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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 community space, a pub, and better lighting in public spaces’

Blog 2 February 2024

What do communities need? Leonie Taylor reflects on the realities of engaging local people in planning strategies and highlights the importance of peer research as a driver for change.

‘From incarceration to transformation’: creating homes for former prisoners

Blog 25 January 2024

Darryn Frost QGM says the Community Knowledge Fund grant awarded to his organisation was a catalyst for positive change, ensuring prison-leavers are seen, heard and housed.

Big Challenge Education winners announced

News 24 January 2024

Competition celebrates young people’s innovations in education, with winners addressing climate anxiety, healthy eating, and technology-enabled support for blind and visually impaired people

‘If there is nowhere to go, communities go nowhere’

Blog 9 January 2024

Reflecting on the Community Ownership Commission’s report, Helen Goulden says local people have huge ambition to create great places to live, work and thrive – and so should any government.

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.

‘Take ‘no’ as a question’: seven habits for serial change-makers

Feature 29 November 2023

Sir Geoff Mulgan, former CEO of The Young Foundation, remembers Michael Young and shares qualities he possessed that seem particularly relevant to the world more than a century after his birth. 

‘Building peace together’: a complex social endeavour

Feature 29 November 2023

Nearly 40 years ago, Michael Young and his contemporaries sought to support peace around the world. Their vision is still core to International Alert – and our collective future, says Executive Director Nic Hailey CMG.

‘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. 

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