We are an independent organisation that studies the sustainability of our complex systems – in the long term and in harmony with natural processes. We invite policymakers, practitioners and communities to join us in making sense of our interconnected world.
We contribute to the transformation of society so that countries and communities can converge to similar levels of development within the limits of the earth’s resources, and with increasing equity for people today and for future generations.
We help people prepare for a future in which disruptive change will happen with increasing speed, and will demand a high degree of adaptability.
We build on the ideas expressed in the works of E. F. Schumacher, particularly appropriate technology at the right scale, local actions, peace and non-violent approaches, simplicity and the sense that all people matter.