In-person event

Sustainability, business and tech: what can we do to make a difference?

26 April 2022 • 17:30 to 19:30 (BST)

The case for living a more sustainable lifestyle has been well reported with everyone being encouraged to do what we can to minimise our impact on the planet. Businesses are now taking a leading role in this drive with many under pressure to overhaul their operations to become more sustainable. But how can people in the tech sector play an active role in driving sustainability?

Join us for what promises to be a fantastic evening where you’ll hear from several tech and sustainability experts about topics including:

  • How business collaboration can help drive sustainable solutions to achieve net zero.
  • Why it makes commercial sense to focus on sustainability initiatives.
  • Using tech efficiently to drive sustainability initiatives

The event, which is part of this year’s Leeds Digital Festival, is free to attend and will be of interest to anyone in the tech sector wanting to pick up practical tips to help create actionable change.

Tuesday 26 April 2022, 17:30 – 19:30

Infinity Works, Apsley House (Level 2), 78 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2EQ


  • 17:30 – 18:15 | Registration and networking reception with food and drinks
  • 18:15 – 18:50 | Speaker sessions
  • 18:50 – 19:00 | Break
  • 19:00 – 19:20 | Speaker sessions
  • 19:20 – 19:30 | Q&A

Guests are welcome to stay afterwards for networking and drinks. 

Event Speakers

Pete Mills
Co-Founder at Crysp
Pete Mills is the co-founder of Twinkl backed Crysp, a property risk management platform for businesses & schools. He is also a non-executive director of Mercia backed Slingshot & Just Access as well as fast-growing family-owned social care recruitment business, Temp Rewards. Passionate about the environment, Pete is a conservation circle member of the Rainforest Trust - a US-based charity that focuses on the purchase and protection of tropical rainforests to strategically conserve threatened species.
Madeline Evans
UK&I Net Zero Campaign Lead at Accenture
Madeline has been with Accenture for 6 years working with Utilities and Energy clients on large transformational programmes. Madeline spent a year in Melbourne, Australia and upon returning, she now leads the UK&I Net Zero Campaign for Accenture, looking to grow meaningful opportunities with our clients to help them achieve Net Zero. Madeline is working across multiple campaigns including Net Zero Cities, Biodiversity and Industrial Clusters and is excited about the opportunity for technology and human ingenuity to come together to solve the worlds most complex challenges.
Simon Pringle
Prof. Simon Pringle, Associate Fellow, Honorary Professor, and Managing Director at Project Rome
Professor Simon Pringle is a senior commercial strategy and sustainability specialist with extensive board-level experience. He has a proven track record of delivering measurable impacts, improved performance and entrepreneurial success across multiple sectors, jurisdictions and geographies. Simon is Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh Business School and an Associate Fellow of Chatham House. He sits on a number of governance boards and advisory panels including the Leeds City Region LEP Board and the recently established Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission. With a track record of nearly 30 years, he holds leadership roles across the private, public and third sectors including ‘Solutions for the Planet’ – the award winning STEM skills programme for young people. Educated at the University of Durham and Imperial College, London, he served on the UK and Global boards of a large PLC and was a Partner at an international change management firm. He was then retained by BDO LLP, the world’s 5th largest accountancy firm, as Head of Sustainability and Innovation before co-founding Project Rome.
Gavin Williams
Delivery Lead at Infinity Works
Gavin is a Delivery Lead at Infinity Works with 24 years of experience in the tech sector helping teams to deliver data, digital and software solutions. Having always taken an active interest in climate change initiatives, Gavin’s passion for environmentalism has been supercharged during his time at Infinity Works where he has been inspired by the vital role that technology plays in improving sustainability. The unofficial Sustainability Champion, Gavin now takes a leading role in driving the sustainability agenda, spearheading initiatives including Infinity Works involvement in the Green Data Hackathon.