New Economics Foundation
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The New Economics Foundation (NEF) is an independent British think-tank, or, in its own description, a "think-and-do tank".
The group's goal is to promote its progressive view of welfare economics and environmentalism. Some of its recent reports have described "ghost town Britain" and "Clone town Britain", referring to a lack of shops and services or homogeneity in shops in town centres. Its areas of interest include social accounting and auditing, indicators for sustainability, social investment and alternative currencies.
NEF was founded in 1986 by the leaders of The Other Economic Summit (TOES), an "alternative" to the G8 summit. It was led to prominence from 1992 until 2003 by Ed Mayo - Mayo and NEF influenced government policy during this time on NHS foundation trusts, public services, public participation, enterprise and regeneration. The Jubilee 2000 campaign, strategised for and run by NEF, collected 24 million signatures for its worldwide petition on development and poverty.
Their funding sources come from charitable trusts, public finance—National Lottery, businesses, international grant-making bodies and individual supporters with £20 membership fees .
- Director: Stewart Wallis
- Director of operations: Elna Kotze
- Director of Policy: Andrew Simms
- Senior associates: David Boyle, Pat Conaty, Ann Pettifor
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- Are you happy? new economics past, present and future
- Nic Marks, Saamah Abdallah, Andrew Simms and Sam Thompson, "The Happy Planet Index: An index of human well-being and environmental impact", July 12, 2006.
- Andrew Simms, Petra Kjell and Ruth Potts, "Clone Town Britain: The survey results on the bland state of the nation" - (PDF download), June 6, 2005
- Molly Conisbee, Petra Kjell, Julian Oram, Jessica Bridges Palmer, Andrew Simms and John Taylor, "Clone Town Britain: The loss of local identity on the nation's high streets" - (PDF Download), August 28, 2004
- Hetan Shah and Nic Marks, "A Well Being Manifesto for a Flourishing Society" - (PDF download), September 28, 2004
- Andrew Simms, John Magrath and Hannah Reid, "Up In Smoke: Threats from and responses to, the impact of global warming on human development" -(PDF download), October 20, 2004
(PDF download), January 3, 2005
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