Kerry Kennedy, CUSP, 24 Oct 2018 (Photo by Dean Whiting /
Kerry Kennedy, CUSP, 24 Oct 2018 (Photo by Dean Whiting /

4th Nature of Prosperity Dialogue —

An Economy That Works For All

London, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, 24 Oct 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 were 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, and Michael Jacobs, Director of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice. The conference was hosted by CUSP Director Tim Jackson. The day concluded with a keynote reflection from Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury and chair of our Nature of Prosperity Dialogue series.


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. The video recordings of the day are listed be below and can be accessed on our Youtube Channel. For the podcasts, please see our Mixcloud channel.

Ripples of Hope: Building An Economy That Works For All

Kerry Kennedy, Clive Lewis and Tim Jackson

Prosperity and Justice: Agendas for Change

Miatta Fahnbulleh, Michael Jacobs and Tim Jackson; followed by a keynote from Rowan Williams


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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