— Sustainable and Ethical Enterprise knowledge cluster
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
All Saints Campus
Can Tourism, Retail, Aviation, or indeed any sector that has consumers, be truly sustainable? Our debate will consider the questions on who is responsible for sustainable consumption.
You are warmly invited to an event that tackles this key question from the perspectives of top industry speakers and academics. The objective is to get some debate going between academia and industry under the ESRC Festival banner. Refreshments will be provided and the event will be informal and informative. Please do spare the time to come along.
We have two sessions and people are welcome to attend any or all of the day:
Join the Sustainable and Ethical Enterprise Group (SEEG) at MMU to debate this question with stakeholders from aviation, retail and tourism.
Gudrun leads BITC’s sustainability work across the West of England and has also developed a national campaign focused on practical projects to improve our ability to build a prosperous future for businesses and communities. These projects are bringing together key stakeholders to develop collaborative initiatives focused initially on life’s essentials, such as water, food, energy and connectivity.
Mike Ball is a freelance consultant specialising in the analysis of sustainable tourism markets and consumer trends. He is the principal provider of market analysis reports concerned with sustainable and responsible tourism markets for the UK based global leader in market intelligence and insight, the Mintel Group Ltd.
A former BBC television researcher and a trained TV director, he has also worked as communications manager for Groundwork Northwest, as marketing manager for a £25 million business environment programme, and as Head of Public Affairs for the Vegetarian Society. Chris has also worked as a press officer and brings a wealth of experience in all forms of communications including video production, media relations, strategic planning, print management and website development. Chris is a co-founder of Creative Concern. The idea for the company was conceived with company CEO Steve Connor during a business trip to the Ukraine.
Harold Goodwin teaches on the MSc in Responsible Tourism Management and undertakes, and supervises Masters and PhD students. He is Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, and Co-Chairs the annual International Responsible Tourism in Destinations conferences. He publishes, teaches and advises on Responsible Tourism, and tourism and local economic development.
Callum Thomas, Professor of Sustainable Aviation returned to academia in 1998 after 13 years working in aviation. He is internationally known within the industry and was responsible for establishing and managing Manchester Airport’s Environment Department. His expertise involves the sustainable development of aviation, environmental constraints upon airport growth and the impact of airport operations on local communities.
Before returning to the UK in 2009, Cathy worked at the Universities of Tasmania, Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast in Australia, and the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She is co-editor of a special issue of the Social Business journal on ‘New paradigms in business: Engaging for sustainability’.
09.30 – Registration and coffee
10:35 – Tea and coffee break
12:00 – Lunch
15:00 – Tea and coffee break
16:30 – Close
Prof Carol Atkinson welcomes delegates to the debate
Delegates during the event
The panel prepare to take part in the debate
Prof Cathy Urquhart provides a grounding for the day’s discussion
(From left to right:) Mike Ball, Prof Harold Goodwin, Chris Dessent, Prof Cathy Urquhart & Prof Callum Thomas.
A poster advertising the event