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Economic inequality is one of the greatest structural challenges facing many societies today. Higher levels of inequality have been shown to undermine democracy, fragment societies, lead to populism and result in higher levels of ecological destruction. Our latest EdenTree Insight: Mind the Gap looks at the recent history and current state of economic inequality and the role that investors can play in addressing it.

Economic Inequality

Jon Mowll Jon Mowll Responsible Investment Analyst
Economic Inequality
EdenTree Insight reports

Economic Inequality

Jon Mowll

Responsible Investment Analyst

The various dimensions of inequality are numerous, covering issues as diverse as poverty, climate change, healthcare, colonialism, globalisation, cognitive psychology, circular economies, taxation and economic theory.

In line with the ambitions of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10, in this EdenTree Insight we consider the recent history and current state of economic inequality, both within and between countries. We look at the inequality aspect of climate change, and consider what is driving economic inequality today.

Whilst highlighting the role that investors can play in addressing inequality, we also explore the crucial role of government and finish by considering whether a totally new economic model is warranted, if we are to tackle inequality with our planet’s ecological boundaries. In doing so, we can hopefully contribute to a wider debate about the nature of our economic systems, who they are benefitting, and whether they are ecologically sustainable. 


As always, we hope you enjoy this EdenTree Insight, and we welcome your comments and feedback.

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