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

As part of its enquiry into the meaning of sustainable prosperity, CUSP has commissioned a series of essays from leading thinkers on these questions. This event brought five of these authors together and, along with members of the CUSP team, invited them to explore the moral dimensions of sustainable prosperity along different philosophical axes. Speakers of the day were Prof Ruth Levitas, Prof Melissa Lane, Sir Roger Scruton, Prof John O’Neill and Prof Ingrid Robeyns. Uffe Elbæk, founder of the Alternativet party in Denmark, was joining us as well. The event featured a keynote address by Lord Rowan Williams on the enduring relevance of William Morris for contemporary thinking on Utopias and the ethics required for a sustainable economy and society.

Johan Rockström: World development Within Planetary Boundaries | Guildford, 2 November 2017

The advent of the Anthropocene, the scientific recognition of the remarkably stable state of the Earth system during the Holocene Inter-glacial, the rising evidence of global risks of crossing Earth tipping points and the signs of a gradual decline in Earth resilience, constitute overwhelming evidence for the need of a deep mind-shift. In this lecture, Johan Rockström presented his latest research into the planetary boundaries.


Nature of Prosperity Dialogue | London, 28 November 2016

In challenging and uncertain times, our theme for second in our series of dialogues on the Nature of Prosperity was the role of hope in redefining and delivering prosperity. The dialogue series is chaired by Baron Rowan Williams and featured Jørgen Randers, Graeme Maxton and Camilla Toulmin.

#ProsperityIs workshop | Surrey, 29 June 2016

In taking our #ProsperityIs engagement campaign further, Simon Mair and Angela Druckman led an interactive session to explore visions of a sustainable future, imagining a prosperous UK in 2075 and what prosperity on a finite planet may look like. Preliminary results will be published shortly.

CUSP Launch | London, 23 May 2016

The event was the first in a series of public debates (hosted by CUSP) engaging young and old alike across business, policy and civil society in one of the most vital questions of our time: what does prosperity mean in a world of environmental and social limits? Please find more information on our event page.