What We Do

IPS is a progressive organization dedicated to building a more equitable, ecologically sustainable, and peaceful society. In partnership with dynamic social movements, we turn transformative policy ideas into action.

Our Work




We're a progressive organization dedicated to building a more equitable, ecologically sustainable, and peaceful society.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Cartoon rendering of Elon Musk riding on a rocket by the moon.

Elon Musk May Not Be So Brilliant After All

As Twitter implodes under Musk’s rule, a lawsuit argues Tesla is vastly overpaying the world’s richest man.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro (second from left) celebrates the re-opening of the Colombia-Venezuela border with Venezuelan officials

Colombia's First Leftist President Charts a New Path on Venzuela

Gustavo Petro has rejected the failed “diplomatic siege” of his predecessors. But he also wants to see a more democratic Venezuela.
Protestor at a rally in Tbilisi holding at a sign that reads "xepcoh."

Ukraine's Edge Over Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has so far failed to weaken U.S. and European support for Ukraine. Meanwhile, despite punishing Russian air strikes, Ukraine is successfully ejecting the invading army.
A person in a purple shirt, holding a sign that reads "We can do better" at a pro-choice march.

Young Voters Delivered Big Wins for Abortion Rights

Lawmakers should take note: Young people will resist radical efforts to violate our reproductive freedoms and our futures.
Starbucks union worker holding sign at march with other union members and Poor People's Campaign members in the background.

How Low-Income Voters Shaped the Midterm Elections

Americans across the spectrum voted to raise wages, expand health care, and protect abortion rights. These issues have a common thread.

Global Climate Talks Spark Action Against Investment Treaties Favoring Fossil Fuel Corporations Over People and Planet

Climate activists are demanding total elimination of the anti-democratic investor-state dispute settlement system.
Image of Massachusetts voters at a rally, holding signs that read "Fair Share Massachusetts."

Inequality-Fighting Ballot Initiatives Win Big

Voters approved proposals to tax the rich, build worker power, and make housing and education more affordable.
philanthropy gold bricks and cash money

Do the Forbes Philanthropy Scores Give Foundation Donors Too Much Credit?

The giving estimates behind the scores include some outlays from private foundations that shouldn’t actually count as charitable giving.

Reports and Resources

More events >

Check out our sister sites

Foreign Policy in Focus

Help IPS turn progressive policy ideas into action.

Everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Together, we must speak truths to power and challenge the structures that keep us from realizing our full potential as human beings, members of society, and keepers of this planet.

Give Now