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IoD North West Online Lunch | Sustainable Leadership – The business case for embedding sustainable leadership in your organisation

25 Jun 2020
Online webinar, Online

During these unusual times, staying connected with your North West community of directors is key. We believe that our community will be strengthened by listening, sharing our concerns, and offering peer support and ideas.


This week we will be covering the topic of 'sustainable leadership'. The world is facing global challenges, the scale of which is becoming increasingly apparent. These challenges are a direct threat to the sustainability of our businesses, but they also present a unique opportunity for resilience and sustainable development. Society’s relentless focus on economic growth over recent decades has led us to the position we’re in today, with macro challenges such as climate change, over-population, urbanisation, food insecurity and geopolitical uncertainty, presenting an existential threat to the way we live and work. The economic model we’ve always known must change, but with that change comes a unique chance for companies to pivot their business models and support the transition to a more sustainable economy.
 
Discussing the role that leaders play in this transformation journey, is Rob McKay, MD of executive search firm Sherrington Associates and Chair of IoD Cheshire. Rob is passionate about sustainability, in particular the importance of recruiting leaders with a sustainability mindset in order to achieve meaningful culture change. Rob is currently studying for a Certificate in Sustainability Leadership with the University of Cambridge and works with businesses large and small , helping them on their sustainability journey by recruiting the right leaders and coaching senior teams to embed sustainability values. 
 
Also speaking is Ben Tolhurst, Head of Property and Asset Management for ‘JLL’ in the UK and a member of JLL’s UK Board.  Ben’s background spans 27 years in the outsource sector and he has worked across a number of industries including government, energy and utilities, telco and property.  He is passionate about addressing the climate emergency and has made some far reaching changes in his personal and professional life.  He is also a Director of ‘Business Declares’, a not for profit organisation which acts as a critical friend to organisations who are seeking to change their business models and take positive steps to address this current environmental crisis.
 
Our final speaker will be Geoff Mackey, Director of Sustainability and Corporate Affairs for global chemicals business BASF who will be speaking about the business case for sustainability.  Please join us for an enlightening discussion on sustainable leadership at this critical time in the evolution of leadership development.

Open to members and non-members, we'd love for you to join us.

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Date & time: 25 Jun 2020 12:00 - 13:30
Location: Online webinar, Online
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Rob McKay
Managing Director
Sherrington Associates
Chair, IoD Cheshire

Rob is passionate about sustainability, in particular the importance of recruiting leaders with a sustainability mindset in order to achieve meaningful culture change. Rob is currently studying for a Certificate in Sustainability Leadership with the University of Cambridge and works with businesses large and small , helping them on their sustainability journey by recruiting the right leaders and coaching senior teams to embed sustainability values. 

Ben Tolhurst
Head of Property and Asset Management 
JLL

Ben’s background spans 27 years in the outsource sector and he has worked across a number of industries including government, energy and utilities, telco and property.  He is passionate about addressing the climate emergency and has made some far reaching changes in his personal and professional life.  He is also a Director of ‘Business Declares’, a not for profit organisation which acts as a critical friend to organisations who are seeking to change their business models and take positive steps to address this current environmental crisis.
 
Dr Geoff Mackey
Director of Sustainability & Corporate Affairs
BASF

Geoff was brought up on a small family farm in South Armagh, N. Ireland, he read biology in Liverpool and followed it with a range of post graduate qualifications in Health & Safety and management including a sleepless MBA. His doctorate concerned the strategic business value of social networks. 

He is a Director of BASF plc, responsible for a service portfolio in UK & Ireland and BASF’s Sustainability network in Europe.

A Fellow of IOD, RSC and IEMA, he has been within the BASF group for almost 20 years and advises a wide range of strategic and tactical groups inside and outside BASF covering private, public and third sector organizations in arenas including science, environment and further education.
 

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