Webinar: Incorporating sustainability into your business practice
- Date: Thursday 29 September 2022, 13:00 – 14:00
- Location: Online
- Cost: Free
This free online professional development webinar hosted by career experts Career Farm is open to Leeds alumni, students and staff members.
COP26 emphasised the need for sustainability to be at the centre of future business. The calls for us to reduce our carbon footprints are growing rapidly as the world faces ever increasing evidence of climate change. The ESG agenda future-proofs organisations but how does this work in reality and what can you do to bring sustainable practices to your own organisation?
We bring together a panel of Leeds University Business School alumni to share their practical experience of driving sustainability in their own companies. Hear from experts and passionate leaders. What was the vision and case for change? What were the challenges and how were they overcome? Join us for a rich and inspiring exploration of how to make sustainable change happen in practice.
Anith Puthiyankath, Director, World Origins Ltd
Justin Taundi, Advertising Delivery Manager, DAZN
Oke Isaac-Onwah, Sustainability and ESG Consultant, KPMG
Sally Chan, Advertising and Marketing Lecturer, Leeds University Business School
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About the Panel
Graduating from Leeds University Business School with an MBA in 2002, Anith is Director at World of Origins Ltd and Partner at Ittiyera Group. Instrumental in placing sustainability at the strategic heart of World of Origins, Anith drives niche brands that share the philosophy of sustainable luxury - products of the highest quality with sustainability and origins at the core. Anith is Partner for Ittiyera Group - oil mills & merchants since 1921. Anith is also on the A&A Board at Vanamoolika - an organic farming community of around 475 farmers.
Graduating from Leeds University Business School with an MBA in 2020, Justin drives advertising in premium sporting rights for DAZN, dubbed the “Netflix of Sports”: Serie A, EPL, UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Bundesliga, NFL, Matchroom Boxing, NPB, J league and many more in multiple territories worldwide. Previously in senior roles with ITV and Prime Focus Technologies, Justin has consistently held a passion for sustainability. Justin talks about how he drives sustainability as a passionate leader – achieving results for the whole organisation in addition to his advertising role. As a “non-expert”, Justin has driven change for his organisation by pioneering the benefits of sustainability.
Graduating with both a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Environment & Business from the University of Waterloo and an MSC in Sustainability and Consultancy from the University of Leeds, Oke is a Sustainability and ESG Consultant for KPMG. Oke is passionate about her work and has delivered multi-faceted insights and sustainability projects for industry leaders with a global reach, contributing to strategies and tackling corporate sustainability challenges. Prior to KPMG, Oke was an ESG Analyst on the Sustainable Finance Solutions team at Sustainalytics and previously held sustainability internships at Buro Happold and WSP in London, UK. She also supported the integration of sustainability at HP Canada as a Program Manager. Oke shares a compelling story about how organisations tackle this critically important transformation. Alongside her career, Oke drives initiatives to include the Sustainability Circle, Women in Sustainability and Diversity in Sustainability.
Sally joined Leeds in 2006 as Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Leeds. She regularly champions sustainability in her role as University Sustainability Architect where she specialises in staff and student engagement. Sally's Water Bottle Poster Competition Brief won the national Think Student Awards 2021 for Best Campaign Supporting Sustainability. Sally is committed to meeting the University’s net-zero carbon emission targets and led the delivery of Carbon Literacy Training in 2021/22 for 80 staff and 600 students at the Faculty. She is one of seven certified Carbon Literacy Trainers affiliated with the Carbon Literacy Project. Sally also supervises Student Sustainability Architects in a myriad of projects such as the construction of a student sustainability newsletter and the establishment of a Climate Action Society for students.