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New Economy Coalition


The New Economy Coalition was founded in 1980 as the E.F. Schumacher Society by Robert Swann and Susan Witt. In 2010, the E.F. Schumacher Society became the New Economics Institute and in 2013, the New Economics Institute merged with the New Economy Network to form the New Economy Coalition.


In 2012, the New Economy Coalition launched a student organizing initiative entitled The Campus Network. The initiative provides campuses across the USA with financial and educational assistance in promoting the ideas of the New Economy through conferences, workshops and information meetings. 


The New Economy Coalition also organizes national and international conferences. These conferences feature workshops, strategic sessions and lectures and bring together organizations, projects, activists, theorists and citizens from all parts of the country. Themes they work on are ownership and work; strengthening local economies; bringing about cultural change; responsible production and consumption; responsive government and transforming money, banking and financing.


In 2011 the New Economy Coalition created a user-generated online map to plot a sampling of different projects happening around the world that are part of what it calls the "new economy." This map was presented at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro. You can find a link to this map here.


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Type of initiative Knowledge/advice organization, Action/campaign organization, Information/network organization
Field of work Agriculture, Manufacturing, Trade, Financial services, Politics, Education, Knowledge and information
Date of commencement 1980
Founder(s) Robert Swann and Susan Witt
Legal form nonprofit organization
Continent North America
Country USA
City Boston
One or several keywords that describe your initiative New economy, solidarity economy
Publications Lectures, videos, newsletters, annual reports, internet archive
More information

Contact person(s)

Eli Feghali


Contact information

Name New Economy Coalition
Address 89 South Street, Suite 406
Zip/postal code MA 02111
Place Boston
State/province Boston
Country USA
Phone +1 (617) 946-3200



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