Mark Hart and Neha Prashar alongside BOP consulting undertook the research for the latest report from the Design council  Design Economy: People, Places and Economic Value report. The research into the social,environmental and economic value of design provides  key insights into how we can tackle climate and biodiversity emergencies, and high levels of social and regional inequality. The report shows the vital role the design economy plays in creating economic prosperity and identifies the key challenges facing the sector – from slowing design industry exports, to persistent inequalities within the design workforce.