What We Do
We advise several governments, international agencies and non-governmental bodies on a number of key policy themes. Our work is split between blue sky, long-term oriented public policy development and providing immediately implementable public policy solutions.
We are dedicated to providing solutions to the national and global challenges of
1) bringing about sustainable development,
2) tackling climate change,
3) improving governance,
4) developing fair and effective macroeconomic policies,
5) advising on best investment strategies in the long-term, and
6) reforming the financial system.
We both challenge and advise policymakers on how to make better public policy decisions on these issues.
We reach out with information and analysis to increase understanding of these issues and generate an informed discussion among policy makers, journalists, academics and ordinary citizens.
This past year, more than half our work has been dedicated to advocating and advancing the reform of the financial system along the principles of equity, dynamism, diversity, stability, sustainability and accountability. We have been providing realistic policy solutions to help improve the functioning of financial markets and harness them for generating positive outcomes, while minimising their negative footprint.
As part of our dedicated effort to broaden the understanding of the financial system and help make it accountable to those it most impacts, we at Re-Define originated the idea for and helped founding the Europeans for Financial Reform Campaign. We have also been closely involved in the launch of the call for setting up Finance Watch as a counterweight to the lobbying by the financial sector. This idea derives from our Finance Market Watch initiative.
We are currently working on
- Financial System Reform and Regulation
- EU and Global Economic Governance
- The Development Impact of the Financial Crisis and New Financial Regulations
- Tax Havens, Fiscal Deficits, New Sources of Tax Revenue, Lack of Transparency in Finance, Responsible Finance
- Environmental Finance, Green Growth and Green Financial Systems
- Financial Sector Taxation
Who We Are
We are a non-partisan, independent and non-profit international think tank.
Re-Define brings together some of the top professionals in the relevant fields to develop creative, yet pragmatic solutions to the public policy challenges of our times.
Re-Define is led by Sony Kapoor, a well-known international expert in finance and development. Sony has a background in investment banking and derivatives trading, and has also worked extensively with multilateral organisations such as the UN, World Bank and the IMF, as well as governments including those of Norway and Germany, and civil society organisations such as Christian Aid and Oxfam.