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Friday 11th June 12pm | Taliesin

with Dr Emily Bacon, Shameran Abed, Suzanne Dhaliwal and Oliver Balch (Chair), and  a creative provocation by Oana Aristide.

Ecology: from the Greek, the knowledge of home

Economy: from the Greek, the management of home

‘As knowledge should come before management, so ecology should come before economy.’ — Jane Davidson, #futuregen - Lessons from a Small Country

What do we talk about when we talk about worth, value and growth? A just transition to a sustainable ‘One Planet’ form of living will require a radical structural change in how we relate to finance, industry, wealth distribution and perpetual growth economics. But how do we make that happen?

What role might high finance play in creating a greener, low-carbon society? How could businesses find imaginative ways of thriving in a post-growth world? What new models and ideas might best alleviate poverty, and how might the principles of a circular economy become the norm? Wales will soon be trialing a Universal Basic Income — where could this lead us?

At the second event in our ten-day Everything Change programme, we’ll learn about what other innovative and creative economic models are on the horizon, and how they might just make money part of the solution to the climate crisis, not part of the problem.

This event will be broadcast live and include a Q&A session where audiences will be able to join in the discussion.

Booking is essential to access this free, online event.  Live English-language captioning will be available.

 

Dr Emily Bacon is a lecturer at Swansea University on the Circular Economy Innovation Communities (CEIC) project, and a researcher in the field of innovation ecosystems. To ensure system change, not climate change, Dr Bacon is working with public and third sector organisations to re-think their approaches to their operational procedures to design out waste and maximise circular economy uptake.

Oana Aristide was born in Transylvania, to parents of Romanian, Greek and Yemeni background. Her debut novel Under the Blue, a literary thriller about a pandemic, the rise of AI, and how – or why – we might save the human race, is published in hardback and eBook by Serpent’s Tail.

Shameran Abed is Senior Director of BRAC's Microfinance and Ultra-Poor Graduation programs. BRAC's microfinance program serves more than 8 million clients in seven countries in Asia and Africa and has total assets exceeding USD 3.5 billion. Its ultra-poor graduation program has graduated more than two million households out of the direst forms of poverty and social deprivation and has inspired the global uptake of the ‘graduation approach' to tackle extreme poverty. Additionally, he is the chairman of the Microfinance Network and is also a member of the World Economic Forum Financial Inclusion Steering Committee. 

Suzanne Dhaliwal has led artistic interventions to challenge fossil fuel investments globally and currently works as a creative practice tutor and freelance consultant. In 2009, she co-founded the UK Tar Sands Network, which challenged BP and Shell investments in the Canadian tar sands in solidarity with frontline Indigenous communities, spurring the internationalisation of the fossil fuel divestment movement. Her corporate and financial campaigning spans over a decade, including spearheading a European coalition to challenge the insurance industry on their underwriting of highly polluting coal and tar sands projects. In 2018 she was voted one of London's most influential people in environment by the Evening Standard.

Oliver Balch is an independent journalist and researcher, specialising in business’s role in society. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian, The Times, and the FT, as well as trade titles. His research interests centre around sustainable approaches to business management, corporate strategy, and economic policy. oliverbalch.com 

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