25th October 2017: External Event – Bristol Distinguished Address Series Talk with Juliet Davenport – Bristol

Juliet Davenport OBE is the CEO and Founder of Good Energy, one of the UK’s first entirely renewable electricity supplier and generator companies, and as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series she will be delivering a lecture entitled ‘Science, climate and politics: the perilous path to decarbonisation’. In this lecture Juliet will discuss opportunities and challenges faced as well as looking at how digitisation, decentralisation and flexibility will be at the heart of a future energy network fit for the 21st century.

Juliet Davenport conceived Good Energy as a business which could profitably empower consumers and businesses to address their environmental concerns. It has become a catalyst for entrepreneurship among dozens of renewable power generators in England, Wales and Scotland. Juliet was appointed to the Natural Environment Research Council in 2015, awarded a Harmony Professorship of Practice at the University of Wales in 2016, and was offered an honorary doctorate from the University of Bristol in 2017. She sits on the Industry Panel for HM Treasury’s Review on Patient Capital and is a member of the Corporate Advisory Group for the British Academy’s Future of the Corporation project. In 2017, Juliet was invited to become a member of the joint Advisory Board on Climate Change and Environmental Research at Imperial College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2013, she was awarded an OBE for services to renewables.


This series of free public lectures hosted by the University of the West of England provides a unique opportunity to hear from top level business leaders on the challenges and decisions they face at the highest level of strategic leadership.

These evening talks are free for all to attend and will provide an excellent opportunity for you to broaden your corporate network and enable you to develop your business knowledge.


18:00 Registration and refreshments

18:30 – 19:30 Juliet Davenport’s Talk

19:30 Networking

Date: Wednesday 25 October

Location: Faculty of Business and Law Building, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS16 1QY

Registration will open on Wednesday 27 September

Other confirmed dates as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series Include:
Wednesday 27 September with Rob Law, CEO of Trunki
Wednesday 11 October with Sacha Romanovitch, CEO of Grant Thornton
Wednesday 8 November with Tony Hayward, Chairman of Glencore
Wednesday 15 November with Richard Gleave, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of Public Health England
Wednesday 22 November with George Weston, Chief Executive of Associated British Foods plc

For more information on each event please visit The Bristol Distinguished Address Series homepage