NASA Senior Climate Advisor Dr. Gavin Schmidt named as a headline speaker for the upcoming Sustainability Virtual Summit on 22nd September
UK – The Business Show has launched a first of its kind international Sustainability Summit in Ireland today. The strategic initiative, which takes place virtually on 22nd September, is designed to be the first in an annual series of events aimed at bringing together the corporate, academic, non-profit and activist worlds to look at sustainability on a global scale. The Irish postal service An Post has been named a founding partner of the Sustainability Summit with additional partners due to be announced in the coming weeks.
The director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies Dr. Gavin Schmidt has been announced as a keynote speaker at the inaugural Sustainability Summit, and will be joined on the day by some of the world’s leading business and environmental experts to discuss the state of play in the world’s fight against climate change and other sustainability trends. Dr. Schmidt, who conducts research into the use of climate modelling as a way of understanding the history of global warming was recently named NASA’s Senior Climate Advisor, a role created under President Biden’s plan to deliver an all-agency effort to combat the climate emergency. Former Irish President and founder of the Foundation for Climate Justice, Mary Robinson, has also been named alongside Dr. Schmidt as a headline speaker at the summit.
Additional speakers participating in this year’s Sustainability summit include:
Sir David King, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at University of Cambridge & Founder and Chair of Centre For Climate Repair
Norman Crowley, Founder of Cool Plant Group and Studio AVA
Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of TerraCycle
Cyrill Gutsch, CEO and Founder of Parley For the Oceans & Featured Expert on Netflix Documentary ‘Seaspiracy’
Kate Williams, CEO of ‘1% for the Planet’
In a series of keynote speeches and discussions to debate a wide variety of topics centered around helping international business leaders achieve the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the Sustainability Summit, brings together leaders, policy makers and key sustainability experts.
The free-to-attend, virtual event, will host talks and panel discussions centred around the theme of sustainability in business, with the aim to educate business leaders and the community on how to apply viable solutions for the coming decade while addressing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and how to Action the Change.
Tracey Carney, Managing Director of The Business Show Sustainability Summit, said of the event:
“We are delighted to be able to welcome such a unique selection of international speakers and moderators to join us in our inaugural Sustainability Summit in September. The theme of this year’s sustainability summit is Action the Change – our goal is to showcase not just policies but how businesses can implement and excel by ensuring sustainability is at the core of their business growth no matter what stage of the journey they are on.
“Through renowned speakers, thought provoking panels and world class case studies there will be actionable learning throughout the event. As a fully sustainable virtual event, we have removed all barriers and attendance is complimentary to ensure we reach the widest audience possible. Our pledge is to help action the change through education, collaboration and inclusion. We are asking companies to pledge their action #wepledgetoactionthechange.”
For more information and to register to attend, please visit: https://thebusinessshowireland.com/sustainability-summit/