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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    September 15
    2021

    Can You Create a Post Growth Economy?

    Post Growth—Life After Capitalism

    Capitalism is broken. The relentless pursuit of more has delivered climate catastrophe, social inequality and financial instability—and left us ill prepared for life in a global pandemic. Weaving together philosophical reflection, economic insight and social vision, Tim Jackson’s passionate and provocative book dares us to imagine a world beyond capitalism—a place where relationship and meaning take precedence over profits and power. Post Growth is both a manifesto for system change and an invitation to rekindle a deeper conversation about the nature of the human condition.

    Prof. Tim Jackson will share his vision for a Post Growth Economy

    First 50 registrations  are free. After that 25 Euros

    Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    September 15
    2021

    Mitigating Wildfire Risk With Innovative Finance Solutions

    Each year brings more fires burning out of control around the world. Megafires that burn more than 100,000 acres were once a rare occurrence but are now gaining momentum with the deadly combination of modern forest management practices and climate change. California homes are especially vulnerable, with nearly 1.4 million homes, worth an estimated $610 billion, in high fire risk areas.*

    In the war against climate change, forests provide clean air, carbon storage, and fresh water. And while climate change plays a role in increasing wildfire risk, the lack of funding to thin and maintain forests properly is a major challenge. This results in overgrown forests that burn longer, hotter and spread faster while also degrading water systems and air quality. Add the drier, warmer, windier weather associated with climate change to the equation, and the threat of bigger and more destructive fires is inevitable.

    Speakers:
    – Adam Connaker, Director of Innovative Finance, The Rockefeller Foundation
    – Abby Gritter, Chief of Staff, Blue Forest Conservation
    – Paul Hessburg, PhD, Research Landscape Ecologist, US Forest Service
    – Siobhan King, Porfolio Manager, ImpactAssets

    This webinar is for impact investors and philanthropists who want to learn:
    – Why catastrophic wildfires are increasingly common and how they are reshaping the West.
    – Innovations in science that enable approaches to harness private and public capital to reduce wildfire severity.
    – How to grant and invest to address climate change while protecting communities and water supply.

    If you have questions about this webinar, please contact ImpactAssets Client Engagement Team at engagement@impactassets.org or 855-482-2946, option 1.

    10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    September 15
    2021

    On the Table: A Conversation With Action Track 1 Lead Lawrence Haddad in Advance Of the Un Food Systems Summit

    This year the United Nations will host the first Food Systems Summit with the goal of uniting multiple sectors and actors around building more equitable and sustainable food systems as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. A week before the summit — and on the launch date of Devex’s new food systems newsletter, Devex Dish — Devex senior reporter, Teresa Welsh, sits down with Lawrence Haddad, executive director at GAIN and chair of Action Track 1, to discuss how governments and the global community can ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all.

    Get the inside track on how agriculture, nutrition, sustainability, and more are intersecting to remake the global food system in this weekly newsletter.

    This event will include live captioning.

    Time: 9 AM ET | 3 PM CET

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