Businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being invited to look to the future and create a better tomorrow for people and the planet by coming together for the first county-level event of its kind in the UK.

Taking place at the Eden Project on Tuesday April 26, Cornwall Boardroom2030 will see Cornwall lead the way in inspiring businesses to imagine what 2030 looks like.

The critical role boardrooms play and the power they hold in making a difference is at the heart of the forward-thinking event. Businesses will explore how inviting new voices to the boardroom can shake up decision making and how thinking differently can help organisations to act boldly to unlock a better future.

Attendees will hear from businesses who are already benefiting from broadening the diversity and perspective of their boards. These pioneers are listening to the voices of young people and involving employees, customers, suppliers and their local communities in conversations about tackling challenges. They will be facilitated on the day by Charlotte Sewell, who led the Boardroom2030 project alongside B Lab UK at COP26.

The event is part of a UK-wide Boardroom2030 campaign created by B Lab UK and is being spearheaded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by certified B Corporation, Leap. Founder, Matt Hocking, said: “Cornwall Boardroom 2030 will be a brilliant event for businesses. We will be shining a light on the power of business to address the challenges facing people and our planet where Boardrooms can play a critical role.

“It is a day to break away from the mould of traditional decision-making to listen to the voices of all stakeholders. It will bring businesses together as a collective to futureproof and redefine.

Eden Project’s chief activation officer, Si Bellamy, added: “This is a real opportunity for diverse organisations across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to come together to explore how reinvigorating boardrooms and how decisions are made.  We can co-design a better future for people and planet.”

Cornwall Boardroom2030 is delivered by B Corp businesses but is open to organisations of all shapes and sizes – whether B Corp or not. Tickets are available in return for a donation and include lunch and entry to the Eden Project after the event. Once the event costs have been covered, proceeds will go to warchild.org.uk to help children in crisis in Ukraine, Yemen and conflicts around the world.

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