Leading academics from the Oxford Martin School connected business people and philanthropists with the latest research into the threats posed by climate change during a stay on Richard Branson's Necker Island.
The four-day event, 'Necker Meets Oxford: Reimagining the Future of Our Planet' was part of an ongoing collaboration with Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group, to build a community of entrepreneurs and leaders engaging with academics and their research.
The Oxford Martin team was led by the School's Director, Professor Ian Goldin, and included:
- Professor Tim Palmer, Co-Director, Programme on Modelling and Predicting Climate
- Professor Nathalie Seddon, Director, Biodiversity Institute
- Professor Cameron Hepburn, Director, Economics of Sustainability programme, INET Oxford
- Tim Kruger, Programme Manager, Oxford Geoengineering Programme
Professor Goldin said: "We had an excellent trip. Richard Branson had invited 18 guests and the sessions focused on the threat of climate change from a range of perspectives. The discussions that took place were very stimulating and enjoyable and are likely to lead to some lasting impact."