Actions and Detail Panel
Green Business Forum 2017 - UCL
Wed 1 March 2017, 14:30 – 18:00 GMT
Join us for this year's Green Business Forum: Embedding sustainability within small to large scale businesses.
With speakers from start-ups on how to set up a sustainable business along with the associated challenges, how brands market sustainability and the wider Corporate Social Responsibility in withn multinational corporations. Students will also get the opportunity to learn about career opportunities and internships in the environmental sector.
2.30pm - Introductory speech by UCLU Green Economy Society
2.35pm - Founder of Quantum Waste Javier Rojo (start-up) will talk about transforming food waste into organic fertilizer to delivers significant social, environmental and commercial advantages.
3.00pm - Founder of Growing Underground Richard Ballard (start-up) will talk about his company which grows green vegetables 33 meters underground, reducing water, waste and energy consumption.
3.30pm - Networking Interval: Food and drinks will be provided by Sodexo Catering.
4.00pm - Co-founder of Futerra, Ed Gillespie will talk about marketing sustainabilty and the reasons why firms are moving beyond the standard requirements to become for ‘ethical businesses.'
4.30pm - Ed Shepard from Ben & Jerry's will talk about their pledge to fighting climate change and supporting Unilever with it's Sustainable Living Plan. Ed is a social mission manager working on B&J's environmental and social responsibilities.
5.00pm- Dr Sam Randalls (UCL Geography lecturer) will lead a panel discussion and Q&A.
5.30pm - Professor Paul Ekins, Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, will give a 15 minute round-up talk followed by open-end networking.
Coffee, tea, and refreshments will be provided throughout by Sodexo catering.