The Wealth Economy: a Framework for Sustainable Prosperity ‘Beyond GDP’

Enabling decision-makers to develop a rigorous and holistic framework for making effective use of all their resources in a way that embeds sustainability and de-silos decision-making.

CPD Certified 48 hours

This course equals 48 hours of CPD time

  • Duration

    6 weeks

  • Commitment

    6-8 hours per week

  • Price


  • Study mode

    Tutor guided

  • Certificate of Achievement

    Evidence your learning with a Certificate of Achievement from the University of Cambridge on successful completion.

    • Start

      03 July 2023

    • Finish

      14 August 2023

    • Enrol by

      26 June 2023

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Course overview

Inclusive wealth embeds long-term sustainability in policy or business decisions, ensuring communities or organisations will be resilient in the face of future disruptions. This balance sheet approach helps decision-makers understand the assets available to their community or organisation, the ways those assets interact with each other, and the influence today’s plans and actions have over the longer term.

Discover how the Wealth Economy framework takes a holistic approach towards the necessary assets or capital needed to generate prosperity. This could range from natural resources and human capital to social connections, know-how and trust. With a focus on practical implementation, and firmly grounded in theory, you will gain a solid understanding of the concepts underpinning this framework. You will also find out how you can develop a baseline set of measures, or an approach to measurement, that is relevant to your organisation or context.

This course equips you as a decision-maker with the ability to construct a comprehensive framework that embeds sustainability in a rigorous and theoretically grounded analysis, providing a robust structure for strategy and policy analysis. You will become empowered to encourage an inclusive decision-making process within your organisation, spotlighting links between assets, to enable the development of holistic strategies.

This course has been created in collaboration with the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge.

What will I learn?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • explain and apply the Wealth Economy framework to a context relevant to you
  • analyse different measurement and decision-making frameworks and evaluate them against the Wealth Economy framework
  • identify and classify your context’s assets and identify the relationships between them
  • construct a baseline set of measures and indicators relevant to your context
  • plan a learning cycle of appraisal, implementation and evaluation that incorporates the needs of the relevant stakeholders in your context
  • develop a strategic approach for applying the Wealth Economy framework to your context, including plans for implementation.

Who is this course for?

  • strategy directors
  • policy analysts
  • individuals involved in organisations’ social responsibility or environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives
  • business and finance leaders who are involved in the process of strategic decision-making.

What will I get on completion?

Evidence your learning with a Certificate of Achievement from the University of Cambridge on successful completion.

Course dates

  • 2023

    03 Jul - 14 Aug

    Places available

    Enrol by 26 Jun


Level of knowledge

  • ability to manipulate spreadsheets and read data tables
  • interest in sustainability (broadly understood, not only environmental).

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