CIPR announces first climate change and communications conference

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced its first climate change conference dedicated to the subject of communications.

The half-day conference - 'Climate Change and the Role of PR; Why Communication is Key' - is headline sponsored by CommsHero by Resource and includes presentations and panel discussions from climate change experts and those within the world of business, public relations, and marketing who have adapted their practices to become more sustainable. It will discuss the role of communications in tackling climate change and support organisations in how to do this effectively.

Attendees will hear how to advise employers and clients on the subject of climate change, how to communicate effectively with the public and stakeholders, and how to embed sustainable practices as part of your organisational strategy.

Confirmed speakers include;

  • Asif Choudry, Sales & Marketing Director, We Are Resource
  • Sian Conway-Wood, Founder & Director, Ethical Hour Ltd
  • Livvy Drake, Behaviour Change Consultant, City to Sea
  • Luke Herbert, Director of International Communications, Climate Group
  • Sian Sutherland, Co-Founder, A Plastic Planet
  • Jo Swift, Managing Director Greenhouse PR

The conference will be chaired by CIPR Board member, Trudy Lewis Chart.PR, MCIPR.

  • Date: 19 May 2021
  • Time: 9am - 1pm
  • The event is open to members (£75) and non-members (£100)
  • Book here
CIPR President, Mandy Pearse Chart PR, FCIPR
In his first Instagram post, David Attenborough declared that "saving our planet is now a communications challenge”. As professional communicators, we must accept that challenge and play our part in addressing the climate crisis. The science is unanimous. There is no doubt of our responsibility to lead from the front and put sustainable practices at the heart of organisational strategies.

The COP26 event and global Net Zero transition will mean forward-thinking businesses prosper, be a catalyst for change in shaping our post-pandemic world as part of the green recovery, and drive profits with purpose. This event will support practitioners in that journey through expert speakers and real-life examples. I hope you are able to join us.
CIPR President, Mandy Pearse Chart PR, FCIPR
  • Member price: £75 +VAT 
  • Non-member price: £100 +VAT
  • Book here 

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas with nearly 10,000 members.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).