We are delighted to present an interdisciplinary event for London Climate Action Week jointly hosted by the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and The Environment.

We will discuss the book The Edge by Jonathan Maxwell, CEO of Sustainable Development Capital LLP. In this timely book Maxwell makes an appeal for optimism and pragmatism in resolving some of the urgent public and economic policy problems arising from the polycrisis of the cost of living, war, climate change, and biodiversity loss. 

This event will discuss with the author in a “fireside chat” the main issues covered in his book, especially recent global events and the agency we have in understanding and delivering big solutions to these issues, on time, no matter their scale. 

The discussion will focus on what can be done now with technologies that exist today.

We will be joined by a panel of expert discussants who will share their reflections and insights into the problems posed by Maxwell. The panel will also discuss how we can ensure diverse global perspectives are brought into this critical conversation for solutions to the most pressing problems in the international political economy today.


Professor Lord Stern (Chair)
Dr Desné Masie, Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE & Professor of Practice, Hult. (moderator)
Jonathan Maxwell, CEO of Sustainable Development Capital LLP
Dr Akshat Rathi, senior writer, Bloomberg Green
Prof Sarah Gordon Visiting Professor of Practice, Grantham Research Institute, LSE
Nigel Topping UK High-Level Climate Champion COP28
Hendrik du Toit, CEO, Ninety One

How to attend

This in person in event is free to join but you will need to register in advance here

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