Pioneering the green revolution


Cornwall Chamber’s Sustainable Growth Conference attracted an online audience of over 400 delegates yesterday.

Taking place on World Ocean Day and ahead of the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, the change-making event was virtually headlined with a pre-recorded video message from His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall and the Government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance.

It featured over 20 speakers and masterclass hosts who showcased Cornwall’s developments to inspire action and create a sustainable operating model for the future.

The event was hosted at Exeter University’s Environment & Sustainability Institute on the Penryn Campus and organised by veteran sustainability expert Dr John Henry Looney, founder of Sustainable Direction.

Cornwall Chamber CEO Kim Conchie, who welcomed delegates to the conference alongside Eden Project co-founder Sir Tim Smit, said: “Significant and truly groundbreaking projects are being undertaken in Cornwall to resolve the environmental and social issues. This was a chance to showcase that brilliance but more importantly, inspire a step change in others and together forge a brighter future.

“For such a volume of people across the world to come together with a shared vision and determination to pioneer a sustainable path – and for Cornwall to be at the forefront – is an incredible force of good, especially at a time when world leaders are converging on our shores.

“It is day’s like today that I am hopeful for what it is to come. As businesses and as a community we are making a difference – over the next few days all eyes will be on our political leaders to do the same.”

Anybody that missed the event can catch up by visiting the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce website where the speeches are available to watch.