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

The Perils of Billionaire Philanthropy

The ultra-rich are using philanthropic vehicles to shield their wealth—it’s time Congress acted.

Hong Kong and the Future of China

Hong Kong’s protests are unlikely to spur major changes in the territory, much less on the mainland — but there is a way forward.

Don’t Let ‘Carbon Capture’ Spoil New Mexico’s Leadership

New Mexico’s Energy Transition Act established it as a climate policy leader, but progress could be reversed by greedy new corporations entering the state.

Born on Third Base: Chuck Collins Interview with The Question Lane Podcast

Inequality expert and activist Chuck Collins, who gave away his inheritance at 26, uses his perspective from both sides of the divide to deliver a new narrative.

Activists Follow the Money Fueling Amazon Fires

Protesters around the world are singling out the bad actors like Blackrock, Cargill, ADM, and others for profiting off deforestation.

Burning Down the House

Far-right governments in the U.S., UK, and Brazil are laying bare their nihilistic roots and full destructive potential.

Tax the Rich Before the Rest

Candidates should pledge that the middle class won’t pay $1 more in new taxes until billionaires put up at least $1 trillion.

Hurricane Dorian Is a Grave Climate Injustice

The destruction of the Bahamas highlights the Global North’s debt to the South for slavery, colonialism, and the climate crisis.

Trump Silences Tlaib and Omar for Embracing Palestinians’ Humanity

Palestinians deserve to live freely, but their personhood and freedom are denied every day — with great assistance from the United States.

Remembering Frances Crowe

Frances Crowe dedicated her life to peace. We asked a few experts and activists who knew her to share stories about her impact.