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Debating Nature's Value Conference 2018

By Robert Lyons on 19th March 2018
Found in: Events
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:00 to 18:30

The final event of the DNV network brings everyone together in Cambridge for a one-day conference, to coincide with a private view of the curated art exhibition featuring a commissioned work from local artist, Rosanna Greaves.

Keynote speakers confirmed include Craig Bennet, CEO of Friends of the Earth and Tony Juniper, Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns at WWF.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 16:00 to 18:00

Micro-enterprises are numerous and take many different forms – from the steadily self-employed, to the precarious gig economy worker, to the family business, to the second or ‘top up’ income generator. This diversity means that they are largely ignored by policy makers, despite their potential importance to enterprise, innovation, skills and broader economic policy.

The feed behind our food

By Robert Lyons on 12th February 2018
Found in: Research and Resources

The Protein Challenge 2040 new report sets out why retailers and food service businesses should act on sustainability in animal feed, focusing on food security, changing public attitudes and the potential business opportunities.

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envecon 2018

By Robert Lyons on 7th February 2018
Found in: Events
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Friday, March 9, 2018 - 08:45 to 19:30

The Royal Society, London

This In-Depth Report for the EU's Science for Environmental Policy service presents an overview of ideas, debates and progress so far in natural capital accounting, in particular in accounting for ecosystems and their services.

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This new report from IPPR notes that the British economy is at a critical juncture. Its future success depends on overcoming two major, interrelated problems – long-term structural weaknesses in investment, productivity and trade, and the need to decarbonise. The report examines how the north of England can meet these challenges.

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Do We Need Economic Growth?

By Robert Lyons on 29th November 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

This BBC World Service Newshour Extra programme features Tim Jackson from the Centre for Sustainable Prosperity, University of Surrey, Daniel Ben Ami, author of Ferraris for All: In defence of Economic Progress, Jared Bernstein, economic adviser to President Barack Obama, and Annie Quick of the New Economics Foundation discussing who really benefits from growth and whether we can have prosperity without it.

The Nature of Prosperity: Ethics and Utopias

By Robert Lyons on 29th November 2017
Found in: Events
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Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 13:00 to 17:30

CUSP and the William Morris Society are delighted to invite you to a joint symposium on the Nature of Prosperity. The event will offer an afternoon of philosophical conversations on the themes of ethics and Utopian thinking, and how they can inform concepts of sustainable prosperity. It marks the launch of the new edition of William Morris's influential utopian work, News from Nowhere, as well as CUSP’s collection of essays on The Morality of Sustainable Prosperity.

Panel Discussion: Sustainable Fashion

By Robert Lyons on 29th November 2017
Found in: Events
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Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

Sustainable fashion, also called eco fashion, is a part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability, the goal of which is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of human impact on the environment and social responsibility. It can be seen as an alternative trend against fast fashion.

Understanding the Good Life: a discussion of current CUSP research

By Robert Lyons on 1st November 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:00

London

At the heart of any form of prosperity lie the desires, aspirations, needs and capabilities of ordinary people, which help to inform ideas of what constitutes a good life. Yet it is clear that visions of a good life, and good work are also shaped by aspects of locality, and along lines of social difference. Exploring diverse visions of the good life, and how these vary within different contexts, settings and at different points of the lifecourse, underpins our work within CUSP – the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity.

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