Inclusive Economy Initiative

The Inclusive Economy Initiative is working towards a fair and inclusive low carbon economy by co-producing research with organisations and networks in the Bristol city region.

We engage in research with businesses, local and regional government, as well as trade unions and public and voluntary sector networks.

We work together to understand the forms of governance, finance, markets, innovation and economic participation which can tilt the regional economy towards inclusive, equitable and low carbon business ecosystems. This means encouraging:

  • Patterns of employment that reflect the diverse population of the region
  • Fair and democratic forms of business ownership and control
  • Carbon reduction strategies in all aspects of organisational practice

Partnerships are key and we are developing long-term relationships to work on the issues that the regional economy needs to address in order to face the challenges of the 21st century.

Based in a civic university, our work also considers the role of education and training in assessing current practices, disseminating our research and encouraging new ways of thinking and acting.

The Bristol Inclusive Economy Initiative involves a team of academics from many different disciplines who are interested in working with local businesses to grow the new economy we all need.

Professor Martin Parker, Director, Inclusive Economy Initiative

Economies of the future

Professor Martin Parker shares his view on how we can change the economy to help tackle climate change and inequality in his recent Bristol 24/7 article.

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For more information and to participate in Inclusive Economy Initiative activities, please contact us via email.

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