Madeleine Gabriel

Madeleine leads Nesta’s mission to create A Sustainable Future, which focuses on decarbonisation and economic recovery.

Her team is setting up innovation projects and partnerships exploring how to reduce carbon emissions from homes and, in the wake of COVID-19, how to boost productivity and help people find good work. She previously led Nesta’s work on inclusive innovation, researching ways to create an equitable, innovation-led economy in the UK. She has published widely on innovation practices that promote sustainability and social impact.

Before joining Nesta in 2014, Madeleine specialised in social research and programme evaluation, helping charities and public bodies to understand and improve their impact. She has worked across a wide range of public policy areas including learning, skills and employability, public health, housing and neighbourhood regeneration.

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