Our first panelists

We’re pleased to announce the following will be on our panels, responding to the speakers and guiding us in debate. More to follow in due course.

  • Tim Cooper is Professor of Sustainable Design and Consumption at Nottingham Trent University. His research interests range from the design of sustainable products, through public policy on sustainability, to environmental ethics, including from a Christian point of view. His 1990 book Green Christianity was one of the first to explain these issues to a popular audience.
  • Tom Crompton is Change Strategist at WWF-UK, researching the underlying approaches to today’s environmental campaigns and why they are failing to deliver sufficient change. He has authored various reports including Common Cause and Meeting Environmental Challenges: The Role of Human Identity (with Tim Kasser).
  • Mawil Izzi Dien is Reader in Islamic Studies at University of Wales, Trinity St David. He has authored and edited nine books and numerous articles, mainly on the subjects of Islamic law, economics and enivronmentalism. Since 1991 he has been a consultant on Islam to the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC).
  • Ruth Valerio is a Christian author and speaker on the themes of the environment, justice and consumption. Amongst other roles, she is Manager of A Rocha’s Living Lightly project, which aims to enable and encourage people to apply their Christian faith in living greener and simpler lives.
  • Laszlo Zsolnai is Professor and Director of the Business Ethics Center at Corvinus University Budapest. He has researched and written on the relationship between spirituality, Buddhism, ethics on the one hand, and business and society on the other. He is co-founder of the Buddhist Economics Research Platform, and the European SPES (Spirituality in Economics and Society) Forum.

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