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Business summit to discuss sustainability

UK business leaders and policy makers are to debate sustainability in business at a nine-day summit led by IBM in conjunction with the Prince of Wales’ sustainability initiative, it was announced today (June 1).

Speaking to the press at Lancaster House in London, Stephen Leonard chief executive of IBM UK revealed plans for the nine day IBM Summit in September in which each day of the event will focus on a different theme and bring together around 120 businesses and public sector leaders to debate the opportunities for working together to build a more sustainable planet.

The partnership with IBM forms the business-to-business part of the Prince of Wales’ Start initiative which is designed to promote sustainable living.

Opening on September 8 2010, the IBM Summit at Start will take also place at Lancaster House and themes to be discussed include the future of cities, energy and supply chain.

Leonard said: “The big question is not just around what businesses can do for sustainability but what sustainability can do for businesses.”

Smart partners include many large companies such as BT, M&S and ASDA all of whom will be represented at September’s summit.

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