The Earth Convention- Consumers – Fast Fashion, Manufacturing and Plastics

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The third event in The Earth Convention series from 5x15 and Rathbones is all about consumers & manufacturing - our consumption patterns & the supply chains that feed them.

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Responsible investing at Rathbone Investment Management. We see it as our responsibility to invest for everyone’s tomorrow. That means doing the right thing for our clients and for others too. Keeping the future in mind when we make decisions today. Looking beyond the short term for the most sustainable outcome. This is how we build enduring value for our clients, make a wider contribution to society and create a lasting legacy.


Lucy Siegle
Fashions, plastic and consumers

Lucy Siegle is a writer and broadcaster on nature and climate. Over many years she has specialised in the environmental and social footprint of the global fashion industry and is the author of To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing out the World (4th Estate/HarperCollins) and Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (and you) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again (Orion/Hachette 2019).

She exec-produced and appeared in The True Cost, the Netflix feature documentary also on the fashion industry. She co-founded the Green Carpet Challenge with Livia Firth, a mechanism for mainstreaming stories on global justice and the fashion supply chain.


Steve Evans
Industrial sustainability

Professor Steve Evans is Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability at Cambridge University. He leads research that seeks to deliver knowledge concerning sustainable change at scale, including programmes in sustainable business model innovation, system transformation, the limits of efficiency and sustainable policy making in developing countries. He spent 15 years in industry and has over 30 years of academic experience which includes working collaboratively around the globe.


Dieter Helm
Net Zero

Dieter Helm is Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford and Fellow in Economics at New College, Oxford. Dieter is the Independent Chair of the Natural Capital Committee. Dieter’s recent books include: Green & Prosperous Land, published in 2019 by William Collins, Burn Out: The Endgame for Fossil Fuels (2017), The Carbon Crunch: Revised and Updated (2015) and Natural Capital: Valuing the Planet(2016), all published by Yale University Press.

Dieter’s new book Net Zero is out now.


Miatta Fahnbulleh
New Economics Foundation

Miatta Fanbulleh is Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and has a wealth of experience in developing and delivering policy to empower communities and change people’s lives. She has been at the forefront of generating new ideas on reshaping our economy inside government and out. Prior to joining NEF she was Director of Policy & Research at the Institute of Public Policy Research.


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