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You’re invited to King’s Business School in central London to join SME leaders, industry speakers and King’s leading academics to share the latest developments in ESG and explore together how you can use ESG to build your business. This event will take place in Bush House Southeast Wing, room 1.01.

A raft of new ESG (environmental, social, governance) regulations are coming into force which will have a major effect on SMEs. Join us to understand what’s happening and how it will affect your business, if it’s not already doing so.

During this time of rising energy bills, soaring inflation and challenging trading conditions you’ll learn how ESG can help you hang on to your big customers, save money, and increase your chances of raising money – should you plan to. You’ll discover how to minimise time and cost in making ESG work for you and why getting started on it now will give you real advantage over the next 12 months and beyond. You will also receive a digital packet of the latest research and thought leadership for SMEs around ESG and sustainability.

This event is delivered by King’s Business School in partnership with Registrations and attendance data will be shared with both organisations.



Arrival and registration


Opening remarks


What is ESG and why does it affect SMEs?



How can SMEs benefit from ESG and use it to build the business

Explore in more detail:

· Reducing the time and complexity of ESG accounting

· Using ESG to cut costs, add value and avoid risks

· How to access green financing

· 5 Top ESG tips for SMEs


Networking break


Panel discussion: Getting ahead – where is ESG going... a look around the corner

6 – 7pm

Networking drinks


Confirmed speakers & panellists:

Stuart Clark - Head of Climate Transition, Lombard

Dr Robyn Klingler-Vidra - Reader in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, Associate Dean, Global Engagement, King’s Business School

Dr Marc Lepere -ESG and Sustainability lead, King’s Business School Executive Education and Founder & Chief Science Officer, ESGgen

Myfanwy Neville - Partner, BKL Accountants

Toby Poston - Director of Corporate Affairs, British Vehicle Rental Leasing Association

Prof. Ute Stephan - Professor of Entrepreneurship, King’s Business School


At this event

Robyn Klingler-Vidra

Reader in Entrepreneurship & Sustainability

Marc Lepere

Lead in ESG & Sustainability

Ute  Stephan

Professor of Entrepreneurship

Event details

Bush House (SE) 1.01
Bush House South East Wing
Strand, London WC2R 1AE

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