Dame Ellen MacArthur to speak at conference in London venues

A new conference on sustainability has signed up a number of high-profile speakers, including Dame Ellen MacArthur.

The Making Sustainable Development Happen event, running on November 24th, has arranged a full day of speakers from a range of backgrounds.

Dame Ellen, the competitive sailor, will chair a discussion on the theme of leadership and driving change, with Dan Labbad, chief executive officer of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Lend Lease, and Sunand Prasad, immediate past president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, appearing on the panel.

Another debate will involve John Healy, minister for housing and planning, Grant Shapps, shadow housing minister, and Paul King, chief executive of the UK Green Building Council, who will speak on the role of government and politicians in building a sustainable environment.

Other speakers include Andrew Lee, chief executive of Sustainable Development Commission, John Sauven, director of Green Peace, and David Glover, director of Arup.

The conference will take place at Kings Palace in London and costs £349 for GBC members or £399 for non-members.ADNFCR-1752-ID-19454751-ADNFCR

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