Green growth under the spotlight at EIC political summit

Businesses looking for an insight into the current political situation and how it is affecting environmental markets should ensure that they register for this year’s EIC Political Summit. 

Environmental markets have never faced as much uncertainty as they do now. Brexit has the potential to reshape the regulatory framework green businesses work within, while Michael Gove as the new environment secretary will want to make his mark yet, with a hung parliament, the ability of the government to get any meaningful legislation through Parliament remains unclear. 

Add to this the fallout from the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and a weak economic backdrop and it is not at all easy for environmental firms to see the way ahead.

The summit, organised by the Environmental Industries Commission, the leading trade body for environmental firms, is taking place on Thursday 14 September and has been designed to help companies assess the prospects of green growth over next few years. Delegates will hear from a range of top speakers who will help them interpret today’s fast-moving politics. 

The line-up of quality speakers includes James Murray, editor of BusinessGreen, Shirley Rodrigues, the deputy mayor for London, Sir Ed Davey MP, former climate change secretary, Davide Minotti, deputy director at Defra, Michael Jacobs, director at IPPR, Shaun Spiers, director of  Green Alliance, Caroline Hill, head of sustainability at Land Securities, Michael Rudd/Jo Ketteley, Bird & Bird and Mary Creagh MP, chair of the Environmental Audit Committee.

Given the number of high-profile speakers taking part, the summit, sponsored by Bird & Bird, is sure to be an insightful and interesting event. Make sure that you book your place along with an audience of environmental business leaders to get an insight into how the fast moving political environment alongside the Brexit talks will affect environmental markets.

Click here to book a ticket for the EIC Political Summit.

The summit will be followed by EIC’s annual parliamentary reception on the House of Commons Terrace. Spaces are always limited at this popular event so click here to book your ticket for the parliamentary reception to avoid missing out.

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