Conferences and Events

 

The sustainability hub delivers policy events, campaign initiatives, networking activities and ministerial roundtables with political leadership, industry experts and opinion formers. Our distinguished guests are Secretaries and Ministers of State, Members of Parliament, Peers and policy officials.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Over the years, the sustainability hub has attracted a large number of high profile and influential speakers to its party conference events.  These have included:

Energy Forum, Sir Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Sustainable Business Growth, Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change Green Business Summit, Sir Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills
Green Policy Roundtable, Baroness Kramer, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson, Defra
Climate Change NGO Forum, Greg Barker MP, Minister of State for Energy & Climate Change

SUSTAINABILITY HUB PARTY CONFERENCE EVENTS
The sustainability hub’s annual Political Party Conference receptions, roundtables and networking events and policy forums are sponsored by global businesses pushing for leadership, consistent policy, resource efficiency and protections for the natural environment. 

sustainability hub/PRASEG virtual party conference events 2020

Labour Party with SERA – Labour’s Environment Campaign
COP26 Question Time,
Monday 21 September, 12.00am-1.00pm

Chair: Jake Sumner, SERA
Speakers: Darren Jones, Vice-Chair; PRASEG; Karen Potter, Project Director, sustainability hub; Professor Rebecca Willis, Professor in Practice, Lancaster University; Dr Duncan Webb MP, Chair, Environment select Committee (NZ).

 

 

Liberal Democrats with Green Liberal Democrats
2020 Vision – Leadership on the Road to COP
Friday 25 September, 5.00-6.00 pm

Chair: Keith Melton, Chair; Green Liberal Democrats
Speakers: Rt Hon Ed Davey, Leader, Liberal Democrats; Sarah Olney MP, Spokesperson for the Climate Emergency, Business & Energy and Transport; Karen Potter; Project Director, sustainability hub; Professor Jim Watson, Research Director, UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources

This event is open to anyone registered to attend the Liberal Democrats virtual conference. Register at https://libdems.secure.force.com/eventregistration/

Conservative Party
Leadership on Road to COP26
Tuesday 6 October,  9.30-10.15 am

Chair: James Murray, Editor, Business Green
Speakers: Bim Afolami, Chair, PRASEG; Karen Potter, Project Director, sustainability hub; Professor Jim Watson, Research Director, UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources (tbc); Eamonn Ives, Business Researcher, Centre for Policy Studies (CPS)

This event is open to anyone registered to attend the Conservative virtual conference. Register at https://conference.conservatives.com/registration  Registration is free.


Autumn Party Conference Events 2019:

Liberal Democrats with Green Liberal Democrats
Speakers include Rt Hon Sir Edward Davey MP; Catherine Bearder MEP; Karen Potter, Project Director, sustainability hub and Cllr Graham Neale, Chair, Green Liberal Democrats

Labour with SERA – Labour’s Environment Campaign
Speakers include Danielle Rowley MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Justice and Green Jobs;  Laura Pidcock MP, Shadow Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (tbc);  Dr Melanie Smallman,  Co-Chair, SERA;  Karen Potter, Project Director, sustainability hub

Conservatives with Conservative Environment Network (CEN) 
Clean Growth: A great British achievement. To talk about the success of British businesses in the low carbon economy promoting clean growth and the many opportunities for the future, particularly from setting a world leading net zero target.
Speakers include: Sam Richards (CEN Compere); James Heappey MP, Chair, PRASEG (invited); Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP; Secretary of State BEIS (invited); Karen Potter, Project Director, sustainability hub

sustainability hub party conference receptions 2018

Liberal Democrats with Green Liberal Democrats (GLD)
Speakers: Graham Neale, Chair, Green Liberal Democrats; Duncan Brack, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House; Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Former Sec of State, DECC

Labour with SERA – Labour’s Environment Campaign supported by Gemserv
Speakers: Melanie Smallman, Co-Chair, SERA; Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change;  Alex Sobel MP, Lead, SERA Parliamentary Network; Trevor Hutchings, Director of Strategy, Gemserv

Conservatives with Conservative Environment Network supported by Gemserv
Speakers: Sam Richards, Director, CEN; James Heappey MP, Chair, PRASEG; Trevor Hutchings, Director of Strategy, Gemserv

Sustainability hub party conferences 2017

Liberal Democrats with Green Liberal Democrats
Speakers: Baroness Featherstone, Energy and Climate Change Spokesperson; Graham Neale, Chair, Green Liberal Democrats; Dr Richard Benwell, Head of Government Affairs, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

Labour with Socialist Environment and Resources Association (SERA)
Speakers: Melanie Smallman, Co-Chair, SERA; Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Shadow  Secretary of State, BEIS; Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister; Peter Smith, Director of Policy & Research, National Energy Action (NEA)

Conservatives with Conservative Environment Network (CEN)
Speakers:
Mark Holmes, Director, CEN; Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State, BEIS;Trevor Hutchings, Director of Strategy; Gemserv; Laura Sandys, CEO, Challenging Ideas

Conservatives Party Conference
Keynote Speaker: Amber Rudd MP, Minister of State for Energy & Climate Change
Speakers: Rory Stewart Minister of Sate, Defra
Greg Barker MP, Minister of State for Energy & Climate Change
Neil Perish MP, Chair, Environment Audit Committee

Labour Party Conference
Keynote Speakers:
Rt Hon Alan Whitehead, MP, Minister of State, Energy & Climate Change
Rt Hon Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State, Energy & Climate Change
Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Secretary of State, Energy & Climate Change
Rt Hon Caroline Flint, Shadow Secretary of State, Energy & Climate Change
Leonie Cooper AM, Chair, Environment Committee

Liberal Democrats Party Conference
Keynote Speakers: Sir Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Baroness Lynne Featherstone, Energy & Climate Change Spokesman
Baroness Kramer, Treasury Spokesman
Baroness Parminter, Defra Spokesman
Sir Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State, Business, Enterprise and Skills
Fiona Hall MEP, Leader of Liberal Democrat Members of European Parliament 

Scottish National Party Conference Keynote Speakers
Roseanna Cunningham Cabinet Secretary Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

National CSR Awards & Conference supported by Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP
The sustainability hub collaborated with the National CSR Awards and Conference to celebrate and reward business excellence, innovation and sustainability across a broad range of disciplines including carbon, community development, clean energy, education and leadership. The hub also worked to explore how business and third sector organisations can promote ethics, responsibility and low carbon efforts with employees, partners and consumers. For more information about the projects visit the http://nationalcsrawards.co.uk

Green and growth we can have both with Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and the sustainability hub partnered to deliver a high level conference examining how the automobile industry successfully collaborated between policy makers and governments, at national and European levels to develop policy, deliver greener, lower carbon and more efficient vehicles.

Experience from the road transport sector was compared with experience from other sectors by a collection of leading policy and industry speakers. For further information www.businessgreen.com/bg/analysis/2339531/danny-alexander-urges-green-businesses-to-get-behind-clean-energy-strategy

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