Alison Tate

Bold Economist


Alison Tate is the Director of Economic and Social Policy, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), representing 207 million workers in 165 countries.

Her current role includes representing unions at the UN, the G20 and international financial institutions. She serves on numerous boards including Better Work (a partnership between the International Labour Organisation and the International Finance Corporation), the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and the Ethical Trading Initiative, and as a Commissioner on the Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.

An economist with experience in national and global economics, international trade and investment, social policy, human and trade unions rights, sustainable development, climate change, migration, labour standards compliance, responsible investment and corporate accountability.
Alison leads the ITUC’s work on “Global Shifts and Just Transitions” which includes the industrial, social, political and economic transformation that is needed in order that people and the planet thrive, and that globally we turn around the current trajectory on climate change in the next 10 years.