Cambridge Judge Business School: Perspectives Virtual Discussions
CJBS Perspectives is a series of talks and presentations from exceptional leaders, faculty and alumni, born of the challenging times in which we all currently find ourselves. Facilitated by the Alumni & External Engagement Team and Executive Education Team at the Cambridge Judge Business School, this fascinating series includes presentations and interviews with Christoph Loch, Director of the Cambridge Judge Business School, Lord Brown, Chief Executive of BP (1995 – 2007) and Lord Bilimoria, founder of Cobra beer and member of the House of Lords.
Christoph Loch, Director of Cambridge Judge Business School interviews Lord John Browne
Lord Browne, Chair of BP (1995 to 2007) talks about climate change and the future use of fossil fuels, whilst providing advice for business leaders and touching on the use of online communication tools during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Christoph Loch, Director of Cambridge Judge Business School interviews Lord Karen Bilimoria
Lord Bilimoria opens by sharing what has seen him through the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur over the last three decades. He continues with insights and advice for businesses, from his perspective as the Vice President of the CBI and a member of the House of Lords, as the world faces the current pandemic.
Christoph Loch, Director of Cambridge Judge Business School, Leadership at a time of disruption
Christoph Loch shares his insights around the role of leaders at times of disruption and the importance of building resilience.
Hanneke Smits, CEO of Newton Investment Management is interviewed by Dr David Chambers, CEAM
From COVID-19 to gender and diversity representation in the financial services sector Hanneke Smits, CEO of Newton Investment Management is interviewed by Dr David Chambers, Reader in Finance and Academic Director of the Centre for Endowment Asset Management (CEAM), on the impact the COVID crisis is having on her company and the broader financial services sector. Hanneke moves on to talk about the importance of widening the gender and diversity representation within the financial services sector and how this can be achieved. She looks back at her decision to study for an MBA at a time of transition in her career, and how this has influenced her life and career trajectory, whilst sharing advice for fellow business professionals who may be facing a similar crossroads as we begin to emerge from the pandemic.
Professor Dame Carol Black and Professor Paul Tracey
Dame Carol shares the trajectory of her career in medicine and extensive research into occupational health, moving on to discuss the importance of mental health in the workplace, with a particular focus on how the working population is adjusting to new and challenging work-from-home environments during the COVID crisis.
Karl Feilder and Dr David Reiner
Biofuel and the importance of building a sustainable future for future generations Karl Feilder, Founder, CEO and Chairman of Neutral Fuels is interviewed by Dr David Reiner, University Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy and Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) on how his passion for sustainable energy, engineering background and entrepreneurial expertise catalysed his business idea to convert waste cooking oil into biofuel. Karl Feilder discusses the challenges and opportunities of operating a cleantech business in the UAE, moving on to discuss the positive impact that COVID-19 is having on the growth of Neutral Fuels and reducing carbon emissions. He continues to consider what role a business school plays in the sustainable energy sector.
The discussions and presentations have been recorded and hosted entirely remotely by Cambridge Filmworks during the Coronavirus lockdown restrictions and offer invaluable insights for businesses moving forward in a post Covid-19 world.
To find out more about the Cambridge Judge Business School Perspectives series please visit: https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/covid19-insight/
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