Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). He has been at the forefront of international research and discourse on sustainable development for almost three decades, including work with the United Nations, the European Commission, and numerous private companies and NGOs. From 2004 to 2011, he served on the UK Sustainable Development Commission, an advisory body to the UK Government, his work culminating in the seminal book Prosperity without Growth, the second edition of which was published in 2016. Additionally, he is an award-winning playwright with numerous radio writing credits for the BBC. In 2016, he was awarded the Hillary Laureate for outstanding international leadership in sustainability.