July 25th: Hack the “Green” Economy Event

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Jul 25, 2012

The Hack the Green Economy event takes place today (July 25th) at the Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin 2 at 2:00PM.

Hack the Green Economy will examine some of the emerging trends in sustainability and ask how they will affect Irish business. The event will explore some of the next steps on the sustainability agenda, in particular, future developments in the area of integrated sustainability reporting and environmental legislation.

The event is run in partnership with the Irish Corporate Leaders on Climate Change, Science Gallery, Carbon Disclosure Project and Greenbusiness.ie,

Download the Hack the Green Economy Brochure (PDF 480k)

The event will be chaired by Gabriel D’Arcy, Managing Director of Bord na Móna.

Business in the Community Ireland has invited three prominent speakers to lead a discussion on three important sustainability themes.

1. Dr. Matt Crowe, Director, Environmental Protection Agency
Why Business needs a Sustainable Ireland – key message from the EPA State of the Environment Report 2012.

2. Lois Guthrie – Technical Director, The International Integrated Reporting Council
Corporate Sustainability Reporting – the future for corporate social responsibility

3. Justin Kilcullen – Director of Trócaire
The Sustainable Development Goals for the Future we Want – key messages from Rio +20

This event targets green business leaders, sustainability managers, corporate responsibility managers, corporate green teams, environmental managers, environmental NGOs, development NGOs, state agencies and business associations.

There will also be stands representing the Business Working Responsibly Mark and the Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change in the foyer.



Lois Guthrie
Technical Director, the International Integrated Reporting Council

Lois Guthrie is Executive Director of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) and Technical Director to the International Integrated Reporting Council on secondment from Zurich Financial Services. She is responsible for CDSB’s work to develop a framework for climate reporting in mainstream annual reports and for the development of technical aspects of IIRC’s work. She joined the Carbon Disclosure Project in 2004 after a career in international taxation and social security at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Zurich Financial Services. She studied environmental policy at the Open University and holds an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice.

Dr. Matt Crowe
Director of the EPA’s Office of Communications and Corporate Services

Matt is a graduate of University College Dublin, where he was conferred with a Doctorate in Biochemistry in 1989. Following this, he worked as a research scientist in Vancouver, Canada for a number of years. He joined the EPA in 1995 and was involved in the establishment of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement. Matt was appointed and worked as programme manager of the EPA’s Office of Communications, Strategy and Corporate Governance. In 2010 Matt was appointed by government as a Director of the EPA.

Justin Kilcullen
Director of Trócaire

Justin Kilcullen is a qualified architect from University College Dublin. Having worked as a volunteer in Tanzania and Cambodia Justin joined Trócaire as Africa programme officer in 1981. He served as the organisation’s representative in Laos from 1988 until 1992. In March 1993 he was appointed Director. In recent years he has been a member of the Irish Government established Hunger Task Force and is currently a member of the National Famine Commemoration Committee. He is a former president of CIDSE, the international working group of Lenten Campaign organisations in Europe and Canada. He recently completed a six year term as president of CONCORD, the confederation of European development NGOs, representing over two thousand such organisations across the European Union. Justin will be representing CONCORD at Rio+20.