Upcoming Event: Sustainability and Innovation + evening debate and wine reception ‘Sustainability and the City’ #Manchester 25 October

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Manchester Metropolitan University
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 from 09:00 to 19:30
Celebrating SEEG: a full day of interactive sessions intersecting Sustainability and Innovation chaired by Prof. Sally Randles with evening debate and wine reception ‘Sustainability and the City’. This is an open public event at Manchester Metropolitan. All welcome (please register)

In 2016, the University made the strategic decision to invest in a new Chair of Sustainability and Innovation within the Faculty of Business and Law. Professor Sally Randles was appointed to this post and was tasked with leading Sustainable and Ethical Enterprise Group (SEEG), giving impetus to a new phase of SEEG’s story and connecting SEEG to the new University strategy, which has Sustainability as one of its five cross-university pillars of strategic focus.

SEEG is co-convened by  Sally Randles and Olga Kuznetsova. We are celebrating this new phase with a full day of key-note speakers, panel discussions, fast-moving show and tell ‘elevator pitches’, information display boards, and an open public evening panel and reception: ‘Sustainability and the City’. Through this event we will bring together our Manchester Met. sustainability research community and we invite our wider community of organisations and individuals, our existing collaborating partners, those interested to learn more, or simply the curious, to join us, on 25 October 2017.

Registration will start from 9am, followed by a number of talks and debates with a closing panel session at 5-6pm All delegates are invited to a wine reception 6-7pm.

Please see the scheduled programme:

8:30 Registration, Coffee, Juice & Croissants


9:10 Welcome & Introduction –

  • Ø  Prof. Richard Greene, Pro-Vice Chancellor Research and Knowledge Exchange, Manchester Metropolitan University.
9:15 Keynote 1. – Active transformations: Processes of designing and leading new international research centres.

  • Ø  Prof. Philippe Laredo, Directeur de Recherche in the Laboratoire Territoires, Techniques, Sociétés (LATTS) at the Ecole des Ponts, Paris.
9:45 SEEG’s proposed new vision and 3 year plan.

Chair: Prof. Cathy Urquhart, Professor of Digital Business, Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Ø  Prof. Sally Randles, Chair of Sustainability and Innovation, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School & SEEG co-convenor.


10:15 Panel: ‘Conversations on Sustainability: Alternative Organisation and New Business Formats’

Chair: Dr Olga Kuznetsova, SEEG Co-convenor, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Panel Members: Dr Mike Bull, Dr Javier Lloveras, Celille Berranger

11:00 Coffee


11.15 Bringing natural ecosystem conservation, biodiversity, management & governance together

  • Ø  Prof. Richard Preziosi, Professor of Ecological Genetics, Head of the Centre for Ecology and Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University.


11.30 Panel: Sustainable Consumption: Pluralising strategies of trying to ‘do good’

Chair: Prof. Alan Warde, Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester

  • Ø  Dr Tom Schroeder, University of Heidleberg, Germany
  • Ø  Dr Dan Welch, Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester
12:30 Lunch, networking, and viewing posters


13:30 Keynote 2: Inaugural Lecture: De-facto Responsible Innovation, What is it and why does it matter?

Chair: Dr Liz Price, Head of School of Science and Environment, Faculty of Science and Engineering. Manchester Metropolitan University.

  • Ø  Prof. Sally Randles, Chair of Sustainability and Innovation, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School


14:00 Keynote 3: International Collaborations: Responsible Innovation & Futures of Innovation in Society (by video presentation)

  • Ø  Prof. Erik Fisher, Professor of Economics, Arizona State University, USA
14:30 ‘Show and Tell’ 5minute Elevator Pitches from SEEG Members: Manchester Met Faculty of Business and Law

Chair: Sally Randles

  • Ø  Helen Wadham: Pedagogy and training methods for Sustainability Education: experimenting with Enquiry Based Learning blended with online learning
  • Ø  Helena Kettleborough: Action Research :Engaging Communities, bringing about change
  • Ø  Konstantina Skritsovali: Political CSR
  • Ø  Kate McNeill: Driving sustainability for innovation through supply chains
  • Ø  Mohammed Hajhashem: H2020 SMART-Maps: Baseline study of Responsible Innovation in 6 countries and 3 Health Technologies.
  • Ø  Jamie Agombar: Student Action for Sustainability National Union of Students.
15:20 Show and Tell’ 5 minute Elevator Pitches from SEEG Members: Manchester Met Faculty of Science and Engineering:

Chair: Sally Randles

  • Ø  Valeria Vargas: Education for Sustainable Development: uncovering different policy responses in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
  • Ø  Amanda Reid: The Waste2ResourceInnovation Network.
  • Ø  Dr Ed Randviir: The Science of Waste: Partner projects with Viridor Lang
  • Ø  Carly Fletcher: Waste regulation standards and their impact on the behaviour of waste managers.
  • Ø  Dr Chris Paling: The wicked problem of Sustainable Aviation.
  • Ø  Dr Graeme Heyes: New Business Models in Airport Retail.
  • Ø  Future Technologies and their role in Greening Futures: Fuel Cell Innovation
  • Ø  Dr Hannah Matthews: Working with regional organisations on environmental management systems.
16:30 Audience Discussion & Q&A

Thanks and Close – Sally Randles & Olga Kuznetsova


17:00 Reception drinks and light refreshments


18:00 Evening Session ‘Sustainability and the City’


Keynote 4 – Sustainability and the City


18:30 Sustainability and the City Panel Session

Chair: Sally Randles

  • Ø  Steph Lynch: Manchester Climate Change Agency:  The Manchester 2050 Zero Carbon Strategy
  • Ø  Manchester City Council: Manchester Active in European Sustainability Partnerships: The EU Triangulum Project http://triangulum-project.eu/
  • Ø  Cooler: Local Innovation Passion & Excellence : Carbon Literacy in Greater Manchester
  • Ø  Dr Dane Anderton: Institute of Place Management, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
  • Ø  Dr Tamara Mcneill: Global International Reach: the SAUNAC project. Manchester Metropolitan University Business School.


19:30 Reception drinks and light refreshments

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