Published: 26 March 2015 at 13:24
Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity benefits from ESRC grant.
Anglia Ruskin University is a founding partner of the new Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), which has been launched today thanks to a £6million research grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
The overall aim of CUSP will be to explore the complex relationship between prosperity (our aspirations for the good life) and sustainability (the social and environmental constraints of a finite planet).
Based at the University of Surrey and led by Professor Tim Jackson, an internationally renowned expert in sustainable development, CUSP will establish a five-year multidisciplinary research programme commencing in January 2016.
The Centre will take the form of an international network, drawing together expert partners from academic and non-academic institutions and spanning numerous academic disciplines.
Dr Aled Jones, Director of Anglia Ruskin’s Global Sustainability Institute and a Co-Investigator at CUSP, said:
CUSP will pay particular attention to the pragmatic steps that need to be taken to achieve sustainable prosperity. The Centre will engage with business, government and civil society in order to explore practical actions and propose supportive policies.
A core element in this engagement will be a wide-ranging, international dialogue to be chaired by Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury and Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.