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

FACT SHEET: No National Security without Climate Security

How Washington’s climate spending compares to its investments in the military.

The Climate Legacy of the British Empire

As the global media obsessed over the royal succession, one-third of Pakistan, a former British colony, was underwater.

Poor People Will Be Voting for Their Lives in the Midterms

New poverty data reveals the effectiveness of pandemic aid programs that are now expired. For poor Americans, building on that success is a matter of life and death.

A Voice at the United Nations the World Needs to Hear

The UN’s secretary-general is speaking truth – about inequality — to our world’s leaders.

The data is in: Poverty is a political choice

Common sense federal investments caused poverty to plunge during the pandemic shock. If we fail to renew them, we’re choosing poverty.

Reining In the War Economy

In The Nation, Bill Hartung reviews IPS Associate Fellow Miriam Pemberton’s new book.

Can’t Beat the Heat? Blame Inequality

Why poor neighborhoods are often hotter than rich neighborhoods — and what to do about it.

Isn’t It Time to Challenge the Growth Paradigm?

The planet is running out of resources, and humanity is living beyond its means.

The First Billionaire To Become UK’s King

We expected Charles to get the crown. We didn’t expect him to make a billion-dollar fortune first.