Business leaders from the North West of England, North Wales and beyond are invited to a Sustainability conference in Chester.

Aimed at fostering business as forces for good, the event organised by the University of Chester is set to take place at the Riverside Innovation Centre on June 4.

The conference, hosted in partnership with UK for Good, has been organised by the staff from Chester Business School and the Sustainability and Environment Research and Knowledge Exchange Institute (SERKEI).

Anticipating a day of enlightening sustainability discussions, the conference hopes to serve as a platform for meaningful networking and the exchange of practical business tips.

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Attendees will also enjoy a plant-based lunch prepared by the university's award-winning catering team.

Louise Goodman, knowledge exchange manager at Chester Business School, said: "To thrive - rather than just about survive - businesses need to proactively generate profit with purpose.

"In collaboration with UK for Good and supported by a diverse and exciting line-up of contributors, this conference will inspire, inform and challenge us all to think about how courageous leadership can deliver impactful and enduring business as a force for good."

Dr Rebecca Collins, deputy head of division, humanities, cultures and environment at the SERKEI, said: "The University of Chester’s SERKEI exists to build relationships between the University and other organisations that enable knowledge-sharing for positive societal and environmental impact.

"We are looking forward to the Survive or Thrive conference acting as an important catalyst for new collaborations around sustainability in business across the region."

The conference will feature speakers, sharing their experiences in tacking sustainability challenges in business.

Among others, attendees will hear from Donna Okell, Founder and Co-CEO of UK For Good, Andrew Ashford, CEO of The Bren Project, and Elliot Kilbride, an accomplished ESG professional.

The event will run from 10am to 4pm with all businesses and organisations urged to attend.