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Net zero policy risks making the poor poorer

News 20 February 2024

Existing net zero transition policies are likely to make the poor poorer and push struggling communities further into deprivation and exclusion, our new report warns.

Our journey to net zero

Publication 19 February 2024

Our new report warns existing net zero transition policies risk making the poor poorer, and push struggling communities further into deprivation and exclusion. 

A five-point plan for a green and fair future

Blog 8 February 2024

Net zero transition must leave no one behind, says Emily Morrison – and our research shows how national policy can make it so

Revolutionising institutions: the enduring legacy of Michael Young 

Feature 30 November 2023

In a world of social movements, networks and fast-paced change, Young shows us that institutions prevail as fashions and political agendas come and go. By Helen Goulden.

The Power of Participation: our vision 2024-28

Publication 30 November 2023

Embracing the spirit of our founder, Michael Young, our five-year strategy, The Power of Participation, shares our vision to redesign the social contract between people, communities, state and business and shape a fairer, greener future.

‘Disrupting the system’: how Young opened doors to higher education

Feature 29 November 2023

Young founded the Open University as a ‘National Grid of Learning’, and it continues to enable access to higher education for learners across the UK, says Professor Josie Fraser, Deputy Vice-Chancellor. 

‘On the side of the consumer’: upholding Young’s commitment to fairness

Feature 29 November 2023

Founded by Michael Young more than 66 years ago, Which? continues to stand up for consumers’ rights, working with businesses and government to protect consumers from harmlor. 

‘Raising our expectation of participation’

Blog 29 November 2023

We launch our new five-year strategy at a time of great challenge and division, says our CEO, Helen Goulden – and everyone in the UK should experience the power of participation to affect meaningful change

‘His values guide our future’: Michael and the Youngian vision of Social Research

Feature 23 November 2023

Aspects of Michael Young’s vision, dating back to over half a century, feel urgently relevant today, says Stian Westlake, Executive Chair, ESRC.

‘Stories not statistics’: the influence of Michael Young in today’s Britain

Feature 13 November 2023

Alastair Wilson, CEO of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, says his institution, which Young founded in 1997, still transforms lives and communities around the world.

Our food system: community research exploring access to healthy food in East Birmingham

Publication 8 November 2023

Drawing on East Birmingham residents’ lived experiences, this report offers policy recommendations for healthy food systems.

Ambitious programme supports young people to tackle youth violence

News 20 September 2023

A five-year extension of the Peer Action Collective (PAC) programme, announced today, will drive youth participation to address youth violence and its causes.

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