POSTED: July 7, 2016
Economy | Politics & Enterprise

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.
London, 12 July 2016

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Convened by HRH The Prince of Wales, the “Measure What Matters: a Framework for Action“ Forum brings together leaders from across government, business, finance and civil society, aiming to inspire action towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The forum is the culmination of the three year Measure What Matters initiative, led by the Green Economy Coalition, and aims to:

  • share case studies demonstrating cross-sector collaboration and practical responses by businesses, governments and other actors
  • demonstrate the benefits of collaboration in providing the data sets needed to measure progress
  • identify solutions to close key data gaps and highlight opportunities for convergence across measurement frameworks
  • create a pathway to inspire action

CUSP recently joined the Green Economy Coalition network; and as part of a Social Capital, Governance and Trust breakout session of the day, Ian Christie will give a presentation on the nature and context of social capital, its link to sustainable development/the SDGs, reflecting on implications for policy and decision making.

For more information, please visit the forum’s event page. You can find a #mwmatters campaign video with Prof Tim Jackson below, in which he briefly explains why GDP is so flawed, providing three practical steps for measuring what matters instead.

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