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1 November 2021 - 1 November 2021

10:30AM - 11:30AM

Alumni, Staff, Students and friends of Durham are invited to join this online lecture via Zoom.

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This is the image alt text Alison Rose, Special Guest Lecture

Monday 1 November 2021, 10.30-11.30am, MHL 454, Durham University Business School

On the opening day of COP26, alumna and NatWest Group CEO, Alison Rose (History, St Aidan's College, 1991), will be receiving an honorary Doctor of Civil Law from Durham University for her outstanding contribution to banking, entrepreneurship, climate change, and public life.

NatWest Group is a Principal Partner of the COP26 programme alongside partners such as GSK, Unilever, Hitachi, and Microsoft.

In 2019, HM Government published The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship identifying ways in which barriers to success in business leadership and the start-up economy could be removed and a more inclusive marketplace created. She was also recently named 2021 Business Green ‘Leader of the Year’ due to her global efforts to tackle climate change through innovative banking and finance initiatives.

As part of her visit to Durham, Alison will give this special guest lecture at Durham University Business School, hosted by the Executive Dean (Business), Professor Susan Hart, on ‘Entrepreneurship and the Green Economy’.

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Durham Students

Durham students are invited to join us in person for this lecture in MHL454 at Durham University Business School subject to a successful test to participate. This means students will have to take a test on Saturday 30 October at one of the testing centres. Book here to attend this event in person. Students can also register to attend via Zoom.