Mission and strategy

The economy lies at the heart of today's biggest issues. Our economic system produces inequality, environmental degradation and undermines good business and behaviours. It shouldn't have to be that way.

Our mission is to help create a ‘fair economy, better world’. Our strategy contributes to the delivery of this mission in three ways, through:

1. Giving grants.
2. The way we manage our investments.
3. Our power to convene and communicate.

The problems we face are urgent, including the huge changes to the nature of work, major regional economic imbalances, and long-term environmental issues, such as climate change, that have the potential to impact on the economy. In light of this, we’ve made some decisions to change the way we operate.

Using all of our resources – spending capital

We will use our capital endowment, not just our income, to fund suitable quality projects.

Core funding

We will consider more core funding of organisations with whom we have built a relationship of trust.

Aligning our investment and operations – Investment Engagement

The Foundation has developed a new function – investment engagement. Trustees identified some key themes to underpin and focus our proactive work, drawn from what we have learned so far or key developments in our programme areas.

Our programmes

The Right use of Money

Resilient Economies programme