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1 June 2011 | PR 11/64

Global brands and leading researchers to present at corporate sustainability conference



Loughborough University is hosting a one-day conference in July for organisations of all sizes to engage with experts to address some of the great corporate sustainability challenges.

The conference will feature a series of presentations followed by discussion covering the themes of sustainable workforce, sustainable design, organisational resilience, transport policy, built environment and renewable energy technologies.  Senior representatives of leading organisations including Coca Cola, E.ON, Manchester Airports Group and Santander will share their experiences of meeting the sustainability challenge.  They will be partnered by Loughborough University experts who will give an overview of innovative sustainable technologies and business practices that have achieved national and global impact. 

Profit from Sustainability takes place on Friday 15 July, in parallel with the UK Corporate Games (UKCG), Europe's largest corporate multisports festival which the University is hosting in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council and Leicestershire County Council.  The UKCG will bring up to 4,000 employees from 200 companies to compete at the University.  Many senior representatives from these companies will attend the conference as presenters or participants, whilst also participating in some corporate team building through the Games.

The conference offers an excellent opportunity to network with senior decision-makers and opinion leaders in organisations from all sectors whilst finding out about exciting new developments in sustainability.  Amongst the featured exhibits is Intelligent Energy’s fuel cell electric Black Cab, a zero emissions vehicle with a practical range and rapid refuelling, whose development is underpinned by technology which has its origins at Loughborough University.  The fuel cell taxis recently achieved road legal status and a fleet of the vehicles is targeted at London for 2012.

Conference organiser and Loughborough University’s Business Development Executive, Dr Kelly Manders said:  “In today's challenging economic climate, sustainability is at the heart of every successful business.  This stimulating and diverse programme of workshops and excellent networking opportunities will appeal to senior decision-makers and opinion leaders in organisations from all sectors.”

Further details of the event are available at www.lboro.ac.uk/enterprise/sustainability.  Delegates can take advantage of an early bird discount of £100 by registering now.


For all media enquiries contact:

Anna Seddon
Marketing Manager (Enterprise)
Loughborough University
T: 01509 222445
E: A.J.Seddon@lboro.ac.uk 

Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2010 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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