Join Kate Raworth and Juliet Davenport at Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking on Friday July 19 2019 from 9.00am – 2.30pm
In the 20th century, modern society started chasing the false goal of economic growth, that has pushed many societies into deep inequalities and is driving ecological collapse. This century calls for a new goal: meeting the needs for all within planetary means. What we do to this earth in the next 12 years will shape the next ten thousand, so let’s replace that last century goal of endless growth with the goal of thriving in balance. In other words, it is time to get into the doughnut – the sweet spot for humanity.
Kate Raworth’s concept 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.
OUTLINE OF THE DAY
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.
GOOD ENERGY, RUNNING A BUSINESS ALONG DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS LINES with JULIET DAVENPORT
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.