Workshop: How to Capitalise on the Green Transition

With Dr Alex Hope

12 October 2023, 09:00 - 12:00

Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, City Campus East, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 8ST

Sustainability is not just a buzz word or a box that needs to be ticked. Being sustainable has huge potential to enhance profitability, brand reputation, and business resilience.

This workshop will examine the importance of creating sustainable business models, looking at why it’s important to do this in the early stages and how implementing sustainable practices across your business can have a positive impact on growth, customer retention, long-term competitiveness and attracting investors.

You and your teams will learn:

  • What sustainability means in the entrepreneurial context
  • How sustainability can influence brand identity and competitiveness
  • How to leverage sustainability for business growth
  • To identify potential sustainability measures in all areas of your business

Led by Dr Alex Hope Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business and Law and Associate Professor of Business Ethics at Northumbria University (aka @DrSustainable) this session is an opportunity for you and your teams to not only learn about the impact of sustainability in your business, but also to ask questions, share challenges and get advice about making sustainability a cornerstone of all of your business activities.

About Our Subject Expert
Dr Alex Hope is Deputy Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Business and Law at Northumbria University. He is responsible for the leadership of education in the faculty including developing and implementing strategy around student experience, teaching excellence and internationalisation. He undertakes teaching, research and consultancy across topics such as responsible business, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility (CSR), energy policy and business ethics. Alongside his work at Northumbria, Alex is Co-Chair of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Climate Change and Environment working group and a past Vice-Chair of the UK and Ireland PRME Chapter. He holds a PhD in Sustainable development, a Masters in Academic Practice and a Degree in Environmental Management. Prior to his academic career, Alex worked in retail management, local government and as a sustainability consultant.


The small print - Workshops are open to all members and partners of the Forum. Two guest places are available to ‘Ultimate’ and ‘Premium’ members. Please note guests must be from your own company.

If you are a ‘Core’ member and would like to upgrade your membership, or find out more please email or call one of the team on 0191 500 7780.

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