Business in the Communitys National Environment Conference: Business Unusual - Making it happen (BITC)

Venue: Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Dec 09, 2011 End Date/Time: Dec 09, 2011
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In every organisation there are those with the vision or technical skills to spot new opportunities that can take their business forward. This event will inspire and enable environment experts and business leaders to spot sustainable business opportunities and develop and translate them into successful business cases that will be more likely to secure board approval.

The transition to a low carbon economy offers the greatest opportunities ever known to construct thriving, sustainable businesses and organisations that bring value in the short and long term, but this will only be possible with vision, planning and action now.

However, groundbreaking research reveals that even the leading businesses will fail to exploit many of the environmentally sustainable options open to them, and that radical business transformation is unlikely before 2020, instead we will see a continuation of business as usual but in a slightly more efficient form in the next ten years.

‘Business Unusual – Making it Happen’ will inspire and enable business leaders, future leaders and environment experts to understand, construct and deliver the business case for sustainability in their own organisation.

Key speakers:

Lindsey K Parnell, CEO and President, InterfaceFLOR “The business case for sustainability”

Jonson Cox, Executive Chair, UK Coal “The business case for sustainability at UK Coal”

Cal Bailey, Marketing and Sustainability Director, and Colin Robertson, Sustainability Manager, NG Bailey “How they work with the board to get a positive decision”

Business Unusual in Action - Case Studies:
- Hannah Senior, Managing Director, Duraweld
- Ian Blythe, Head of CSR, Boots UK

Paul Kelly, External Affairs and Corporate Responsibility Director, ASDA “The external drivers that have influenced ASDA to focus on sustainability and what they are likely to be going forward”

Solitaire Townsend, Founder, Futerra “Communicating the sustainability message for positive results inside and outside your organisation”

What will I get out of attending?

- Recognise the role you can play with your organisation to make it more sustainable and ensure future profitability
- Understand what sustainability means for our most successful business leaders
- Understand how boards evaluate business cases
- Identify the most effective ways for you to communicate sustainability


Additional Information

Cost: Business in the Community Members - £100+VAT Non-members - £120+VAT Book your place at