HELP OR HINDRANCE? THE ROLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS IN THE INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

7th December 2017

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The Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper recognises that "regulatory frameworks are fundamental to our economic success". Standards and regulations can play an important role in driving growth, delivering positive social outcomes and providing a level playing field for businesses.

This event marked the launch of the Aldersgate Group's report with BuroHappold Help or hindrance? Environmental regulations and competitivenessPanellists debated the impact that environmental regulations in key sectors such as waste, buildings and transport have had on the economy and how environmental regulations and standards can best be structured to deliver economic and environmental gains going forward.


Introduction:

  • Peter Aldous MP

Business keynote speaker:

  • Duncan Price, Director of Sustainability, BuroHappold

Political keynote speaker:

  • Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth

 Panellists:

  • Emma Howard Boyd, Chair, Environment Agency
  • Sarah Cary, Head of Sustainable Places, British Land
  • Dr. Adam Read, External Affairs Director, SUEZ 
  • Graham Willson, Chief Executive, British Tyre Manufacturers' Association Ltd

 Chair:

  • Joan Walley, Aldersgate Group