Andrew Simms

Andrew Simms was Policy Director at nef (the new economics foundation) as well as the author of Ecological Debt: Global Warming and the Wealth of Nations, and the groundbreaking Green New Deal report. Andrew was one of the original organisers of the Jubilee 2000 Coalition debt relief campaign, devised the idea of ‘Ecological Debt Day,’ also known as ‘Overshoot Day,’ and was behind the initiative. His groundbreaking reports on ‘Ghost Town Britain’ and ‘Clone Town Britain’, coined new terms and changed the debate on the impact of mass retailing on communities. He is also the author of: Tescopoly: How One Shop Came Out on Top and Why it Matters, co-editor of Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth? and author, with David Boyle, of The New Economics: A Bigger Picture. His new book published in 2010 is, Eminent Corporations: the Rise and Fall of the Great British Corporation and includes a history of the tragic oil company, BP.