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Causeway Network ESG Business Seminar




The Causeway Network ESG and Supply Management: The truth about finding your competitive advantage. Seminar will take place Friday, November 25 in the iconic The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian in Edinburgh city centre.  


Supported by Enterprise Ireland and sponsored by Pulse Market,  The Causeway Network seminar will look at how best to gain in competitive advantage from ESG and Supplier Management by hearing from key industry experts who share their best practice in leveraging ESG and supplier management and showcasing how these strategies can be implemented across your business to gain success. 


Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rules, alignment and enhancements have been at the heart of many business requirements in recent years; none more so than with the rise of awareness following the success of COP26 in Glasgow in 2021. Businesses are now looking for their suppliers to act and align with their own vision. So what actions and tactics are available to your business on these hot topics. 


The Causeway Network ESG and Supplier Management Business Seminar will bring together a panel of industry experts from Scottish and Irish blue-chip businesses, procurement bid teams and ESG/Net Zero to share and discuss the biggest challenges businesses face today in relation to ESG and Supplier Management. 


Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to hear from leaders in this field, take-away actions and tactics to drive benefit and competitive advantage to your business. Alongside the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with likeminded businesses across Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland. Keep up to date with key requirements and challenges for ESG, Due Diligence, Procurement and Supplier Management and stay one step ahead of the competition. 


This is an open event, Members of Causeway, our dual members with BITA ( British Irish Trading Alliance) and guests and non-members are all very welcome. 


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Russell Dalgleish, Pulse Market Ambassador


Russell is founding Managing Partner of the advisory group, Exolta Capital Partners. He has enjoyed the benefits of a highly successful international career in the technology sector and now focuses his efforts on supporting owners and boards of companies to devise and implement international growth strategies. He is a regular speaker and conference host and has spoken at conferences from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi - and now with Causeway in Edinburgh!

Michael O’Shea, Pulse Market


Michael is an experienced serial FinTech entrepreneur with a proven track record in helping SMEs (especially Financial Firms) organise, manage, and communicate successfully with their suppliers for greater returns across financial and non-financial targets. A technology expert with over 30 years’ experience in building, managing, and running high-achieving tech businesses across Ireland, UK, and USA, Michael has a passion for building cutting-edge user-friendly platforms and tools that support businesses and their shareholders to achieve their vision of success.

Andrew Morrison, AM Bid


Andrew established AM Bid in 2014 and has successfully grown it to a £1m+ business. Prior to that he led most of the British Gas bid function managing 5 national bid teams. His 17 years in bidding were preceded with a 12-year career in social housing. Andrew has won a string of awards including from the Chartered Institute of Housing, the Institute of Directors, British Chambers of Commerce and APMP (Association of Proposal Management Professionals). In May 2022 Andrew was named by APMP as the Global Bid & Proposal Thought Leader of the Year. Andrew was the first bidding professional in the world to be given LinkedIn Live broadcasting rights and, since July 2020, he has delivered over 110 bidding best practice and work-winning live broadcasts. AM Bid has recently launched Ultimate Tender Coach – a digital bid writing training and support program that equips people to write their own bids.

Richard Carr, Webhelp


Richard Carr is a Glasgow based professional with extensive experience within the ESG, Sustainability and FM sectors. As Group Environment Director for Webhelp his responsibilities include designing and delivering a strategy that will contribute to the global net-zero ambition. In a previous role as Head of Property and Environment, his responsibilities included leading a global team of colleagues in the transformation towards low carbon, energy efficient properties and services.

Tabitha Jayne, Net Zero Nation


Tabitha Jayne is co-founder, director and Interim CEO for Net Zero Nation, a Scottish not-for-profit focused on mitigating climate change by mass mobilising SMEs on their journey to Net Zero.

Joanne Murphy, Chartered Banker Institute


Joanne Murphy is the Chief Operating Officer of the Chartered Banker Institute, delivering the Institute’s business wide transformation and people strategy. As Deputy CEO, Joanne leads the strategic review and annual business planning activity at the Institute. Joanne’s remit includes driving our professional inclusion agenda, and she has executive responsibility across a variety of business functions including Learning, Professional Standards, Membership, Business Support, Finance, People, Innovation and Marketing. Joanne was instrumental in development and launching of the Institute's new Principles of Responsible Banking Academy in October 2022 and holds professional membership of the CIPD and Chartered Banker Institute.

Paul Murphy, Climeaction


In 2021 Paul joined Leading Edge Group to establish their company Climeaction, a whole operations decarbonisation solution for business. An energy and process engineer by education, Paul has previously held senior positions in global consulting organisations and is a non-executive Director of Renewable Gas Forum Ireland (RGFI). Paul has extensive global experience in industrial energy efficiency and decarbonisation of manufacturing organisations, being a key advisor to some of the world’s largest companies across 5 continents in the Food & Dairy, Beverages, Manufacturing and Life Science sectors. Paul has a passion for supporting SME business decarbonisation. When they say “Climate Action Solutions for All” they mean it. Paul and his team work with companies of all scales, providing the same level of service and expertise regardless of size and have worked with over 250 companies in the past 12 months on climate action. Their mission is to enable true decarbonisation of business, and this requires solutions at all levels of the supply chain and across all business functions.

Neil Stevenson, Aegon Asset Management


Neil works for Aegon Asset Management as Procurement & Vendor Manager. Neil has over 30 years’ experience in the financial and manufacturing sectors designing and managing supply chains across the globe. Neil is passionate about promoting the ESG agenda in sourcing decisions within the Aegon group and wider finance community

Craig Francis Dick, abrdn


Craig has worked in sustainability since graduating from university in 2016. He's worked in the built environment sector working for a global market leader in sustainability and delivering environmental sustainability outcomes on live development and construction projects throughout the UK. He has recently joined the financial services sector to help deliver a sustainable procurement programme for abrdn which aligns with the firm’s corporate sustainability objectives. He is working as a Third-Party Sustainability Lead at abrdn.

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Causeway Network ESG Business Seminar

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Fri, 25 November 2022

09:00 - 13:30


The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Princes Street

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