CUSP joins the GEC

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The GEC is pleased to announce that the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) will be joining us as a new member of the coalition.

Led by Prof. Tim Jackson, CUSP is an international network of academics, businesses, public sector, and civil society organisations undertaking research into foundational questions concerning the development of a sustainable economy and society.

CUSP’s 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. The work explores not just the economic aspects of this challenge, but also its social, political and philosophical dimensions, 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 CUSP work programme is organised around five core ‘MAPSS’ themes: (M)eaning and moral framings of the good life; the role of the (A)rts and culture in delivering of prosperity; (P)olitical and organisational dimensions of sustainable prosperity; (S)ocial and psychological understandings of the good life; and (S)ystems analysis to explore narratives of sustainable prosperity.


Achieving a sustainable prosperity requires compelling social narratives and robust economic models to deliver them. CUSP is pleased to be joining the GEC, to help accelerate the transition to a new and green economy.

Tim Jackson, Director, CUSP


We look forward to sharing our versatile work on the nature of sustainable prosperity and to develop continuous dialogue and learning with green economy partners across the wide range of sectors.

Ian Christie, Knowledge Exchange Coordinator, CUSP


CUSP is pioneering a new vision of prosperity - one that is central to a transition to greener and more fair economy. We are delighted that they have joined the GEC and look forward to sharing and learning across different networks. 

Oliver Greenfield, Convenor, Green Economy Coalition