Master Speaker Series: Creating a Sustainable Organisation
by Larissa Petryca, on 22 November 2021 13:55:40 CET
At PCU, students and lecturers are encouraged to research and learn about sustainable practice within their field. The goal is to foster a community of thinkers who will invent new ways of living and working in a responsible way. This is to ensure the health of our planet and to protect its future.
Creating a Sustainable Organisation
The Master Speaker Series webinar featuring Suzanne Withrington (webinar link here) from Teesside University International Business School takes place on Wednesday 24 November at 6pm, is an essential class for students, alumni and the wider community. The webinar will examine sustainability and necessary organisational change in the workplace in order to achieve sustainable goals.
In a mere 200 years, business and capitalism has transformed the face of the planet for the vast majority of the people. The rapid growth of technology has shrunk time, space and distance. We have become weaved into a fabric of society which extends to the remotest corners of the earth. There is little doubt of the wealth opportunities created by such prosperity, but the question remains – What is the cost to civilisation and how can we protect the planet in the future?
This session will consider the notion of the sustainable organisation, coupled with how entrepreneurial leaders act upon their values to contribute towards society. The session will review the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and explore how business of any size may contribute to society at large. We will reflect upon the changing face of society; explore differing approaches that mitigate against social challenges and observe emergent business models deemed effective in the quest for responsible leadership.
Suzanne Withrington is a principal lecturer in strategic management, organisational behaviour, enterprise, project supervision and business engagement at Teesside University International Business School. She is also the Vice Chair of her local Institute of Directors (IoD) branch and a trustee at a local charity. Her areas of expertise include entrepreneurship, philanthropy and sustainability
A specific area of interest is the exponential growth of the UK manufacturing industry through the entrepreneurial endeavours of a small number of companies; in particular how philanthropic Quaker companies such as Cadbury and Rowntree influenced significant change in work practice whilst pioneering new manufacturing techniques.
How to Join
Simply click on this zoom webinar link on Wednesday 24 November at 6pm CET.