Fair By Design is delighted to have been selected by The Big Issue as one of its ‘Top 100 Changemakers’ of 2020.

We are in good company.  There are people working in tech and in business, in music and the arts, in literacy and in sport, and in charities and social policy. The criteria was “making an investment in a better future for all.”

Fair By Design launched its Inclusive Design in Essential Services project in December 2019. It will explore the issue of inclusive design in credit, insurance, energy and other essential services markets. Two reports on how regulators and businesses can adopt inclusive design strategies in their work will be produced this year. To date, the Fair By Design Venture Fund has invested in 9 innovative businesses aiming to reduce the poverty premium in markets such as energy and financial services.

Liz Barclay, Chair of Fair By Design, said: “We are hugely grateful to the Big Issue for its recognition of Fair By Design’s role in challenging the poverty premium. Every day products and services are designed for ‘super consumers’. People on low incomes often have to pay more to engage with the market, or they have to go without. This can be fixed. Government, regulators, and businesses all have a role to play in making sure products and services work for all consumers.”