Radical hope: Reimagining capitalism for climate crisis

Date Thursday 23 May 2024
Time 17:15 - 18:45
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Humphrey Battcock Lecture 2024

Smith School Director, Professor Mette Morsing, welcomes Professor Rebecca Henderson, HEEP Faculty Fellow, John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard University, as this year’s guest speaker.


It’s the most successful economic system to have ever existed, but capitalism is in danger of destroying itself — and our world.

TED talk veteran and author Rebecca Henderson will be in conversation with Cameron Hepburn, Oxford Battcock Professor of Environmental Economics.
Professor Henderson will bring her deep expertise in economics, psychology and organisational behaviour to share a bold approach to a better world. The speakers will discuss radical hope in the face of climate crisis, and explore emerging narratives including techno-optimism, system change and mindset shifts. What does it mean to truly make a difference?
The Humphrey Battcock Lecture is a joint collaboration of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford and host, New College, Oxford.  The event will also be live-streamed on YouTube.