Green Business and the Future of the Planet: an Evening of Talks by Experts and Entrepreneurs
Thinking of starting a business and would like to make it eco friendly ? Interested in understanding the role that businesses play in finding environmental solutions? Would you like to find out how businesses can have a positive impact on the planet? Simply want to find out more about the green economy?
We have a fantastic line up of speakers, experts and entrepreneurs, who will tell us about how some businesses are increasingly seeking to minimise their carbon footprint while others are being set with the purpose of finding innovative environmental solutions.
During the event, there'll be opportunities to ask questions and network. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided!
About the speakers
TOM LEVITT - Author and co-founder of Fair for You
Mainstream business is starting to realise that, in the long term, being socially and environmentally responsible is a reliable way of making profit as it leads to better risk management. Tom will talk about his most recent book, The Company Citizen, which describes how enlightened business is increasingly being a force for good - whilst not underestimating the challenge ahead.
Tom Levitt is a writer and consultant on responsible business, a field he has worked in since leaving Parliament in 2010 after 13 years as a Labour MP. He is co-founder of the anti-poverty social enterprise, Fair for You and has held several positions as a charity chair and company director. His current book is ‘The Company Citizen: Good for Business, Planet, Nation and Community’. As a consultant his clients have included major businesses, think tanks, councils and charities, and he's carried out ground-breaking research on the role of small businesses in the community. Currently he is a member of the independent sustainability advisory panel for Walgreen Boots Alliance and sits on the British Standards Institute committee looking at the measurement of social value.
CHARLIE ROSS - Founder and Director, Offset Warehouse & the Members' Club
Offset Warehouse searches the globe to source and develop beautiful ethical textiles, to sell to International customers in wholesale and retail quantities. Their eco fabrics are those that do not harm the people who make them, the environment or those who buy them. Alongside this treasure trove of ethical fabrics, Charlie founded The Members' Club; a platform for entrepreneurs who are passionate and determined to build successful businesses, in a sustainable and ethical way. If you’re building a creative business or want to start, and you want to get help, inspiration, powerful strategies and a support network to help you succeed without harming the environment or the people who make your products, then you’ll love The Members' Club.
Other speakers to be confirmed (more info to come soon):
Emilie Vanpoperinghe - Co-founder, Oddbox
Ehab Sayed - Founder and Director of Innovation, BIOHM
Emily Evans - Founding Director and Head Designer, Zola Amour LTD
James Marr - Director and Founder, Bamboo Bicycle Club Team