One Planet MBA Speaker Series presents: Ben Combes, Assistant Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC
Ben Combes, Assistant Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC
“Can the Fourth Industrial Revolution and AI save the planet?” (sign up here)
Scientists have identified that four of the nine Earth processes and systems – climate change, loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change and altered cycles in the globe’s chemistry – have now crossed “boundary levels”. While these challenges are urgent and unprecedented, they coincide with an era of unparalleled innovation and technological change – the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Talking through research, insights and interviews on his work at PwC and in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. Ben will explore the relevance to business and the challenges and opportunities this will bring, how markets will develop and how consumer preferences might evolve. He will also set out how the 4IR and, in particular, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help solve environmental challenges, from climate change to biodiversity.
Bateman Lecture Theatre, The Business School, 3rd May 2018, 18:15 – 19:15
Doughnut Economics with Kate Raworth
The University of Exeter Business School's Centre for Circular Economy is delighted to host the economist, Kate Raworth on Thursday 3rd May. Join us at 7:30pm as Kate discusses her latest book 'Doughnut Economics' in the Alumni Auditorium, The Forum. (Parking is available and free on campus after 6pm).
Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century's social and ecological challenges, and she is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries.
She is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute, where she teaches on the Masters in Environmental Change and Management. Kate is also a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Her internationally acclaimed idea of Doughnut Economics has been widely influential amongst sustainable development thinkers, progressive businesses and political activists, and she has presented it to audiences ranging from the UN General Assembly to the Occupy movement. Her book, 'Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist' was published in April 2017 and has been translated into Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, and Japanese.
Kate will be talking about her latest thinking and will be joined by Ken Webster from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for a Q&A session.