Loughborough University Public Lecture
Professor Jonathon Porritt
Visiting Professor with the Sustainability Research School at Loughborough University
Thursday December 6th, 2012 at 5.30pm – Martin Hall Theatre, Martin Hall Building (Admission Free)
Should living sustainably be this hard to fix?
Jonathan Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development and a prominent environmentalist.
In this lecture, Professor Porritt will be looking at some of the current trends in sustainability practice taking place in the political, technological and business worlds. He will also focus on emerging research on behaviour change as a central element within the transition to a more sustainable future.
Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development. Established in 1996, Forum for the Future is now the UK’s leading sustainable development charity, with 70 staff and over 100 partner organisations, including some of the world’s leading companies.
In addition, he is Co-Director of The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme which runs Seminars for senior executives around the world. He is a Non-Executive Director of Wessex Water, and of Willmott Dixon Holdings. He is a Trustee of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, and is involved in the work of many NGOs and charities as Patron, Chair or Special Adviser.
He was formerly Director of Friends of the Earth (1984-90); co-chair of the Green Party (1980-83) of which he is still a member; chairman of UNED-UK (1993-96); chairman of Sustainability South West, the South West Round Table for Sustainable Development (1999-2001); a Trustee of WWF UK (1991-2005), a member of the Board of the South West Regional Development Agency (1999-2008).
He stood down as Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission in July 2009 after nine years providing high-level advice to Government Ministers.
His latest books are Capitalism As If The World Matters (Earthscan, revised 2007), Globalism & Regionalism (Black Dog 2008) and Living Within Our Means (Forum for the Future 2009).
Jonathon received a CBE in January 2000 for services to environmental protection