The Society has launched an updated logo which retains the use of the bee, whilst incorporating features that allow it to be more easily reproduced in different media, particularly online.
The honey bee has long been the emblem of the Society. Its use was inspired by Bernard Mandeville’s ‘Fable of the Bees’ from 1705. The poem suggests many key principles of economic thought, including division of labour and “the invisible hand”.
The new RES logo will be phased in over the next few months. Organisations using the old RES branding are asked to contact the RES office for a copy of the latest logo or you can download one below: