MBA Guest Lecture Series Event – Sustainable Business

Get inspired to develop and succeed as a sustainable business leader.

Join us for our next MBA Guest Lecture Series event focussed on sustainable business taking place via Zoom on Friday 5 November from 12.30 – 14.00 (BST)

This interactive virtual event will be led by Kent MBA Leaders in Sustainability Scholars Nicholas PhillipsManish Shah and James Havey.

We will be joined by our guest speakers:

Ollie Rosevear, Head of Sustainability at Fullers Smith & Turner – Achieving Net Zero

Ollie Rosevear recently joined Pub & Hotel group Fullers Smith and Turner as Head of Sustainability. He is responsible for leading their journey towards Net Zero and developing a wider ESG strategy.

He spent the previous 11 years as Head of Environment for Costa Coffee. Oliver was responsible for managing the carbon, waste and water strategy for the company delivering a 38% reduction in carbon emissions. In 2017 he helped design Costa Coffee’s Sustainable Roastery built to BREEAM Outstanding & was responsible for developing the award winning Zero Energy EcoPod concept. Ollie also developed the UK’s first National Cup recycling scheme which led to over 150 million coffee cups being recycled in the UK.

Prior to joining Costa Coffee, Oliver worked as an Energy Consultant with several UK Plc’s developing energy reports and implementing multiple Carbon Management programmes. Oliver is a member of IEMA & The Energy Managers Association.

Nathan Goode, Chief Strategy Officer, Social Value Portal – Measuring environmental wellbeing in UKs supply chains 

Social Value Portal promotes better business and community wellbeing through the integration of social value into day-to-day business. We offer the Portal, an online solution that empowers organisations to measure and manage the economic, social, and environmental contributions that their organisation and supply chain makes to society. It also rewards organisations for doing “more good” in the community.  

What is Social Value?  

Increasingly, organisations are considering their activities holistically, taking account the wider economic, social, and environmental effects of their actions. Social value serves as an umbrella term for these broader effects, and organisations which make a conscious effort to ensure that these effects are positive. Social value includes contributing to the long-term wellbeing and resilience of individuals, communities, and society in general.


Our Scholars alongside MBA Director, Debbie Kemp will welcome a global live audience, bringing together our community of MBA students, alumni, and the broader community of business leaders.

There will also be a chance to submit questions to the panel during the Q&A. Join us and see what the MBA Guest Lecture Series has to offer.

This is a free event and you can register your place here

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