65th AGM with keynote speaker Professor James Curran

The Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce 65th Annual General meeting will be taking place at the Nunnery on Friday 11th September, where President, Caren Pegg, will be setting out the key objectives and strategy for 2020/21 along with delivering a business manifesto for members to take forward during next year's election. 

We are delighted to announce that following the formalities of the AGM Professor James Curran will be 'zooming' in to give a key note speech.   

An overview from Professor Curran: 

With the unpredictability of the times we’re living through, one of the few certainties is climate change and another is the ecological emergency. An inevitable consequence is that action is needed now: action on mitigation, on adaptation, on a socially just transition, on creating a circular economy, on restoring degraded ecosystems. It’s a task for every part of civic society. As William Pollard said “Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable”. So, how can we inspire that change and where will it take us? Pollard also said “It’s the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity”.

 

With thanks to Celton Manx for supporting this event

As we enter a ‘New World’ post CV19 it is entirely appropriate that we seriously consider the impact of Climate Change and how all Businesses have a part to play in meeting the challenges and Goals that lay before us. Through the IOM Chamber of Commerce to have the opportunity to hear Professor James Curran speak on the topic is both valuable and timely   

This event is supported by DEFA

 

Additional event: Losing the Dark @ the Dome! 

We are thrilled to have teamed up with the Dome to bring to you a special 10 minute show reel titled 'Losing the Dark' which members can attend after the AGM event. 

Show times run from 17:30-17:40 and 17:45-17:55 @ £2.50pp (inc vat) -  bookings to be made separately by clicking here  

 

 

Professor James Curran biography:

James Curran originally researched in meteorology, oceanography and hydrology. He was previously Chief Executive of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and served on several government groups including climate change, zero waste, hydronation, green growth, biodiversity, and fracking. At one time, he ran his own eco-business and has, on and off, worked in consultancy. He is currently Chair of the James Hutton Institute and also of Climate Ready Clyde, developing the Glasgow City Region climate adaptation strategy. He serves on the Board of the Green Purposes Company, created to oversee the environmental performance of the UK Green Investment Bank when it was privatised