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National Symposium on Developing Socially Responsible Professionals





  • Mr. Jim Fairbairn, CEO, Megger
  • Dr. Colin Brown, CEO, IMechE
  • Dr. Shabana Haque, Head of Engineering Policy, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Ms. Nancy Nai-Huei Lu, Independent Sustainability Strategist
  • Mr. Paul Jaggar, FBCS, BCS
  • Mr. Chris White, Director of the Institute for Industrial Strategy, King’s College, London
  • Mr. Braulio Eduardo Morera, Director, 100 Resilient Cities (Rockefeller Foundation)
  • Professor Kieran Arasaratnam, Associate Director (Societal Engagement), Imperial College Business School

Next generation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professionals need to be more socially responsible. This national symposium will bring together experts and stakeholders together to debate different aspects of developing the next generation of socially responsible professionals. We need to develop next generation of STEM professionals that are aware of the impact of their decisions, the role of ethical behaviour and professional activities on the society, environment, resources and people and have working knowledge to use tools that will help them to optimise the impact. The day will start with a series of keynote addresses and then have an open debate on the issues with the audience in the afternoon. A report on the discussions will be published after the symposium.

The symposium will cover education and research aspects of developing the professionals and will include active discussions and debate on the following topics:

  • Diversity, unconscious bias and equality
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Global sustainable programmes
  • Cultural differences and practice
  • Legislation and regulation
  • Business and research ethics
  • Circular economy
  • Leadership and social value
  • Privacy, identity and data protection


09:00-09:30 Tea and Coffee and Registration
09:30-12:30 Keynote addresses and Q&A
12:30-14:00 Lunch and networking
14:00-16:00 Open debate on how to ‘develop socially responsible professionals’?

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When and where

9.00am - 4.00pmTuesday 14th January 2020

B200 University Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Contact Details

City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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