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23 January, 2018 - Assessing the Green Finance Boom: Prospects for a Market-led Sustainable Future?

Time: 18:15:00 - 19:30:00

Green finance now forms a key plank of the UK finance industry’s contribution to the campaign against climate change. There has been a huge global demand for green bonds, with the market raising $95bn in 2016 and on track to reach issuance of $123bn in 2017, according to Bloomberg. It has prominent supporters, including the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, who recently claimed that “Green finance is a major opportunity…[increasing] the prospects for an environmentally sustainable recovery in global growth.” The idea is a simple one: to make and win the business case for sustainable investments that generate environmental benefits, leading to a low-carbon, climate resilient and resource-efficient economy. This event comes at an exciting time – with green finance taking off in the UK. For its supporters, this rapid growth in sustainable investment is cause for celebration. However, its expansion also invites reflection on what exactly constitutes ‘green’ finance? This public panel

Location: G.06 LT, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31–34 Gordon Square, London, WC1

Contact: Monica Barbone

Email: m.barbone@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 2031089289

6 February, 2018 - eResearch Domain: Careers Network Meeting

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:30:00

This network aims to provide a career development platform for researchers who use data science, computational science or digital technology approaches from all faculties, facilitating networking, training and opportunities for shared learning. - What would help your career? - Do you want to join the careers network committee? - Suggested topics so far include: software development, clinical data management for engineers, ethics, IP management for emerging technologies, navigating the software/ hardware interface, UCL career services awareness, licensing, research integrity, how to establish industry collaborations. Agenda: It is open to members of all faculties who are involved in research using data science, computational modelling and digital technologies. Come to the meeting to let us know what would help your career!

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Contact: Louise Chisholm

Email: eresearch@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 February, 2018 - The World in 2018

Time: 18:15:00 - 19:30:00

Organised by UCL Political Science

Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor of the Economist, will give a guided tour of the trends, triumphs and travails that will shape the year ahead.

Location: Gordon Street E28 Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre, 25 GORDON STREET, , , WC1H 0AY

Contact: Monica Barbone

Email: m.barbone@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 2031089289

19 February, 2018 - Visible Hands: Government Regulation and International Business Responsibility

Time: 18:15:00 - 19:30:00

Summary A growing number of states are regulating the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of domestic multinational corporations relating to overseas subsidiaries and suppliers. Jette Steen Knudsen presents a new framework for analysing government–CSR relations: direct and indirect policies for CSR. Arguing that existing research on CSR regulation fails to address the growing role of the state in shaping the international practices of multinational corporations, she provides insight into the CSR issues that are addressed by government policies. Drawing on case studies, Knudsen analyses three key examples of CSR: non-financial reporting, ethical trade and tax transparency in extractive industries.

Location: UCL LG04, 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: Monica Barbone

Email: m.barbone@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 2031089289

21 March, 2018 - Introduction to Research Support and Integrity: course for PhD students (Terms 2 & 3)

Time: 14:00:00 - 17:00:00

This course is coordinated by Library Services, OVPR and the Doctoral Skills Development Programme. It is open to all PhD students, regardless of their disciplines or stage reached in their research project. Dates: 7 February, 21 March and 24 April 2018. Each half-day sessions will focus on Research Integrity, Research Data Management, Data Protection, Research Ethics, Open Access, Copyright and Research IT. The course will highlight good practices in these areas, as well as explain the expectations of researchers and point to useful resources.

Location: LG04, 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: UCL Doc Skills - (Organisational Development)

Email: docskills@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 April, 2018 - Introduction to Research Support and Integrity: course for PhD students (Terms 2 & 3)

Time: 14:00:00 - 17:00:00

This course is coordinated by Library Services, OVPR and the Doctoral Skills Development Programme. It is open to all PhD students, regardless of their disciplines or stage reached in their research project. Dates: 7 February, 21 March and 24 April 2018. Each half-day sessions will focus on Research Integrity, Research Data Management, Data Protection, Research Ethics, Open Access, Copyright and Research IT. The course will highlight good practices in these areas, as well as explain the expectations of researchers and point to useful resources.

Location: G08 Sir David Davies LT, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: UCL Doc Skills - (Organisational Development)

Email: docskills@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email