Don’t miss out on Yorkshire’s major sustainability conference

With sustainability staying high on the agenda and the news this week that the government plans to accelerate the country’s move to be net zero by cutting carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, now is the time to secure your free ticket to a major Yorkshire sustainability conference.

In the Circle Yorkshire is for businesses leaders and managers who want to better understand the opportunities that embracing sustainability initiatives can bring.

The virtual conference on Wednesday, May 19, will be opened by the Minister for Climate Change, Lord Callanan, before attendees have the opportunity to hear from business leaders, policy makers and academics about how a sustainable approach can improve your business, as well as benefitting the region. Click here to book your free place.

The agenda for the conference was launched last week with speakers including:

  • Mike Barry, the former director of sustainable business at Marks & Spencer, where he delivered its ground-breaking “Plan A” programme
  • Steve Oliver, group chief executive and co-founder of the hugely-successful re-commerce business musicMagpie
  • Dame Sarah Storey, Britain’s most successful female Paralympian and now Active Travel Commissioner for the Sheffield City Region
  • Catherine Westoby, Net Zero Business Engagement Lead in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Prof Andy Gouldson, professor of environmental policy at the University of Leeds and chair of Leeds Climate Commission, who has delivered reports to more than 20 UK cities including York, Edinburgh and Leeds detailing how we can deliver carbon neutrality by 2050

The free one day event is in partnership with musicMagpie, Squire Patton Boggs and TheBusinessDesk.com, and is being sponsored by the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, EV3 Power, Harworth Group, Mott Macdonald, Orderly, Whitecap, and Curveblock.

Click here to view the full agenda and 30+ confirmed speakers – with more to be added shortly – and book your free place for the May 19th event.

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