• 25 Jan 2023
  • In-person
  • CPD

UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Lecture with key speaker Dr Roger Barker IoD

The role of business in delivering a sustainable future.

Sponsored by Zurich

UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man are delighted to welcome key speaker Dr Roger Barker, Director of Policy and Corporate Governance at the Institute of Directors, London.

As a UNESCO Biosphere, we are working towards a sustainable future. This event will provide an overview of the current state of ESG and consider how businesses can apply its key insights. The IoD’s role in influencing the policy debate around sustainability will be discussed, and we will also explore how ESG can be tailored to an SME audience. The measurement and reporting of ESG performance is a rapidly evolving field of debate in both the business and investor communities, and we will evaluate recent developments.

Drinks and canapes reception, sponsored by Zurich Isle of Man, from 6.15pm

Lecture starts 7pm


Chief Minister Hon Alfred Cannan MHK, Chair of UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man.


Booking is via Eventbrite -https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/470959561727

IoD Isle of Man is a proud partner of the UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man.

--- This event will be recorded. Please note that photographs and recording taken at this event may be used on the UNESCO Biosphere, Zurich and IoD website, social networking sites and in other publications. If you do not wish to have your image used for this purpose, please speak to a member of the UNESCO team.


The event is kindly sponsored by Zurich Isle of Man.


Dr Roger Barker

Roger has been the IoD’s Director of Policy and Corporate Governance since September 2020. He also served as Director of Corporate Governance and Professional Standards at the IoD from 2008-2016. He is honorary associate at the Centre for Ethics and Law at University College London and was previously managing director of Governomics Ltd, a corporate governance advisory firm. He is also the author of numerous books and articles on corporate governance and board effectiveness.

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