Political Populism and Sustainability | Guest blog by Mike Hulme
This blog is a transcript of Mike's contribution to the conference Sustainability in Turbulent Times on 16 March 2016, reflecting on the implications of recent swings towards populism and nationalism around the world, for the relationship between inequality, democracy and sustainability.
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.
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.
Commentary on The Struggle for Meaningful Work | by Simon Mair
For most of us—wherever we are in the world—work is a central component of our lives. Any Great Transition narrative wanting to connect with people has to address issues of work. How do we reorient the economy so that its values reflect our values rather than profit?
An economy that works | Blog by Tim Jackson
Prosperity isn’t just about earning more and having more, it consists in our ability to participate meaningfully in the life of society. A vital element, Tim Jackson argues, that has gone missing for ordinary people over recent decades. We must question the fundamental structures behind our economies before they will work for everyone.
Reimagining Building Use | A roundtable for businesses
We live in a world where our buildings are under-utilised, global resource extraction is expected to grow to 82 billion tonnes in 2020, and 300,000 new housing units per year are predicted to be required in the UK. Through this roundtable discussion we will respond to these issues, and work together to challenge our ‘business as usual’ approach to buildings.