SCI Research Agenda 2020-2024

At the end of 2019, The Sustainable Consumption Institute launched a new research agenda for our next phase as an institute.

The theme is 'Materialising Sustainabilities, Re-imagining Futures', which captures our aim to deepen and extend our thinking about the urgent socio-technical and political challenges of our time. The way we understand these challenges, and plan our future research around responding to them, is captured in the figure to the right of this page.

Diagram showing the key trends, SCI framework and research focus.

In the process of developing this new agenda we engaged in a series of activities, including funded research projects, academic workshops, public engagement events, hosting international visitors and consultation with key stakeholders within and beyond academia. 

You can see the full report that details how we are working on these challenges here:


SCI Festival

On Thursday, 5 December 2019, we held a half-day ‘SCI Festival’ on Thursday, 5 December 2019 to celebrate over a decade of cutting-edge research and to launch our new research agenda.

The event was attended by a wide range of stakeholders and community members and involved short presentations by SCI academics and guest speakers about ideas, practices, strategies and innovations for changing dominant modes of provision and moving towards more sustainable societies.