Hillary Award 2016, an evening with Prof Tim Jackson.


Monday 19 December 2016
5.45 – 8.30pm
University of Surrey, Austin Pearce 1

The University of Surrey's Professor Tim Jackson has been appointed 2016 Hillary Laureate for his widely respected leadership in the economics of sustainability. We are delighted to invite you now to the award ceremony, hosted by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability.The evening will also mark the launch of Prosperity Without Growth - Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow, the revised and updated 2nd edition of Tim’s landmark work on ecological economics.

  • 17.45 - Canapés and Mulled Wine
  • 18.30 - Welcome, Professor Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor
  • 18.35 - Mark Prain, Founding Director Hillary Institute of International Leadership
  • 18.45 - Prof Tim Jackson: Excursions into the dilemma of growth
  • 19.25 - Award Presentation19.30 - Networking and Book signing.


Professor Tim Jackson is Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). He joined the University in 1995 under a Royal Academy of Engineering fellowship, following five years at the Stockholm Environment Institute. Since then, he has been at the forefront of international research on prosperity and sustainability, and served in an advisory capacity for numerous Government departments and delivery agencies. Tim’s first love was playwriting and he sold his first radio play to the BBC while he was still a student. Since then he has achieved numerous radio writing credits for  Radio 4, Radio 3 and BBC World and won several prizes and awards for his work.


The Hillary Institute    

Honouring the leadership legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary, the New Zealand based Hillary Institute has run a global search programme since 2009 with seven annual Laureates selected by its international governors in that time. The Institute’s leadership focus since 2009 has been in addressing Climate Change and Climate Equity. Starting from 2016, the focus will shift to ‘Capital for Change’. Professor Jackson is the Institute’s 7th annual, global Laureate since 2009.         


Prosperity without Growth – 2nd edition book signing on the night

The publication of Prosperity without Growth was a milestone in the sustainability debate. Tim Jackson’s piercing challenge to conventional economics openly questioned the most highly prized goal of politicians and economists alike: the continued pursuit of exponential economic growth. Its findings provoked controversy, inspired debate and led to a new wave of research building on its arguments and conclusions. Seven years after it was first published, Prosperity without Growth is no longer a radical narrative whispered by a marginal fringe, but an essential vision of social progress in a post-crisis world.