Our Empowerment Partners Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce invite you to take part in this event;
With COP26 just around the corner businesses are becoming more aware of the need to be looking at their journey to become Net Zero, but what does it mean to you and your business?
What steps does your business need to take? How will it fit into your plans for growth, your plans to innovate, your plans to diversify?
Following on from September’s DACC123 where we gathered feedback from members on questions such as the benefits to business and support needed we’ll be bringing together a panel of experts to tell us more about their journey so far.
Join as we hear more about how businesses can set achievable goals, building Net Zero into strategies and planning for future growth.
This event will be run as a hybrid session with speakers joining us both in person and online. Attendees also have the opportunity to join in person or online. When making your booking please select from the drop down as to whether you will be at the Science Centre or online.
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive, Royal Scottish Geographical Society
Mike is the Chief Executive of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) based in Perth, a role he has held since 2008. He has worked in the Scottish charity and environment sector for the last 25 years, initially with RSPB, and later with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.
In a voluntary capacity Mike holds a large number of board/advisory roles, mostly for environment and human rights bodies, including as previous Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS). He also chaired the Scottish Parliament’s short life working group on annual targets; sits on the advisory groups for Air Passenger Duty & ScotRail, and the board of Transform Scotland amongst others. He is a member of the Arctic Strategy Forum & Chair of Perth City Leadership Forum & is heavily involved in promoting climate change solutions, recently launching a Climate Solutions Qualification for businesses and managers in conjunction with Institute of Directors, Edinburgh Uni’s ECCI and Stirling Uni Management School. He is Co-chair of the independent inquiry Farming for 1.5 Degrees.
Mike holds two Honorary Fellowships (Scottish Environment Link and Royal Canadian Geographical Society) and several awards for his services to the environment.
Iain Stirling, Co-Founder, Arbikie Distillery
Iain & his brothers set up Arbikie Distillery in 2014 and aim to be one of the world’s most sustainable distilleries. They distil their family of field-to-bottle, luxury spirits from the crops on their farms, at Lunan Bay on Scotland’s sunny east coast. These include Nadar, the world’s first climate-positive gin www.arbikie.com/nadar-gin and Highland Rye, the world’s only Rye Scotch Whisky, rated 9/10 by Forbes Magazine. www.highlandryewhisky.com.
Arbikie’s customers include Aman Resorts, Connaught, Four Seasons, Jean-Georges Restaurants and Whole Foods. Previous to setting up Arbikie, Iain worked with Whyte & Mackay, Jim Beam Brands and Diageo, and also with William Grants with the Stirling brothers marketing business.
Further speakers to be announced in due course.
With thanks to our hosts, Dundee Science Centre
Dundee Science Centre is a charity and lifelong learning resource for the community.
We are here to help families learn together, to support the formal schools curriculum, advance the science communication profession, bring together science and the public, and help others to do the same too.
Our exhibitions provide an inspiring, hands-on learning experience for everyone to visit. Our outreach work and festivals also help us take the same experiences across Scotland and beyond.