Progressive Conservatism: What's the vision for the next election?
Aldersgate Group hosted a discussion with Gregory Barker MP, one of the leading architects for the Conservative 2020 Group. This is a group whose vision incorporated a commitment to decarbonising the economy, supporting innovation and entrepreneurship.
Fourth Carbon Budget Debate
On 11th December the Committee on Climate Change published its recommendation to Government on the Fourth Carbon Budget (2023-2027). The following day, the Aldersgate Group convened a debate: "This house believes that the current level of the Fourth Carbon Budget is in the UK's economic interests and should not be downgraded." Two debating teams represented the views of business and investors for and against the motion. Their arguments were discussed by a judging panel.
Evolving Energy: can people-power drive an energy revolution?
World leaders might have taken climate change off the G8 agenda, but investing in a clean energy future remains a priority for business and society. A week before the G8 summit in Northern Ireland, this event discussed the huge economic opportunities of updating our models of energy generation, supply and ownership.
Can your business provide climate solutions in emerging markets?
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and the Aldersgate Group hosted a discussion on climate and development business opportunities, which has informed the establishment of a new CDKN facility to provide funding for business partnerships.
Banking for Growth
This free networking event on the Green Investment Bank (GIB) had a keynote speech from its Chairman, Lord Smith, at the Scottish Parliament. Discussion was centred around how the GIB could maximise its potential to stimulate growth and job creation - both in Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Reporting after Rio: what is the future for corporate transparency?
Lord De Mauley the new Parliamentary Under Secretary, was joined by Steve Waygood, of Aviva Investors, Matt Hale of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Paul Simpson of the Carbon Disclosure Project, to discuss the introduction of mandatory carbon reporting in the UK.
This event was supported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Dissecting our Energy Future: positioning the UK for economic success
With the Energy Bill undergoing final amendments, this timely debate saw six energy experts pitch the benefits of their energy resource/technology family – offering Government a national return on its investment. A scrutiny panel thoroughly dissected their assumptions and claims.