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  • Date and time: Thursday 17 June 2021, 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

An expert panel reveals how a green recovery could create millions of jobs, promote our health and wellbeing, and lead us to a fairer, more resilient future.

Speakers include Per Espen Stoknes, author of Tomorrow's Economy: A Guide to Creating Healthy Green Growth; Sara Reis, Head of Research and Policy at the Women’s Budget Group; Martin O’Neill, a political philosopher from the University of York, UK; Joe Guinan, Vice President of Strategy and Programs at The Democracy Collaborative and Executive Director of the Next System Project; and Helen Mountford, Vice President for Climate and Economics at the World Resources Institute. The event is chaired by Kate Rogers, Head of Sustainability and Co-Head of Charities at Cazenove Capital.  

Join in the conversation and discover how healthy growth is able to restore equity rather than exacerbating global inequalities.

Presented in collaboration with the Friends Provident Foundation

This event is hosted live on Zoom Webinar. You’ll receive a link to join a couple of days before the event takes place and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.

Green Growth and Community Wealth Creation is part of a series of events presented under the theme of ‘Levelling Up the Economy’ with the support of the Friends Provident Foundation. You may also enjoy Exploring Doughnut Economics on Friday 11 June and Levelling Up the Economy on Wednesday 16 June.

Book sales

You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner.  In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too.  

About the speakers

Joe Guinan is Vice President of Strategy and Programs at The Democracy Collaborative and Executive Director of the Next System Project. His focus is on political economy and economic system change, and he is co-author (with Martin O’Neill) of The Case for Community Wealth Building (Polity, 2020) and (with Christine Berry) of People Get Ready! Preparing for a Corbyn Government (O/R Books, 2019), which was named one of the Guardian’s best politics books of the year. A former journalist, he was previously a Program Director at the Aspen Institute, a Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and a consultant to the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. He writes regularly for an array of progressive outlets, is a frequently cited expert on the new economics in major news media, serves on several non-profit boards, and is a commissioning editor of the journal Renewal.  

Helen Mountford is the Vice President for Climate and Economics at WRI. The Climate team helps policymakers, businesses and civil society in countries around the world and through international collaboration to identify and advance the deep structural shifts needed to successfully address climate change, while the Economics team undertakes economic analysis as appropriate to strengthen work across WRI. Helen is also Program Director for the New Climate Economy (NCE) project, the flagship initiative of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate that provides independent and authoritative evidence on actions which can both strengthen economic performance and reduce the risk of dangerous climate change. She was previously Deputy Director of Environment for the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) where she advised governments on policy reforms, and oversaw work on green fiscal reform, climate change finance and economics, fossil fuel subsidy reforms, green growth, water pricing, biodiversity incentive measures, and economy-environment outlooks and modelling. 

Martin O’Neill is a Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of York, UK. He moved across to the Department of Philosophy in 2018, having taught in the Department of Politics at York since 2010. Martin works on a number of issues at the intersection of political philosophy, political economy, and public policy. He is the co-editor of Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) and Taxation: Philosophical Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2018), and is the co-author (with Joe Guinan) of The Case for Community Wealth Building (Polity Press, 2019). Martin often writes for non-academic audiences, and his writing has appeared in The Big IssueThe New StatesmanBoston Review, and the Guardian

Sara Reis is Head of Research and Policy at the Women’s Budget Group (WBG). Sara is currently coordinating WBG’s work on a Feminist Green New Deal, the local data project, and the impact of Covid-19 on women. Since joining WBG in 2017, she has been involved in various projects including research on female poverty, funding for the women’s sector, affordable housing, and economic circumstances of migrant women in the UK. Sara has a PhD in Politics from the University of Sheffield.

Kate Rogers is Head of Sustainability and Co-Head of Charities at Cazenove Capital (part of the Schroders Group), with considerable experience in managing investments on behalf of charities and foundations globally. She is an advocate of equality, social mobility and refugee rights, and was a Women in Investment Award Winner in 2018.

Per Espen Stoknes is a psychologist with a PhD in Economics, a TED Global speaker, and serves as the Director of Centre for Sustainability and Energy at the Norwegian Business School. An Associate Professor with the School’s Department of Law and Governance, he is an experienced foresight facilitator and academic, who is also a serial entrepreneur, including co-founding clean-tech company GasPlas. He is the author of several books, including Tomorrow's Economy: A Guide to Creating Healthy Green GrowthLearning from the FutureMoney & Soul and the “Outstanding Academic Title of 2015” award winning book: What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming. He is a serving member of the Norwegian Parliament.


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