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Regeneration - Leading with Conscience
Regeneration - Leading with Conscience

Thu, Apr 25

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Edinburgh Napier University

Regeneration - Leading with Conscience

Join Sandra Horlings for a stimulating exchange of views and practical experiences with conscientious leaders of successful organisations in Scotland.

Time & Location

Apr 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM GMT+2

Edinburgh Napier University, 219 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1DJ, UK

About the event

Sandra Horlings, one of our Managing Partners is also an active member of The Medinge Group, an international think tank that aims to inspire leaders to develop conscientious organizations and brands. Sandra is editor and co-author of the book Brands with a Conscience, describing how brands can be responsible and succesfull. This year the Medinge Group hosts an event in Scotland, Edinburgh. Together with Edinburgh Napier University, where they teach Conscientious Marketing. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

Please join us at Edinburgh Napier University Craiglockhart campus for our interactive forum "Regeneration - leading with conscience" on 25 April 2024. It will be a stimulating and enriching day of discussions and learnings with leaders from both the commercial and public sectors in Scotland. Speakers from Edrington, VisitScotland, Harris Tweed Authority, Circularity Capital, Howden and many others will share their experiences and insights in what it means to be a conscientious leader in these troubled times.

9.00 onwards Registration

9.30–9.45 Welcome / Introduction to the day Professor Christine Cross – Dean of The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University Simon Paterson – Medinge Group Peter Fischer Brown – Medinge Group 

09.45–10.15 What we mean by Conscientious Leadership Chair – Professor Nicholas Ind & co-author of “In Good Conscience” Speaker – Professor Oriol Iglesias & co-author of “In Good Conscience”

10.15–10.45 Experiential Learnings in Conscientious Leadership Chair – Erika Uffindell & Andy Last, Medinge Group Speakers – Councillor John Alexander, Leader Dundee City Council & Tim Patterson, Head of Sustainability at Edrington

10.45–11.30 Panel on Tensions, Challenges and Risks of Conscientious Leadership Panellists – Councillor John Alexander, Leader Dundee City Council, Tim Patterson, Head of Sustainability at Edrington; Nathalie Agnew, Chair of the Edinburgh and Lothians branch of the IOD Scotland; Iain Gulland, Chief Executive and founder of Zero Waste Scotland; Simon Farrell, Programme Lead at Everyone’s Edinburgh; Chris Kersbergen, Global Head of Brand at Rabobank & member of Medinge Group.

11.30–11.45 Coffee

11.45–12.30 Panel on Scottish Heritage / Quality Brands and Conscientious Leadership Chair – Barbara Santoro, Medinge Group Panellists – Cat Leaver, Head of Brand & Global Marketing, Visit Scotland; Susan Hewlett, Brand & Marketing Director, St. James Quarter; Kelly Falconer, Head of Marketing at Vegware; Harris Tweed Authority, TBC.

12.30–13.30 Lunch

13.30–14.30 Engaging with Dilemmas in Conscientious leadership Audience participation Chair – Professor Nicholas Ind, Medinge Group Facilitators – Medinge Group

14.30–15.15 Panel on Balancing Stakeholders: the Role of Investors Chair – Chris Kersbergen, Global Head of Brand at Rabobank Panellists – Andrew Shannon, Partner at Circularity Capital; Rob Aberdein, Chief Commercial Officer, Progeny; Tony Rooke, Head of Transition Advisory, Howden Group; Janusz Brzeszczyński, Professor of Finance at Edinburgh Napier University

15.15–15.45 Personal Takeaways and Call to Action from the day Lead – Sandra Horlings, Medinge Group

15.45–16.00 Closing Thoughts Dr. Nathalia C Tjandra, Head of International & Associate Professor in Marketing at Edinburgh Napier Business School

16.00 Networking and Drinks

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