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Our research into the political and organisational dimensions of sustainable prosperity explores grassroots transitions to sustainability, alternative enterprise forms, and new investment models. It also examines the form of new political institutions for the ‘ecological state’. The idea is to document and understand the innovative approaches to sustainable prosperity already taking place in local communities, organisations, businesses, and the state.

The social economy and sustainable prosperity | Blog by Ian Vickers

The social economy has many roles to play in tackling poverty, building inclusivity and promoting sustainability. However, its potential is not being fully realised in the UK, Ian Vickers summarises recent findings, despite the opportunities provided by the devolution agenda in cities and other local areas.

Call for Papers: Climate Politics in Interesting Times | Closing Date: 10 July

CUSP researchers at the PSA Specialist Group Environmental Politics inviting papers for a research workshop in autumn this year, exploring the prospects, barriers, and new opportunities of climate governance.

Early stage investing into sustainable green SMEs | CUSP session at SME finance conference, 20 June

CUSP is hosting a green finance session with Fergus Lyon, Robyn Owen and Geraldine Brennan at Middlesex University and ISBE conference on SME Finance, 10 years after the crisis. This session will explore the needs of business and also identify different forms of public support for early stage finance found in the UK and around the world.

The Politics of Sustainable Prosperity | Research Workshop – Keele, 11 July 2017

In times of climate change, overconsumption, and ecological collapse, we must re-think the meaning of prosperity: What is needed are new visions of environmentally sustainable, yet still flourishing societies. This research workshop considers the political foundations of such societies.

Small Business Social Responsibility: A critical look at the ‘Creating Shared Value’ lens

The concept of 'Creating Shared Value' took the academic and business communities by storm. This approach to social responsibility is an uncomfortable fit for small businesses though, Laura Spence finds, and proposes instead 'the ethic of care' as a more productive way of understanding social responsibility in the small business context.

How to kick the growth addiction | Tim Jackson in conversation with Allen White

Endless economic growth, long the rallying cry of the conventional paradigm, endangers our future. Ecological economist Tim Jackson, CUSP Director and author of Prosperity Without Growth, explores the need to envision a post-growth economy with Allen White, Senior Fellow at the Tellus Institute.

The welfare state’s role in the transition to sustainable prosperity | Guest Blog by Dan Bailey

In his guest blog, Dan Bailey discusses the role and necessity of the welfare state in ensuring the democratic legitimacy of the transition to ‘sustainable prosperity’. He writes here about the welfare state in the context of prolonged austerity and the political revolts of the Trump vote and Brexit referendum, and in dialogue with different streams of work within CUSP.

Prosperity without Growth – Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow | by Tim Jackson

The publication of Prosperity without Growth was a landmark in the sustainability debate. This substantially revised and re-written edition updates its arguments and considerably expands upon them. Tim Jackson demonstrates that building a ‘post-growth’ economy is not Utopia - it's a precise, definable and meaningful task. It’s about taking simple steps towards an economics fit for purpose.

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.

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.