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How will you embed sustainability at the heart of the corporate strategy?

  • 21 Feb 2013
  • 16:00 - 18:30
  • DWF, 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA.

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How will you embed sustainability at the heart of corporate strategy?

BITC      M4C  

Manchester 16:00-18:30



BitC, M4C and GACSO invite you to join them and other sustainability professionals to explore:
  • How will you embed sustainability at the heart of corporate strategy?
  • What legacy do you want to create and what support  do you need to achieve that?

Ever increasing number of organisations are embracing Corporate Responsibility and CSR and adapting their operations by better managing resources, supply chains and community outreach programmes.  But only a few are really placing sustainability at the heart of their business – rather than making a series of optional operational changes.


These organisations appoint someone who can lead this transformation.  Some are choosing business managers and giving them a new role, while others are looking for sustainability specialists who can inject new thinking, perspectives and world-views.  There are as many different solutions as there are organisations and the “profession” is still in its infancy.


This leaves some tough questions:

  • Where will these people come from?
  • What skills and competencies will they need to succeed?
  • Where will they best fit in the organisation to have most impact?
  • What’s the career path going to look like?
  • What aspirations and ambitions do they have?
  • What organisational structure and support do they need to succeed?

To address the skills and competencies questionsGACSO has drawn upon the combined experience of its founder members to produce “Defining and developing the corporate sustainability professional – the practitioners’ view.”  (download here).


Now in this interactive evening will build upon the insights and experiences of the speakers and tackle two of the other topics:

  • Who will embed sustainability at the heart of corporate strategy?
  • What legacy do you as a sustainability professional want to leave?
  • What organisational structure and support do you need to succeed?
Speakers will be :

Gwyn Jones, GACSO

Ty Jones, Head of Values & Corporate Responsibility, DWF  and

Alan Knight
Environmental Sustainability Director, BITC, GACSO Founder

    Location:

    DWF, 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA.

    http://www.dwf.co.uk

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