Tuesday 11th November, 2008. 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Haberdashers' Hall, 18 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9HQ.
Earthwatch has teamed up with UKSIF to host the environmental debate "Emerging Green Technologies and Industries: Which Offer Financial and Environmental Returns?" on Tuesday 11th November 2008.
The event will bring together environmental scientists and investment professionals to assess the latest thinking on green investment opportunities surrounding food scarcity, climate change mitigation and ecosystem services. Chaired by Penny Shepherd MBE, Chief Executive of UKSIF, the evening promises to stimulate lively discussion.
Three leading scientists will highlight the potential environmental benefits of an emerging green technology or industry of their choice, such as GMOs (genetically modified organisms), carbon capture and storage (CCS) and habitat/species banking. After each presentation, a panel of high profile investment professionals will debate the risks and rewards of investment. The audience will then be tasked with voting for the green technology or industry which they believe offers the best financial and environmental return.
Attendance is open to all, including decision-makers, investment bankers, venture capitalists and private equity professionals. Tickets cost £20. For more information and to order tickets visit the Green Investment Debate pages.
Notes to Editors
Earthwatch Institute (Europe) is an international environmental organisation whose mission is to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.
Earthwatch Institute (Europe) is the European affiliate of Earthwatch Institute, which is based in the USA and founded in Boston in 1971. Other affiliate offices in the Earthwatch Institute network are based in Australia and Japan.
Earthwatch Institute (Europe)'s Corporate Environmental Responsibility Group (CERG) is a platform for enhancing good practice among the business sector. CERG members benefit from: Networking and shared learning with other companies committed to good environmental practice; stakeholder dialogue through report/policy feedback services and disseminating good practice through presentations at Earthwatch seminars.
Earthwatch works with companies that can demonstrate a commitment to improving environmental performance and has more than 24 corporate partners. Staff engagement and field programmes provide a multitude of opportunities to build environmental awareness and understanding. Find out more about our corporate programmes.
UKSIF (formerly the UK Social Investment Forum)
UKSIF is the membership network for sustainable and responsible financial services. UKSIF promotes responsible investment and other forms of finance that support sustainable economic development, enhance quality of life and safeguard the environment. It also seeks to ensure that individual and institutional investors can reflect their values in their investments.