6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Forget growth, think survival. The doughnut is a breakthrough alternative to growth economics, and the new economic model for the 21st century that could help end inequality. Its mastermind is economist Kate Raworth, one of today’s top thinkers on economic transformation. She has created a compass for a just and safe future without dismissing important social and ecological planetary challenges. The doughnut is a playfully serious approach to framing those challenges, and it acts as a compass for human progress this century. Hear from Kate Raworth how we can meet the needs of all within the means of the planet on which we fundamentally depend.
A relaxed evening of intelligent talk and discussion, over drinks and light food.
Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, and is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries. She is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, where she teaches Environmental Change and Management. She is also a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Her internationally acclaimed idea of Doughnut Economics has been widely influential amongst sustainable development thinkers, progressive businesses and political activists. She has written extensively for media including The Guardian, The New Statesman, Newsweek.com, and Wired.com, and has contributed to many radio programmes including for BBC Radio 4, The World Service, ABC and NPR, as well as television including CNN World News, Al-Jazeera, BBC, ITV and CBC.
• Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist (2017)