UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


ISR in conversation with Alex Gilbert on the future of London

08 February 2023, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

Photograph of London City and the Tower of London taken from across the river on a bright summers day

Join us for the first UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources 'In Conversation' seminar, which will explore the subject of the future of London.

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UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources – The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources


Lecture in Room 225, Reception in the Common Room
Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
United Kingdom

The public event series will feature insightful and honest conversation on key environmental and societal topics between UCL ISR experts and guests from academia, policy, industry and civil society, and is chaired by Dr Matthew Winning (comedian, environmental economist, and author of ‘Hot Mess’). Our intention for the “In Conversation Seminar” is to create a space for diverse perspectives to share their expertise and experiences of building the sustainable future now to help inform others on their own sustainable transformation journey.   

The format of the public event series includes a short twenty-minute presentation from the guest speaker, a five-minute response from an ISR researcher, and then twenty-five minutes Q&A, with refreshments and networking afterwards. The UCL ISR delivers world-leading research, teaching and enterprise in the sustainable use of global resources. Our research themes range from financing the low carbon transition, to sustainability at the water-food-land nexus, to electricity market reform. While our teaching has a strong track record for equipping our graduates with the tools and knowledge to become sustainability leaders in their chosen careers.

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Room information: Lecture in Room 225, Reception in the Common Room

Times: Lecture 5:30-7pm, Reception 7-8pm

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About the Speaker

Alex Gilbert

Head of Energy & Electrification; Commercial Development, Transport for London at Transport for London

Alex is currently Head of Energy & Electrification within Commercial Development at Transport for London, the world’s most integrated transport authority and the capital’s largest and most significant energy user. 

He has acted as an independent 'Green Infrastructure' investor and advisor, focusing on: the 'energy transformation'; electric-mobility clean-tech investment; and the financing of smart, low carbon, sustainable cities. 

Alex has an UG degree in Economics and an MSc in Advanced Energy and Environmental Studies and has worked in sustainable investment throughout his career – responsible for sourcing, financing and delivering high social & environmental-impact opportunities – and is working with developers, financiers and governments to support their future infrastructure.


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