On Friday 15 October, Mercer & Hole will be welcoming sustainability expert, Mike Berners-Lee as a guest speaker to our webinar.
Sustainability is such a prevalent topic nowadays and we are now frequently hear about the negative impact of climate change. It is still sometimes viewed with scepticism as something that is difficult or expensive to implement.
However, there are so many options and exciting initiatives for businesses to build for a brighter future and at our webinar, we will look at business purpose and ethics for the 2020s along with practical steps we can all take to improve sustainability. We will be focussing on smart sustainability initiatives that businesses of all sizes can implement, not just the large multinational corporations and we are particularly delighted to welcome Mike Berners-Lee to the webinar as his experience and wealth of knowledge is second to none having spoken and written extensively about the subject.
We hope to welcome as many people as possible to what promises to be an inspiring and informative session.
When: Friday 15 October 2021
Time: 10am to 11am via zoom Click here to register
Mike Berners-Lee biography
Keynote speaker, Mike Berners-Lee is Mike is an expert speaker on sustainability. He is the founder of Small World Consulting, an associate company of Lancaster University, which is a world leader in the field of supply chain carbon metrics and management. Mike works with all sizes and sectors, from the world’s largest tech giants to SMEs.
A professor at Lancaster University, Mike’s research includes sustainable food systems and carbon metrics. He has made numerous speaking, radio and television broadcast appearances to promote public awareness of sustainability and climate change issues, and most notably, appeared in Climate Change: The Facts alongside Sir David Attenborough.
Mike has written three acclaimed books about sustainability and his latest book, There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make-or-Break Years, is a practical and holistic tour of the 21st century’s biggest challenges, laced throughout with practical guidance for individuals, businesses and politicians.
About his first book, How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint Of Everything, Bill Bryson wrote: “I can’t think of the last time I read a book that was more fascinating, and useful and enjoyable all at the same time.”
His second book, The Burning Question, co-written with Duncan Clark, explores the big picture on climate change and the underlying global dynamics, asking what mix of politics, economics, psychology and technology are really required to deal with the problem. Al Gore described it as: “Fascinating, important and highly recommended.”
Mike has a degree in Physics from Oxford University, a PGCE in Outdoor Education and Physics from Bangor, and an MSc in Organisational Development and Consulting from Sheffield Hallam University.