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09:05 Welcome - David Lermon
09:10 Introduction to the ‘So what is economic success?’ project
09:15 Table introductions
Delegates introduces themselves to others at their table
09:20 What is the economy?
09:35 What does a successful economy look like?
10:00 How does business contribute to a successful economy
10:25 Should corporate, national and international measures of economic success be aligned?
Set in the context of the Future Generations Bill in Wales and the international Sustainable Development Goals
10:50 Summing up and next steps
Including planned event write-up and future opportunities to contribute to the project
10:55 Closing comments - David Lermon
GDP and profit are society’s main measures of economic success at present. They shape the way people think about the economy and business, affecting their behaviour and the actual outcomes of economic activity. But what do we actually mean by ‘economic success’? Could broader interpretations of economic success help us to balance economic priorities with our social goals and the constraints imposed on us by the natural environment we live in?
This event is part of ICAEW’s thought leadership project ‘So what is economic success? Going beyond GDP and Profit’.
Places are limited to ensure there is time for everyone to contribute to the discussion (20 max).
There is no charge, and we are grateful to the Wales Audit Office for their support for this event.
Email: email@example.com to reserve your place.
Richard Spencer is Head of Sustainability at ICAEW. He joined ICAEW in 2005 in order to set up the sustainability practice within the Technical Strategy department. During this time Richard has led on the ICAEW’s thought leadership and engagement programme in sustainability. He is a co-convenor of the Finance Innovation Lab that last year was named by the Observer and NESTA as one of the Top 50 of Britain’s New Radicals. He has also led on setting up the Natural Capital Coalition.
Before joining ICAEW Richard worked as a strategy consultant in the Natural Resources division of Accenture. Prior to that he held a number of roles at N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd in the bank’s treasury and natural resources project finance teams. Richard began his career at the Bank of England.
Claire Jones is Sustainability and Economics Manager in ICAEW’s technical strategy department. She leads ICAEW’s thought leadership work on natural capital and economic success. She brings an alternative economics perspective that focuses on the economy’s role in delivering social outcomes in a way that respects the constraints of the natural environment we live in.
Claire is a qualified actuary and spent twelve years advising companies and trustees on the financing and management of defined benefit pension schemes. She started her career in the Big 4 before becoming a partner at a specialist consultancy. She is a Deputy Chair of the Resource and Environment Board of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.