The current cost of living crisis has seen people cut back on sustainable practices and products, opting for cheaper alternatives, while non-renewable energy sources are also being revisited as a means to provide energy security.
Are these sensible short-term measures or major steps backwards for sustainability?
A free online event being held by Bournemouth University will explore what it means for businesses to be truly sustainable and how economic prosperity can be balanced against protecting our environment.
The event will take place from 7-8.30pm on Monday 21 November, as part of BU’s online public lecture series.
Dr Mili Shrivastava, co-founder of BU’s Centre for Sustainable Business Transformations, and Professor of Marine Biology and Conservation, Rick Stafford, will speak at the event, followed by a discussion and audience questions.
This is the first event in BU’s 2022/23 online public lecture series, which showcases the university’s research and expertise across key areas. The first lecture series attracted more than 1,000 attendees from across the world.
Adam Morris, Engagement Officer at Bournemouth University, said: “We’re excited to launch this year’s online public lecture series, giving people the opportunity to find out more about our research and learn something new from the comfort of home.
“Hot off the heels of the COP27 climate change conference, we’ll be discussing this important issue and exploring the role businesses can play in supporting sustainability.”
Events over the coming months will cover the role of women in journalism, orthopaedic surgery, and the story of Stonehenge.