Alex Evans

Senior Fellow, NYU in England, United Kingdom

Alex Evans

Senior Fellow, NYU in England, United Kingdom

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Over the last two decades I've worked on global issues in the UN Secretary-General's office, as Special Adviser to two UK Secretaries of State for International Development (Valerie Amos and Hilary Benn), and as a consultant for organisations from Oxfam to the US National Intelligence Council.

Right now I'm working as research director for the Business Commission on Sustainable Development, a two year project involving CEOs from companies like Unilever, Ericsson, Pearson, Alibaba and Aviva to explore how business can help realise the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

I also have a new book out in early 2017 entitled "The Myth Gap: What Happens When Evidence and Arguments Aren't Enough?", published by Eden Project Books & Penguin.

Other recent work includes co-authoring The Restorative Economy, a report for the NGO Tearfund, and a lot of research on global climate policy with the Center for Global Development among others. Here's my CV on LinkedIn.

All of my publications are available here; I also blog at Global Dashboard (which I co-edit), am a regular contributor on development to the Guardian, and occasionally post progressive house mixes on Soundcloud.

I'm married to Emma Williams, and we live in North Yorkshire with our kids Isabel (6) and Kit (3).

  • Work
    • New York University