AI Needs You: How We Can Change AI's Future and Save Our Own
AI will permeate our lives in unforeseeable ways, but it is clear that the shape of AI’s future—and of our own—cannot be left only to those building it. Verity argues that it is critical for society to take the lead in figuring out what, and who, this technology is really for, if we are to guide it away from our worst fears and toward a future that we can trust and believe in.
Moderated by Simon Mundy, Moral Money Editor at the FT, we hear from three leaders in climate and impact investing. What role should private capital play in helping us to achieve our climate goals? How do policy, regulation and global climate commitments shape the investment environment? And how do we maximise the real world impact of private investment?
Professor of Environmental Economics at Oxford University and Director of the Economics and Sustainability Programme at the Oxford Martin School
Can the UK and the world reach net zero on time?
Is net zero by 2050 possible? What would it take to get there? On the one hand, the stock of renewable power generation and electric vehicles continues to grow rapidly; on the other hand, China continues to build new coal fired generation, citizens appear to be starting to push back against net zero policy, and the reality of reconfiguring our supply chains and the structure of the economy is starting to hit home.
Imagination is our supreme gift, our biggest opportunity, our greatest source of fulfilment and our most vital asset for the future. Drawing on a career spent at the intersection of business and creativity, Albert joins us to discuss the critical role the imagination will play in our future.
The future and geopolitics of climate change: where we are gaining momentum and where we are not.
Gerald Butts has spent a lifetime working on environmental issues both in the public sector and now the private sector. Gerry will be discussing the impact of geopolitical events on climate change and what it means for the future. How Russia-Ukraine provided a wake-up moment for food/water insecurity that will become a larger issue over the next few years. Additionally, Gerry will discuss the regulatory outlook and policy setting agenda for “pollutant” industries across key regions and countries.
Chair of Brookfield Asset Management, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change and Finance, Chair of Bloomberg LP
Perspective from the front lines of the Energy Transition
Mark will discuss the impact and returns of the energy transition in advanced economies, what to expect and what could really matter @ COP28, how energy transition is macro critical and which countries are getting it right and who could miss out.