News 101 results

‘Everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile’ | Blog by Tim Jackson

Fifty years on from Robert Kennedy’s historic speech on the limitations of the GDP at the University of Kansas in March 1968, Tim Jackson reflects on the failings of measurement and vision which still haunt both economic policy and our everyday life.

CUSP Newsletter | March 2018

This edition links to the videos from our Nature of Prosperity event on 16 Feb. You'll find our new green finance report, the culmination of our year long study with the Aldersgate Group, which sets out 30 clear policy recommendations to increase the rate of green finance in the UK. In July, we will be holding a workshop on Economics for the Anthropocene and are inviting papers. We’re also looking for people to take part in our study of work in the cultural sector.

Dance Me to the End of Love—An Economics for Tomorrow | Guest blog by Alan Simpson

Any economics that defines the time given to human interaction as negative productivity has lost the plot, Alan Simpson writes in his guest blog. The economy of tomorrow must be built around people and their inbuilt kindness and decency.

Complexity in the global agricultural system | Roberto Pasqualino presenting his latest CUSP/GSI work at Agri World 2018

The complexity of the global agricultural system is a tremendous barrier to the understanding of the impact that policies and business decisions may have on society at both global and national levels. CUSP research fellow Roberto Pasqualino will be presenting the latest work on his world system computer model, testing both climate and policy shocks to assess their possible outcomes and risks in the medium to long term future.

Writing A Better Future | Guest Blog by Denise Baden

Most of us feel it: the future doesn't look too bright. Dark future visions such as the Black Mirror series feed into our anxieties; the global news and climate change discourse create further avoidance. What we need, Denise Baden argues in this guest blog, are positive visions that allow transformative solutions to be showcased and played out—a kind of product placement for sustainability. Her Writing A Better Future project is trying to do exactly that: through a series of writing competitions.

Survey: Green investment & Decisions

As part of our System Dynamics work stream, CUSP researcher Sarah Hafner has set up an online survey for investment practitioners to help inform her work on modelling investment decision in a system dynamics framework.

Call for Papers: Economic Theory for the Anthropocene—Towards Heterodox Understandings of Sustainable Economies

CUSP and the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Surrey are pleased to announce a call for contributions to a free, one and a half day workshop for researchers to share and discuss their early stage work in heterodox economics. We are inviting contributions that explore heterodox theories of the economy and how they could help us transition to sustainable societies.

Towards the New Normal | Report Launch, 12 March 2018

Increasing private investment in green infrastructure is a crucial way of meeting the UK’s strategic and environmental policy objectives cost-effectively, whilst securing more jobs, and other economic targets. This report by Aldersgate Group and CUSP provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities in the UK’s green finance market and suggests key recommendations for government, businesses and investors.

Measuring up – how the UK is performing on the SDGs | CUSP leading research on Goal 17

CUSP working with UKSSD cross-sector network, developing first comprehensive assessment of the UK’s performance against the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Nature of Prosperity Dialogue: Ethics and Utopias | London, 16 February 2018

CUSP and the William Morris Society are delighted to invite you to a joint symposium on the Nature of Prosperity. The event will offer an afternoon of philosophical conversations on the themes of ethics and Utopian thinking, and how they can inform concepts of sustainable prosperity.