Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on making economics fit for 21st century realities. Her internationally best-selling book Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist has been translated into over 20 languages and has been widely influential with diverse audiences, from the UN General Assembly to Pope Francis to Extinction Rebellion. She is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries, and co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab. A Senior Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, Kate teaches on the Masters in Environmental Change and Management and is a Professor of Practice at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. She is also a member of the Club of Rome and currently serves on the World Health Organisation Council on the Economics of Health for All. Kate has written extensively for media including The Guardian, The New Statesman, Newsweek.com, and Wired.com, and has contributed to many radio programmes 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”.
Kate Raworth co-presents Doughnut Economics for Thriving Communities with Ben Geselbrecht on Saturday Nov 20 at 9:00 AM. This talk is sponsored by the University of Alberta Sustainability Council.