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.

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