Business in the Communitys National Environment Conference: Business Unusual - Making it happen (BITC)
|Event Date/Time: Dec 09, 2011||End Date/Time: Dec 09, 2011|
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.
â€˜Business Unusual â€“ Making it Happenâ€™ 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.
Lindsey K Parnell, CEO and President, InterfaceFLOR â€œThe business case for sustainabilityâ€
Jonson Cox, Executive Chair, UK Coal â€œThe business case for sustainability at UK Coalâ€
Cal Bailey, Marketing and Sustainability Director, and Colin Robertson, Sustainability Manager, NG Bailey â€œHow they work with the board to get a positive decisionâ€
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 â€œThe external drivers that have influenced ASDA to focus on sustainability and what they are likely to be going forwardâ€
Solitaire Townsend, Founder, Futerra â€œCommunicating the sustainability message for positive results inside and outside your organisationâ€
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