February 5 – 7, 2021
The Warwick Economics Summit, a student-run international forum, brings together some of the world’s most revered and inspirational speakers.
The 20th Edition of the Warwick Economics Summit will be held online and will be an interactive three-day experience.
The Summit’s focus goes far beyond the field of economics, encompassing the broader spheres of the social sciences, including development, politics, journalism, and international relations. It is this wide scope and diversity that sets the Summit apart from other events, ensuring that it remains relevant and in tune with today’s wider issues.
- Connie Hedegaard – Danish Politician and Former European Commissioner for Climate Action. She was also a Minister of Denmark for Climate and Energy
- Kara Mangone – Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs. Previously, she led engagement with the firm’s investors on corporate governance and sustainability.
- Anne Simpson – Managing Investment Director for Board Governance & Sustainability at CalPERS. In 2019, she was named as one of the 15 women leading the global fight on climate change by Time Magazine, and one of the 100 Most Influential Women in US Finance by Barron’s (Dow Jones) in 2020.
- Chaired by Gillian Tett – Chair of the editorial board and editor-at-large, US of the Financial Times. In 2014, she was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards and was the first recipient of the Royal Anthropological Institute Marsh Award. Tett’s past roles at the FT have included US managing editor, assistant editor, capital markets editor, deputy editor of the Lex column, Tokyo bureau chief, and a reporter in Russia and Brussels.
At last, humanity is beginning to come to terms with the harsh reality that the battle against climate change is one that threatens our very existence. The Green Transition Panel discusses the steps forward with both nuance and urgency. In an age of partisanship and division, global warming calls for global solutions. A discussion on the necessary conditions for governments, international institutions and intricately linked channels of trade and finance to fully shoulder their responsibility towards the planet will make for an intriguing and important conversation. The varying roles of developed and developing nations, preventing the effects of climate change from destroying the lives of the world’s poorest and the feasibility of a sustainable green transition are among the many crucial issues this panel will address.