The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)

Keele University is proud to be a key partner of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) – an internationally-leading research organisation funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council.

Taking the form of a rich international network that draws together expert partners from academic and non-academic institutions, CUSP focuses on developing a vision for sustainable prosperity in which people everywhere have the capability to flourish as human beings – within the ecological and resource constraints of a finite planet.

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.

Keele University is leading two projects focused on prefigurative grassroots initiatives and the political institutions of sustainable prosperity.

For more information, visit the CUSP website.

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