People, Planet and Profit – Can it be combined?
Approaches to sustainable business often assume that companies can profit from protecting the environment and supporting the wider community.
However, there is a discussion today that businesses’ pursuit of profit frequently has negative impacts on society and the environment, such as contributing to inequality and climate change. This webinar aims to uncover the tensions between profit and sustainability, and discuss how to address these tensions for a more sustainable future.
The panel consists of researchers and business representatives that have a wide range of knowledge and experience with the challenges and synergies between profit and sustainability.
In the panel:
Anselm Schneider is a senior lecture at Stockholm Business School, interested in the role of business in sustainable development.
Eva Svensson, a senior adviser at ReTuna, with a background and interest in how businesses can foster reuse and recycle.
Johan Rindevall, operations manager at Stockholms Stadmission. Previously acting manager for all of its social enterprises.
Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Hinton, a systems researcher and activist in the field of sustainable economy. Her work focuses on how societies relate to profit and how this relationship affects global sustainability challenges.
There will be time to ask questions to the panel.
This event will be online and open to the public. It will be in English.
Use this link to access the webinar on Friday:
The webinar will be published on our webpage afterwards.
The webinar is arranged by Ola Persson, PHD canidate at KTH and Jennifer Hinton. It's financed by Mistra Sustainable Consumption, a research programme that aims to stimulate a transition to sustainable consumption by generating in-depth knowledge on how niche sustainable consumption practices can become mainstream in the areas of food, vacation and furnishing.