Event: Is your business ready for the fourth industrial revolution?

Posted in Events and Sustainability on 19 February 2020 By Sarah Eklund, Marketing Manager

One year on from our last roundtable (Are you taking action on sustainability?) and the world has had a seismic shift in both understanding and appreciation of sustainability.

As our planet faces unprecedented environmental and social change, sustainability has rightly become one of the most debated and discussed areas for countries, businesses, governments, consumers, media and the general public. And companies need to respond in order to safeguard their own long-term future.

There is growing pressure on companies to demonstrate their social purpose and how they are acting responsibly. This is being demanded by investors, employees and customers, who are shifting away from (or actively exposing) companies that are not compatible with a sustainable future. Governments have responded by continually implementing new legislation that is driving sustainability into the mainstream of risk management, strategy and board oversight. It’s no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have.

Join us for a lunchtime roundtable moderated by Mike Barry, former Director of Sustainability at M&S under the Chatham House Rule. We will be debating the macrotrends and landscape while also providing guests the opportunity to hear first hand from peers including CRH and Smurfit Kappa on how they are affecting change within their own organisations.

The future is utterly about transition. We are coming to the end of a 40-year cycle of stability. We are entering a decade of great disruption... Every business needs to find a balance between shareholder returns, customer need, society and the environment as well.

Mike Barry,Sustainability Expert

Event details

Postponed until Summer 2020

The Suffolk Suite
The Westbury Hotel
Balfe Street
Dublin 2
DO2 CH66


Places at this event are complimentary but limited. To accept your place or request further information, please email Sarah Eklund at: [email protected].


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