Save the date! OEREA event on 18th Nov

Save the date- The 5th Old Etonian Renewable Energy Association (OEREA) event will be held on the 18th November at The Rifles Club, 52-56 Davies Street, London W1K 5HR

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Sustainability group Anthesis acquires SecondNature

Anthesis Group, the global sustainability consultancy, has announced that it has acquired SecondNature.

This is the fourth sustainability consultancy that Anthesis has acquired in less than a year, taking the group to more than 100 consultants in seven countries.

Founded in 2013 by a team led by former WSP Group CFO Malcolm Paul and former Managing Director of WSP’s Environmental Consulting business Stuart McLachlan, Anthesis is capitalising on demand from governments and business for a new approach on sustainable growth, which focuses on driving revenues and cutting cost through sustainable business practices.

SecondNature’s London-based team will join Anthesis as part of the agreement.

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Jonathon Porritt presents to the OEREA


Jonathon Porritt presents to 50 OEs.


Charles Perry (SecondNature) entertains after Jonathon Porritt’s presentation.

Over 50 OEs attended the 4th OEREA event on the 20th February 2014. We were able to welcome Jonathon for a 30 minute presentation followed by Q&A session to discuss our planet’s environmental future.

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OEREA FEB 2014 event at WFW.

I am pleased to confirm that the OEREA event will take place at:

Watson, Farley & Williams
15 Appold Street

Thursday 20th February.
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm.

If you have not received an invite, then please get in touch with paulsoskin(at) and  events(at) Also, please feel free to pass my contact details to any interested OE who has yet to join the OEREA membership list.

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20th February 2014- save the date

Save the date for Jonathon Porritt addressing OEREA on 20th Feb – venue details to be confirmed. Jonathon Porritt has a new book out called The World We Made.

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Now is not the time to go soft on decarbonisation promises.

Letter in the Financial Times.

From Mr Charles Perry and others.

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Today programme interview on “UK Energy – make the polluter pay via a Carbon Tax not the bill payer”.

Interview with Charles Perry, scroll to 1h26.

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Panel discussion on 11th September 2013


From left to right: Ben Goldsmith (WHEB Partners), Charles Perry (SecondNature), Harry Shepherd Cross (Ardenham Energy) and John Westmacott (Land Energy).

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11th September- save the date

On behalf of The Old Etonian Renewable Energy Association, the Committee and Watson, Farley & Williams would like to invite you to an informal panel discussion (with short presentations by some OEREA members) and a drinks reception.

The panel will consist of:
Ben Goldsmith, WHEB Partners
Harry Shepherd Cross, Ardenham Energy
John Westmacott, Land Energy

Watson, Farley & Williams’ London office
Wednesday, 11th September 2013
6.00pm for 6.30pm

If you have not received an invite, please contact paulsoskin(at)

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EtonPreneurs host Jonathan Porritt and Charles Perry

Over 50 EtonPreneurs turned up to hear this power-house pair expound on sustainability in the UK and the World.  It was clear that Jonathon feels he is more effective in the private sector rather than the political sector when it comes to sustainability, a term that our politicians use today, but do not fully understand or support.  As he puts it, he prefers to be out of the tent pissing in, rather than in the tent pissing out.  Charles presented an array of pertinent (and often worrying) facts about the situation in which we find ourselves as a species.  Overall, the message was upbeat – sustainability is not a fringe movement any more, the young are firmly engaged in the subject, OE’s no longer think Jonathon is a crazy environmentalist, green can (and does where the politics allows) mean growth, politicians are inept on the subject but business is leading effectively and the most important word in sustainability is “efficiency”.  The audience was clearly engaged as the Q&A ran on for 45 minutes.  Thank you to Farrer and Credit Suisse for providing lubricating fluids.

If you’d like to see the slides Charles presented, full of useful facts, see the event page:  EtonPreneursMarch2013Final

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