The current cost of living crisis has seen people cut back on sustainable practices and products, opting for cheaper alternatives, while non-renewable energy sources are also being revisited as a means to provide energy security.
Sustainability during the cost of living crisis
Are these sensible short-term measures or major steps backwards for sustainability?
A free online event will explore what it means for businesses to be truly sustainable and how economic prosperity can be balanced against protecting our environment.
The event will take place from 7-8.30pm on Monday 21 November, as part of BU’s online public lecture series.
Dr Mili Shrivastava, co-founder of BU’s Centre for Sustainable Business Transformations, and Professor of Marine Biology and Conservation Rick Stafford will speak at the event, followed by a discussion and audience questions.
This is the first event in our 2022/23 online public lecture series, which showcases the university’s research and expertise across key areas. The first lecture series attracted more than 1,000 attendees from across the world.
Adam Morris, Engagement Officer at Bournemouth University, said: “We’re excited to launch this year’s online public lecture series, giving people the opportunity to find out more about our research and learn something new from the comfort of home.
“Hot off the heels of the COP27 climate change conference, we’ll be discussing this important issue and exploring the role businesses can play in supporting sustainability.”
Events over the coming months will cover the role of women in journalism, orthopaedic surgery, and the story of Stonehenge.
Find out more and book your place
Attendees from Sierra Leone, the USA, Norway and the Netherlands were among those who joined BU’s online public lecture series.
Online Public Lecture Series 2022
Six online public lectures ran between February and July, showcasing BU research and expertise. Topics included healthy ageing, the Great British seaside, the wildlife of Poole Harbour, and how our ancient ancestors responded to crisis.
Events also explored BU research supporting the LGBTQ+ community and a discussion around the challenges and opportunities facing Dorset’s economy.
In total, over 1,400 people registered to attend the six events, with attendees joining from around the world. Over 800 people have also watched recordings of the events on the Crowdcast platform and the BU Research YouTube channel.
Engagement and Impact Facilitator in RDS Amanda Edwards, who helped to organise the series, said: “It has been brilliant to see such global interest in our events and to share our research with attendees from across the world. Thank you to all of the academics who participated in the events and shared fascinating insights into their work across such varied topics.
“We have exciting plans for the next series of online public lecture events and look forward to sharing the BU story with even more people.”
The online public lecture series will return in the 2022/23 academic year. You can sign up to the public engagement newsletter to be among the first to hear about the public lectures and other BU research events.
You can watch recordings of all of the previous online public lectures on YouTube or Crowdcast.