January 22, 2018

Artwork in shades of blue showing silhouette of people and cityscape from the Adaptation Scotland guidance, Is your business climate ready?

Is your business climate ready?

Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group has teamed up with Adaptation Scotland to organise a panel discussion, seminar and networking lunch for businesses interested in adapting to climate change, 20 February 2018, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

Adaptation Scotland will launch new guidance for businesses and describe the support available.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Dame Susan Rice, event Chair and Chair, Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group
  • Michael Alexander, Global Head of Water, Environment & Agriculture Sustainability, Diageo plc
  • Sandy Trust, Senior Manager, Actuarial & Risk Team, Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • Dr Roddy Yarr, Assistant Director (Sustainability and Environmental Management), University of Strathclyde
  • Lesley Frostick, Strategy Partner, Scottish Enterprise

Who should attend?

Business owners, directors and senior decision makers who can show adaptation ‘leadership’ in their business or in supporting others in their supply chain, businesses considering adaptation, businesses providing adaptation products and services, and professionals working in a business support role.


  • 9:30am: Arrival & registration, tea & coffee
  • 10am: Introduction, Dame Susan Rice, Chair Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group
  • 10:15am – 11am: Panel Session
  • 11am – 11.30am: Open Q&A
  • 11:30am – 12.15pm: Break-out discussions: challenges/opportunities/leadership on business adaptation
  • 12:15pm: Closing summary from Dame Susan Rice
  • 12:20pm – 1pm: Networking and lunch

Further information / registration

Places are limited. If you have not received an invitation but would like to attend, or have a question, please email Ellie Murtagh. Tel +44 (0)131 651 4677. Email