Nature of Work and Globalization of Social Rights
Dictionary of World Power
Bringing the Violence of War under Control in a Globalized World
Moving Toward a New World Governance
Declaration of the Regions on Their Participation in Governance and Globalization
Political and Institutional Governance
China Sustainable Development Strategy Report 2011. Greening the Economic Transformation
What Brazil and What Amazonia Does the World Need?
Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth
Choosing between Two Evils or Rethinking Armed Interventionism
What Amazonia Does the World Need?
Territories and Globalization: The Stakes of Development
Seven Leverage Points for the Passage from Economy to Œconomy
Regulating Transnational Companies: 46 Proposals
Youth and World Governance
World Protests 2006-2013
Letter to our readers and to the Mandela World Liberation Front
Swords into Plowshares
The Challenge of Environmental Governance
What Europe does the world need?
Moving Closer toward an International Standard on Corporate Social Responsibility
On the Road to Rio+20 - Proposals for a Citizen Project
Policy Paper on Education: Building the Future through Quality Education
Rio+20 and Beyond. No Future without Justice
Rethinking and Changing World Governance
Retrieving and Valuing Other Ethical Pillars: The Concept of Buen Vivir*
Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights
A Primer on Global Economic Sharing
Capitalism Has Failed: 5 Bold Ways to Build a New World
The Future of the Commons
Pay matters. How much you earn can determine your lifestyle, where you can afford to live, and your aspirations and status. But to what extent does what we get paid confer ‘worth’? Beyond a narrow notion of productivity, what impact does our work have on the rest of society, and do the financial rewards we receive correspond to this? Do those that get more contribute more to society? With controversial bonuses being paid out in Christmas in bailed-out banks, the authors believe that it is time to ask challenging questions such as these. In this report, they calculate the value to society of a number of different jobs and advocates a fundamental rethink of how the value of work is recognized and rewarded.
In this report the NEF (New Economics Foundation) takes a new approach to looking at the value of work. We go beyond how much different professions are paid to look at what they contribute to society. We use some of the principles and valuation techniques of Social Return on Investment analysis to quantify the social, environmental and economic value that these roles produce—or in some cases undermine.
Our report tells the story of six different jobs. We have chosen jobs from across the private and public sectors and deliberately chosen ones that illustrate the problem. Three are low paid—a hospital cleaner, a recycling plant worker, and a childcare worker. The others are highly paid—a City banker, an advertising executive, and a tax accountant. We recognize that our incentives are created by the institutions and systems around us. It is not our intention, therefore, to target the individuals that do these jobs but rather to examine the professions themselves.