Linda Geßner

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Linda is a communications consultant in sustainability. She is the communications manager for CUSP and responsible for the editorial management of the website and social media presence, leading on the development of the CUSP brand, including the graphic design.

Posts by Linda Geßner 73 results

Inclusive and Sustainable Economies Powering the SDGs | Tim Jackson at international PAGE conference, Berlin

CUSP Director Prof Tim Jackson is joining the opening panel of the 2nd international ministerial conference of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), 26 March 2017, Berlin.

The Meaning of Work in a Sustainable Society: A Marxian View | Essay by John Bellamy Foster

The nature and meaning of work has divided thinkers across the fields since the Industrial Revolution. In his Marxian take on the meaning of work John Bellamy Foster argues that the real potential for any future sustainable society rests not so much on its expansion of leisure time, but rather on its capacity to generate a new world of creative and collective work controlled by the associated producers.

Can selling less food make good business | A roundtable for businesses

Food retailers and manufacturers can contribute to a sustainable economy by helping consumers buy only the food they will consume, reducing food waste in the home. The underlying point has been accepted by leading retailers who know that helping customers eliminate waste in the home is good both for business and the environment. However there is much work still to do.

Sustainable Prosperity and the Cultural Industries | Seminar with Graeme Evans and Jon Ward, 22 March 2017

This joint seminar brings together CUSP researcher Jonathan Ward and Graeme Evans from the Art & Design Research Institute (ADRI), Middlesex University to discuss the role of the cultural industries in creating sustainable prosperity.

A Future Generations Commissioner for the UK | Evening debate with Peter Davies and Sándor Fülöp, 11 April

This event will explore the potential to establish a UK-wide Commissioner for Future Generations. We will hear from speakers who have intimate knowledge of the work of Commissioners and Ombudsman around the world.

The political nature of sustainable prosperity | CUSP breakout session at Nexus Conference #SITT2017

How can we build a political consensus for sustainability that is inclusive and fair? How do research and practice move beyond the divisive nature of ‘post-truth’ populism? As part of the upcoming Nexus conference, CUSP is hosting a breakout session with Kate Burningham, Fanny Broholm, Phil Catney, Will Davies and Joan Walley.

National Infrastructure Assessment | Evidence Submission

In October 2016, the National Infrastructure Commission has launched a 15 week call for evidence to provide input into the development of its National Infrastructure Assessment. The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity responded.

A Cultural Account of Ecological Democracy | Marit Hammond presenting paper at major international workshop

CUSP co-investigator Marit Hammond to present her paper The Centrality of Culture in Ecological Democracy at a major international Democracy workshop, 20 February 2017. The workshop will contribute to the work of the Task Force on the Conceptual Foundations of Earth System Governance, coordinated by the Earth System Governance Project.

Culture and climate change | Seminar with Joe Smith and Renata Tyszczuk, 15 Mar 2017

Climate change is urgent and important, but also, for many, boring, difficult and confusing. What kinds of stories, artworks and other interventions are being created in response to ‘the greatest challenge facing humanity’ — a challenge that is also apparently forgettable?

Connecting Societies and Cultures | Discoveries on your Doorstep evening with Kate Burningham

CUSP Deputy Director Kate Burningham will give a presentation at the second event in Surrey's Discoveries on your Doorstep series, with the theme this time on Connecting Societies and Cultures. Kate will draw on ongoing research which we are conducting in Stoke-on Trent.