Green Alliance was launched in 1979 with the aim ‘to ensure that the political priorities of the United Kingdom are determined within an ecological perspective’. Our name originally referred to the large group of eminent individuals from a wide range of professional spheres who were the founding members.
Status and missionA charity and company limited by guarantee, Green Alliance is now the leading UK think tank working on environmental policy and politics. Always maintaining a non-partisan, pluralist stance, we work across all sectors, in partnership with companies and NGOs and with all the main political parties, to inspire and achieve policy change for a better environment.
Our stated mission is to promote sustainable development by ensuring that the environment is at the heart of decision-making.
Our three core aims are:
• to make the environment a central political issue;
• to integrate the environment into public policy and decision making;
• to stimulate new thinking and advance the environmental agenda into new areas.
Governance and strategy
Green Alliance's strategy and direction is guided by a board of trustees which meets quarterly. A sub-committee of trustees also meets quarterly to oversee and advise on finance and management.
Read our current strategy document Strategy 2018-21: Building a green and prosperous UK and our annual report to find out more about our work.
See Green Alliance's profile on the Charity Commission website
Read more about our beginnings and our early successes in Looking back, thinking forward, published in 2005 to celebrate our first 25 years.