From the Sustainability Conference

Episode 13,  Mar 28, 08:30 AM

Sustainability is a significant driver of transformation in business. Businesses need to put more emphasis on sustainable practices rather than just focusing on the objectives of efficiency and productivity improvements. The biz4Biz Sustainability Conference on the 3rd of March aimed to bring those issues to the fore.

Gareth reports from the biz4Biz Sustainability Conference at the Rothamsted Institute of Agricultural Research near St Albans, Hertfordshire.   The event – which took place on 3rd of March 2022 was attended by over 170 business leaders from the region and had an amazing line-up of keynote speakers, on topics across the ESG spectrum.

To learn more about the event, visit the conference page on the biz4Biz website.

The line-up of keynote speakers who are interviewed in this episode includes :

Bim Afolami
MP for Hitchin & Harpenden and Chair, APPG for Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Richard Roberts
Leader, Hertfordshire County Council and Chair, Hertfordshire Growth Board

Richard Whitehead
Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership Board Member and Chair, Herts IQ

Stephen Ainsworth
Head of Eastern Region, Barclays

Marco De Benedictis
Head of Sustainable Finance, Barclays

Philip Webb
MD and Founder, Investors In Community

Leon Reed
CEO & Founder, Verisio

Monica Kanwar
Director of Sustainability, University of Hertfordshire

Yanina Aubrey-Gimenez
Head of Business Growth & Entrepreneurship, University of Hertfordshire

Mark Pashley
Corporate Tax Partner, Mercer & Hole

Andrew Griffiths
Director of Community and Partnerships, Planet Mark

David Hawes
Co-Founder, Net Zero International

Rondi Allan & Nick Reilly
Co-Founders, Sustainable X

Adrian Hawkins OBE and Ian Taylor
from the event organisers, biz4Biz