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Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity


The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity is an ESRC research centre, directed by Prof Tim Jackson. Our guiding vision for sustainable prosperity is one in which people everywhere have the capability to flourish as human beings—within the ecological and resource constraints of a finite planet. Our work explores not just the economic aspects of this challenge, but also its social, political and philosophical dimensions. We address the implications of sustainable prosperity at the level of households and firms; and we explore sector-level and macro-economic implications of different pathways to prosperity. We are paying particular attention to the pragmatic steps that need to be taken by enterprise, government and civil society in order to achieve a sustainable prosperity.

University of Surrey
FAO Catherine Koch
GU2 7XH Guildford
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