Kate Raworth Keynote Speaker

  • Creator of Doughnut Economics and how to implement these approaches via 'DEAL - Doughnut Economics Action Lab'.
  • Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute
  • Author of the nominated Financial Times Business Book of the Year - 'Doughnut Economics'

Kate Raworth's Biography

Kate Raworth is a keynote speaker who addresses the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, which is encompassed in her Doughnut approach.  Throughout her career Kate has been an international ‘renegade’ economist who is focuses on exploring the economic mindset and economic transformation.  She has recently established ‘DEAL – Doughnut Economics Action Lab’ which will turn ‘radical ideas into irresistible practice’.

She is a 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 Professor of Practice at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. In 2020, she co-founded Doughnut Economics Action Lab where her team will work on building a collaborative online platform so that the community of changemakers can connect, share, inspire and get inspired, with all the different ways that people are putting the ideas of Doughnut Economics into action.

Her internationally acclaimed idea of Doughnut Economics has been influential amongst sustainable development thinkers, progressive businesses and political activists, and she has presented it to audiences ranging from the UN General Assembly to the Occupy movement. Her book, Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist was published in the UK and US in April 2017 and translated into Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and Japanese. It was longlisted for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year 2017.

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.

She holds a first class BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and an MSc in Economics for Development,  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 programme, the University of Surrey’s Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, and Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute.

She has written extensively for media including The GuardianThe New StatesmanNewsweek.com, and Wired.com, and has contributed to many radio programmes including 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 named her as “one of the top ten tweeters on economic transformation”.

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Videos of Kate Raworth

TEDx Doughnut Economics
TEDx Doughnut Economics

Books by Kate Raworth

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

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