The Triple Bottom Line and AI - new ways of thinking about productivity

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
The Studio Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

The Triple Bottom Line and AI - new ways of thinking about productivity

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
The Studio Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

What you need to know

This event is part of the 'Regenerating Scottish productivity for prosperity for all' programme of events for National Productivity Week, funded by the ESRC - check out the full programme below:

Regenerating Scottish productivity for prosperity for all

29th Nov - The Triple Bottom Line and AI - new ways of thinking about productivity

29th Nov - Journey to Prosperity: Productivity and Innovation with Dr Anna Valero

30th Nov - New perspectives on productivity: scale deep, crowdfunding and purposeful business

30th Nov - Customers, consumers and end-users as FinTech innovators? Reflections on the Consumer Duty

1st Dec - Innovation, place and communities:  innovation districts, partnerships and communities of innovation


To celebrate the National Productivity Week, The Productivity Institute Scotland Forum, the IRT Digital Society and Economy at the University of Glasgow and Productivity Club teamed up to bring you a Gaitherin event packed with new thinking and new beginnings. In fact, on the day, Productivity Club will launch their new name!


Join us at this Gaitherin as we explore a growing trend that redefines productivity in today's ever-evolving economic, social, and environmental landscape.

Traditional measures of productivity no longer address the pressing questions facing businesses - how to cultivate sustainable growth.

We will discover more about the Triple Bottom Line (TBL), a framework that integrates social well-being, environmental stewardship, and economic equity, often referred to as the three 'Ps' - people, planet, and prosperity. Forward-thinking businesses are recognizing the immense potential of placing these '3Ps' at the heart of their strategies and operations. There is also the growth of artificial intelligent technologies, which means that the potential for businesses to enhance their operations and grow their impact is huge.

Curious about transitioning to the Triple Bottom Line and harnessing the power of AI in your business journey?

Look no further. Our Gaitherin brings together a panel of accomplished speakers, each shedding light on a specific facet of the new thinking about productivity. Engage in an insightful Q&A session and expand your network within a community of like-minded professionals. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your business for a more sustainable and prosperous future.



09.00 - 09.30 Registrations and networking breakfast 

09.30 - 09.40 Welcome - Prof Bridgette Wessels

09.40 - 10.00 Productivity Institute Scotland Forum welcome and Productivity Club Scotland rebrand launch

10.00 - 11.15 Panel session 

  • Introduction to Triple Bottom Line - Prof Bridgette Wessels
  • AI and productivity - Prof Dominic Chalmers
  • Doing good and building business - Daniel Winterstein
  • Policy and economic development - Des McNulty

11.15 - 11.30 Networking 

11.30  Close


Dominic Chalmers, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Glasgow

Dominic joined the Adam Smith Business School in 2019 as Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He has extensive international teaching experience, delivering executive education and MBA teaching in Singapore, Malaysia, Oman, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the UK and currently teaches on the MSc Financial Technology. Dominic’s research has been published in leading international journals, including Academy of Management Perspectives and the Financial Times 50-ranked Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies and Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice. Additionally, Dominic serves on the editorial review boards of Entrepreneurship, Theory, and Practice and the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research.

Daniel Winterstein, CTO and Founder of Good-Loop

Daniel Winterstein is an entrepreneur and an AI expert. Mathematics at Cambridge University led to a PhD in AI at Edinburgh University, then an entrepreneurial career. As a mathematician-for-hire and product designer, he's worked with everyone from Harrods to the Ministry of Defence. He now leads development at Good-Loop. He specialises in looking for patterns, mucking around with software, and applying these skills to business problems. His favourite colour is blue, and his favourite amphibian is the European common frog.

Des McNulty, Deputy Director, Policy Scotland

Des McNulty was instrumental to the establishment of Policy Scotland. He joined the University of Glasgow in 2012 to support knowledge exchange within the School of Social and Political Sciences, and was Deputy Director of Policy Scotland until October 2021. He was also Assistant Vice-Principal for Economic Development and Civic Engagement until October 2021 and Deputy Chair of the Glasgow Commission for Economic Growth.

Chair: Bridgette Wessels, Professor of Social Inequalities at University of Glasgow

Bridgette's research focuses on social exclusion and digital divides, financial exclusion and the e-economy, social media and political inequality, health inequalities and telehealth, welfare services and (digital) identity, local journalism and inclusion and e-policing, ethnicity and communities. She is also addressing the developing uses of open and big data in open services and data-driven science.

This event is funded by the ESRC.


The Studio doesn’t have any parking of its own, but parking is available nearby.


Street parking: 

This is available around The Studio and can be paid for with cash or the Ringo App.



NCP Mitchell Street, 81 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN 

NCP Oswald Street, 38 Oswald Street, Glasgow, G1 4PA



The Studio Glasgow
67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE United Kingdom


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