Seminar 16 results

Early stage investing into sustainable green SMEs | CUSP session at SME finance conference, 20 June

CUSP is hosting a green finance session with Fergus Lyon, Robyn Owen and Geraldine Brennan at Middlesex University and ISBE conference on SME Finance, 10 years after the crisis. This session will explore the needs of business and also identify different forms of public support for early stage finance found in the UK and around the world.

Thriving beyond Surviving | Seminar with Maja Göpel and Katherine Trebeck, 15 May 2017

Sustainable development is the 21st Century’s wicked problem. The design of our economies and the principles of our economics have taken us to an extreme, unsustainable and unjust point. It’s widely recognised that system change is badly needed. But what does such large scale transformation actually mean? And how do we put it into practice?

Circular Economy Business Models and Sustainable Prosperity | Seminar with Geraldine Brennan, 26 April

The circular economy concept has risen to prominence over the last decade, with some authors arguing that it could be a new paradigm for sustainability. This seminar will explore the contribution of circular economy business models to sustainable prosperity.

Sustainable Prosperity and the Cultural Industries | Seminar with Graeme Evans and Jon Ward, 22 March 2017

This joint seminar brings together CUSP researcher Jonathan Ward and Graeme Evans from the Art & Design Research Institute (ADRI), Middlesex University to discuss the role of the cultural industries in creating sustainable prosperity.

Culture and climate change | Seminar with Joe Smith and Renata Tyszczuk, 15 Mar 2017

Climate change is urgent and important, but also, for many, boring, difficult and confusing. What kinds of stories, artworks and other interventions are being created in response to ‘the greatest challenge facing humanity’ — a challenge that is also apparently forgettable?

The link between banking and sustainability | Seminar w/ Richard Werner, 9 Feb

That banking has in many countries been operated in a way that is not sustainable has become obvious since the 2008 crisis. However, what is the link between banking and the structure of the banking sector and environmental sustainability of economic activity?

Sustainable Global Prosperity and Business Models | Seminar with Tuukka Toivonen, 25 Jan

How can business models be used to renew our economy? This seminar will discuss the role of values-led business model innovation in the construction of a new economic culture.

Does Brexit mean Brexit? | Seminar with Andrew Gamble

The consequences of the Brexit vote in June 2016 will take many years to be fully understood. This presentation will assess the changes which have already taken place, and will ask whether Brexit will have lasting consequences for British politics and British government.

The Political Culture of a Democratic Route towards Sustainable Prosperity | Seminar w/ Marit Hammond

Why would voters support policies that would leave them potentially materially worse off? In her presentation at Keele University, co-investigator Marit Hammond re-considers the link between democracy and sustainability from the angle of political culture.

Time and nature in the Fossil Economy | Seminar w/ Andreas Malm

Andreas Malm, author of Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming (Verso, 2016), and Associate Senior Lecturer in Human Ecology at Lund University, Sweden, will deliver a talk at Goldsmiths on some of his latest work.