17.12.2012 | UNU-IHDP: Lecture by Sir Partha Dasgupta "Inclusive Wealth: Transition towards Sustainability"

On Monday, 17 December 2012, Sir Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Chair of IHDP’s Scientific Committee, will discuss sustainability and economic development in a lecture based on the Inclusive Wealth Report 2012 (IWR 2012).

The IWR 2012, produced by the UNU-IHDP, is the first true attempt to measure the total wealth of nations – including forms of wealth not generally accounted for, such as natural and human capital. Released at the UN Rio+20 Earth Summit in June 2012, it has been applauded by experts worldwide as a ground-breaking concept. Time Magazine hailed the report as an “impressive research project” while The Economist praised the effort to create a more precise economic indicator: “[GDP] is a measure of income, not wealth… Gauging an economy by its GDP is like judging a company by its quarterly profits, without ever peeking at its balance-sheet. Happily, the United Nations published balance-sheets for 20 nations in a report overseen by Sir Partha Dasgupta of Cambridge University.“

The event is free and open to the public but prior registration is required.


Date/Time: 17th December 2012, 4p.m.

Place: United Nations Campus, Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10, 53113 Bonn