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Industrial Sustainability report launch

Industrial Sustainability report launch

27th October 2015
2 hours


Co-chaired by Chi Onwurah MP and Professor Steve Evans from the Institute for Manufacturing at Cambridge University, the inquiry has centred on the industrial sector and the various obstacles it needs to overcome in the near future to ensure long-term sustainability socially, economically and ecologically. It focuses on sustainability – from dwindling natural resources to our innovation deficit and the long-term skills base that will help British manufacturing to flourish.

Speakers include:

Kevin Brennan MP – Shadow Minister for Trade, Investment, and Intellectual Property
Neil Carmichael MP - Chair, Education Select Committee, Member of the Manufacturing Commission
Chi Onwurah MP – Inquiry Co-chair, Former Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science and Digital Infrastructure
Prof. Steve Evans – Inquiry Co-chair, Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
Kresse Wesling MBE – Co-Founder, Elvis and  Kresse 

Additional speakers tbc

In advance of the report launch, four ‘strategic alerts’ were issued to business and government to highlight the important trends established in the inquiry’s initial findings:

1) UK manufacturers face challenges to the future supply of critical materials, which may threaten national security
2) Further devolution of powers could be a barrier to a more sustainable system
3) The UK needs to close the gap between the worst and best performers on non-labour productivity to make a meaningful difference
4) Transitioning to a sustainable industrial system depends on the leadership of UK manufacturing companies, and of UK government

(Download more information on the alerts here)

If you would like to attend this report launch, please respond to / 0207 202 8582.

Find out more about the inquiry here, and by following #MfgInquiry

Find out more about the Manufacturing Commission here, and by following @DesignMfgGrp


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