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Courageous Leadership in Difficult Times: scaling up business solutions for sustainability

Tuesday, 27 October 2015
The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD


An event to mark the official opening of the new centre.

Speakers at the event:

Stephen Rubin, Chairman, Pentland Group

Stephen Rubin presides over Pentland Group Plc, a global brand management company with wholesale and retail businesses in sports, outdoor and fashion.

Peter Bakker, President and CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

WBCSD is an organisation of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. Peter Bakker is a distinguished business leader who strives to take this mission forward. 

Martin Chilcott

Martin Chilcott is the CEO and Founder of 2degrees, the global industry leader in Fully-Linked Collaboration™. 2degrees provides supply-chain engagement programs for global corporations such as ASDA-Walmart, Tesco Group, Kingfisher Group, Bord Bia and GlaxoSmithKline in over 50 countries. Delivering- smarter, faster, sustainable business growth.

Gail Whiteman

Gail Whiteman is the Rubin Chair and Director of the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business at Lancaster University.  Her research aims to help organisations deal more effectively with sustainability challenges, an objective she established during her former career in the private sector.

We also welcome Stefan Stern, a business, management and politics writer.  He writes for The Guardian and The Financial Times.  Stefan will facilitate a Q&A session providing you with the opportunity to pose your questions and challenges to the panel of speakers. 

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