The New Economics Foundation was established in 1986 to undertake policy development, research and education work in connection with the development and promotion of a new economics which gives due weight to social justice, the satisfaction of the whole range of human needs, the sustainable use of resources and the conservation of the environment.
2. Sustainability needs to be uncoupled from economic growth. Macro-economic management then becomes the humane handling of the amount of economic growth, or lack of it, that is achieved. It is not yet known how much growth that will turn out to be but there are two possibilities. Emphasis on "sustainability" may generate modest growth. But the continuing emphasis on growth will intensify unsustainability as in the past. Both possibilities are implicit in current uses of "sustainable development".