Tickets for five events taking place during Sustainable September, Blue & Green Tomorrow’s month-long celebration of sustainability, have been released to the general public. Click here to buy yours now.
Events are taking place across London in each week of September – comprising of four evening debates on tourism, retail, energy and investment and an all-day sustainability conference on September 30 at Westminster’s Central Hall.
There is a 15% discount if you buy tickets to all five events (i.e. you get one debate free) and for those booking five tickets to the main conference event (i.e. 10% group discount).
The events are as follows:
The Sustainable Tourism Debate – Museum of London, September 3, 6-9pm
“Growth in tourism is undesirable: it is rarely economically, socially or environmentally ‘good’.”
Manda Brookman, director of CoaST: One Planet Tourism network, an independent social enterprise leading sustainable tourism in the Cornwall area and beyond
The Sustainable Retail Debate – Royal Geographical Society, September 10, 6-9pm
“Free trade trumps fair trade in helping developing economies.”
Sam Bowman, research director at the Adam Smith Institute, Britain’s leading libertarian thinktank
Linda Whetstone, chairman of Network for a Free Society and board member at the Institute of Economic Affairs
Fairtrade Foundation, the organisation that licenses use of the Fairtrade mark on products in the UK
Rainforest Alliance, an NGO that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior
The Sustainable Energy Debate – Siemens Crystal, September 16, 6-9pm
“Shale gas and nuclear power will address carbon emissions in the immediate term, far more effectively than renewables.”
Jeremy Leggett, founder and chairman of Solarcentury and its charity SolarAid
Karl Harder, founder and operations director at Abundance Generation, a renewable energy crowdfunding platform
The Sustainable Investment Debate – Royal Geographical Society, September 23, 6-9pm
“The purpose of investment is maximising financial return and nothing else.”
Catherine Howarth, chief executive of ShareAction, a charity that promotes responsible investment by pension funds and fund managers
Russ Mould, investment research director at AJ Bell and former editor of Shares magazine
Sustainable September: The Event – Central Hall, Westminster, September 30, 8am-6pm
The all-day sustainability event will be a TEDx-style conference, which will bring together over 20 visionaries and thought leaders to discuss sustainability, solutions to unsustainability and how we create a blue and green tomorrow.
Confirmed speakers include:
Charles Clover, chairman of the Blue Marine Foundation, former environment editor of the Daily Telegraph and author of the book that inspired the award-winning documentary The End of the Line
Leo Hickman, former Guardian journalist and author of A Life Stripped Bare: My Year Trying to Live Ethically. Now chief adviser on climate change at WWF-UK
Ben Goldsmith, founding partner of sustainable investment business WHEB, chair of the Conservative Environment Network and co-founder of the Environmental Funders Network
Anthony Hobley, chief executive officer at the Carbon Tracker Initiative, a non-profit organisation working to align the capital markets with the climate change policy agenda
Stephen Tindale, associate fellow at the Centre for European Reform and former executive director of Greenpeace
Will Day, sustainability adviser to PwC, with 25 years’ experience working with NGO relief and development organisations
Tickets for any of the events at Sustainable September can be booked by clicking here. You can also keep up with all the latest updates by connecting with Sustainable September on social media. Follow the event on Twitter (@SustSept), Facebook (facebook.com/sustsept) and through the dedicated LinkedIn group.