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Sustainable and Ethical Enterprise (SEEG)

Celebrating SEEG: Relaunch Event 2017

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SEEG relaunches on 25 October 2017 with a new vision and outline plan in this one-day event at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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 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.

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.

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.


Day session

08:30 – Registration, Coffee, Juice & Croissants.

09:10 – ‘Welcome and Introduction to SEEG’ – Professor Richard Greene, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Knowledge Exchange, Manchester Metropolitan University.

09:15KEYNOTE: ‘Active transformations: Processes of designing and leading new international research centres’ – Professor Philippe Laredo, Directeur de Recherche in the Laboratoire Territoires, Techniques, Sociétés (LATTS) at the Ecole des Ponts, Paris.

09:45 – ‘SEEG’s proposed new vision and 3 year plan’ – Professor Sally Randles, Chair of Sustainability and Innovation & SEEG Co-Convenor, Manchester Metropolitan University.

10:15PANEL: ‘Alternative and New Business Forms: Ethical & Social Enterprise’

  • Chair: Dr Olga Kuznetsova, SEEG Co-Convenor, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Mike Bull, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Javier Lloveras, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Celille Berranger

11:00 – Coffee break

11:15 – ‘Bringing natural ecosystem conservation, biodiversity, management and governance together’ – Professor Richard Preziosi, Professor of Ecological Genetics & Head of the Centre for Ecology and Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University.

11:30PANEL: ‘Sustainable Consumption: Pluralising strategies of trying to “do good”’

  • Chair: Dr Alan Warde, Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester
  • Dr Tom Schroeder, University of Heidleberg, Germany
  • Dr Dan Welch, Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester

12:30 – Lunch, networking and viewing posters

13:30KEYNOTE: ‘De-facto Responsible Innovation, What is it and why does it matter?’ – Professor Sally Randles

14:00KEYNOTE: ‘International Collaborations: Responsible Innovation & Futures of Innovation in Society’ – Professor Erik Fisher, Arizona State University

14:15SHOW and TELL: 5 minute Elevator Pitches from SEEG Members in Manchester Met’s Faculty of Business and Law

  • Chair: Professor Sally Randles
  • Helen Wadham – ‘Pedagogy and Training Methods for Sustainability Education: experimenting with enquiry-based learning blended with online learning’
  • Dr Helena Mary Kettleborough – ‘Action Research & Creativity: engaging communities, bringing about change’
  • DrKonstantina Skritslovali – ‘Political CSR’
  • Kate McNeill – ‘Driving sustainability for innovation through supply chains’
  • Mohammed Hajhashem – ‘H2020 SMART-Maps: Baseline study of Responsible Innovation in 6 countries and 3 Health Technologies’
  • Jamie Agombar – ‘Student Action for Sustainability National Union of Students’

15:15SHOW and TELL: 5 minute Elevator Pitches from SEEG Members in Manchester Met’s Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Chair: Professor Sally Randles
  • Valeria Vargas – ‘Education for Sustainable Development: uncovering different policy responses in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales’
  • Amanda Reid – ‘The Waste2ResourceInnovation Network’
  • Dr Ed Randviir – ‘The Science of Waste: Partner projects with Viridor Lang’
  • Carly Fletcher – ‘Waste regulation standards and their impact on the behaviour of waste managers’
  • Dr Chris Paling – ‘The wicked problem of Sustainable Aviation’
  • Dr Graeme Heyes – ‘New Business Models In Airport Retail’
  • Future Technologies and their role in Greening Futures – ‘Fuel Cell Innovation ’
  • Future Technologies and their role in Greening Futures – ‘Biodegradable fabrics’
  • Dr Hannah Matthews – ‘Working with regional organisations on environmental management systems’

16:30 – Audience Discussion and Q&A

16:55 – Thanks and Close – Professor Sally Randles & Dr Olga Kuznetsova

17:00 – Reception drinks and light refreshments

Evening session

18:00KEYNOTE: ‘Sustainability and the City’

18:30PANEL: ‘Sustainability and the City’

  • Chair: Professor Sally Randles
  • Steph Lynch, Manchester Climate Change Agency: The Manchester 2050 Zero Carbon Strategy
  • Manchester City Council: Manchester Active in European Sustainability Partnerships: EU Triangulum Project
  • Cooler: Local Innovation Passion and Excellence: Carbon Literacy in Greater Manchester
  • Dr Dane Anderton, Institute of Place Management, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Tamara Mcneill, Global International Reach: the SAUNAC project. Manchester Metropolitan University

19:30 – Reception drinks and light refreshments

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