Journalists' Regatta 2016

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Date of event: 29 June 2016
Event ends: 29 June 2016
Start time: 11:45
End time: 16:30
Journalists' Regatta 2016

We are delighted to invite journalists to join 20 key academics from Henley Business School at a lunch reception and boat trip along the regatta course during Henley Royal Regatta. Academic experts will be available to discuss their research on current issues facing UK businesses and organisations, whilst enjoying lunch in the magnificent surroundings of the business school overlooking the River Thames. 

These include faculty from the School of Real Estate and Planning (ranked as number one in Europe), the ICMA Centre (Finance), the Henley Centre for Engaging Leadership, the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship, the HR Centre of Excellence and representatives from our other leading research centres

To give you a flavour of current research in which our faculty are engaged:

China's informal banking system looks set to cause its economy to crash

New research by Prof Andrew Godley, who is a visiting Professor at Zhejiang University, China, looks at the dangers of China’s informal banking system (eg unregulated credit suppliers such as retail outlets and other sources). Despite regulation of the financial sector, persistent consumer preference for informal, relationship-based banking has allowed increased and unregulated credit growth to accelerate, increasing the risks of China’s economy entering a sharp slowdown. 

Are corporates "lying" about greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions?

Paris 2015’s historic climate change commitment to reducing GHG emissions is likely to be undermined by misreporting by multinationals. Research by Dr Andreas Hoepner has found that less than 25% of large European listed corporations are reporting complete GHG emissions and gives reasons for this. 

What makes corporate sustainability successful in large multinationals?

DBA Research Associate James Robey, Capgemini's Global Head of Corporate Sustainability, brings together insights from more than 175 of the world’s largest businesses to explore what factors drive them to focus on corporate sustainability and what makes some organisations more successful than others in achieving sustainable outcomes. 

Tomorrow's leadership challenges

Research by Prof Peter Hawkins amongst CEOs, HR Directors and nominated ‘millennial leaders of tomorrow’ of 50 global organisations explores what leadership needs to look like to address the challenges of the future and what leadership development needs to be put in place now, to ensure we have the collective leadership with the right capabilities. 

A business and IT aligned approach to integrate healthcare data and improve care quality

Research by Dr Vicky Weizi Li shows that of 200 hospitals that developed an ICT platform to integrate healthcare information it has reduced, on average, 30% medical errors, 50% waiting time, 90% information enquiry time and 85% admission/discharge/referral time. Such a business and IT aligned approach can empower hospitals, community and social care providers to provide continuous care and maximise healthcare resources, service efficiency and quality.

This annual networking-based event offers journalists a unique opportunity to capture a snapshot of how one of the UK’s leading business schools is interacting with businesses and government to give UK plc a competitive edge on the international stage. Guests will also have the opportunity to sample the Henley environment by taking part in an interactive session on "How do we create an Intelligent Place?"


The day starts at 10:45am with a drinks reception, followed by lunch and a boat trip down the Thames along the Royal Regatta course leaving from the Business School’s private pier. Guests will be returned to the School at approximately 3.30pm.

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