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SDG’s in the UK inquiry | Evidence Submission

In July 2016, the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into domestic implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to which the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity responded.

Beyond Consumer Capitalism – Foundations for a Sustainable Prosperity | Working Paper No 2

This paper explores the ramifications of the combined crises now faced by the prevailing growth-based model of economics. In paying a particular attention to the nature of enterprise, the quality of work, the structure of investment and the role of money, the paper develops the conceptual basis for social innovation in each of these areas, and provides empirical examples of such innovations.

Spending time in a low carbon society | RSC event w/ Angela Druckman

Prof Angela Druckman to give a presentation on the embeddedness of carbon in UK lifestyles, at the The Royal Society of Chemistry, 13 October 2016, 6-8pm

Cultivating conversation for energy conservation | Seminar w/ Phil Catney

This talk examines the potential of locally-based interactive knowledge sharing networks – ‘Community Knowledge Networks’ (CKNs) – to enhance community capacity to engage in energy conservation.

Understanding Sustainable Prosperity – Towards a transdisciplinary research agenda | Working Paper No 1

Understanding sustainable prosperity is an essential but complex task. It implies an ongoing multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research agenda. This working paper sets out the dimensions of this task. In doing so it also establishes the foundations for the research of the ESRC-funded Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP).

FutureLearn study programme: social enterprise in theory and practise

New global study programme with Prof Fergus Lyon and colleagues, introducing students into to the diverse world of social enterprise.

ESRC Festival of Social Science | w/ CUSP event in Guildford

A week-long celebration of the social sciences and social science research, taking place from 5-12 November across the UK, with free to attend events suitable for all ages and levels of interest.

Sustainability and the challenge of transdisciplinarity | Seminar w/ Fergus Lyon and Frances Harris

How can science, business, the public sector and civil society work together? This seminar will discuss findings from the joint think piece on knowledge co-production at the food, water, energy, and environment nexus.

Rethinking the Green Economy | Podium discussion w/ Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson joining discussion panel at "Inside the Green Economy" book launch, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, 19 September 2016

Political Prospects of a Sustainability Transformation | ECPR Joint Sessions workshop

ECPR Joint Sessions workshop “Beyond the Environmental State? Exploring the Political Prospects of a Sustainability Transformation”, submissions by 1 Dec 2016