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Economic Justice Program

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The Economic Justice Program works globally to promote economic systems and practices that build more equitable, sustainable, and democratic societies.

We advance economic justice through grant making and impact investment in three related areas: 

  1. amplifying worker power
  2. promoting fiscal justice
  3. challenging corporate power

Our grants go to organizations, coalitions, and individuals. Through the Soros Economic Development Fund, we also invest in businesses and funds that propel social change.

We seek a future in which economies prioritize the well-being of people and planet and where states act as a principal and fair broker of economic redistribution and environmental sustainability. We strive for a world in which economic power is more evenly balanced, the fruits of economic gain are more equitably distributed, and ownership, control, and decision-making are more equitably shared across society.

Specifically, we support changemakers who

  • advance shared business ownership that broadens worker ownership and equity, and strengthens workers’ voices—with a focus on increasing racial, gender, and class representation;
  • invest in child and domestic care work enterprise models that better reward, protect, and recognize the sector’s women-led workforce;
  • organize for worker power to strengthen cross-border worker unity, voice, and action;
  • expand public services spending that prioritizes equitable, high-quality services that are responsive to community need;
  • fight globalized grand corruption to increase sanctions and enforcement against the theft of public resources;
  • reshape taxation to fight inequality so that corporations and the wealthy contribute their fair share to society;
  • promote climate justice by challenging the outsized role and interference of corporate power in climate policy;
  • challenge “investor state dispute settlement” mechanisms to reduce corporate interference with low-income country regulation and policy, especially in the areas of climate, taxation, and labor;
  • transform corporate governance to ensure that profits are not made at the expense of people and the public good.
  • Contact
  • Open Society Foundation London
    4th Floor Herbal House 8 Back Hill
    London, EC1R 5EN, United Kingdom
    T. +44-207-031-0200
    F. +44-207-031-0201
    Contact us
  • Contact
  • Open Society Foundations
    224 West 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019, United States
    T. +1-212-548-0600
    F. +1-212-548-4600
    Contact us
  • People
  • Board members
    Staff members

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