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Entrepreneurship and the Green Economy

Monday 1 November 2021, 10.30-11.30am 
MHL 454, Durham University Business School

On the opening day of COP26, alumna and NatWest Group CEO, Alison Rose (History, St Aidan's College,1991), will be receiving an honorary Doctor of Civil Law from Durham University for her outstanding contribution to banking, entrepreneurship, climate change, and public life.

NatWest Group is a Principal Partner of the COP26 programme alongside partners such as GSK, Unilever, Hitachi, and Microsoft.

In 2019, HM Government published The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship identifying ways in which barriers to success in business leadership and the start-up economy could be removed and a more inclusive marketplace created. She was also recently named 2021 Business Green ‘Leader of the Year’ due to her global efforts to tackle climate change through innovative banking and finance initiatives.

As part of her visit to Durham, Alison will give a special guest lecture at Durham University Business School, hosted by the Executive Dean (Business), Professor Susan Hart, on ‘Entrepreneurship and the Green Economy’.

Durham students are invited to join us in person for this lecture in MHL454 at Durham University Business School subject to a successful test to participate. The lecture will also be available via Zoom.


To ensure that we can deliver a safe teaching, learning, research and work environment, our staff, students and visitors are required to wear face coverings if they can. This includes when moving around in buildings and during face-to-face teaching. Read our face covering policy for more information.

Test to participate will require all students and highly recommended for staff and participants to undertake a lateral flow test 48 hours prior to the event. This means students will have to take a test on Saturday 30 October at one of the testing centres. Students must book to attend this event in person. You must bring your student card to prove your identity as well as the result of their lateral flow test from one of Durham University’s designated testing centres.  

Further details on the Test to Participate scheme can be found here.

**You will not be permitted entry without evidence of a negative lateral flow test and ID**

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