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3 May 201818:15

MBA Speaker Series: Ben Combes

Scientists have identified that four of the nine Earth processes and systems - climate change, loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change and altered cycles in the globe's chemistry - have now crossed "boundary levels". While these challenges are urgent and unprecedented, they coincide with an era of unparalleled innovation and technological change - the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Talking through research, insights and interviews on his work at PwC and in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, Ben will explore the relevance to business and the challenges and opportunities this will bring, how markets will develop and how consumer preferences might evolve. He will also set out how the 4IR and, in particular, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help solve environmental challenges, from climate change to biodiversity. Full details
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3 May 201819:30

Doughnut Economics with Kate Raworth

The University of Exeter Business School's Centre for Circular Economy is delighted to host the economist, Kate Raworth on Thursday 3rd May. Join us at 7:30pm as Kate discusses her latest book 'Doughnut Economics' in the Alumni Auditorium, The Forum. (Parking is available and free on campus after 6pm). Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century's social and ecological challenges, and she is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries. She is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute, where she teaches on the Masters in Environmental Change and Management. Kate is also a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Her 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. Her book, 'Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist' was published in April 2017 and has been translated into Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, and Japanese. Kate will be talking about her latest thinking and will be joined by Ken Webster from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for a Q&A session. Please sign up on Eventbrite through the 'alternative details' button.. Full details
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4 May 201817:30

The Future of Bitcoin (Cash)

Blockchain applications continue to make headlines as the biggest revolution since the internet. But many observers seem sceptical about what they can bring to the world, and don’t know how the blockchain really works. How does it work? What is the difference between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash? To what extent can Bitcoin replace fiat currencies and other centralised systems? Could there be just one form of global money? What implications does this have for the way governments manage macroeconomic stability? What impact could this have on people in underdeveloped countries? The University of Exeter addresses these issues with a discussion panel. Joining us will be Chief Scientist Dr Craig S Wright and CEO Jimmy Nguyen from the nChain Group, answering questions from our professors in the Economics and Maths Departments, John Maloney, and Gihan Marasingha. You will also be able to ask questions at the end and network in between. Anyone with an interest in this subject is welcome, from people with no knowledge at all to experts in the crypto community. Free to attend, but please sign up via Eventbrite, by clicking full details >. Full details
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