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Business: Exploring The Reciprocal Relationship Of Business And Climate Change With Professor Andrew Thomas, Dr Ian Harris & Mr Tim Gillison From Aberystwyth University

21st May 2020 @ 13:00 - 14:00



In this Business webinar for school and college students and teachers, Professor Andrew Thomas, Dr Ian Harris, and Mr Tim Gillison, from Aberystwyth Business School introduce:

Exploring the Reciprocal Relationship of Business and Climate Change?

Typically evaluated in business theory as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) the reciprocal impacts of business and climate change are becoming significantly expanded; predicated by new generations of consumers and the greater awareness they bring of the effects consumption has on the environment and climate change, and ultimately “their future”.

The developed world for the last 50 years has seen the age of the corporate, organisations designed to maximise profit for their investors with few checks and balances on their behaviour and the consequences of their actions. However, climate change and related ecological challenges present new and fundamental challenges to business: local, national and global. But how can climate change be tackled when business communities typically focus on securing their survival and prosperity, at the expense of others? And what is the relevance of ‘ethical business ideologies’ in addressing the cutting edge challenges of climate change?

An introductory session that supports Level 3 Business specification content such as Business Management and Leadership, Choosing Strategic Direction, Operations and Marketing Decision Making. This Webinar sets a baseline for the innovative Business and Climate Change (BSc) Degree being delivered by Aberystwyth University from September 2020

In this session, Andrew, Ian and Tim introduce perspectives that outline the opportunities and the challenges of this new normal!


Lecturer Profiles (Please Click): Professor Andrew Thomas, Dr Ian Harris & Mr Tim Gillison

Suitable for: Year 12 and 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Business, Marketing, Digital Marketing, Management, Economics, Business Finance, Finance, Accounting, Business Economics. You may also have broader interests in Climate Change covering disciplines such as Geography, for example. Teachers are also very welcome to join; please feel free to make it a class event.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Participants might consider how they purchase, what they purchase, what considerations they make when purchasing (cost, quality, brand, speed of access), and if they purchase for functional or emotional reasons – e.g. Would you wear Primark?

The IT Setup: The event will be run with one, smaller, audience on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and a larger audience, simultaneously, on Facebook Live. The smaller group in the Bluejeans meeting can engage using their microphones to talk directly to the university academics. The Facebook audience has the ability to ask questions and offer thoughts via comments on Facebook. In both cases, participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges.

If you would like to take part, please join the session on Facebook Live by clicking the following link: Climate Change & Business with Aberystwyth

(Our places on Bluejeans are all now booked but you are very welcome on Facebook)


21st May 2020
13:00 - 14:00
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