Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 3

The last day of the conference’s theme is insurances and their models. Climate change becomes more and more apparent (not to say obvious) through increased natural disasters, tolling human and nonhuman animals’ lives. Financial markets have recognised the need to develop tools to better evaluate climate change and its impact on investments and insurance. An… Continue reading Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 3

Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 2

Here I bring you highlights from today’s papers presentations that are useful in extending theoretical observation into the practical application of accounting to enact corporate behavioral change. Our second day starts with a research paper on biodiversity accounting and conservation, elegantly delivered by fellow CSEAR member Delphine Gibassier (Toulouse Business School) where she asks: Can… Continue reading Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 2

Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 1

November 29- 1 Dec (You can read more about the conference here) “A multivalent concern for all living things” (from Vera Ehrenstein’s paper titled: Geopolitics of carbon sinks or: the negotiation of REDD+) I am grateful to the organizers for allowing me to participate in this closed workshop as a (very) early researcher. As most… Continue reading Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 1

Academia and Activism: Direct Action through Discourse Analysis

22 November 2017, Manchester #discourseactivism For some, academia is a pathway to develop personal and cumulative knowledge, engaging in mentally stimulating work. But for others, academic research (and teaching!) is an inseparable component from their personal moral and ethical paradigms. The location of this conference makes the discussions and our subject matter tangible and urgent.… Continue reading Academia and Activism: Direct Action through Discourse Analysis

Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures Symposium 2017

23 October 2017, Firth Court, The University of Sheffield Being a Grantham scholar, I have the privileged opportunity to attend this year’s symposium showcasing multidisciplinary sustainability research across many faculties The theme of the symposium this year is FEWER – Food, Energy, Water and Environmental Research and keynote speakers included Joanna Haigh, Co-Director, Grantham Institute for Climate… Continue reading Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures Symposium 2017

Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School Day 4

Good morning in Lancaster University is not just a set greeting phrase, although today it’s bitter sweet – last day. Going down to the Market Place where we have our breakfast, I’m handed my trusty soya milk the staff kindly prepared for me and sit down with fellow summer schoolers to hear about their experience… Continue reading Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School Day 4

Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2017 – Day 3

You know how some people go to music festivals like Glastonbury and they don’t know which stage to go to first? Well, today is like that for me.   Nothing short of seeing Rammstein (or insert your favourite band here), Dr Paul Baker lectures on corpus-based discourse analysis. The lecture hall is full and I… Continue reading Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2017 – Day 3