The Sustainable Futures External Launch event, will bring together researchers from across the University of Manchester and key external stakeholders to discuss sustainability activity at UoM at the launch of the new Sustainable Futures initiative.
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice Chancellor, will welcome attendees followed by an overview of Sustainable Futures 'challenge areas'. The event will include a panel discussion, with key local and national participants, on what Sustainable Futures can do that is new in terms of producing useful environmental solutions, how Universities can work more effectively with other organisations to address environmental challenges, and how can we be more effective in terms of applying knowledge and evidence to address sustainability challenges.
09:50: Virtual registration and entry for attendees - Pre-event activity
10:05: Introductory film
10:07: Welcome introduction with Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice Chancellor at The University of Manchester
10:10: GM Perspective on sustainability
10:20: Sustainable Futures in action with Professor Mike Shaver, Director
Professor Carly McLachlan, Director of Tyndall Manchester
Professor Hugh Coe, Director of Manchester Environmental Research Institute (MERI)
Professor Frank Boons, Director of Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI)
10:45: Panel discussion with Q&A:
Chair, Professor Colette Fagan, Vice President for Research, UoM
Professor Mike Shaver, Director of Sustainable Futures, UoM
Dr Jen O’Brien, Academic Lead for Sustainability, Teaching and Learning, UoM
Mark Atherton, Director of Environment, GMCA
Susan Jay, Sector Specialist, WRAP UK
Joe Pitcher, Director, Industry Standards, Mastercard
11:25: Closing words and next steps for engaging with Sustainable Futures with Professor Mike Shaver, Director
11:30: Event close
If you are internal to UoM and would like to contribute to a future event, seminar series or include content in our regular Sustainable Futures newsletter, please contact Lauren.Mullan@manchester.ac.uk.