Conversations in Environmental Sustainability: beyond greenwashing


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St Edmund Hall, Oxford, is pleased to announce an exciting new seminar series:

Conversations in Environmental Sustainability: beyond greenwashing

Seminar One:  Where are the innovations in renewable energy?

The termly seminar will bring together leading thinkers and decision-makers from academia, business, government and NGO’s 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 open to all on a first-come-first served basis and is kindly sponsored by Ninety One. 

Join us for this special inaugural seminar.


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

Filming and photography

Please note: this lecture will be recorded and published on St Edmund Hall’s digital and print communication platforms where appropriate.

There will be photography on the day.

If you do not wish to be filmed or photographed, please let the event organiser know.


This event is open to the public. All are welcome.

If you have any questions, please email

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