Our Next Economy


For-Profit Environmentalist Funder


John Passacantando

Our Next Economy is an environmentalist organization involved in sponsoring at least one environmentalist group, the environmental journalist organization Climate Investigations Center (CIC). The group is organized as a for-profit LLC, despite reportedly accepting nearly $5 million in independent contractor fees from at least one 501(c)(3) public charity, the Sustainable Markets Foundation, to fund CIC. [1] [2]


  1. Todd Shepherd. “Climate Change Reporting Website Obscures Its Funding With Dark Money Network.” Washington Free Beacon. October 12, 2019. December 6, 2019. ^
  2. Spencer Walrath. “CLIMATE INVESTIGATIONS CENTER UTILIZES DARK MONEY NETWORK TO OBSCURE ITS FUNDERS.” Energy In Depth. October 14, 2019. Accessed December 6, 2019. ^
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