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Date: Monday, 25 June 2012

Time: 8.30am – 1pm Lunch will be provided.

Venue: Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SE

Newcastle University Business School, in partnership with regional specialists in sustainable energy, tadea, has organised a unique free event to help firms discuss and share practical ideas on how to embed sustainability opportunities and issues into their firms.

In recognition that businesses are under increasing pressure from customers to work in more sustainable ways Gareth Kane, an internationally recognised environmental and sustainability expert, will headline the event and highlight how large and small companies demonstrate their sustainability and ethical credentials to grow their business and attract the best employees.

Forward-thinking companies like Marks and Spencer has introduced their ‘Plan A’ initiatives back in 2007, and some of smaller North East businesses are already grasping sustainability opportunities and reaping the rewards.

The workshops during the event will include:  the Government’s flagship Green Deal for Business due to launch in October; smarter, sustainable transport; energy management, employee engagement; and skills development for sustainable businesses.

Gareth Kane, specialises in embedding sustainability principles into organisations. He has appeared as a media pundit on sustainability issues on,  the BBC Six O’Clock News, Countryfile, The Politics Show and local radio. Gareth is the author of two books on green business, most recently The Green Executive which argues that environmental performance has now become a key source of competitive advantage.

Mark Stephenson, Policy Adviser from North East Chamber of Commerce and Mick Brophy, Managing Director for Business, Innovation and Development at Gateshead College are also confirmed speakers for the event.

To book a free place at the event, please click here.

published on: 20th April 2012