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Vivid Economics is a strategic economics consultancy spanning public policy and support for commercial decision making with a broad, international focus

Supporting clients through the short-term impacts and rebound trajectory of Covid-19

Crisis Response

Covid-19 response strategy (Tees Valley Combined Authority): Vivid Economics is supporting TVCA in translating the short, medium and long-term impacts of the Covid-19 crisis into regional impact, identifying the enterprises and demographics which are likely to be most affected, and develop and prioritise regional Government’s response mechanisms. For more information, contact the team here

Demand for transport in and after the recovery period: Vivid Economics is supporting a number of transport infrastructure owners (both public transport and highways) to determine the level of demand for their assets in the short and medium term as a result from lockdown restrictions, behavioural changes and economic slowdown following the Covid-19 pandemic. For more information, contact the team here

Green stimulus

Building Back Better Neighbourhoods and Places: To level up life chances, we must invest in liveable neighbourhoods in low income neighbourhoods. Nothing would be more visible that this as an act of levelling up. The disparity in quality of neighbourhoods affects lives so much. In neighbourhoods where the streets are grey and there is no greenspace, mental wellbeing is depressed and the chance of getting diabetes and some forms of cancer is higher. Instead of a zero per cent share of the capital budget on greening neighbourhoods in the March Budget 2020, around 1 per cent of the £640 billion of gross capital investment on roads, railways, communications, schools, hospitals and power networks by 2024-25, spent on greening the poorest neighbourhoods and creating peri-urban parks, would have a huge impact and offer outstanding value for money.

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Bounce Back Greener: The Economic Impact Potential of a Clean Energy Jobs Fund in the USA: Vivid Economics is undertaking economic and financial modelling to determine the role that a climate bank could play in the US post-Covid stimulus package in supporting private sector investment and employment. For more information, contact the team here 

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Building back better – the case for a Green stimulus in the UK: Vivid Economics is reviewing evidence in favour of a green stimulus in the UK on behalf of WWF. For more information, contact the team here

Greenness of Stimulus Index: Vivid Economics, in partnership with Finance for Biodiversity (F4B), has produced the Green Stimulus Index to interpret stimulus packages announced globally in response to Covid-19, how much money is flowing where and what this means for nature. For more information, contact the team here

Greenness of Stimulus Index

Over the past 3 months the world has witnessed unprecedented government financial interventions in response to Covid-19. Governments have rightly put people first and focussed on the immediate implications of the crisis – with roughly 70% of the money going directly to households and those on the frontline.

But new analysis, by Vivid Economics concludes that the remaining 30% of the money- roughly 3.5 trillion-  is going to support environmentally intensive business directly, and that most governments are failing to use this support to secure medium-term benefits to their citizens’ welfare and the natural world around them.  As a result, the vast majority of the money going to business in the short term could be risking future environmental sustainability.

The coronavirus shows us that our fate is inextricably linked to that of the natural world. Governments might be inadvertently creating conditions which make things worse when they have the opportunity and responsibility to ensure short-term emergency measures lead to a better more resilient future.

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Report Launch: The Business Case for Investment in Nutrition

Vivid Economics, in collaboration with Chatham House are launching an exciting new report that reveals the hidden costs of malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries for global business, and the extent to which these costs are recognized and addressed by multinational companies (MNCs).

This live webinar will present the key findings from the report and will be followed by a panel discussion and a live Q&A.

To attend, please register in advance of the session. Tickets available here

Recent Events

Survive and thrive in environmental markets

Carbon Fast Forward Online is a virtual conference bringing in-depth insights to help participants navigate the vast uncertainty cast over environmental markets by the COVID-19 pandemic. This one-day event on Thursday June 18 examined the critical issues affecting companies with exposure to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and the expanding global carbon markets. Building on the success of the annual Carbon Forward conference in London and our smaller, regional Carbon Fast Forward events. Carbon Fast Forward’s first online conference brings that insight and expertise to your virtual office, helping attendees manage the risks and opportunities in the EU ETS and international markets over the coming decade.

Featured case study

Interactions between market stability measures in linked carbon markets 

Vivid Economics was commissioned by DG CLIMA to assess the interactions between market stability measures (MSMs) in carbon markets and how these affect the operation of emissions trading systems (ETS) if linked.

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We serve a wide array of local and national governments, multinational companies, international and non-government organisations, private and public financial institutions

The team were responsive, flexible and able to turn around detailed materials in a short time period

Adam Molleson (ICED Facility)

I have found Vivid very professional and the quality of work really impressive

Will McGoldrick (WWF Australia)

The research was undertaken at a level of professionalism that made it credible to our entire audience

Stephen Boucher (European Climate Foundation)

The analysis tells a powerful story and could really be a useful tool in advocating land use change

Harry Bowell (National Trust)

Vivid had valuable input on current practices and market behaviour

Gleice Lima (Global Canopy Programme)

Knowledgeable and friendly team to work with

Nick Oakes (Global Canopy Programme)

I find the working relationship one of the highlights of working with Vivid Economics

Oliver Knight (ESMAP World Bank)

Vivid were extremely hands on and matched the demands of the situation

Kashmala Kakahkhel & Charlotte Finsbury (Climate and Development Knowledge Network)

Vivid were extremely responsive to our requests

Owen Pascoe (Australian Energy Market Commission)

Vivid have good availability and react well to feedback on work they have completed

Kristian GjerlØv-Juel (Danske Commodities A/S)

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