The climate change challenge: Will you be a leader in sustainability?
I would argue that as human beings, we all have a part to play in being leaders in sustainability. However, business and business leaders have a massive part to play in showing true leadership. Not greenwashing, but embedding sustainability and tackling climate change (or adapting to the inevitable), into the core values of the business. Actions that can be implemented by everyone, at every level, every day.
How do business leaders begin to fuse profit and planet - one complimenting the other, rather than fighting against one another? Where do you start? And how do you start?
Yesterday, I was delighted to stumble across a webinar being delivered by the Institute of Directors North West - Climate change and your role as a leader
Delivering the webinar is Prof Carly McLachlan PhD. Carly is Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, professor of Climate and Energy Policy at the University of Manchester and visiting professor at the University of East Anglia.
The webinar is open to non-members for just £10.00 +VAT. Here is the blurb from their website. An hour's lunchtime and £10 well spent.
"Climate change has been described as one of the greatest leadership challenges of our time.
The evidence of the impact of human society on our climate has been clear for some years. The scale of the potential impact is increasingly being seen across the world, as is the scale of the challenge. IoD members are responsible leaders, who often have the opportunity to have more social impact than the average person.
This webinar is designed to give our leaders the information and confidence they need to pick up the gauntlet and use their influence and connectivity to help steer us onto a sustainable path.
This lunchtime webinar will:
In laymens terms, explain the science of climate change, the scale of the challenge and why urgent action is needed now.Describe some of the progress that has been made in the UK in recent years, and what still remains to do.Describe the leadership requirement for change, including: the business case for change, examples of businesses that have done it well, and your personal brand as a leader. Call on IoD members, as leaders in businesses from all sectors, to take on this challenge, and help you to drive change.
"The year 2018 was another one of storms, fires and floods. Of all risks, it is in relation to the environment that the world is most clearly sleepwalking into catastrophe." World Economic Forum, Global Risks Report, 2019"
Date & time: 23 Oct 2019 12:30 - 13:30
Location: IoD North West , Manchester
Member 0.00 GBP + VAT
Non-Member 10.00 GBP + VAT