In ancient Greek, Zoe means life or the good life. At ZOE, we work towards enabling a good life for all within planetary boundaries. To achieve this, we have developed a strategy consisting of various pillars, such as our core competencies, long-term goals, thematic priorities and set ourselves objectives for 2022-2025.
Around us we see a world which overshoots our planet’s environmental limits while failing to provide a social minimum for all. Both within and outside Europe we see rising social polarisation. Rising inequality and regional divergence create momentum from extreme groups that destabilise democracies.
Currently, the rate at which we use our planet’s limited resources is not sustainable. The interlinked climate and biodiversity crises threaten our collective prosperity, wellbeing, and future. The economy sits at the heart of all of these challenges. Addressing these problems requires forging a new way of living, consuming, and producing.
In the lifetime of this strategy, we aim towards changing the rules of the game so that public policy enables a just, social-ecological transformation of our society and economy.
We engage in both the thinking and the doing of bringing new economic thinking in to public policy and focus on four thematic priorities to guide this work. These are our fields of application. Our thematic pillars are underpinned by three conceptual pillars: systems thinking, new economic thinking and co-creation. We understand these themes to be deeply
interlinked and interconnected. Across these thematic priorities, we create change through our core activities.
Our work is focused on thematic priorities to ensure our content contributes in delivering change in a way that is aligned with our strategy, mission and vision. Get to know more about our thematic priorities in the full strategy document linked below.