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ODI Canalside Chats: Investing in data, investing in nature: how data infrastructure supports environmental sustainability

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Tue Jun 28, 2022 18:00
Kings Place, Kings Cross

Join Louise Burke and Ece Özdemiroğlu as they discuss the importance of investing in data infrastructure if business is to rise to the challenges posed by the crises of climate and nature

The ODI’s Managing Director Louise Burke in conversation with Ece Özdemiroğlu, an environmental economist and member of the Climate Change Committee.

Companies are increasingly expected – by consumers, investors and regulators – to publish information on their environmental impacts, but most lack the accurate, high-quality data needed to produce these insights.

Investing in data infrastructure – the people, processes and technology needed to create value from data – will be essential for companies to understand their environmental performance and rise to the challenge of the climate and nature crisis. How can we support these investments, and make sure that companies have the data infrastructure they need to become both financially and environmentally sustainable?

Convene with other leading thinkers to hear from our expert speakers, and enjoy complimentary drinks and nibbles, opportunities to network and the chance to take part in a live Q&A.

This is a free, in-person event and will be held in Kings Place, King’s Cross, London, on Tuesday 28 June 2022.

About the speakers

Louise Burke is the ODI’s Managing Director and leads the team to deliver on the organisation’s mission and vision. She has expertise in data governance, data literacy, data institutions, data assurance and innovation, as well as a professional background in accountancy and finance. She was named one of the 100 Top Influencers across the UK’s open technology communities in 2021.

With a career that has involved building many businesses from the ground-up, and expertise in fundraising, mergers and acquisitions, and scaling, Louise has commercial acumen along with a commitment to deliver on the ODI’s vision.

Ece Özdemiroğlu FRSA is the Founding Director of eftec (Economics For The Environment Consultancy), the business she set up in 1992 after completing her Masters in Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Management at University College London. Ece is a member of the UK Climate Change Committee working on Adaptation and of the Scottish First Minister’s Environment Council. She is also the Chair of the British Standards Institute’s Assessing and Valuing Natural Capital Committee. Ece is an environmental economist specialising in valuing natural capital assets and using this evidence in accounting and appraisal. She is forever searching for ways to communicate better, and finding just the right data to move the conversation forward.

Event information

Face masks will be available at registration for those who wish to wear them. Speakers will not be wearing a face covering.

Please note, this event will be recorded. The recording will be made publicly available on YouTube after the event, and may also be used in our marketing and promotion. Please indicate when booking your ticket whether you consent to be included in the recording.

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