CEE joins new campaign to build an economy where society profits


With a General Election approaching, CEE has joined forces with dozens of organisations in the Future Economy Alliance to make sure the next Government has a new business plan for Britain - one where profits also benefit people and planet. 

Our economy shapes our world, creating prosperity and opportunity – but also some of our greatest environmental and social challenges, which the state alone cannot resolve. This unique partnership of activists, entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders can guide policy-makers in the bold reform needed to create a stronger, fairer, greener economy.

The Future Economy Alliance brings together social enterprises, co-operatives, mutuals, employee-owned businesses, social investors, community-led organisations, fundraisers and third sector experts united in the vision of an economy where our entire society profits. 

Research published today by the Alliance shows the UK public wants business to do better for the economy and wider society – with just 1 in 3 adults saying that business is good for the economy and only a quarter thinking it helps society, while many said it has no impact at all or is actively negative.

The findings also highlight widespread support for purpose-driven business models, with most people (60%) saying businesses should give social or environmental concerns equal or higher priority to profits; just 2% said profit should always come first.

It’s clear there is real appetite to challenge the status quo and build an economy where our entire society profits. As part of the Future Economy Alliance, we’ll be helping to drive this change, and we’d love your support in the run-up to the election and beyond.

Find out how you can get involved at www.futureeconomyalliance.co.uk, including details of upcoming policy roundtables and other events where you can share your views and shape the campaign.

Even though the challenges ahead are vast, this is an exciting time.

We look forward to campaigning with you!