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For more than three decades, the New Economics Foundation’s mission has been to transform the economy so it works for people and the planet. We work with people igniting change from below and combine this with rigorous research to fight for change at the top. We do this through:

  • Policy and research
    Producing original, rigorous and creative research, and developing policy solutions shaped by the lived experience of those at the sharp end of the old economy.
  • Transforming local economies
    Supporting practical, on-the-ground projects that devolve power to communities, and improve wellbeing and sustainability.
  • Campaigns and organising
    Working alongside people, community groups, activists and organisations to build a movement for economic change. Find out more on our main site.
  • Our consultancy services
    Helping organisations to think differently about environmental and social impact, and how they collaborate, interact and make decisions. 

Working with other organisations, NEF aims to create a new economy that works for people and within environmental limits. 

Clients and sectors

We work with local government, combined authorities, and other local community leaders to develop transformational strategies. We work with charitable foundations, unions, professional bodies and other socially responsible organisations to ensure social, economic and environmental value is at their heart of their strategic decisions.

See examples of projects and clients on the Case studies page.

New Economics Foundation

NEF aims to create a new economy that works for people and within environmental limits. We are guided by three missions:

A new social settlement
To ensure people are paid well, have more time off to spend with their families, and have access to the things we all need for a decent life.

A Green New Deal
A plan for government-led investment to reduce the carbon we emit and boost nature, while creating a new generation of jobs.

The democratic economy
To devolve state power and transform ownership of the economy to give everyone an equal stake in the places where we live and work.

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