Virtual Annual Conference: The Business of Climate Change

Time 09:15 - 17:00
Cost 105.00
Cost (Members) 50.00
Capacity 391 places available
Booking Cut-off Friday 24 Sep, 12:00:pm
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We are delighted to announce Lord Deben, Chair of the Committee on Climate Change and Professor Dieter Helm CBE, Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford as our Keynote Speakers for our Annual Conference 2021.

Our virtual flagship annual conference is a must-attend event if you are ready to take that next step to further adapt your rural business to tackle climate change or if you simply want to learn more about the crucial role that land-based businesses play in the climate change agenda.

This full-day event will offer you insight and ideas, practical tips and solutions as well as real-life examples from land managers who have successfully embarked on the journey to change and the experts who have guided them.

‘The Business of Climate Change’ conference will cover inherent risks and business opportunities in:
• Natural capital
• Carbon trading
• Forestry
• Renewables
• Energy efficiency in homes
• Greening your tourism offering
and much more!

Understanding these fully will be critical to enable rural businesses to continue embracing the changes required. This conference will ensure you leave full of practical ideas and steps so you are ready to tackle and embrace the business of climate change!

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Keynote Speakers:

Professor Dieter Helm CBE, Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford

Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change 


Confirmed speakers:

Mark Tennant, SLE Chairman,

Sarah-Jane Laing, SLE Chief Executive

Stephen Young, SLE Head of Policy

Graeme McNaughton, Barclays

Dr Eleanor Harris, Carbon & Natural Capital Leader, Galbraith

Robert Scott-Dempster, Gillespie Macandrew LLP

Jo Pike, Chief Executive Scottish Wildlife Trust

Ronan Carr, CFO & Director of Natural Capital, BeZero Carbon

Dr Moses Jenkins, Historic Environment Scotland

Fenning Welstead, Goldcrest Land & Forestry Group

Ronan Kilduff, Chief Executive, Elgin Energy

Niall Macalister Hall, Kintyre Gin & Torrisdale Castle Estate

Dr Vicky West, Scottish Forestry Woodland Carbon Code Manager

Jeremy Leggett, Bunloit Estate

Andrew Bradford, Kincardine Castle & Estate

Alex Brewster, Rotmell Farming

Gordon Brown, Managing Director,TreeStory

Jason Fox, Operations Director, Appetite Me

Nick Atkinson, Chief Scientific Officer, BeZero

Liam McArthur MSP

Rachael Hamilton MSP




We are offering 20 Student tickets free of charge on a first-come-first-served basis. To claim your ticket, please email with your name and a scanned copy of your matriculation card.


Thank you to our sponsors:

barclays  gal crop   gm

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