The Economic Change Unit is a non-profit organisation that supports the efforts of those seeking to build more resilient, just and sustainable economies.

For over a decade, the world has been experiencing a range of inter-related crises. Financial instability, widening inequalities and climate and environmental breakdown have now been brought into sharper focus by the global coronavirus pandemic. In response, there is a growing consensus among a broad range of people – including policymakers, business and civil society leaders, academics, campaigners and commentators – that fundamental changes are needed to our economic model.

What we do
We create resources to promote understanding of the ideas, policies and practices on which more resilient, just and sustainable economies can be founded.
We explore opportunities for economic change and how to overcome the barriers to achieving it.
We help connect people and organisations from a variety of sectors who are interested and involved in seeking change.
Executive Chair
Senior Advisor
Programme Lead
Programme Lead
Executive Director, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School
Head of Strategy, Omidyar Network
Director and Chair of the Board. Tax Justice Network
Co-Investigator, Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity
Chief Executive, New Economics Foundation
Executive Director, Next System Project
Director, Partners for a New Economy
Director, Common Wealth
Policy Fellow, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose; Economics Editor, openDemocracy
Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
Co-Editor, openDemocracyUK

Executive Director, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
Director, New Economy Organisers Network
Director, Friends Provident Foundation
China Tech Correspondent, Financial Times
Our funding comes from charitable foundations. We are grateful for support from the Friends Provident Foundation, the Omidyar Network, Partners for a New Economy, and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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