CASSE is the lone organization worldwide dedicated to explicitly advancing Steady State Economics. It is no wonder that prominent figures such as Pulitzer Prize winner E.O. Wilson, World renowned Primatologist Jane Goodall, MSNBC host Chris Matthews, Former senior UN adviser Maude Barlow, science broadcaster David Suzuki and others have signed onto the CASSE position which acknowledges, in short, that there a real, biophysical limits to economic growth.
CASSE offers a positive solution to our economic and ecological predicament – a steady state economy provides a hopeful way to achieve sustainability and equity in an increasingly constrained world. To tell the truth about economic growth and promote the steady state economy, CASSE engages volunteers around the world, from regional directors to collaborators on outreach. CASSE also works closely with economists and scientists to build a foundation of support for the transition to a steady state economy. In addition, CASSE develops and distributes a variety of information resources on concepts related to the steady state economy.
The more extended position of CASSE is developed throughout steadystate.org which includes presentations, interviews, briefing papers and the Steady State Herald blog. Here you will find many works by CASSE staff and affiliates. Key among these, is Herman Daly, Professor and ex-senior economist at the world bank who has won numerous significant awards and has been the key figure in the development of the field of Ecological Economics, Steady-State Economics, as well as the Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare. Other key contributors include CASSE Executive director, author, conservation biologist and Professor, Brian Czech, and renowned environmental advocate Brent Blackwelder.