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Who We Are

The Inclusive Economy Consortium (IEC) is an interdisciplinary network of diverse stakeholders who are dedicated to creating an economy that respects the environment and works for all. 

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What We Do

IEC builds the ecosystem for a climate-smart inclusive economy. Launched by The Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity at SMU, our network empowers change agents from the private, public and non-profit sectors to connect, share and act.


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Connect - Share - Act

IEC empowers like-minded professionals to connect, to share knowledge and experiences, and to act collectively to create sustainable solutions for a climate-smart inclusive economy.

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How it all started

In late September 2015, leading up to COP21 in Paris, we organized the Climate Extremes Forum, the largest ever climate conference in Dallas at the time, focusing on the intersection of poverty and climate change.  Over 300 leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors gathered, at the end calling for the continuation of the connections and dialogue that started on that day.  With that the idea idea of the Consortium was born.