About us

the Institute

ZOE, the institute for future-fit economies, is a people-powered think tank promoting economic changes in line with social and ecological sustainability. As pluralist economists, we seek economic strategies to confront the central challenges of our times. Our capacity building team makes these strategies accessible to a broad audience and puts them up for discussion.

Our Topics

Our research is guided by three key questions:

  • Socio-Economic Polarization: how can we reverse the trend of increasing polarization both within and between countries?
  • Growth dependence: how can we shape economic institutions which make our economies independent of economic growth and thereby ensure sustainable prosperity?
  • Social security: which policies can ensure inclusive social security for everyone, and what role do marketization and privatization play?

Support us

We are a non-profit institute financed by public research funding and private donations. As civil society think tank, we seek to work on topics and questions that are of relevance to our societies: Growth dependence, social security and socio-economic polarization

With your donation, you support us in developing answers to those questions. If you want to get to know us better first, don’t hestitate to contact us.

Please transfer donations to
ZOE e.V.
IBAN: DE49 4306 0967 4123 0734 00
BIC: GENODEM1GLS

If you want to receive a receipt for your donation please contact Christoph Gran.