John Henry to host Sustainable Growth Conference 2021

On 6th June 2021 John Henry will be introducing some of the leading lights in sustainability at the Sustainable Growth Conference 2021 including very special guest HRH Prince Charles.

Due to the recognition of John Henry’s expertise within the field he has been chosen to host the morning’s lectures.

The conference will demonstrate how Cornwall has taken a lead in understanding and delivering sustainability in the County, connecting to leading changes in agritech, education, health, energy, and reducing inequality, that will deliver a more sustainable future, and with examples of these connecting Cornwall to:

  • G7 including their focus on promoting future prosperity, protecting people’s health and global resilience; building back better to protect the planet, and shared values on democracy and human rights; as well as
  • COP26 and the priorities identified by Alok Sharma for adaptation and resilience, nature, energy transition, accelerating the move to zero-carbon and green finance.

The conference is being held on World Ocean Day, the Tuesday before the G7 starts on Friday, as this is clearly a key issue for Cornwall for food, tourism and floating renewable generation to work alongside the existing solar and wind resources in the County.


8:45am - Links to Conference Open – Promotional video running showcasing Cornwall

9:00am - Announcement to the attendees that the Conference will start at 9:15 am

9:00am to 9:14am - Countdown clock with an agenda showing the morning Speakers and afternoon Masterclasses

9:15am to 9:30am - Kim Conchie, CEO of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and Sir Tim Smit, Co-Founder of The Eden Project to welcome speakers, delegates and sponsors. A particular welcome to HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall, and Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance. Kim will open the Conference and describe the day: a series of keynote talks sharing best practice and usable steps for your business, to challenge the G7 leaders, provide solutions-oriented Masterclasses in the afternoon, Cornwall’s lead on B Corp businesses, and link to COP26 themes in November

9:30am to 9:50am - HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall: Welcome address

- Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance

9:50am to 10:00am - John Henry Looney, MD, Sustainable Direction to thank HRH Prince Charles and Sir Patrick Vallance and describe in more detail the concept of Sustainable Growth, and to introduce the morning’s speakers – a series of 10 minute practical talks

10:00am to 10:15am - Hugo Tagholm , CEO, SAS: live opening as World Ocean Day

10:15am to 10:30am - Prof. Fiona Charnley, University of Exeter: the Circular Economy in your business

10:30am to 10:45am - George Eustice MP, Secretary of State DEFRA on Environmental Land Use and reward in the new economy

10:45am to 11:00am - Andrea Gilbert, Inclusion Cornwall: Social Inclusion for better business

11:00am to 11:15am - Veryan Jones, Cornwall Sustainability Awards launch promotion and Virtual Break

11:15am to 11:30am - Ryan Law, Geothermal Engineering Ltd: Natural energy in Cornwall & beyond

11:30am to 11:45am - Megan Stephens, CEO, Sochelle: Habits of Young Entrepreneurs and creating sustainable start-ups

11:45am to 12:00pm - Matthew Shribman & Henry Waite, Aim Hi: Nature First Curiosity Powered Education

12:00pm to 12:15pm - Dr. Chris Mann, Chairman and CTO, Bennamann live talk: fugitive methane to energy from farm waste and grassland management

12:15pm to 12:30pm - Kate Kennally, CEO, Cornwall Council: Cornwall Council’s Vision 2030

12:30pm – 12:35pm - John Henry Looney: close and thanks to all

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