News & Media Releases

If you think our governance structure is messy take comfort

1/11/17 Sophie Howe

When you hear about how things work elsewhere you tend to compare it to what you know and are used to. In that regard learning about how America is governed...

It takes a village…

1/11/17 Sophie Howe

I’m fortunate to have a job where I see lots of people doing lots of amazing things (occasionally the reverse too) but a project that I visited whilst in Austin...

Travelling Stateside

27/10/17 Sophie Howe

Just over a year ago, not long after taking up my post as Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, I was approached by the American Embassy to ask if I would...

The best business is when people, planet and profit intertwine

24/10/17 Sophie Howe

The best business is when people, planet and profit intertwine

Future Generations Commissioner warns against dangerous precedent

13/9/17 Sophie Howe

"A dangerous precedent could be set if arguments presented in the M4 inquiry misinterpret the Well-being of Future Generations Act and undermine the spirt and purpose of the Act," says...

World’s Largest Lesson 18th – 25th September 2017

12/9/17 Sophie Howe

As we start the new school year, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of a very special upcoming date in the global calendar, which will provide...

Providing advice to Public Services Boards as they plan together for well-being 

8/9/17 Sophie Howe

Over the last few months, the leaders of public services across Wales have been using the recently published local well-being assessments to understand how they can contribute to the social, environmental, economic and cultural...

Why the new female Dr Who is just the kind of future thinking we need right now…

4/8/17 Sophie Howe

Recently the BBC announced the identity of the 13th Doctor Who, to be played by actor Jodie Whittaker. Within seconds of the announcement, scores of people took to social media...

Calls for evidence on decarbonisation and carbon budgets

1/8/17 Sophie Howe

The Well-being of Future Generations Act requires you to use the five ways of working to maximise your contribution to the seven well-being goals – a number of which relate to climate...

Long-term thinking will determine the Wales we want  

25/7/17 Sophie Howe

The first major report on current and future well-being in Wales by Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is published Tuesday, 25th July 2017.

Guest Blog by Sian Tomos, Arts Council of Wales – Investing in our artists is investing in our future

6/6/17

As I write, President Trump looks set to pull the United States of America out of the Paris global climate agreement. Climate change denial is gaining traction and dismissing the...

The story of a small town with well-being at its heart

2/6/17 Sophie Howe

Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, 1984 by George Orwell and the complete works of Shakespeare are some of the books that have shaped the way we think,...