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In the IGP we imagine the future. Our aim is to transform tomorrow starting today.

The IGP and its collaborators are rethinking how we conceptualise and improve livelihoods. Standards of living have risen over the past 20 years, but so has social inequality and pressure on our planetary resources. We’re no longer clear what will bring about prosperity for all. We’re investigating the fundamentals of social and economic life: work, leisure, consumption, wealth, wellbeing and energy. By using these as our starting point, we can begin to question the values that currently define them. Elements of a new model are emerging in certain sectors of advanced economies, but they’re underdeveloped. We’re working with diverse evidence, sectors and communities to develop future solutions.