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RSA Sustainability Network: In ConveRSAtion with Mike Barry

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Join the RSA Sustainability Network at our quarterly meeting with guest speaker Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business at Marks & Spencer.

As well as the chance to hear from a prominent figure in this sector, at the November meeting you can meet others in the sustainability space, find out more about Network projects and sub-groups and hear a brief update on related RSA projects. Please see below for more information on our guest speakers, as well as a full agenda.

Mike Barry is responsible for delivering M&S’ aspiration to be the world’s most sustainable retailer. Named the Guardian’s inaugural Sustainable Business Innovator of the Year in 2011, he will offer insights into the role of business in creating a sustainable future, one that works for all. Following his presentation, Mike will be In ConveRSAtion with Dr Wendy Purcell and will then take questions from the floor.

Professor Wendy Purcell PhD FRSA of Harvard University is a Faculty research scholar at the Center for Health and the Global Environment. A bioscientist and former President Vice-Chancellor of a UK university (2007-2015), Wendy is Council Member of the United Nations University and holds Director roles with UK Charities, including the National Marine Aquarium and Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges. She is Chair of the Council for Healthcare Scientists and supports Foresight programs for the Government Office for Science.

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18:00 – Registration & informal networking
18:15 – Welcome & introduction (Susan Harris, Network Chair)
18:30 – Update on Network and RSA activities (Susan Harris)

18:45 – Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business (Plan A) Marks & Spencer, in conversation with Professor Wendy Purcell PhD FRSA
19:15 – Interactive session
19:45 – Thank you and next steps
20:00 – Informal networking and drinks
21:00 – Close

If you have any questions, or to let us know of any access requirements, severe nut allergies, or reasonable adjustments you may have, please email the RSA team: networks@rsa.org.uk.

On signing up for this event you will automatically be added to the mailing list for the RSA Sustainability Network. If you do not wish to receive future emails from this network, please let us know.

By registering for this event you agree to the sharing of your name, organisation & title and email address with the Fellow(s) and/or partner organisation(s) hosting this event. Attendees also agree to the sharing of your name, organisation and email address with other delegates at the event so that they might contact you through MyRSA or by email. If you do not wish this information to be shared, please let us know by emailing: networks@rsa.org.uk.

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