The Nature of Prosperity Dialogue. 24 October 2018
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4th Nature of Prosperity Dialogue —

An Economy That Works For All

London, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, 24 October 2018, 11.30am—5pm

The idea of building ‘an economy that works for all’ has an almost universal appeal. Its roots can be traced to a call made fifty years ago by Senator Robert F Kennedy (RFK) to address the ‘poverty of satisfaction, dignity and purpose that afflicts us all’. But what does it mean in practice for an advanced economy today, ten years after the financial crisis, faced with imminent climate change, persistent inequality, and continuing economic fragilities?  Our fourth Nature of Prosperity dialogue addresses this challenge and teases out some of its most pressing policy implications.

We’re delighted to be joined in Westminster by Kerry Kennedy, US human rights lawyer and daughter of RFK, Clive Lewis MP, Shadow Treasury Minister, Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation, Michael Jacobs, Director of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice, and Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury.


Thanks to all participants for joining us on the 24 Oct for lively debates on the politics of economic and social justice in the face of climate breakdown. The photos from the event are now live on our Facebook Page. Watch this space for video and audio recordings of the event.


11.30 | Refreshments and Registration
12:00 | Welcome and Introduction
Tim Jackson
12:10 | First Session | Ripples of Hope: Building An Economy That Works For All
Kerry Kennedy and Clive Lewis
13:30 | Lunch Break and Photo Exhibition
14:30 | Second Session | Prosperity and Justice: Agendas for Change
Miatta Fahnbulleh and Michael Jacobs
16:15 | Keynote
Rowan Williams
17.00 | Close and Drinks Reception


Queen Elizabeth II Centre
Broad Sanctuary
SW1P 3EE London


Wednesday, 24 October 2018


The event is free of charge. Book your seat via our Eventbrite page. For enquiries, please contact us with


The Nature of Prosperity is a series of public debates chaired by Baron Rowan Williams, 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?

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