Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 21 March 2008



(2008), "Diary", Strategic Direction, Vol. 24 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/sd.2008.05624dac.001



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Article Type: Diary From: Strategic Direction, Volume 24, Issue 4.

Building a Low Carbon WorldLondon, UK, 17 April 2008

Following the success of the inaugural conference in 2007, the plans for a much larger event are planned for this year. On April 17, the “Living a low carbon world conference” will be held at the Royal Geographic Society in London.

The purpose and focus of the 2008 event will be to allow delegates from this year’s event to report back on the progress they have made within their own organizations and then to take the next steps towards further reducing their Carbon emissions.

These next steps form the basis for the main topics of the conference where we will jointly examine through key note presentations and interactive panel debates the need and mechanisms by which carbon emissions can be reduced through more efficient design, construction and energy usage methodologies.

In a similar vein to this year’s event the speakers and panelists will consist of industry and academic leaders who will focus upon the practicalities and realities of reducing our urban carbon footprint.

Contact: Shirley Chick. Sponsored by: Sustainable Environment Foundation.Web site: http://lowcarbonworld.com; e-mail: shirley@ct-live.com

The 2008 Global Leadership ConferenceThe Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai, India, April 17-18, 2008

Topics to be addressed. The conference sessions will focus on some of the following areas that will address board directors and chief executive officers, senior human resource leaders, chief financial officers and chief risk officers, corporate communication heads and corporate social responsibility leaders:

  • CEO panel session: defining excellence in a responsible organization.

  • Workforce readiness: business and education linkages.

  • Enterprise risk-management: strategy for global companies.

  • Towards a sustainable climate-concerned future: imperatives for business and policy.

  • Women in leadership: balancing the corporate scorecard.

  • Investing in community involvement: creating a global stakeholder response.

Contact: The Conference Board, 845 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Tel: +1 212 339 0345; Fax: +1 212 836 9740; web site: www.conference-board.org/conferences/conference.cfm?id=1607

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