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Competitiveness through clean growth: the makeup of sustainability champions

Event Information:

Type: Information and Policy

Date: Friday, 9 October 2020

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Available To: Members and Non Members

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

Event Overview

This webinar is held in partnership with Chamber Strategic Partner, University of Derby Business School (DBS)

This will be delivered as an online webinar via the online platform "GoToWebinar"

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In this webinar, delivered Dr Polina Baranova*, Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management Programme Leader Doctor of Business Administration Chair of the College Research Ethics Committee, we will consider clean growth as one of the grand challenges of the UK Industrial Strategy, and opportunities and challenges it presents for competitive business growth regionally and nationally.

We outline key ingredients for business strategies in pursuit of cleaner growth drawing on examples from developed and developing economies. We’ll discuss features of sustainability champions and challenges of sustaining clean growth competitive momentum.

This event will:

  • Provide an overview of  policy and regulatory foundations of clean growth
  • Discuss key ingredients that make successful business strategies towards clean growth
  • Provide advise on how to strengthen competitive edge through disruptive innovation
  • Discuss support available for businesses towards clean growth regionally and nationally

*Dr Polina Baranova FHEA CMCMI

The expertise of Dr Polina Baranova lies at the intersection of strategy, strategic management, environmental sustainability. Polina is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Doctor of Business Administration Programme Leader at the University of Derby. She is Co-track Chair of the Sustainable and Responsible Business Special Interest Group (SIG) at the British Academy of Management.

Dr Baranova’s research looks into SME approaches towards environmental sustainability and the relevant environmental strategies. Her recent publications are in the area of the enterprise support and learning interfaces that drive environmental performance of SMEs. She is specialising in the development of environmental capabilities and working with a wide range of policy, business and societal stakeholders towards supporting sustainability transitions in the region and beyond. She often presents at the academic and policy conferences and her work is published in academic and professional journals.

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