The nature of our economy

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17:15-20:00 16 April, 2024
Mansion House


Nature underpins our economy but this is not currently reflected in economic decision making.

The Dasgupta Review, commissioned by the UK Treasury and published in 2021, sets out the strong case for changing our economic system to reflect that it does not exist outside of nature, but within it. It shows that, to prevent ongoing environmental destruction in the name of economic progress, we must use a measure of wealth that includes indispensable assets like nature on the balance books.

But how do we get there? What should the government, business and the financial sector do to shift the economic system towards to that ideal?

We heard from distinguished speakers from business, finance and the government on what’s necessary to implement the findings of The Dasgupta Review, so that we better value nature properly and can begin to restore our natural assets and wealth, avoiding counterproductive losses.

Short speeches were followed by networking, drinks, and canapés.


  • Laura Sandys, chair, Green Alliance
  • Michael Mainelli, Lord Mayor of the City of London
  • Pre-recorded video: Baroness Vere of Norbiton, HMT Minister
  • Prof. Anusha Shah, President of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

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Laura Sandys

Chair, Green Alliance

Michael Mainelli

Lord Mayor of the City of London

Baroness Vere of Norbiton

HMT Minister

Prof. Anusha Shah

President of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)


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