Events from the Sustainable Economies Research Group (SERG)

Upcoming event

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing, finance and the transition to net zero symposium

Dates: Thursday 4 May 2023 to Friday 5 May 2023
Time: See programme
Venue: Bristol Business School, UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus

A two-day event for academics, financial experts, economists, local authorities and practitioners to inspire collaboration, conversation and debate on recent trends. We will work to explore and bridge existing data gaps on ESG and climate finance. Free to attend but booking required. For further information on speakers, symposium programme and registration, please follow the link below.

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Past events



  • Corporate adoption of bioinspired innovation and the factors that influence adoption in eight multinational companies
    Speaker: Dr Taryn Mead (Western Colorado University)


  • Discover, Collaborate, Innovate. 
    Speaker: Katherine Piper (Future Leap Network)


  • Corporate sustainability management and accounting: Considering multi-level links for sustainability beyond organizational boundaries. 
    Speaker: Professor Stefan Schaltegger (Leuphana University Lüneburg)
  • Evidence on whether policy support for investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency leads to net job creation.
    Speaker: Dr Richard Hannah (Imperial College London)



  • Evidence and analysis in the regulation of chemicals, pesticides and hazardous waste. 
    Speaker: Dr Mark Chandler (Head of Evidence and Analysis, DEFRA)


  • Classical institutional economics and business ethics: exploring systems-theoretic connections. 
    Speaker: Professor Vladislav Valentinov (IAMO)


  • The role of tokens in addressing externalities in the market economy.  
    Speaker: Dianna Finch (Bristol Pay) 


  • Strategies regarding the creating of a sustainable economy. 
    Speaker: Professor Arild Vatn (Norwegian University of life Sciences) 


  • Supply chain analysis and environmental life cycle assessment for commodities. 
    Speaker: Dr Pedro Lafargue (UWE Bristol)


  • Case studies from IKEA and the fashion industry. 
    Speakers: Ian Christie and Patrick Elf (Centre for Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity)


  • What is sustainable economy? 
    Speakers: Dr Mark Everard and Dr Peter Bradley (UWE Bristol)

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