HBKU hosts seminar on sustainable development
October 23 2017 12:51 AM

Experts in the field of sustainability presented several talks at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). The university hosted David Hone, chief climate change adviser at Shell, who spoke on environmental sustainability and the road to low-emission energy systems. HBKU also welcomed speakers from the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences who talked about governance best practices in the airline and automotive industries.
Hone, who is an international expert in the field of energy, presented a talk titled, ‘A Better Life with a Healthy Planet: Pathways to Net-Zero Emissions’ to a packed auditorium at the HBKU Student Centre. Master’s and doctoral students in attendance from HBKU’s sustainable energy and sustainable environment programmes got the opportunity to engage with Hone at a question-and-answer session after his talk.
Hone’s presentation was well-received by members of the wider community, which comprised of energy and environment professionals, who got a chance to learn more about recent advances in the field of climate change. As the industry undergoes massive transformation, Hone helped garner thoughtful insights into the challenges and opportunities of achieving an environmentally sustainable, zero-emission planet.
HBKU hosted experts from Germany’s Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, who presented two talks at a seminar titled, ‘Corporate Governance in the Airline and Automotive Industries’. Anhalt University’s Dr Cornelia Scott spoke on the role of the supervisory board in German corporate governance and Dr Frank Himpel made a presentation on strategic co-opetition in international context. Using Volkswagen AG as a case study, Dr Scott presented on company governance issues in the automotive industry and organisations’ roles in corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

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