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World People Of Nature Day– Green Childhood

Friday 1st October
Online

Winter Migration Festival

Saturday 2nd October
Castle Espie
See event page

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BITCI– The Sustainability Revolution

Tuesday 5th October
Online
Free

Natural Capital Finance & Investment Conference 2021

Wednesday 6th October
Online
Delegate places are £55 per person

Peatlands gathering 2021

Thursday 7th October
Online
Free

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One World Festival

Monday 11th October
Mostly online

Do no harm to the environment: translating the EGD into Cohesion Policy 2021–2027

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Rising seas and climate change with Dr Asha de Vos

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Heritage on the Ground

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Sustainable Peatlands: A Win for All

Wednesday 13th October
Online
Free

Natura 2000 logo for goods and services – supporting nature and people for a sustainable recovery

Wednesday 13th October
Online
Free

Floodplain Meadows Partnership Conference 2021

Wednesday 13th October
Online
0–£25

NI Waste Expo 2021

Thursday 14th October
Titanic Belfast
Non–qualified individuals are subject to a £250 attendance cost.

NorthernIreland2035– Common Purpose

Thursday 14th October
Online
Free

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Cave Hill Fungal Foray

Saturday 16th October
Belfast Castle
Free

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“The Climate Crisis is a Human Rights Crisis”

Monday 18th October
Online
Free

Nature Means Business Online Conference

Tuesday 19th October
Online
£5.98

Nature Means Business

Tuesday 19th October
Online
£5.98

Practicing Food Sovereignty in the Climate Emergency

Tuesday 19th October
Online
Free

Young Trustees in the Environmental Sector

Tuesday 19th October
Online
Free

Mapping a Just Energy Transition in NI

Wednesday 20th October
QUB Great Hall
Free

The Year of Youth Climate Action: COP26 and Your Role

Wednesday 20th October
Online
Free

Legislating for Climate Action on the Island of Ireland

Thursday 21st October
Online
Free

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Just Zero – a Virtual Conference on Financing the Just Transition

Monday 25th October
Online
Free

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Agriculture and Climate Change: A Countryside COP event

Wednesday 27th October
Online
Free

Climate Resilience Heritage Summit

Wednesday 27th October
Online
Free

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UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) – Glasgow 2021

Sunday 31st October
Glasgow

      
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BITCI– The Sustainability Revolution

Tuesday 5 October 2021 - 07/10/21

Online

BITCI celebrates 21 years this year and we welcome you to join us for a series of thought–provoking conversations on what a new contract between business and society needs to look like.

With the recent IPCC report, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the greenwashing backlash; the role of business and its impact on the climate crisis and social inequality is in the spotlight. We need revolutionary thinking, and we need urgent action.

All three webinars are FREE to attend.

Day 1: Revolutionary Leadership – Tuesday, 5th October, 11am – 12 noon

During this session, we will look at the revolutionary leadership needed to drive radical change. Last year we heard from the ‘godfather of sustainability’, Paul Polman, where he asked CEOs “do you care?”  This October, we will hear from CEOs on their own philosophy on leadership and why CEOs need to be activist leaders and inspire others.

We will be asking a panel of CEOs in Ireland what radical transformation means for their sector and about the hurdles they are facing to make their companies truly sustainable. We will discuss the increasing levels of inequality in our society and ask our panel to reflect on the difficulties of marrying this inequality with the challenges to reach net–zero, and whether collective leadership could be part of the solution.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Caroline Keeling, Group CEO, Keelings
  • Dave Murphy, Group CEO, PM Group
  • Deborah Threadgold, Country General Manager, IBM Ireland
  • Imelda Hurley, CEO, Coillte
  • Shay Walsh, Managing Director, BT Ireland

To register for this webinar session please use this link.

Day 2 : Revolution in Action – Wednesday 6th October, 11am – 12 noon

On the second day of the series, we will explore the revolution in action. This will be a practitioner level exploration and we will be joined by two leading sustainability practitioners who will share their own journeys and reflect on the evolution of CSR and sustainability.

 

BITCI’s Sustainability Strategy & Human Rights specialist, Darina Eades will be joined by Ben Ngobi, Global Procurement Sustainability Lead with Accenture, to discuss the topic of modern slavery mitigation and how this can be integrated into business strategy via policies, practices and continuous improvement measures.

Finally, we will hear from BITCI’s Sustainability Strategy expert, Johnny Meehan on what more needs to be done, how to focus on what matters, and how to take action using the right tools and available supports.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Cathriona Fitzsimons, Group Head of Corporate Responsibility, PM Group
  • Sinéad Smith, Head of Responsible Business Dublin, A&L Goodbody
  • Ben Ngobi, Global Procurement Sustainability Lead, Accenture

To register for this webinar session please use this link.

Day 3: Revolutionary Conversations – Thursday 7th October 11am – 12 noon

Are we having revolutionary conversations? Consumers, activists, NGOs and the media are demanding more revolutionary action from business. With greenwashing in the spotlight and increasing calls for transparency from business when it comes to sustainability and diversity & inclusion, this session will explore the role of consumers and the media in driving change. We will hear from a leading journalist on the media’s role in sustainability and their ask of business.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jon Williams, Managing Director of News & Current Affairs, RTÉ

To register for this webinar session please use this link.