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Kate Raworth

Kate Raworth

Creator of Doughnut Economics

Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, and is the creator of the doughnut of planetary and social boundaries.

She is currently writing a book, Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist, to be published in early 2017 by Random House in the UK and Chelsea Green in the US. The Guardian has named her as “one of the top ten tweeters on economic transformation”

Kate is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, where she teaches on the Masters in Environmental Change and Management. She is also Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and a member of the Club of Rome.

From 2002 to 2013 she was Senior Researcher at Oxfam, and led the organisation’s research on the conceptual framework of planetary and social boundaries; addressing human rights and accountability in climate change adaptation; and protecting labour rights in global supply chains.

Prior to joining Oxfam, Kate was economist and co-author of UNDP’s Human Development Report from 1997-2001, contributing chapters on globalization, new technologies, resource consumption and human rights.

From 1994-97 she was a Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute, based in the Ministry of Trade, Industries and Marketing in Zanzibar, focused on promoting and empowering micro-enterprise development in the islands.

She holds a first class BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and a Masters in Economics for Development, both from Oxford University.

Kate is currently a member of the International Advisory Board of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and of the Advisory Board of the Global Resource Observatory at Anglia Ruskin University’s Global Sustainability Institute.

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