• 17 May 2024
  • In-person

Climate considerations on business

Please join us for the first IoD Blenheim Breakfast of 2024, as usual the event is an early breakfast in the wonderful setting of the Marlborough Room in Blenheim Palace followed by a stimulating talk led by one of our members.

This time we have asked Dr Isla Finney, who some of you might have had the pleasure of meeting in December, to lead a discussion on the “ Climate considerations on business: How to mitigate the negative and harness the positive”.

Ice cream sales soaring on a summer day are an obvious impact of weather on business, but are you aware of the more subtle weather influences on your business? As our climate changes, weather is likely to have more influence on your end of year PnL. We’ll have a look at a variety of examples, from repair garages to fashion businesses. Often simple steps can help mitigate losses, help sales and stock control, and optimise return on advertising budgets.  We’ll look at ways you could work with the weather.

This will be an amazing opportunity to hear from one of the UK’s experts on a subject that is increasingly impacting business – The Weather.

Breakfast is included.


Isla Finney - Lake Street Consulting Ltd

Isla Finney is the director of Lake Street Consulting Ltd, a small weather consultancy firm which aims to help clients from a variety of sectors interpret weather forecasts, and their associated uncertainty, to enable them to work with the weather. Isla has a rare combination of a research background to postdoctoral fellowship level and over 2 decades’ international commercial business experience. Her commercial experience includes working as the meteorologist on energy trading desks in the City, and trading her own energy book at a hedge fund.

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