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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.

Prosperity without Growth | Book Launch, 19 Dec 2016

What can prosperity possibly mean in a world of environmental and social limits? With this substantially revised and re-written edition, Tim Jackson expands upon the arguments of the 1st edition and demonstrates that building a ‘post-growth’ economy is a precise, definable and meaningful task.

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.

CUSP response | EAC report on Sustainability and HM Treasury

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee report on the workings of the Treasury has been warmly welcomed by researchers at the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP).

Does Brexit mean Brexit? | Seminar with Andrew Gamble

The consequences of the Brexit vote in June 2016 will take many years to be fully understood. This presentation will assess the changes which have already taken place, and will ask whether Brexit will have lasting consequences for British politics and British government.

National Infrastructure Assessment: Methodology Consultation | Evidence Submission

On 26 May 2016, the National Infrastructure Commission published a consultation on the process and methodology for putting together the UK’s first National Infrastructure Assessment. CUSP responded.

Indicators for sustainable prosperity? Challenges and potentials for indicator use in political processes | Working Paper No 3

The use of quantified indicators for the implementation and measurement of social progress is a well-established policy tool. However, any form of ‘social progress’ is inherently contested and a meaningful application of indicators in such contexts poses numerous challenges. In this paper we explore how indicators might be used to research and implement sustainable prosperity.

SDG’s in the UK inquiry | Evidence Submission

In July 2016, the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into domestic implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to which the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity responded.

Beyond Consumer Capitalism – Foundations for a Sustainable Prosperity | Working Paper No 2

This paper explores the ramifications of the combined crises now faced by the prevailing growth-based model of economics. In paying a particular attention to the nature of enterprise, the quality of work, the structure of investment and the role of money, the paper develops the conceptual basis for social innovation in each of these areas, and provides empirical examples of such innovations.

FutureLearn study programme: social enterprise in theory and practise

New global study programme with Prof Fergus Lyon and colleagues, introducing students into to the diverse world of social enterprise.

Scaling social impact | 8th Int. Social Innovation Research Conference w/ Fergus Lyon

There is a growing interest in design and innovation for wellbeing and sustainability. This was the focus for the ISIR conference in Glasgow with Fergus Lyon chairing a session that looked at how social enterprises and other organisations can increase their impact.