- Wednesday 23 June 2021, 4pm
- Online, via Zoom
The global climate crisis we are facing is impacting society, business and our environment. It is widely accepted that there needs to be radical change to the way we do business with an immediate focus on the next decade. We need to put in place more sustainable systems, that will allow us to meet the climate change targets set by the Paris Accord.
Across the globe, businesses, both small and large, are making changes to the way they function to reduce their carbon impact and operate in a manner that will allow them to remain investible.
Environmental Social Governance (ESG) reporting is driving significant changes in business behaviours and operations and many businesses are doing this to great effect, by developing much more resilient business models. But are they doing enough? And how are companies moving beyond grand ambitions to making the changes that are required?
With Glasgow hosting COP26 in November there is a focus on how businesses will respond. Over this series of six webinars, we will hear from a range of companies, large and small, global and local who are responding to these challenges.
Dr Geoff Mackey, BASF
The first of these webinars will feature Geoff Mackey, BASF Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director.
Geoff was brought up on a small family farm in South Armagh, Northern Ireland. He read biology in Liverpool and followed it with a range of post graduate qualifications in Health & Safety and management including a sleepless MBA. His doctorate concerned the strategic business value of social networks.
He is a Director of BASF plc, responsible for a service portfolio in UK & Ireland and BASF’s Sustainability network in Europe.
A Fellow of the Institute of Directors, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA), he has been within the BASF group for almost 20 years and advises a wide range of strategic and tactical groups inside and outside BASF covering private, public and third sector organizations in arenas including science, environment and further education