Neil Gaught, the award-winning author of the CORE books and conceiver of Single Organizing Idea will be hosting an open event at Strathclyde University on Wednesday as part of COP26, where he will reveal how business students and advisors can help place sustainability at the core of business.

Taking place as part of Bridging Ventures’ ‘Climate Action Lab’ for COP26 at Strathclyde University Union Building, 51 Richmond Street, Neil will be presenting a mini SOI ® SparkLab session on Wednesday 3rd November from 9.30am-10.30am in the Mandela Lecture Theatre. During this interactive session, Neil will demonstrate Single Organizing Idea’s proven tools and approaches that enable businesses to put sustainability where it belongs in the 21st Century, at the core of their strategy.

A straight-talking former soldier, qualified designer and best-selling author, Neil is dedicated to applying everything he has learned over the past 30 years working in over 40 countries to help business become a force for good in a world that urgently needs radical change if it’s to meet the challenge of providing a sustainable future for all.

“The challenges of the 21st century mean businesses must go ‘all in’ and put sustainability at the core of their business plans. We’ve had decades of businesses simply ticking boxes and complying to CSR. It’s had little impact. Making fluffy purpose declarations had added nothing. What is needed now is a complete change of mindset,” explains Neil.

“I believe passionately that we need a new breed of leaders and advisors,” Neil continues. “I also believe that young people, with a vested interest in the future, and filled with the kind of curiosity to question and challenge the status quo are best placed to help drive sustainability into the core of business plans.

There really is no better way to accelerate progress than equip these young people with the skills, tools and resources they need to challenge the siloed thinking that currently exists in business and drive forward real, meaningful change. We are beyond grateful to our partners, Bridging Ventures, for hosting the Climate Action Lab for COP26 and providing the opportunity to initiate these vital conversations with the local business and student community.”