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Tim Jackson is Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). and Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey in the UK. CUSP builds on Tim’s vison over three decades to explore the moral, economic and social dimensions of prosperity on a finite planet. He’s served as an advisor on sustainability to numerous commercial, government and intergovernmental organisations. Between 2004 and 2011, Tim was Economics Commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development Commission, where his work culminated in the publication of his controversial book Prosperity without Growth (Routledge 2009/2017). In 2016, he was awarded the Hillary Laureate for exceptional international leadership. In addition to his academic work, Tim is an award-winning dramatist with numerous radio-writing credits for the BBC.

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  • Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity: cusp.ac.uk
  • ESRC Professorial Fellowship for Prosperity and Sustainability in the Green Economy: prosperitas.org.uk

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Gemma Birkett
PA to Prof Tim Jackson
g.birkett@surrey.ac.uk
Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity
University of Surrey :: GU2 7XH Guildford :: UK

Further reading

Jackson, T 2016. PDFBeyond consumer capitalism – foundations for a sustainable prosperity. CUSP Working Paper No 2. Guildford: University of Surrey.

Jackson, T 2013. PDFAngst essen Seele auf – Escaping the ‘iron cage’ of consumerism. In: Wuppertal Spezial (Vol 48), Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy.