with Tony Greenham, Association of Resilient Living , Russ Spollin, Myc Riggulsford
With guest speakers TBC
Tony leads the Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing programme. He is a chartered accountant and former investment banker with experience both in business and with social and environmental NGOs.
Tony’s career has ranged from blue-chip professional services and banking experience with PwC, Barclays Bank and Credit Suisse, through small business start-ups and social and environmental NGOs to economic policy research. He is author and co-author of many books and reports on economic reform including People Powered Prosperity: Ultra-local approaches to making poorer places wealthier, the Reality of Now: how social processes drive organisational behaviour, Stakeholder Banks: the benefits of banking diversity and the best-selling economic textbook, Where Does Money Come From? A guide to the UK monetary and banking system.
He holds a number of positions in addition to his role at the RSA
- Non-executive director of the Greater London Mutual, a co-operative banking start-up
- Senior Fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab
- Advisory Committee for Lion Trust Investments, a leading investment manager
- Trustee of Solidarity Economics Education and
- Trustee of Transition Network, a global grassroots movement for social and environmental change
Tony is an alumni of Oxford University and the London School of Economics.
Association of Resilient Living
Russ Spollin works with festivals, community events and social enterprises to help them improve their environmental, social and economic performance.
His sustainability journey began as a workplace union environment representative and has taken him many wonderful places, including deep down compost toilets and high atop mountains of recycling.
He has worked with The Environment Agency, The International Permaculture Convergence, Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, Shambala Festival, BoomTown Fair and many more.
As a sustainability practitioner specialising in events he has experience in waste and recycling, sanitation and humanure, system thinking, change management, project management, stakeholder engagement, community organising, and permaculture design.
Myc Riggulsford is an independent science & environment journalist and broadcaster, and smallholder, in North Devon midway between Exmoor and Dartmoor, who has been writing a series of articles, and giving talks, debates, broadcasts, and festival appearances, about the Charter of the Forest during its 800th anniversary last year and this year. In the past Myc has written and broadcast about climate change, renewable energy, animal welfare, and farming issues for BBC Radio Wiltshire Sound, Country Smallholding and other magazines. He hosted Europe’s largest science teaching festival, Science on Stage at CERN and has chaired debates and given talks at science festivals all over Europe, and in India and Mexico. He was a visiting lecturer to PhD students and senior scientists at Manchester, Sheffield and St Andrews universities for over 15 years, and has recently chaired public debates on renewable energy, fracking and nuclear power, and on sustainable housing in North Devon. Myc has practical rural skills experience gained on his 20 acre environmentally friendly run farm, powered by renewables including solar photovoltaic panels, solar hot water panels, and a biomass boiler central heating system fed by sustainable coppice.