Capitalism vs the Climate with Naomi Klein

Wednesday 9 February, 5pm - 5.45pm
Author, activist and filmmaker, Naomi Klein discusses what it takes to create change and how others can spark their own chain reaction.

About this event



Award-winning author, activist and filmmaker Naomi Klein, joined in conversation with CNBC presenter Nessa Anwar, will answer questions from the Imperial community about what it takes to create change and how others can spark their own chain reactions.

Naomi has dedicated her career to raising awareness about social injustice. Her books have been translated in over 30 languages, including On Fire, which was hailed by Fast Company magazine as one of 2019’s best books on climate change.

She was previously the co-founder of an organisation called The Leap, to create intersectional solutions to societal injustices including racial and economic inequalities as well as climate change, issues she believes originate from the same broken systems. Recently, Ms Klein has strived to amplify the voices of young activists and was hailed as ‘the inspirer of generations’ by Greta Thunberg.

To register to watch the event, and to submit your own question to Naomi Klein using the Eventbrite sign-up form below. You will be sent your very own access link once your registration is complete. Please include #ChainReactions2022 on any social media posts.

All of the above activities will support your progress towards the Imperial Award.



  • 17:00 – Session introduction
  • 17:05 – Naomi Klein introduced
  • 17:15 – Q and A session begins
  • 17:40 – Q and A session concludes
  • 17:45 – Session closes


The CNBC x Imperial Chain Reactions Speaker Series is a great entry point for entrepreneurial teams and individuals who want to make change and understand what it takes to spark a change reaction that has a positive impact on the world.

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (the “College” or “Imperial”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation and the College’s Data Protection Policy.

Please find the Imperial College London – Enterprise Division Privacy Notice here.

Our news

Latest news

From bioengineering to breaking down bias
From bioengineering to breaking down bias

Growing up, Riham Satti knew one thing was for sure – she wasn’t going to be an entrepreneur ... Read more

Cherrie Hui: Why attend the How To Talks
Cherrie Hui: Why attend the How To Talks

Hi! I am Cherrie Hui from the MSc Strategic Marketing (online) programme. Like some of my peers, I joined Imperial College London because I wanted the world-class training and resources to have my own business one day. The How To Talks are the perfect way to get inspired to start something new! Read more

What's on

From community events to expert masterclasses… There’s always something going on at the E-Lab

Next events

Community Collider October
Community Collider October

Event dateOctober 18, 2023

Sign up
Summer Accelerator 2023 Showcase
Summer Accelerator 2023 Showcase

Event dateOctober 25, 2023

Sign up


Join our community, meet co-founders and grow your entrepreneurial network!

Our monthly social bringing together students and postdocs from every corner of Imperial College London.

Stay productive and focused while working on your business idea. Make the E-Lab your office and creative space.

Use your creativity and critical thinking to solve a challenge set by us. Win prizes for the best idea and best pitch!


Speak to someone about your idea and learn the skills you need to test it in the real world


Fast-track your idea on one of our cohort-based entrepreneurship programmes

Imperial’s flagship entrepreneurship programme for students and postdocs with an annual prize fund of £100K.

The UK’s leading university programme championing women-led startup teams with an annual £30K prize fund.

A 12 week programme for students looking to give their business idea a big developmental push over the summer months.

More available programmes


Get expert support and advice to turn your idea into a successful commercial venture


We’re passionate about inspiring the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs


Got a question, need some advice or just need directions to the best basement on campus? Get in touch!

Find us

Imperial College London
Level 0, Sherfield Building
(Access next to Great Hall)
South Kensington Campus
Exhibition Road
London SW7 2AZ