The Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity Initiative aims for people to benefit from inclusive prosperity while minimizing harm. One type of harm that goes hand in hand with growing prosperity is environmental degradation, which also brings with it dimensions of inequality and exclusion. Lieselot's research therefore focuses on gaining insights into the drivers and dynamics of exclusive prosperity with a particular focus on environmental harm, especially when connected to industrial processes (e.g. oil and gas, waste, shipping, natural resource extraction and trade). By better understanding the characteristics of exclusive prosperity, she aims to contribute to answering the question about how governments, businesses and civil society can cooperate to reach inclusive prosperity in environmental matters.
"When dealing with economic processes, we often externalize the environmental harm. My main focus is to come to an inclusive solution by involving government, businesses and NGOs to reach inclusive prosperity in environmental matters."