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GOTO Speaker Series: In conversation with Kate Raworth

Learn about Kate’s theory on ‘Doughnut Economics’ as she we discuss 21st century ecological challenges and the topic of energy access.

Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford (GOTO) is an action-oriented problem-solving community geared towards addressing some of the most complex issues that face the world today. Students and alumni connect with faculty from across the University of Oxford and their research through tutorials, skills sessions and via this online platform to discuss, debate, and drive new business ideas that address global issues.

Governments, multilateral institutions, the private sector and charities have aligned around an ambitious set of Global Goals for human development, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this year’s GOTO programme, we will focus on SDG 7: to 'ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy to all'.

Owing to this theme, the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship has invited Kate Raworth along as part of our GOTO speaker series:

Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, and is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries.

She is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, where she teaches on the Masters in Environmental Change and Management. She is also a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Her internationally acclaimed idea of Doughnut Economics has been widely influential amongst sustainable development thinkers, progressive businesses and political activists, and she has presented it to audiences ranging from the UN General Assembly to the Occupy movement. Her book, Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economistwas published in 2017 and has been translated into 15 languages.