Businesses will be equipped with a powerful formula to innovate and accelerate sustainable growth and competitive advantage at a national environment conference in Leeds on May 12.
Representatives from some of the UK’s flagship innovative companies – M&S, Tesla, 3M, Mud Jeans and Unilever – will share valuable insights with attendees at Business in the Community’s ‘Business Unusual’ event.
Following keynote presentations at the conference held at the Headingley Experience and sponsored by Yorkshire Water, delegates will hear how to plan, implement and drive a sustainable business model which has been developed by Business in the Community’s international leadership team.
Keynote presentations at the conference held at the Headingley Experience and sponsored by Yorkshire Water, will inspire delegates to harness innovative thinking for a sustainable future. An interactive session on the ten key steps to implement and drive a sustainable business model – developed by Business in the Community’s international leadership team – will give delegates the plan they need to make their ideas reality.
Conference organiser Elizabeth Edgington, BITC’s Area East head of environment, said: “By working on their businesses, attendees can draw on the cutting-edge case studies they have heard from the experts and apply this latest thinking to their own organisations.
“Our robust formula will challenge them to radically rethink their current strategy and forge their future vision by embarking on ten critical steps to achieve their wider goals. Key components of the model include reassessing if their current product and service portfolios are aligned with the vision – and empowering their people to get behind it.”
Speakers at the conference include Mike Barry, director of sustainable business, M&S, Bert van Son, chief executive officer of acclaimed innovator Mud Jeans, Georg Ell, country director UK & Ireland of Tesla Motors, Paul Corbin, UK manager, customer inspired innovation, 3M, Sam Fulton, global communications director at Unilever.
Also presenting is Yorkshire Water CEO, Richard Flint, who will call on the region’s business leaders to innovate and seek out fresh solutions by collaborating with their extensive networks.
Chris Harrop, chairman of the United Nations Global Compact UK Network is chairing the event which runs from 9am-3.30pm. To find out more about the conference or to book a place, visit www.bitc.org.uk/businessunusual