Kate Raworth is an economist best known for the term ‘Doughnut Economics‘. She is focussed on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges.
Raworth believes that humanity’s 21st century challenge is to meet the needs of all within the means of the planet. She wants to ensure that no one falls short on life’s essentials while at the same time, ensuring that, collectively we do not overshoot our pressure on the earth’s life-supporting systems.
‘The Doughnut of Social and Planetary boundaries’ is a playfully serious approach to framing that challenge, and it acts as a compass for human progress this century.
For more information on Kate see her full Bio Below.
- A Healthy Economy Should Be Designed to Thrive, Not Grow
- Business for the 21st Century
- Why a Doughnut Economy is a Circular Economy
- Why Economics is Out of Date
- Why It’s Time for Doughnut Economics
Kate Raworth is an economist who is focussed on sustainable development. She is internationally known for her work on ‘doughnut economics’, which i is an economic model that balances our essential human needs with our planetary boundaries.
This theory of economics has been widely influential amongst sustainable development thinkers, progressive businesses and political activists. Raworth has presented this theory to audiences ranging from the UN General Assembly to the Occupy movement.
Over the past 20 years, Kate’s career has taken her from working with micro-entrepreneurs in the villages of Zanzibar to co-authoring the Human Development Report for UNDP in New York, followed by a decade as Senior Researcher at Oxfam. Currently she is the 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 at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
She holds a first class BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and an MSc in Economics for Development, both from Oxford University. She is a member of the Club of Rome and serves on several advisory boards, including the Stockholm School of Economics’ Global Challenges program, the University of Surrey’s Center for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, and Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute.
She has written extensively for media including The Guardian, The New Statesman, Newsweek.com, and Wired.com, and has contributed to many radio programs including for BBC Radio 4, The World Service, ABC and NPR, as well as television including CNN World News, Al-Jazeera, BBC, ITV and CBC. The Guardian has named her as “one of the top ten tweeters on economic transformation.”
Ricardo did an amazing job. At the time of his keynote, people were tired after a long day, but he managed to get their attention one more time. We got especially good feedback on his session around midday. I don’t know how comfortable Ricardo is with presenting in German – that (maybe) would have been the only thing I can think of that could have elevated his presentation (but that would have just been the cherry on top of the ice cream).Julius MeltzerXING
Thanks a lot for the creativity and resilience to manage this Inspiration Tour in such a great manner. Great leaders (and some great example of how we do not want to come across), inspirational stories, challenge our believes (loved obviously Ricardo Semler) and many insights for the future. Thanks a lot!Head of large pharmaceutical company – Costa Rica
After the workshop I spoke to some of the business relations that we had invited. They were positive without exception. Present were, among others, a partner of a large law firm, a company that offers HR services with the aid of self-developed software and a partner of an international recruitment and selection agency. They all asked questions about specific challenges in their companies and were amazed at Semler's knowledge of their specific business model and challenges. To be repeated!Han MesterHan Mesters, Sector Banker Business Services ABN AMRO Bank
I am leaving early tomorrow morning for 10 days in Botswana without internet so I am writing to you quickly now. Firstly, thank you for coming to SA and thank you for the time you spent with me and the effort you put into your presentation. You are a rare person and have an enormous amount to offer the world. We did get a lot of feedback and all presentations were rated. You rated highly and there were quite a few comments. When I get back I will collate these and send them to you.Robert PhillipsThundermark
Thanks you, Robert