The Future of Business in the 21st Century
Facilitator: Kate Raworth & Juliet Davenport
Join us for a hands-on introduction to Doughnut Economics and its practical application to business with Kate Raworth. Through examples of companies big and small, dive into the importance of the design of business itself for achieving the transformations that our economies need. We will hear from Juliet Davenport of Good Energy on how she runs her company within these values.
This is a day for business leaders and their teams, economists, and companies big or small.
Please note that this is a pre-Seed Festival event. To find out more about the festival and the complete programming visit our official festival site.
Event time: Fri 19th Jul at 9:00am - Fri 19th Jul at 2:30pm
At a Glance
- An in-depth introduction to the concepts behind Doughnut Economics
- A chance to look at a playful-serious approach to frame the challenge of doing business within social and planetary boundaries
- An opportunity to share and discuss the business opportunities of working in this way
Can we do business in the Doughnut? with Kate Raworth
If humanity’s challenge in the 21 st century is to meet the needs of all people within the means of the planet, what does this mean for the future of business?
Join Kate Raworth to explore the many different ways that business is responding to the Doughnut’s challenge, and to the opportunity of becoming regenerative and distributive by design. Through examples of companies big and small, dive into the importance of the design of business itself for achieving the transformations that our economies need.
Kate Raworth’s internationally acclaimed idea of Doughnut Economics has been widely influential amongst sustainable development thinkers, progressive businesses and political activists, and she has presented it to audiences ranging from the UN General Assembly to the Occupy movement.
Juliet Davenport – Good Energy. Running a business along Doughnut Economics lines
Juliet Davenport is founder and CEO of Good Energy – a business that’s successfully subverting the conventional giants of the energy sector. Juliet became frustrated by the lack of change in an industry she knew to be so central to our culture of carbon emissions. She took matters into her own hands and founded Good Energy in 1997. By playing a maverick role in a very conventionally-run industry, Juliet has been part of driving a bigger change among energy’s multinational players.
9.00 – 9.30 Coffee & Croissants
9.30 – 11.00 Introduction: Doughnut Economics with Kate Raworth & Presentation of a working model with Juliet Davenport
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee & Networking
11.30 – 13.00: Workshop Running a Business along Doughnut Economics Lines with Kate Raworth & Juliet Davenport
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
This workshop is suitable for people working in business and organisations
Please note that prices are listed per person. Price includes delicious two-course lunch and refreshments.
Kate Raworth is an economist dedicated to making economics fit for the 21st century. Her book Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist is an international bestseller that has been translated into 15 languages, and it was long-listed for the 2017 Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year award. She teaches at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, and is an advisor to the Global Challenges programme of the Stockholm School of Economics and to the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity at the University of Surrey. Over the past two decades Kate has worked as Senior Researcher at Oxfam, as economist and co-author of the UN’s Human Development Report, and as a Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute based in the villages of Zanzibar. She holds a BA and MSc from Oxford University and an honorary doctorate from Business School Lausanne.Visit Tutor's Website
Juliet is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Good Energy – a renewable energy company with a mission to power a greener, cleaner future together with its customers. Juliet has continuously led innovation in the energy sector and in 2013 she was awarded an OBE for services to renewables. In June 2015 Juliet was appointed to the board of the Natural Environment Research Council and most recently to the board of Innovate UK. Juliet has various scholastic credentials with academic organisations, including University of Wales, Imperial College, Bristol University, Birkbeck and LSE, where she has various roles and accolades, with the ambition of influencing the next generation to think about the energy transition and our low carbon future. Juliet sits on the advisory boards for Aurora, Oxford Energy and is a member of the Powerful Women’s Energy Leaders Coalition.Visit Tutor's Website
“By rethinking economics from first principles, Raworth allows us to integrate our specific propositions into a coherent programme, and then to measure the extent to which it is realised. I see her as the John Maynard Keynes of the 21st century: by reframing the economy, she allows us to change our view of who we are, where we stand, and what we want to be.”
- George Monbiot