Half day (4 hours)
This course will be delivered virtually on 21st May 9:00 - 13:00
An introductory workshop to the concept of sustainable development, why it’s good for your business and how strategic operational control and leadership can strengthen you economic growth and resilience.
Are you looking to transform your organisation in the wake of global disruption to a more sustainable business model? If so then this is the workshop for you. Gain insight into the connectivity between environment, society and business and the transformative opportunities that sustainable development offers by developing a new strategic approach and innovations.
Areas of focus will include:
- What is sustainable development?
- Global trends: risks and threats
- Business risks, threats and opportunities
- The global goals
- Building the business case
The nature of this course is such; that a wide range of organisational sectors and individual levels of experiences can benefit from attending
Justine Oakes is a chartered environmentalist with over 20 years professional experience and is the Sustainability Manager at the University of Suffolk working towards raising the collective bar for sustainable development in the tertiary education sector. Justine is a founding member of the Suffolk Sustainability Institute and the current project management lead on Business and Research, she works closely with Suffolk County Council and regional organisations to progress opportunities within the University and support external initiatives. Justine is currently a the South East Convenor for the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges, sits on the Carbon Charter Assessment Panel, the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership and Wild Anglia committee's and is a founding committee member for Eden Rose Coppice SE. Justine's current focus is to champion innovative approaches to sustainable development that explore and recognise the economic and environmental impacts of social sustainability, the challenges of organisational behavioural change and the importance of external partnership engagement.
Professor Nic Bury is a Professor of Environmental Toxicology, Associate Dean of Research in the School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology and academic lead of the Suffolk Sustainability Institute at the University of Suffolk. He has a diverse range of research interests in the field of sustainable development, with a particular interest in the Sustainable Development Goals and aquatic ecotoxicology.
Half day £149.00