Summits & Conferences

East Midlands Sustainability Summit 2024

Sustainability & Low Carbon, Corporate Social Responsibility

12/09/2024 9:00 am

12/09/2024 1:30 pm

University of Derby Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB


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For further information on this event, please contact: The Policy Team on 0333 320 0333 or email


As the business community continue to engage with the drive to transition to net zero and to decarbonise their operations, this year’s Summit will have a focus on how we maintain momentum.

Tackling climate change and nature’s decline remains one of the most pressing issues of our generation, which if left unchecked will bring with it the potential for extensive business disruption in the not too distant future.

Ensuring a just transition for all is essential, how we overcome some of these challenges, how we deal with climate fatigue and engage our customers and employees, is key to making the changes required to enable us to hit our climate goals.

On the day, through a range of speakers, workshops and panel discussions, we will bring together industry specialists, scholars, and the business community to explore how we overcome some of the main barriers to ensure a timely transition to net zero and how we can hit the climate change challenge head on.


AGENDA (to date)

– Green Growth Trends for the East Midlands – Dr Polina Baranova, Associate Professor of Strategy and Sustainability, University of Derby

Be the first to hear the latest findings of this unique research detailing key findings and exploring reflections on how we support businesses to transition to net zero.

– Driving Change: Carbon Maturity and the Scope 3 Challenge – Julie Adams, Carbon, Cost and Procurement Consultant, Auditel.

We will be exploring the importance of carbon maturity across all scopes and the complexities of Scope 3 emissions, how to approach them as an evolution to achieve the revolution.

– Optimising Stakeholder Engagement to Deliver Sustainability Strategic Success – Becky Valentine, Co-owner, Sustainability & Building Health Consultant, Spenbeck

– The role of green skills in driving forward the transition to net zero – Rebecca Clayton, Partner, PwC

Detailing PwC’s Green Jobs Barometer measures the relative performance of UK’s regions, nations and industry sectors on their progress developing green jobs over time and aims to support a fair transition to net zero by building an evidence base of the impact on jobs and communities across the country, exploring the relative performance of the East Midlands compared to the UK.

– Business Case Study – The role of data in the decarbonisation journey – Andy Wright, Responsible Business Director, Samworth Brothers

Detailing how they are using data at different points in their value chain to drive insight and action.

WORKSHOPS (to date)
– Is the sun is still shining on solar panels? – Geo Green Power

– Risk Mitigation and Adaptation, relating to ESG -Innoscope

– Local Nature Recovery Strategy for Derbyshire: what it means for regional businesses – University of Derby

– Sustainable Manufacturing in SMEs: Master Students research reflections – MTC

Additional Information

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