WHO WE ARE

WHAT WE DO

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Making the economy work for people and the planet.

WHO WE ARE

Partners for a New Economy is an international donor collaborative striving to change the way the economy operates so that it works for people and the planet.

Our vision is a world in which our economy enables nature, communities, and people to thrive.

 

Partners’ founding members—the MAVA, Oak, Marisla and KR Foundations—have
a bold mission: to support innovative, high-risk interventions that transform
our economic system so that it values ecological integrity and human wellbeing.

 

WHAT WE DO

Partners for a New Economy focuses
on our monetary system—how money
is created and how it gets used in the economy. We are exploring how our monetary system currently incentivizes ecological harm, and we are identifying ways to reform it so that it protects nature and operates in the public interest.

In addition, P4NE opportunistically supports projects with the potential to disrupt our current economic system’s paradigms of short-termism and unlimited growth.

 

HOW WE WORK

TAKE RISK

INNOVATE

CONNECT

INSPIRE

We mutualize our risk and support novel ideas to increase our impact. We believe our willingness to learn and fail together makes us more likely to ultimately succeed.

We make grants designed to create, elevate and scale innovative solutions
to deep-seated problems.

We build authentic partnerships and dynamic human networks across communities and sectors to drive innovation and improve outcomes.

Through risk, innovation and connection we hope
to inspire others to join us in changing how the economy works for people
and the planet.

OUR GRANTS

THE INSTITUTE FOR NEW ECONOMIC THINKING, OXFORD MARTIN SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.

As part of its mission to ensure that economics
better serves humanity, INET Oxford is building
a new generation of climate and energy policy models. INET’s new open-source modelling platform will help re-frame the climate debate away from one of near-term costs vs. long-term benefits, towards
a narrative of transformation to a new sustainable model of economic growth. Specifically, P4NE’s seed grant supports INET’s effort to more realistically model and forecast declines in prices and improvements in performance of clean energy technologies, a critical element of this broad
modeling program. INET’s work will help drive the world to a tipping point for widespread clean energy adoption by promoting policies that rapidly
accelerate clean energy innovation and progress.
GBP 495,000 over three years.

BRISTOL POUND, CIC

To create an alternative and complimentary monetary system
to British sterling that significantly enhances environmental and economic sustainability and human wellbeing in the Bristol,
UK region. P4NE funding will
allow Bristol Pound to scale the operational and growing currency with a no interest loan program, and to support the creation of an emerging platform that will allow
it to join with complementary financial systems in other regions.  GBP 561,868 over two years.

 

 

AS YOU SOW, THE 50/50 CLIMATE PROJECT

The 50/50 Climate Project seeks
to engage and mobilize many of the world’s largest institutional investors (pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, investment management firms, foundations and endowments),
to support and exercise “proxy access” at large utilities and fossil fuel companies in order to encourage climate competent-boards of directors, enhance
long-term environmental and financial sustainability, increase board diversity, and link CEO pay to long-term and sustainable metrics. USD 600,000 over
two years.

 

COUNCIL ON ECONOMIC POLICIES AND THE NEW ECONOMICS FOUNDATION

This joint project will allow CEP and NEF to promote a shift in monetary policy to align the monetary and credit systems with ecological and social sustainability. CEP and NEF will focus on building an international community of experts from central banks and other institutions on the topic, expanding the relevant knowledge base, and promoting recommendations
for monetary policy change. CHF 500,000 over two years.

THE DEMOCRACY COLLABORATIVE

The Democracy Collaborative and Partners for a New Economy are working together to design an innovation network to transition our banking system away from one that relies on finite natural resources to manufacture wealth and sustain growth, and towards a new system that repurposes money to serve ecological and human wellbeing.  Our focus is on the creation of money as debt.  This process has generated an ever-expanding cycle of debt that demands increasing levels of natural resource extraction and consumption to sustain itself.  Over the next nine months we will conduct research; survey and engage banking and finance thought leaders; convene a powerful group of stakeholders to develop an ambitious and targeted strategy; and prepare to launch the network.  USD 169,900 over nine months.

 

 

MEET THE TEAM

LYNDA MANSSON
PARTNERS BOARD PRESIDENT is
the Director General of the MAVA Foundation which she joined in 2010. Lynda leads the MAVA team in implementing the foundation’s strategy. She spearheaded the development of the foundation’s work on sustainable economy.

 

Find out more about the
MAVA Foundation

HERBERT "BETO" BEDOLFE
is the Executive Director of the
Marisla Foundation, where he has overseen the foundation’s work
on international biodiversity conservation, protection of the marine environment and
environ-mental health
since 1992.

 

 

ASTRID KANN-RASMUSSEN,
a descendant of Villum Kann Rasmussen, is Vice-Chair of
KR Foundation, Chair of V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
and Observer in the Villum Foundation.

 

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KR Foundation

DR. KRISTIAN PARKER
is Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Oak Foundation
and a member of its founding family.  Kristian has overseen the Oak Foundation’s environment program since its inception in 1998, and has worked fulltime for the programme since 2003.

 

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Oak Foundation

LESLIE HARROUN
DIRECTOR & SECRETARY
of Partners for a New Economy, comes to the organisation from
the Oak Foundation, where she developed and managed its North American, European and select global climate change portfolios,
as well as its early marine conservation portfolio.

Partners for a New Economy
is sheltered by the Swiss
Philanthropy Foundation, a
not-for-profit organization that
promotes the development of philanthropy by managing
funds and providing grant management services and council for charitable ventures.  Etienne Eichenberger, Chairman of SPF, acts as Treasurer of Partners for a New Economy.

 

Find out more about the

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation

SWISS PHILANTHROPY

FOUNDATION.

LOCATIONS

Partners for a New Economy

Rue Mauverney 28

CH-1196 Gland

+41 (0)21 544 16 16

 

EMAIL

info@p4ne.org

 

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited grant proposals.

 

STRUCTURE

Partners for a New Economy
is sheltered by the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation.

 

 

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