On 19 October 2016, Craig Bennett (CEO, Friends of the Earth) will be coming to the School of Geography and the Environment to discuss the role of Universities and research councils in addressing climate change, and the extent to which they are in fact doing enough.
The talk will be followed by a drinks reception for an opportunity to mingle and network.
Craig is CEO for Friends of the Earth since 2015. Since 2010 Craig has led the Charity’s campaigns department as its Director of Policy and Campaigns. Under his campaign leadership, the organisation achieved a number of notable successes including ensuring the UK remains frack-free and securing a National Pollinator Strategy to reverse the decline of bees.
Prior to this role at Friends of the Earth, he was Deputy Director at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and Director of the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change from 2007 to 2010, where he built the Group into one of the most influential and progressive business voices in the international climate debate.