The Hutton Series on Climate Change: The Response from the Financial Sector



The Hutton Series on Climate Change is a series of events taking place across 2020-21 at Adam Smith’s Panmure House, bringing together a diverse cross-section of experts, business leaders, scientists, and concerned citizens in the service of one simple aim to identify ten key priorities, innovations & actions to mitigate the climate crisis.

This second session, being held on 1 December, builds upon the findings and debate from the first, focussing on the ‘response from the financial sector’ around what we can realistically afford and how to invest in the future.

The keynote speakers for the session are Keith Skeoch, Chairman of Aberdeen Standard Investments Research Institute and Kirsty Hamilton, former Director of the Low Carbon Finance Group. Each will talk for 5 minutes, before taking questions and participating in a debate panel, led by Prof. Heather McGregor (Executive Dean, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University). The session will be introduced by Prof. Richard Williams and hosted by the Chair of the Panmure House Advisory Board, Mr Graham Watson.

This event open to both staff and students will be hosted virtually by Panmure House and simultaneously livestreamed as an interactive webinar via Facebook and the Panmure website. The broadcast will be recorded and readily available on-demand after the live event. 

Our first session was very popular - with over 500 people joining the event live - so do book a place for yourself and join us for the second session by registering via the following link:

We also invite questions from the public and upon registering you will receive a link to submit your questions ahead of the event. You can also put your questions to the panel during the live debate.

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