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Why we created WPI Economics

WPI Economics was established in 2016 to provide clients with rigorous independently-branded research, data insights and tailored contributions to policy debate. Since then, we have grown to a team of almost 20 economists, data insight specialists, policy professionals, campaigners and communicators.

About Us

Part of what differentiates us from other organisations is that we don’t do research for research’s sake – we know our clients and partners want to make an impact with our work and influence policy in a way that supports their goals. We also care a lot about the kind of company we are, which is why we have a published ethos. We are now a verified B Corporation, which underlines our commitment to a social purpose.

Our ethos

First and foremost, we want WPI Economics to be a brilliant place to work, which does brilliant work. A place where everyone in our team feels proud of what they do, in an organisation where work fits with life, rather than compromising it.

For our employees

Central to that is everyone who works at WPI Economics feeling supported and supporting others: helping each other through tricky work; in developing new and existing skills; and, most importantly, in knowing that when they need time to deal with the most important things in life (family, friends, themselves!), we are all here to ensure that can happen.

We are committed to a culture that continues to strengthen as we grow as a business. Every member of the team is vital to ensuring it does.

For our clients

We want our clients to feel the difference too. Working with us means collaborating with an engaged, experienced and valued team who care about the work, about your goals and about each other.

You’ll see that in how we approach our projects, bringing together the best of everyone’s skills and delivering high-impact analysis, consulting and insight that makes a difference.

For society

We are committed to going beyond being a responsible business – to being one that makes a positive difference to society. That’s why we are now a verified B Corporation, with the aim of enshrining that commitment into the fibre of our business.

A lot of the work we do has a clear social or environmental purpose, from ways to tackle poverty through to the green jobs of the future. We take our commitments seriously (including publishing our Carbon Reduction Plan) and pride ourselves on helping our clients to do the same.

That is a lot more than four words, but hopefully it tells you a lot more about us too.