Kate Raworth

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Kate Raworth is is a senior visiting research associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, where she teaches on the Master’s programme. Her previous jobs have included working as a senior researcher at Oxfam co-authoring the UNDP’s Human Development Report and her career started in the Ministry of Trade, Industries and Marketing, as a fellow of the Overseas Development Institute, based in Zanzibar.

Kate describes hereself as a renegade economist, focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the twenty-first century’s social and ecological challenges. As part of her approach to the challenges we face, she created of the doughnut of planetary and social boundaries, which brings together the key social, economic and environmental concerns which we need to tackle to provide for an environmentally safe and socially just space in which humanity can thrive.

Expanding upon the concept behind the now well-known doughnut, Kate is currently writing Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist. This is due to be published in early 2017 and in the meantime you can read more from Kate on her blog and on her prolific Twitter account, for which The Guardian named her “one of the top ten tweeters on economic transformationin 2014.

Information valid as of early 2016.