Monday 16 November | 7:00pm
Our environment currently faces profound threats. Every kind of company and organisation will need to be involved in transforming our economy and society for a sustainable future. As workers, each of us is an integral part of a corporation or organisation that can hurt or help that goal.
But do we have the conviction and influence to change things – and could it really work? Can our faith spur us on to the task? Where can we even begin to change our complicated systems?
Duncan Gray is a sustainability consultant with Brodie Partners, advising blue-chip businesses from CHANEL to Greggs to Toyota on how they can bring sustainability into their plans, practices, and supply chains. He’s also a priest in London’s hip and creative Hackney Wick neighbourhood. It’s safe to say he’s not only thought about how we save the planet, but why it’s important to God and our Christian faith.
Duncan will guide us through the theological and scriptural basis for care for creation. From a wealth of diverse church traditions, Duncan expands on three different approaches to this issue, including humanity’s stewardship mandate, the ongoing value of a world created by God, and our call to care for ‘the least of these’. There will be time for each of us to examine where we might fit, and questions for discussion and input on tables.
With this theological basis established, the second half of the programme will cover how to make change in our interconnected and competing circumstances, including powerful stories of how others have influenced and changed their own companies.
Rosanne Gray will share experiences from 20 years working at major corporations like Shell, Virgin, tech start-ups and social enterprises. Rosanne will distil key lessons from her career to give you a vision for how to champion God honouring environmental policy at work. Rosanne is CEO of In Kind Direct, a UK charity that distributes consumer goods, donated by companies, to help ensure that everyone has access to life’s essentials and that no usable product goes to waste.
Whether you’re a junior engineer or an executive director, join us for a thought-provoking evening with space to explore what your own next steps might be. If you’ve been yearning to make change in this area, or are simply curious about a deeper environmental theology, this event is for you!
This event includes informal discussion in breakout rooms of around 5 people.