BELFAST | MARCH 24TH 2020

BUILDING SUSTAINABILITY INTO YOUR ORGANISATION'S DNA

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WHY NOW FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS CONFERENCE & EXPO?

Because it's the right thing to do?

Because it makes business sense?

Because the return on investment stacks up?

Because our future employees are making their career choices with sustainability in mind?

Or how about all of the above.

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"British businesses meeting the highest standards of social purpose, environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability were found to have grown 28 times faster than the UK economy had over the previous 12 months."

Source: The rise of the purpose driven business, Institute of Directors, May 2019

People wouldn't care if 77% of the world's brands ceased to exist

This a finding from the 2019 Meaningful Brands report from Havas.

Now in its 10th year, the global study surveys

👫350,000 people

🏢More than 1,800 brands

And some of the findings are very revealing and give us some pointers as to what our potential customers and future employees expect from the organisations they interact with today:


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55% believe companies have a greater responsibility than Government to create a better future for people.

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84% expect brands to be honest and transparent with consumers about their commitments and promises.

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Only 38% believe that brands currently communicate honestly about their commitments.

Watch the video to find out more about the Meaningful Brands report

"Returns on sustainable business cases are getting better by the year with firms working against climate change performing 20% better than their peers."

Source: The Trillion Dollar Shift by Marga Hoek

OUR CONTRIBUTORS

Engage with industry thought leaders who will transform the way you think about growth.

Oscar Wolley sustainable business conference

OSCAR WOOLLEY

Co-Founder, Suki Tea

anne irwin sustainable business conference

ANNIE ROONEY

Co-Founder, Suki Tea

maebh austin sustainable business belfast 2020

MEABH AUSTIN

Development Manager, Fareshare NI

paul hargreaves sustainable business belfast 2020

PAUL HARGREAVES

CEO & Founder, Cotswold Fayre & Author of 'Forces for Good'

daniela morelli sustainable business belfast 2020

DANIELA MORELLI

Sales & Marketing Director, Morelli's Ices

tim monroe sustainable business conference

TIM MONROE

Marketing Director, Smiley Monroe

danielle mccormick sustainable business belfast

DANIELLE McCORMICK

Founder, McCormick Communications

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MAEVE MONAGHAN

CEO, NOW Group

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Small steps on a long journey

Building sustainability into your organisation's DNA doesn't happen over night - but when the right culture is in place and there is a 'can do' attitude, then ideas just start to flow.

Morelli's Ice Cream is just one example of this - and the video below shows how they've taken steps to reduce the environmental impact of their operations and meet fast changing consumer demands.

AGENDA

The Sustainable Business Conference & Expo brings together contributors from business and academia to share examples of how we go beyond 'green washing' and build sustainability into the DNA of the organisations that we inhabit.

  • WHAT is a sustainable business?
  • WHY now? What has driven this new breed of businesses?
  • HOW to lead a sustainable organisation
  • HOW to build a culture of sustainability
  • HOW it's being done: Case studies from organisations who have been on the journey
  • ENABLE: Organisations that can help you achieve your sustainable business objectives
  • DO: Practical steps that you can take to advance the sustainability of your organisation


Conference Schedule

8.30am

Breakfast & Networking

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9.00am

Conference Opens

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9.10am

Keynote: Paul Hargreaves, Cotswold Fayre

Five steps to a purpose driven business

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9.45am

Meabh Austin, Fareshare NI

Joining the dots of food waste & food poverty

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10.15am

Dr Jude Stephens, QUB

Leadership in a sustainable organisation

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10.45am

Danielle McCormick, McCormick Communications

Communicating your sustainable business model effectively

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11.15am

Coffee Break

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11.30am

Tim Monroe, Smiley Monroe

Case Study: Culture as the driver for success

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12.00pm

Daniela Morelli, Morelli's Ices

Case Study: Fast changing consumer demands and how we responded

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12.30pm

Speakers Panel and Q&A

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1.00pm

Lunch

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1.45pm

In Conversation with Oscar Wolley & Anne Irwin

Suki Tea

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2.20pm

COMING SOON

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3.00pm

COMING SOON

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3.30pm

COMING SOON

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4.00pm

COMING SOON

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4.30pm

Conference Closes

**This schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

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