The Global Assessment for a New Economics brings together researchers from disciplines and departments across the University of York and partner organisations from around the world. 

Through collaborative, transdisciplinary working our researchers aim to develop a credible, rigorous, high-profile economic response to the coronavirus, climate and nature emergencies, advanced by the new economics community. 

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The Leadership team are responsible for driving the project forwards.


Dr Jasper Kenter (Project lead)

University of York

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Professor Bina Agarwal

University of Manchester

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Sam Buckton

Sam Buckton

GANE Research Associate

Ian Kendrick

Dr Ian Kendrick

Bounce Beyond

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Dr Annela Anger Kraavi

University of Cambridge

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Professor Peter Jones

OCAD University, Toronto

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Professor Jane Kabubo-Mariara

Partnership for Economic Policy

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Simon Martino

Dr Simone Martino

GANE Research Associate


Dr Nibedita Mukherjee

Brunel University London

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Dr Steve Waddell

Lead staff - SDG Transformations Forum

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Sandra Waddock

Professor Sandra Waddock

Boston College

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GANE is supported by a high-level Advisory Board with links to key global institutions (e.g. World Bank, OECD, WHO, UNEP etc.) and (inter)governmental and corporate actors.

Tima Bansal

Executive Director, Network for Business Sustainability

Jeroo Billimoria

Founder, Catalyst2030

Romina Boarini

Senior Advisor, OECD

Fernanda de Carvalho

Policy Manager for Climate & Energy Practice, WWF International

Ayabonga Cawe

Member, South African Economic Advisory Council

Karl Claxton

Professor of Economics, University of York

Robert Constanza

Australian National University

Stuart Cowan

Systems Convenor, Regenerative Communities Network

Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Co-President, Club of Rome

John Elkington

Founder, Volans

Joshua Farley

President, International Society for Ecological Economics

John Fullerton

Founder, President, Capital Institute

Enrico Giovannini 

Professor of Economics and Statistics, Tor Vergata University

Camila Gramkow

Economic Affairs Officer, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean

Oliver Greenfield 

Convenor, Green Economy Coalition

Louise Haagh

Chair, Basic Income Earth Network

Mark Halle

Founder, BetterNature

Hazel Henderson

Founder, Ethical Markets

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

Head - London Office, World Resources Institute

Ashok Khosla

Councillor, World Future Council

Julia Kim

Director, Gross National Happiness Centre

Eduard Muller

Co-Founder, Regenerate Costa Rica

Simon Niemeyer

University of Canberra

Miria Pigato

Practice Manager & Climate Lead in Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice

Kate Pickett

Professor of Epidemiology, University of York

Mamphela Ramphele

Co-President, Club of Rome

Matthias Ruth

Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research), University of York

Vandana Shiva

Councillor, World Future Council

Josh Tewksbury

Director, Colorado Global Hub, Future Earth

Capital Institute

Capital Institute is a non-partisan think-tank launched in 2010 by former JPMorgan Managing Director John Fullerton.

Together with our collaborative network, we are searching for a new narrative that will illuminate how our economy and financial system can operate to promote a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth. Our explorations are guided by modern science and grounded in timeless wisdom traditions.

The Club of Rome

The Club of Rome Impact Hubs harness the diversity of the Club’s activities and perspectives, of its members and the ecosystem which they belong. They serve as a creative impact space where Club of Rome members, associations and partners share transformational thought leadership and co-design solutions for impact.

The Flourishing Enterprise Institute

The Flourishing Enterprise Institute  aims to be a planetary network of practice and applied research nodes to accelerate the development and mobilization of practical knowledge and research  innovations to enable organizations and all their stakeholders to evolve toward a flourishing future for humanity and all life.

The FEI is led by professors and practitioners associated with the Strategic Innovation Lab at OCAD University, Toronto. FEI is hosted at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Viessmann Centre for Engagement and Research in Sustainability (VERiS) at the evolv1 Centre, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Future Earth

Future Earth is a global network of scientists, researchers, and innovators collaborating for a more sustainable planet. Our focus on a systems-based approach seeks to deepen our understanding of complex Earth systems and human dynamics across different disciplines, and underpin systems-based policies and strategies for sustainable development.

The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)

The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), is a transdisciplinary partnership of scholars, professionals, and activists from a broad range of backgrounds. Through education, research, policy and social action, we foster transformation towards an equitable and ecologically sustainable society with respect for the rights of people and nature, biological and cultural diversity. At the heart of this, we recognise that our economy is part of a finite biosphere and needs to respect its ecological limits. ISEE is not-for-profit and member-governed.

