nef (the new economics foundation) is the UK's leading think tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice. Our purpose is to bring about a Great Transition – to transform the economy so that it works for people and the planet.
The UK and most of the world's economies are increasingly unsustainable, unfair and unstable. It is not even making us any happier – many of the richest countries in the world do not have the highest well-being.
From climate change to the financial crisis it is clear the current economic system is not fit for purpose. We need a Great Transition to a new economics that can deliver for people and the planet.
nef's mission is to kick-start the move to a new economy through big ideas and fresh thinking. We do this through
- High quality, ground-breaking research that shows what is wrong with the current economy and how it can be better
- Demonstrating the power of our ideas by putting them into action
- Working with other organisations in the UK and across the world, to build a movement for economic change
nef is fully independent of any political party. We rely on donations and help from our thousands of supporters to effect social change.