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Natural Capital Investment

By Robert Lyons on 1st August 2017
Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
A major conference on a new frontier for green finance in the UK
 
The Natural Capital Investment Conference 2018, organised by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network, will be a unique opportunity to turn our understanding of the value of the UK's natural environment into investable projects that deliver returns for investors and benefit society.

Whether you manage land or water, have a business interest in natural resources or are a prospective investor, this day could change the way you work.
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 18:30 to 22:00

Environmental professionals and policy-makers may sometimes feel like the financial sector is undermining their efforts.

In the 2017 Burntwood Lecture, Dr Bevis Watts, Managing Director of Triodos Bank UK, will put forward the thesis that the UK's current financial systems holds the potential, through adaptation, to be a catalyst for a sustainable future.

Bevis will also reflect on his unusual and inspirational career trajectory: how did an environmental professional come to lead a financial institution? 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:00

London

At the heart of any form of prosperity lie the desires, aspirations, needs and capabilities of ordinary people, which help to inform ideas of what constitutes a good life. Yet it is clear that visions of a good life, and good work are also shaped by aspects of locality, and along lines of social difference. Exploring diverse visions of the good life, and how these vary within different contexts, settings and at different points of the lifecourse, underpins our work within CUSP – the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity.

Date and Time: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

This Autumn, CUSP and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Limits to Growth will be hosting a debate to mark the 40th Anniversary of Fred Hirsch’s ‘The Social Limits to Growth’. The panel discussion will be chaired by Caroline Lucas MP and Prof Tim Jackson, with speakers including Professor Diane Coyle and Professor Donald Hirsch (son of Fred Hirsch).

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

London

Professor Ian Gough, Visiting Professor, Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, and Associate, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, presents his new book, which builds an essential bridge between climate change and social policy.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 09:30 to 17:30

London

Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network are hosting this event which is aimed at supporting collaboration across the UK and Europe. It will promote funding opportunities available for food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy through Horizon 2020, the EU's largest research and innovation funding programme, with over €1 billion earmarked for calls in 2018-2020.

Rethinking Growth: Toward the Well-being Economy

By Robert Lyons on 30th August 2017
Date and Time: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:00

Cardiff

Following the launch of their Discussion Paper, Rethinking Growth: Toward the Well-being Economy, Dr Mark Lang and Professor Terry Marsden will deliver an evening seminar that seeks to consider the impact of growth on economic, social, environmental and cultural sustainability.

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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00

London

Bright Blue welcomes Tom Burke, chairman and founding director of the environmental think tank E3G and Tom Pickering, director of INEOS Upstream including the INEOS Shale business, which currently holds the largest number of fracking licences on the UK mainland.

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Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00

This one day conference will present the latest thinking on how natural capital accounting is seen, in some quarters at least, as the way forward for effective biodiversity conservation policy and delivery. Speakers will include government advisers, economists, NGOs, local authority representatives and businesses who will each examine the natural capital approach from their perspective and describe its potential to help address the environmental challenges we face. 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 13:30 to 17:30

London

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