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Henley Summit - The Transformative Power of Sustainability

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Event information
Date 6 May 2021
Time 9:00-16:30 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Venue Online
Event types:
Alumni events

Please note booking has now closed for this event. If you have any questions please contact the Alumni team.

The Henley Summit finds its origins in our alumni community and their strong appetite for a collaborative academic-led approach to tackling critical business issues. Throughout lockdown our alumni have worked through a series of Henley Challenges to strengthen their business, from Customer Centricity and Leading Change to Global Talent Transformation.

Harnessing this momentum, we designed the Henley Summit to build on this foundation of online learning as our premiere online conference. Each year we aim to draw on the global expertise of Henley Business School and its international community of academics, alumni, and supporters to provide insight on the most crucial issues that face businesses globally.

Our 2021 Summit on Thursday 6 May is on The Transformative Power of Sustainability, and it aims to showcase the business case for sustainability. We propose that sustainability is far more than a moral cause but an essential part of all business. This full-day online conference will focus on three of the primary business areas affected by sustainability: Finance, Workforce and Workplace

Led by four Henley Business School academic leads (from left to right):

Professor Carol Padgett - Professor in Finance & Head of ICMA Centre

Professor Sarah Sayce - Professor of Sustainable Real Estate

Professor Kevin Money - Professor of Responsible Leadership and Reputation

Dr Naeema Pasha - Director of Careers & Professional Development and Director of Diversity and Inclusion

For a full list of our speakers click here.
Our questions:

How does sustainability affect the way your organisation interacts with its people?

How can a sustainable agenda affect the financial situation of your organisation?

How do you adapt policy and process to move your organisation closer to environmental sustainability?

Henley Summit will be delivered (via Zoom) as a combination of different interactive elements from keynote presentations to panel Q&A’s and more. Please find an illustrative agenda here for more detail. We will showcase prominent industry individuals and leaders, facilitating you with the skills to rethink you and your organisations approach to sustainability. Following the event you will also be issued a personalised Certificate of Attendance.


When you buy a ticket, you are paying for more than just admission to the live event. You will also be able to access exclusive content on a closed Henley Live group, including;

  • Academic Insights
  • Bite-sized interviews
  • Event recordings
  • Author Readings

This event is priced to be as inclusive as possible to all members of our global community. All proceeds from this event will help us to deliver the Henley Business School Alumni Engagement Programme.

Current Student of Henley Business School or University of Reading £20

Alumni £30

Non-Alumni £40

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Alumni & Development Team

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Telephone: +44 (0)1491 418 843