Conversations in Environmental Sustainability: beyond greenwashing

Conversations in Environmental Sustainability: beyond greenwashing (CES)

This new public termly seminar brings together leading thinkers and decision-makers from academia, business, government and NGOs to look beyond greenwashing. Each seminar will examine a specific issue related to environmental sustainability, exploring how to effectively marry environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals with financial returns, innovation and other business imperatives.

A panel of experts will each speak individually before engaging with each other in a panel discussion. This will be followed by further conversations over drinks in the College. St Edmund Hall’s intimate and beautiful site will provide the setting for the audience of experts and guests to consider honest, solution-based responses to the challenges posed if we are to deliver environmental sustainability.

This is a free public event series open to all on a first-come-first-served basis.

Past Seminars

Seminar 2: Going Green and environmental sustainability: how do we measure it?

Friday 23 June 2023, Doctorow Hall


17:00-18:45: Presentations and Panel Discussion

Host: Professor Dimitrios Tsomocos, Professor of Financial Economics and Fellow by Special Election at St Edmund Hall
Dr Nicola Ranger, Executive Director, Oxford Martin Systemic Resilience Programme
Jonathan Taylor, President, Awesix Services Sàrl
Harriet Waters, Head of Environmental Sustainability, University of Oxford

18:45-19:15: Drinks Reception


This event was sponsored by Ninety One.

Seminar 1: Where are the innovations in renewable energy?

Friday 10 February 2023, Doctorow Hall


17:00-18:45: Presentations and Panel Discussion

Host: Professor Baroness Willis, CBE, Principal of St Edmund Hall, Professor of Biodiversity, University of Oxford
David Bryon: CFO, First Light Fusion
Carlos Monreal: CEO, Plastic Energy Ltd
William Rowe: Founder & CEO, Octopus Hydrogen
Professor Richard Willden: Tidal and wind energy, St Edmund Hall and Department of Engineering, University of Oxford

18:45-19:15: Drinks Reception


This event was sponsored by Ninety One.


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