge Hub.
NPD is also part of the Devon Doughnut Collective, which seeks to design metrics for Devon to measure progress using Kate Raworth’s concept of staying within planetary boundaries and providing a basic social foundation according to the Sustainable Development goals – a safe operating space for humanity. ‘Measure what matters’ is the aim of this tool, described in her book ‘Doughnut Economics’ and in this short video.
- New Prosperity DevonTransition Exeter and Exeter Quaker Meeting have supported the development of a new social enterprise, New Prosperity Devon, devoted to catalysing conversations and partnerships promoting an inclusive and sustainable kind of economic development for Devon, carrying out projects and providing research and consultancy to other institutions. Three events are planned for Thursday 26th September at Exeter ...
How to Get Involved
NPD welcomes feedback and additions, so do get in touch if you would like to add to the conversation.