About Organisations in action

Learn about organisations in action, and the commitments they each have made to putting Doughnut Economics into practice.

Consultancies and professional advisors

Consultancies, individual consultants, NGOs and other organisations are offering professional advisory services (paid or unpaid) to other groups or organisations in relation to Doughnut Economics (DE). Such professional advisory services include:

  • general advice on DE concepts and tools, including their adaptation and implementation in practice.
  • organisational design and strategy using tools and principles of DE.
  • specialist sectoral advice based on DE, for example in the built environment, mobility sector, health, data analysis etc.
  • systemic change processes engaging with the ideas and tools of DE.

All such organisations must follow DEAL's policy for Consultancies and Organisations, described below, and all those that do can be found listed in the organisations in action index.

Other not-for-profit organisations

Many other not-for-profit organisations - such as NGOs, education institutions and public institutions - are also engaging with Doughnut Economics by sharing the ideas,  teaching the concepts or tools and applying them to themselves (rather than by offering professional advisory services to others).

This work is a crucial part of putting Doughnut Economics into action and DEAL strongly supports making it visible to others.

All such organisations that would like to be visible in DEAL's platform as an organisation are welcome to do so by following DEAL's Policy for Consultancies and Organisations described below.

DEAL's Policy for Consultancies and Organisations

DEAL warmly welcomes organisations that are putting Doughnut Economics into action, while taking care to ensure integrity in the process so that this work spreads widely and spreads well. 

In short, we are committed to ensuring that the concepts, tools and practice of Doughnut Economics are used for transformative initiatives and innovations, not for branding or greenwashing.

The following Policy sets out how the organisations described above can engage with the tools and concepts of Doughnut Economics.

How the application process works

Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Download a copy of the public declaration form
  2. Complete it and send it in word format to consultancies-and-advisors@doughnuteconomics.org.
  3. The DEAL team will confirm receipt and, if needed, ask you to clarify any relevant questions about your declaration.
  4. The DEAL team will create a platform profile, including a link to your public declaration, which will be publicly available to the wider community.
  5. When you are ready to share a tool or a story on behalf of your organisation, let us know by sending an email so that we can support you with that. 

We aim to process your submission and create your profile on the platform within 3-4 weeks of receiving your application, but please bear with us since we might receive a high volume of applications, especially in the early days.

What we ask

DEAL asks every organisation intending to provide professional advisory services to first affirm that their vision, values, and ways of working are aligned with those of Doughnut Economics, by completing and sharing a public declaration that will remain publicly accessible on DEAL’s platform. 

We ask not-for-profit organisations engaging in other ways with Doughnut Economics to follow the same approach, if they want to become visible in the platform.

The public declaration asks organisations to:

  • Show how their record of work shares the values and ambitions of Doughnut Economics.
  • Show how their organisational design is aligned, or aims to be aligned, with the ambitions of Doughnut Economics.
  • Agree to follow DEAL’s guidelines for this work, including:
  • Following DEAL’s guidelines and licensing rules, which includes the Doughnut Principles of Practice, other relevant guidelines to your context, and use of the DEAL logo.
  • Sharing back their innovations, experience and learning by contributing stories to DEAL’s platform, and through peer-to-peer exchange sessions.
  • Adhering to DEAL’s requirements about public association and naming rules.

For profit organisations intending to offer professional services with annual revenue exceeding €50m must additionally demonstrate that it has mission primacy through its legal form, such as being a registered non-profit, or a Community Interest Company in the UK, or a L3C in the US. This additional requirement aims to ensure the integrity of DEAL’s concepts and tools particularly when used by very large organisations or consultancies.

Organisations that complete and share this public declaration will be visible on the DEAL Community Platform, and be able to work with DEAL’s concepts and tools as part of their offer to clients.

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