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About the Institute for Global Prosperity

The Institute for Global Prosperity at UCL (IGP) is redesigning prosperity for the 21st century, changing the way we conceive and run our economies, and reworking our relationship with the planet.

 

Our vision is to build a prosperous, sustainable, global future, underpinned by the principles of fairness and justice, and allied to a realistic, long-term vision of humanity's place in the world.  

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Our Mission

  1. To challenge the prevailing understanding of prosperity by developing alternative models and ways of thinking​

  2. To use robust empirical evidence, innovative policies and emerging technologies to secure future prosperity

  3. To develop broad and compelling public discussions for credible human future flourishing.

An innovative and inclusive approach 

  • We use cutting-edge research to explore and refine the emerging models of future societies

  • We focus on how innovation (social, economic and political) will service social justice, equity and well-being

  • We are developing a new role for the University through citizen involvement in research and policy development

  • We deliver globally comparative research that is locally embedded, leveraging shared knowledge to address major challenges

  • We focus not on fixing the past, but on transforming the future, allowing us to exponentially expand the innovation capacity of research and collaboration.

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"It has been said that the world does not really lack alternatives, 
what it really lacks is alternative thinking about alternatives." 

IGP Founder & Director
Dame Henrietta L. Moore 

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Upcoming Events

  • Waiting For The Revolution To End: Syrian displacement, time & subjectivity
    Waiting For The Revolution To End: Syrian displacement, time & subjectivity
    Thu, 30 May
    IAS Forum, G17
    30 May 2024, 15:30 – 16:45
    IAS Forum, G17, Gower St, London WC1E 6AE, UK
    30 May 2024, 15:30 – 16:45
    IAS Forum, G17, Gower St, London WC1E 6AE, UK
    Join us to discuss the themes of the book with author Charlotte Al-Khalili.
  • Citizen Science Now! Research by the Community
    Citizen Science Now! Research by the Community
    Sat, 15 Jun
    UCL East Marshgate
    15 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 23 Jun 2024, 18:00
    UCL East Marshgate, 7 Sidings St, London E20 2AE, UK
    15 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 23 Jun 2024, 18:00
    UCL East Marshgate, 7 Sidings St, London E20 2AE, UK
    Come and explore this collection of work by 'citizen scientists' - local researchers from all backgrounds conducting innovative research within their own communities.
  • UK Week
    UK Week
    Mon, 17 Jun
    London
    17 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 21 Jun 2024, 18:00
    London, 7 Sidings St, London E20 2AE, UK
    17 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 21 Jun 2024, 18:00
    London, 7 Sidings St, London E20 2AE, UK
    Join us in celebrating the work of our Prosperity Co-Lab for the UK (PROCOL UK) led by Dr Saffron Woodcraft
  • Sustainable Investing: Myth or Reality?
    Sustainable Investing: Myth or Reality?
    Tue, 18 Jun
    UCL School of Management, One Canada Sq.
    18 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 21:00
    UCL School of Management, One Canada Sq., London E14 5AB, UK
    18 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 21:00
    UCL School of Management, One Canada Sq., London E14 5AB, UK
    Join us for an insightful exploration into the world of sustainable investing in Fast Forward 2030's in-person talk and networking event.

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