This event will see separate talks from The University of Manchester's Professor Jonatan Pinkse and Professor Holly Shiels
14:00: Welcome and introduction with event chair (TBC)
14:05: Jonatan Pinkse, Professor of Strategy, Alliance Manchester Business School, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at The University of Manchester
Business models for sustainable energy
14:30: Q&A with Jonatan Pinkse
14:40: Professor Holly Shiels, Reader, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, Manchester Environmental Research Institute at The University of Manchester
Polyaromatic hydrocarbon based cardiotoxicity and how fish health following oil spills provide sentinel information for tackling human health with air pollution.
15:05: Q & A with Professor Holly Shiels
15:15: Event Close
Professor Jonatan Pinkse | Delivering a low-carbon future depends significantly on the decarbonization of the electricity industry. Increasingly, electric utilities experience pressure to redefine their business model amid the need to transition to a sustainable energy system. In this presentation, I show how utilities have changed their business model to adapt to the emergence of sustainable energy innovations. Drawing on two recent studies about the strategies of energy incumbents and energy start-ups, respectively, I explain how new business models for sustainable have emerged and become more mainstream. I will first give an overview of how business models of incumbents have changed over the past 30 years through the integration of distinct sustainable energy activities across renewable electricity generation, smart electricity management, emerging technologies, and sustainable mobility. I will then show start-ups have managed to mainstream their more radical business models.
Professor Holly Shiels| Fundamental biological pathways tend to be conserved amongst vertebrates. Thus, ?sh exposed to petroleum-derived polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) mixtures in the aquatic environment have served as sentinels for the potential human health impacts of PAHs in air pollution. The seminar will reveal the conserved pathways inducing toxicity in hearts of these diverse vertebrates and show how working across traditional boundaries is vital for filling knowledge gaps, and strengthening the foundation for combined air and water policy management.