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Circular Economy Business Models and Sustainable Prosperity | Seminar with Geraldine Brennan, 26 April

The circular economy concept has risen to prominence over the last decade, with some authors arguing that it could be a new paradigm for sustainability. This seminar will explore the contribution of circular economy business models to sustainable prosperity.

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

This event explored the potential to establish a UK-wide Commissioner for Future Generations. We heard from two speakers who have intimate knowledge of the work of Commissioners and Ombudsman around the world: Peter Davies and Sándor Fülöp. Provocations were then offered by Andrea Westall and Victor Anderson.

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.

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?

Rethinking Capitalism | Joint lecture by Mariana Mazzucato and Michael Jacobs, 15 March 2017

In this joint lecture, Mariana Mazzucato and Michael Jacobs will seek to explain the causes of the current economic crisis, and suggest how we might escape it. Drawing on their new book, Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth they will show how today’s deep economic problems reflect the inadequacies of orthodox economic theory and the failure of economic policies informed by it.

Sustainability in turbulent times | Conference, Thursday 16 March 2017

These are turbulent times in which to advance sustainable development. Join 350 professionals from academia, policy, business and civil society to explore how research, policy and business can meet these global challenges.

Devolution, Brexit and the SDGs | UKSSD workshop with Aled Jones, 1 March 2017

This session at the 2017 UKSSD Annual Conference will focus on the evolution of governance within the UK with the movement of power back to London from Brussels and the movement of power away from London to the regions. The changes implied by Brexit and devolution going in tandem are profound and far reaching and the implementation of policy to support the SDGs is a vital part of this.

The link between banking and sustainability | Seminar w/ Richard Werner, 9 Feb

That banking has in many countries been operated in a way that is not sustainable has become obvious since the 2008 crisis. However, what is the link between banking and the structure of the banking sector and environmental sustainability of economic activity?

Social Science and Moral Economy | Evening lecture by Prof Andrew Sayer, 22nd Feb 2017

Using the example of political economy, Professor Andrew Sayer will talk about social science’s conflicted stances towards normativity, and how these derive from unsatisfactory treatments of culture-nature relations, and a false equation of objectivity with value-freedom.

Prosperity Without Growth | Lecture with Prof Tim Jackson, Christchurch NZ, 17 Feb 2017

On the occasion of the launch of the revised 2nd edition of Prosperity without Growth, Tim Jackson will give a lecture at University of Canterbury. The CUSP Director will discuss how much has changed in our new political and economic reality, and ask what we mean by a ‘post-growth’ economy? How can we live well in a finite planet?