University of Galway hosts regional business summit to address challenges facing companies in west of Ireland

Mar 15 2023 Posted: 12:50 GMT

Business leaders from the west of Ireland are invited to a University of Galway business summit, focusing on addressing challenges companies face in terms of talent attraction and retention, and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and sustainability issues.

Organised by the University’s J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, the Regional Business Summit – Engaging People and Leading on Sustainability, takes place on campus on Friday March 31, from 8.45am to 1.30pm in the Bailey Allen Hall.

The goal of the event is to provide business leaders with the tools and strategies they need to succeed in today's rapidly changing business landscape.

Attendees will hear from speakers in Enterprise Ireland and Ibec, experts in local and national companies including PwC, Deloitte, Fidelity, Genesys and Nulla Carbon, as well as academics, who will share strategies for attracting and retaining top talent. They will also gain insights into how sustainability considerations can be integrated into business operations and decision-making processes and develop a better understanding of ESG. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other business leaders and share their own experiences and best practices.

Professor Alma McCarthy, Head of J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at University of Galway, said: "Attracting and retaining top talent is a critical issue for businesses of all sizes in the region, and with the growing importance of ESG and sustainability, companies are under increasing pressure to operate responsibly and ethically. Our event will provide attendees with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed in this new era of business."

The Regional Business Summit is the second in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics Thinking Beyond event series and is held in partnership with Galway Chamber and ITAG.

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