Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)
A prosperous society is concerned not only with income and financial wealth, but also with the health and wellbeing of its citizens, with their access to good quality education, and with their prospects for decent and rewarding work. Prosperity enables basic individual rights and freedoms. But it must also deliver the ability for people to participate meaningfully in common projects. Ultimately, prosperity must offer society a credible and inclusive vision of social progress. The over-arching goal of CUSP is to contribute to that essential task.
Their 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. Their work will explore not just the economic aspects of this challenge, but also its social, political and philosophical dimensions. They address the implications of sustainable prosperity at the level of households and firms; and they will explore sector-level and macro-economic implications of different pathways to prosperity. They 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.
The Centre takes the form of a rich international network, drawing together expert partners from academic and non-academic institutions as co-producers of the work programme.See more