Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

Is Mining Money Behind the Arrest of Salvadoran Water Defenders?

The five detainees include leaders of the campaign that won the world’s first metals mining ban in 2017 — a ban the cash-strapped government may be moving to overturn.

Open Letter: Protect Honduras’s Endangered Environmental Activists

IPS joins an international coalition condemning the assassination of environmental leaders in Honduras.

A ‘Down’ Year for Our Deepest Pockets?

Billionaire fortunes have shriveled a bit over the past year. Billionaire power hasn’t.

From the Unsustainable Here to the Sustainable There

Economic growth is killing the planet. How do we engineer an alternative?

Report: “Extreme Wealth: The growing number of people with extreme wealth and what an annual wealth tax could raise”

An annual wealth tax on the world’s richest could raise $1.7 trillion globally.

REPORT: New Mexico at a Crossroads: False Solutions or a Just Transition?

How community-led energy solutions can benefit the Land of Enchantment — and the country.

Oxfam Wants To More than Double the Tax Rate on Our Richest

That bold a hike, our U.S. history suggests, can actually happen.

Solidarity with Ukraine

The Ukraine Solidarity Network believes that the victims of aggression have every right to defend themselves and should receive the support of those who support national self-determination and justice.

Dynasty-Building Trusts: How the Getty and Walton Families Use Trusts To Dodge Taxes

The more we learn from courageous whistleblowers like Marlena Sonn, the more outrage and pressure will build to reform trust law and eliminate the games that the Waltons and the Gettys are playing.

Donor-Advised Fund Numbers Still Obscure Who’s Giving and How Much

Publishers of donor-advised fund data are including hundreds of thousands of workplace giving accounts in their averages. That skews the picture.