26 Jan 2010, 2pm – 7pm, University of Leicester, UK

Conference: These Young Minds – Stakeholders Unite Against the Environmental Crunch
Speakers: Amy Fetzer, Climb the Green Ladder; John Day, Leicester Chamber of Commerce; Pr. Peter Jackson, University of Leicester; Ron Lynch, Institute of Diectors; Dr. Christian Toenssen, Partner Acona Ltd; Roger Bettles, University of Leicester; Dr. Mark Williams, University of Leicester.
Venue: Queens Hall, Percy Gee Building, University of Leicester.
Attendance: Free entrance. To register a place please go to http://theseyoungminds.co.uk/booking.php
More info: Beyond the Copenhagen Summit; Flyer

Businesses, Academics, NGOS, and the Government have stakes in society and all have an important role to play in promoting economic prosperity without compromising the fragile balance of the ecosystem. As all hands are on deck to get the UK out of the recession there is need for all stakeholders to work together to forestall another downturn- this time related to the environment. Sustainability has to be integrated in business practices not only because it is ethical but because it is also fast becoming an increasingly viable business model – This is paramount especially now that environmental issues are at the front burner and we’ve experienced the life-changing consequences of a recession.

These Young Minds is a social enterprise that will organise high powered and all inclusive (businesses, academics, government opinion shapers and NGOs) conferences around themes in Corporate Responsibility (CR). The outcomes of each conference will be disseminated to young people aged between 15-25 through innovative medias like dragon den scenario and ‘strictly come dancing’ like competition.

This free invaluable conference – “Stakeholders Unite Against the Environmental Crunch” at the University of Leicester, Percy Gee building on Tuesday 26th January 2010 between 14.00and 19.00 (link to maps to the University website : http://www.le.ac.uk/portals/maps/maps.html) will provide you with information on how partnerships shape innovation, and how businesses could flourish while raising the bar for social and environmental performance.

The programme & stakeholders leading the debate on January 26th:

14.00 – Arrival & Registration

14.30 – Opening Address by John Day (Chairman, Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce)

14.40 – Overview of events by Alim Abubakre

15.00 – Dr Mark Williams (Reader, Department of Geology University of Leicester; Regional Director, Princes Trust), ‘Putting the claims of the sceptics to test – The facts behind the science’.

15.20 – Dr. Christian Teonnesen (PhD Oxford, Partner AconaCMG), ‘Sustainability – What is coming up’.

16.00 – Ron Lynch (Regional Director Institute of Directors), ‘Harnessing the opportunities in the Green Economy’.

16.30 – Youth Competition. Judges & Panelists: Christian Toennesen, John Day, Sophia Ireland (Prince’s Trust representative) and Trevor Page

17.20 – Amy Fetzer (Author and Sustainability Consultant), ‘Climb the Green Ladder: How to achieve success in sustainability’.

18.00 – Roger Bettles (Chairman Governing Council University of Leicester and Past National President of British Dental Association).

For more information please visit: theseyoungminds.co.uk

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