Network for Business Sustainability

We share evidence-based sustainability guidance for business leaders thinking ahead.The Network for Business Sustainability is made up of 7,500 individuals dedicated to making business way more sustainable. We envision a world in which business activity results in thriving human communities that operate within planetary boundaries.

Business touches all corners of the globe. It can and must be a force for creating sustainable human societies. But “business as usual” is falling far short. We need new ways of thinking to propel us beyond the status quo.

The Network for Business Sustainability is uniquely positioned to create rigorous, relevant knowledge that pushes the frontier of sustainable business. Housed at the Ivey Business School, we have deep roots in both academia and practice. For more than a decade, our core team of faculty and staff has been creating space for members to co-create knowledge. The result is a huge collection of quality content, mobilized worldwide.

The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP)

The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) is an international non-profit organization that links researchers globally to enhance local capacity for policy analysis in developing countries.

PEP’s unique research support program empowers local experts to achieve the highest international standards of scientific quality, while building productive relationships with decision-makers at home.

The program is combined with a sophisticated web-based Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system, which enables PEP to oversee progress and assess impact of supported projects in three key areas: capacity building, research quality, and policy outreach.

SDG Transformations Forum

The Forum is a growing global community of transformations enablers and initiatives.  Our aim is to develop and make widely available the transformational infrastructure, resources and practical knowledge for all those involved in transformational journeys.

The Forum was initiated in 2017 with leadership from the global science community represented by Future Earth and the International Transformations Conference Series, a pre-eminent biennial meeting space. Forum stakeholders include those working for transformation through science, government, business, civil society, funders, and practice.

sLab (Strategic Innovation Lab)

sLab (Strategic Innovation Lab) is a centre of excellence for design thinking, strategic foresight & social innovation research and development in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Australian National University

ANU is Australia's national university and is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital, Canberra. Excellence is embedded in our approach to research and education.We are recognised internationally for our teaching excellence and cutting-edge research.

University of Cambridge

Cambridge is one of the best universities in the world, offering undergraduate degree courses (also called Triposes) in the arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences and engineering. The collegiate University is bound together by a deep-rooted sense of community and shared purpose. Our commitment to excellence in education, learning and research is uncompromising, and lived out in practice every day in our lecture theatres and supervision rooms, our libraries and labs. At Cambridge, we continue to reach outwards. As we do so, we welcome an ever more diverse group of students who have the desire and ability to learn and produce new insights that shift and deepen our understanding of the world around us.

The University of Canberra

The University of Canberra is a young university with fierce ambition. Our continued success in research and education has been internationally recognised, resulting in UC becoming the world's fastest rising university in Australia and one of the fastest in the world (QS, 2020).

The University of Canberra has been named in the top one per cent of universities worldwide, placed in the 193rd position of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020,

Our graduates enjoy a 90 per cent employment rate and higher starting salaries than the Australian university average.

We are a leading sports institution and have strong ties with elite sporting teams. We proudly own WNBL team the University of Canberra Capitals and our women’s rugby sevens squad competes in the Uni 7s Series. We support W-League team Canberra United and the ACT Brumbies Super Rugby team call our campus home.

Through a transformative campus development plan, the University will continue to evolve into an interactive, connected hub of scholars, learners and innovators.

The University of Delhi

The University of Delhi, informally known as Delhi University (DU), is a collegiate public central university, located in New Delhi, India. It was founded in 1922 by an Act of the Central Legislative Assembly. As a collegiate university, its main functions are divided between the academic departments of the university and affiliated colleges. Consisting of three colleges, two faculties, and 750 students at its founding, the University of Delhi has since become India's largest institution of higher learning and among the largest in the world. The university has 16 faculties and 86 departments distributed across its North and South campuses. It has 77 affiliated colleges and 5 other institutes. The Vice-President of India serves as the University's chancellor.

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester enjoys a reputation for pioneering research and innovation, which vitalise our undergraduate courses and postgraduate programmes, and introduce you to the latest thinking in your chosen field.

Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, with outstanding facilities and the widest range of courses, we are highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence.

The University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi is a research-intensive university with a reputation for excellence and a strong and vibrant research culture. Our research work is recognised for its impact and relevance to the region.

University of York

A member of the prestigious Russell Group, the University of York is a dynamic, research-intensive university.

We work collaboratively in partnership with institutions across the world to develop life-saving discoveries and new technologies that tackle some of the most pressing global challenges. 

Our 30+ academic departments undertake groundbreaking research that underpins our inspiring teaching and challenges students to dream big, think critically and change the world.

Wellbeing Economy Alliance

A new global collaboration of organisations, alliances, movements and individuals - working together to change the economic system. It’s time for a wellbeing economy: one that delivers human and ecological wellbeing.

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