SAIIA lunch: focus on climate change and cop 17

2011-09-01 00:00

THE South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in conjunction with the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business (PCB) is hosting Standard Bank’s Karin Ireton. She will talk about “Climate Change and the political process, what to expect from COP 17”.

Ireton was has been director of group sustainability management for the Standard Bank Group since 2009.

Before joining the bank, she held a similar post at Anglo American. She has served as a sustainable energy advisor at Eskom and as manager of the Industrial Environmental Forum. Her early career was in news and business journalism. She holds an MA in International Political Economy (Leeds).

A regular participant in international policy debates since the mid 1990s, Ireton is a leading voice on the corporate role in sustainable development. She serves on several advisory boards and chairs the International Stakeholder Council for the Global Reporting Initiative.

The talk takes place on September 6, at 12.30 pm at the Maritzburg Golf Club. the costs are as follows:

R90 for members of SAIIA; R100 for PCB members and R125 for non-members.

Students who show their student card pay R40. A finger lunch will be served and a cash bar is available.

RSVP: Lorna Jones on 033 345 2747; fax 033 394 4151; or e-mail

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