Catherine is a co-founder and one of three Directors of Agulhas Open Knowledge, a not for profit established to deliver www.livingthedream.uk.com.
Catherine is leading this innovative programme, which is seeks to deliver a successful, aspirational positive story of sustainable living. It will capture and reframe what a good life looks like, as an alternative to current consumption led aspirations. The programme will tap into the views of a broad selection of UK voices, including marginalised voices. It will use a combination of quantitative and qualitative research techniques.
Catherine works as a collaborator and convener to drive change and build momentum for sustainability. She is a Visiting Professor at the University of Essex supporting building business resilience. She was a Visiting Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University for three years, supporting the Global Resources Observatory (GRO). She chaired the Steering Committee and provided peer review, drafting and editorial support to the GRO. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at Oxford for four years supporting the founding of the Stranded Assets Programme. She was a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership for five years developing and chairing the Climate Leadership Programme.
Work w/ CUSP
The Living the Dream research programme shares similar objectives with CUSP and so by working together we will be able to pool data, discuss emerging findings and collectively amplify the debate. We plan to hold joint workshops to explore and develop the emergent new narrative, and to cross promote each other’s work and publications in order to generate a wider debate.
Catherine is the author of the Valuing chapter in Sustainable Business, A One Planet Approach, ed. Sally Jeanrenaud, Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud and Jonathan Gosling, 2016 (http://agulhas.co.uk/sustainable-business-one-planet-approach/)
Co-author of Business chapter of Climate Change Risk Assessment for the UK, Committee on Climate Change, 2017 https://www.theccc.org.uk/UK-climate-change-risk-assessment-2017/
Cover story co-author, The Actuary Magazine, The Carbon Bubble, 2013 http://www.theactuary.com/features/2013/09/the-environment-the-carbon-bubble/
She has given multiple interviews on Share Radio on growth prospects, on BBC Radio Essex on oil price implications, on BBC Radio 3 on Green Growth prospects, BBC Wales on sustainable food production.