As Britain attempts to reduce the role of the public sector in the economy, the recently announced 1billion pound green tax which increases the cost of managing business unsustainably and while the country grapples with the uncertainty of an upturn or a double dip recession, the role of the sustainable entrepreneur or sustainable enterprise becomes even more cardinal. In response to this, These Young Minds presents the free event Sustainable Entrepreneurship scheduled to commence in the evening of the 28th of October at the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Law LG17. The event Sustainable Entrepreneurship seeks to equip participants with innovative skills that foster competency in identifying and utilising opportunities while solving societal challenges. At this event, emphasis will be made on reducing the impacts of entrepreneurs and enterprises activities on all stakeholders while creating social and economic value. The seminar will also provide an opportunity for delegates to learn how to:
- Build social values without compromising business value
- Communicate the need for transformation (commercial, social and environmental)
- Become catalysts for change and align incentives (environmental, societal and financial)
Dr. David Cleevely, Founding Director (University of Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy) who will be chairing the event says ‘There is a big opportunity for addressing societal challenges using the energy and insight of entrepreneurial approaches. New technologies – in particular networking – have significant potential. This promises to be a great event.’
Other guest speakers will include Cathy Taylor, Senior Partner (Ernst and Young); Simon Brown, Managing Director (2degrees solution); Stine Jensen, Senior Sustainability Consultant, (Radley Yedlar); Dr. Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley, Business Innovation Manager, (InCrops Enterprise Hub, University of Cambridge and UEA) and Dr. Nicola J. Dee (Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge).
Simon Brown Managing Director Solutions of 2degree network Solution who will be delivering the keynote says: ‘the event Sustainable Entrepreneurship is topical as we are entering the Fourth Economic Revolution; a period dominated by the economics of scarcity, but also full of opportunity, for those who seize first mover advantage today. ‘Only companies that make sustainability a goal will achieve competitive advantage’.
Founder and Director of These Young Minds, Alim Abubakre said this event is in line with the vision of this non partisan think thank which aims to bridge the gap between great ideas and innovative actions.
The seminar will begin at 16.00 at the LG17, Faculty of Law. Attendance is free; members of the public are advised to register at: http://theseyoungminds.co.uk/events/ticketing.php?billet=3
These Young Minds is a service based social enterprise that provides an inclusive platform for stakeholders to learn about corporate responsibility issues through research, seminars and conferences.
They create awareness of the research and conference deliberations among young people through links with various youth organisations.
This event is sponsored by Cambridge University Press, Ethical Affairs department of the Cambridge University Student Union and the InCrops Enterprise Hub. Media sponsors include CSRWire USA, EEDA and Lowcarbon.com.