Green Growth: A Guide To Post-Pandemic Economic Sustainability

TUE, MAR 16, 2021 (1:10:51)

How can we achieve healthy growth, the kind that is more regenerative than wasteful, more equitable than unjust?

Per Espen Stoknes and L. Hunter Lovins believe they have the answers. Both are experts in the field, having written books that offer blueprints for an inspiring regenerative economy that avoids collapse and works for people and the planet.

If you want to learn more about the Doughnut-Theory of Economics, which will be discussed in the program, here are links to two excellent articles:

“Three Cities Switching To Life-Affirming Economies”
https://www.yesmagazine.org/issue/ecological-civilization/2021/02/16/cities-life-affirming-economies/

“Amsterdam Is Embracing a Radical New Economic Theory to Help Save the Environment. Could It Also Replace Capitalism?”
https://time.com/5930093/amsterdam-doughnut-economics/

This talk is part of the Cambridge Forum’s series, Transformations.

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+ BIO: Per Espen Stoknes

Per Espen Stoknes is an organizational psychologist who also holds a PhD in economics. He is a part-time senior lecturer at the Norwegian Business School, where he teaches green growth, team leadership, and scenario-based strategy. He is also the co-director of Center for Green Growth. Per Espen is the co-founder of two clean-technology companies—GasPlas and AgroPlas, at which he held CEO and chairman positions. One was developed and sold off internationally; the other is still in early growth stage. As a consultant, Per Espen has worked with leadership development programs and strategy projects for a wide range of Nordic clients, such as the Norwegian Ministry of Oil and Energy, Schlumberger, Statoil, Statkraft, The Kongsberg Group, Telenor, and Sony-Ericsson, as well as a number of governmental and educational agencies: the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the Ministry of Justice, University of Oslo, and Norway’s Organization for Technology Assessment.

+ BIO: L. Hunter Lovins

L. Hunter Lovins is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions, helping communities and countries implement more regenerative practices profitably.

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