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DEBATE | Impact Pub #2: Corporate Greenwash or Eco-Capitalism? | Alcântara | FREE-TBD
October 25, 2019 @ 18:30 - 23:00FREE-TBD
It raises some tough questions.
For instance, is it making the world a better place, or is it just bread and circuses courtesy of our corporate overlords?
Impact Hub Lisbon is a community and co-work space in the hip part of town, and each month they’re asking some tough questions.
Here’s how they describe this Friday night’s debate:
“Corporate Greenwash or Eco-Capitalism?
This month, we engage with the role of companies in confronting climate change. Lots of businesses claim to be going green, but the right hand doesn’t seem to know what the left is doing! Are they balancing their legal duties to maximize shareholder profits, by gradually transitioning to a new way of doing things? Or are they just paying lip-service to keep us quiet while the world burns? There are actual humans, with children and families, in charge of big business, right? They’re not monsters, surely! What’s going on?”
And here’s how the Hub describes itself:
“We believe in the power of humans, businesses, and collaboration to make the world a better place.
Workspace, community, programs, events, and corporate social innovation consultancy – we cultivate opportunities for positive impact.
We are part of a Global Network of Impact Makers with more than 101 Impact Hub locations over the world.”
And, finally, here are some more deets about Friday’s debate:
“Join us for an evening of lovely ramble chat, wine, and hearty food. All the best things about an English pub, without the crappy weather or discussions about Brexit!
Each month we will offer up a mildly controversial topic, to inspire moderately-heated debate. No talking without a glass of wine in hand! We’ll get you started on the drinks for 3€ and, when we run out, we run down the shop together & top off the supplies (or plan ahead, and bring your own!).
We will also be offering a Portuguese version of the ancient English pub tradition of the Ploughman’s Lunch – bread, cheese, fruit and veggies, and a little saucy flavor – plastic-almost-free snacks for an additional investment of 3€ per person.”
FREE ENTRY (however, NOTE: “No talking without a glass of wine in hand!”)