How ordinary people can change the way that capitalism works – and make money too

Share Power book front coverWould you like companies to care more about climate change? Should they be addressing the gender pay gap? Should they be more concerned about human rights in their supply chains? And if you think they should, can you, as an individual, bring about change?

The answer is yes. Merryn Somerset Webb, author of Share Power, explains why the financial system can work for everyone and how YOU, as an ordinary shareholder, have the power to change it.

The Cranfield Sustainability group is proud to host Merryn Somerset Webb. In her book Share Power, Merryn dives into how capitalism went wrong and how every one of us now has the power to make it work for us. Join us to hear insights from her book which Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England, describes as ‘a lively and persuasive case for genuine shareholder democracy to make businesses properly accountable.’ With acute analysis into what went wrong and a clear vision for what lies ahead, Merryn gives us ‘a blueprint for reimagining capitalism in the post-Covid era.’ (Lionel Barber, author and former editor of The Financial Times).

Sustainability Network Speaker Series

The Sustainability Network Speaker Series is the platform for our network of Cranfield students, faculty, staff, and alumni, our partners in industry and sustainability enthusiasts to hear from thought leaders across all sectors. The series is a chance to delve into a sustainability-related hot topic and explore the challenges and opportunities in embedding sustainability in various areas of industry. We typically host panels and lectures with a mix of thought leaders, sustainability and industry professionals, government, NGOs and academe to seed this discussion. Every session has an opportunity for you to ask questions and get involved in the discussion, as well as a chance to connect with other like-minded people.

Merryn Somerset WebbSpeakers

Merryn Somerset Webb

Editor-in-Chief of MoneyWeek, the UK’s bestselling financial magazine, as well as a Contributing Editor and weekly columnist at the Financial Times, based in Edinburgh. Merryn is also a non-executive director of several UK listed investment trusts and a regular media commentator and speaker on all things financial.

Who is it for?

  • Students, researchers, academics and professionals with an interest in sustainable finance and business.
  • Industry professionals and business owners in the finance industry, and related fields.

This event is open to everyone.


This is an online event.  Our speaker will be joining us online, we will be live-broadcasting from the on-campus studio. You can access this event via the Zoom registration link, please make sure to add the placeholder invite to your diary.

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