Politics & Institutions 30 results

Our theme on 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.

Measure What Matters | Global Forum

The global forum is convened by HRH The Prince of Wales, and culminates the Measure What Matters initiative, led by the recently partnered Green Economy Coalition. CUSP is contributing to the event with a presentation by Ian Christie on the implications of social capital for policy and decision making.

Is small still beautiful? | Blog by Fergus Lyon

Small and medium sized enterprises are a dominant part of the global economy but get less attention than larger corporates in discussions about environmental issues. This opens up a fascinating debate, Fergus Lyon finds, about their role both within the ‘green growth’ agenda and the vision for ‘post-growth’ or steady state economics.

Can we score 17 Goals? | Blog by Victor Anderson

The recently adopted SDGs are an important set of long-run goals, and have the prestige and legitimacy of the United Nations. But what can they actually do for the UK? Victor Anderson's thoughts on the first UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development workshop on Monday 25 April.

Limits Revisited | Blog by Tim Jackson

To coincide with the launch of a new All Party Parliamentary Group on Limits to Growth, Tim Jackson discusses the continuing relevance of the Club of Rome’s groundbreaking report in today’s context and introduces Limits Revisited, a new review of the debate, co-written with environmental writer Robin Webster.

Is small still beautiful? SMEs in visions of a green economy | Seminar w/ Richard Blundel

In this seminar, Dr Richard K Blundel will consider how green growth and de-growth discourses might be reconciled with existing bodies of knowledge about SMEs, with particular reference to their pro-environmental behaviours and growth processes.

Happiness and enterprise – a view from Bhutan | Blog by Fergus Lyon

In this blog, CUSP deputy director Prof Fergus Lyon is looking at the concept of Gross National Happiness as explored by The Kingdom of Bhutan, discussing its practical implications for socio-economic development and alternative enterprises.

The Politics of Sustainable Prosperity | Blog by Philip Catney

A transformation of our political discourse and practice will be necessary to achieve a ‪‎Sustainable Prosperity‬, co-investigator Dr Philip Catney writes in this blog, introducing his research perspective on our projects exploring the political and organisational dimensions of sustainable prosperity.

Alternative business approaches for sustainable prosperity | Blog by Fergus Lyon

In the second blog of our series, CUSP deputy director Prof Fergus Lyon introduces the agenda of our research projects on alternative forms of businesses and social enterprises.

Treasury consultation on the National Infrastructure Commission | Written Reply

A recent consultation by HM Treasury has invited written feedback on the proposed governance, structure and operation of the new National Infrastructure Commission; CUSP submitted a reply.

Sustainability and HM Treasury inquiry | Evidence submission

The Environmental Audit Committee has invited written evidence on the role of HM Treasury in relation to sustainable development and environmental protection, CUSP submitted a response.