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

How Cruelty at the Mexican Border Became an American Export

The southward expansion of US border enforcement has been happening for years. Now we’re exporting Trump-era cruelty too.

Luanda Leaks and the Global Wealth Defense Industry

Why we should focus on the enablers exposed in the Angola scandal: Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey, and PwC.

Trump’s EPA Is a Huge Cancer Risk

Industry-friendly regulators are letting chemical companies flood the country with toxins. It should be a scandal.

Dear Billionaires: Pitchforks or Fair Tax System?

Taxes are the best and only appropriate way to ensure adequate investment in the things our societies need.

The Evolution of ‘Davos Man’ into Trump Fan

With everything from tax cuts to deregulation, the president has made himself indispensable to the world’s mega rich.

Putin Proposes, Trump Disposes

Since the Cold War, the U.S. and Russia have experienced unexpected reversals in fortune. Are we next in line for post-imperial decline?

Americans Need to Hear More from Iranians. Here’s Where to Start.

Here are a few illuminating and emotionally resonant pieces by real Iranians on life under sanctions, the brutality of war, and the recent crisis.

Braggadocio in the White House, Carcinogens in Our Neighborhoods

In Trump America, science no match for ‘free market’ fundamentalists and CEOs chasing windfalls.

Our Last Decade to Get Climate Right

In the climate talks to come, we need more youth, indigenous, and civil society groups — and fewer oil companies.

California Debate Over CEO Pay Tax Foreshadows Federal Fight

Abigail Disney testified in support of a California state senate bill to tax large CEO-worker pay gaps before the committee voted to advance the proposal.