How, at a time of rising inequalities and austerity, can action for sustainable prosperity be galvanised at the local level?
Seminar with Joan Walley
Thursday, 19 October 2017
This session will explore how at a time of rising inequalities and austerity, action for sustainable prosperity can be galvanised at the local level. Just how important and understood are the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? Does ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ have a part to play in achieving this? Exactly how can we drive transformation towards a more sustainable future? What part does Higher Education Play? Is there a role for Art and Culture? And how do we create awareness amongst the public and their elected representatives of the environmental and social challenges facing us?
Joan Walley DL retired from parliament in 2015 after serving for 28 years as Stoke on Trent North MP representing her home area. She held shadow environment and transport briefs and for her last 5 years was the elected chairwoman of the influential House of Commons Environmental Audit Select Committee. She is a life-long member of the CIEH.
She currently chairs the Burslem Regeneration Trust, a partnership of elected members, business and community groups to press for the regeneration of the mother town of the Potteries. She is also honorary chairwoman of the Aldersgate Group, project partners in CUSP. Joan is passionate about everything to do with Staffordshire and is a season ticket holder at Port Vale Football Club.