29th January 2020: BDAS – Dr Bevis Watts, Bankers must become Eco-warriors – Bristol

Could banks serve the needs of society better? Are they undermining our long-term ability to sustain ourselves by not actively seeking to address the climate emergency, inequality and societal needs?

Perhaps the first and only environmentalist to lead a UK bank, Dr Bevis Watts puts forward the case that much of the financial sector is undermining efforts to tackle these issues. In fact, the UK’s current banking system holds the potential, through adaptation, to be a catalyst for a sustainable future.

For 25 years in the UK, Triodos Bank has demonstrated a model of sustainable banking that uses the intermediary power of finance to benefit people and the planet. They are also 100% transparent about who they lend to – focusing only on organisations that deliver positive environmental, social or cultural change. With the right values, banks can be a force for good and affect real positive systemic change in society.

18:00 – Registration and refreshments
18:30 – Lecture
19:30 – Networking

Date: Wednesday 29th January

Time: 18:00 – 21:00

Location: Bristol Business School, North Entrance, Frenchay Campus, Filton Road, Bristol BS16 1ZG

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