18:00 - 20:00 12 March 2013
Location: Roberts Building, UCL
Continuing our termly Public Lectures, Jeremy Grantham, founder of the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment joins us to give a lecture titled 'Civilization: The Frog in the Sauce Pan'
Respondent: Prof Paul Ekins, Director, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources
Chair: Prof David Price, Vice-Provost Research UCL
The lecture will be followed by networking drinks at 7.30pm, with the event finishing at 8.00pm
About the speaker:
Jeremy Grantham is a co-founder of GMO, LLC, an investment management firm in Boston that currently manages approximately $100 billion, predominately for large institutions. He is the firm’s chief investment strategist, a member of the board, an active member of its asset allocation division and the author of a quarterly letter to clients.
In 1998 Jeremy and his wife Hannelore established the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment which seeks to protect and improve the health of the global environment. Its grants focus on climate change and biodiversity conservation, with an emphasis on international initiatives. Key funding programs include the establishment of research institutes at LSE and Imperial College both in London and the center at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Jeremy is a trustee of The Nature Conservancy. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Sheffield (U.K.) and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.