This workshop intends to bring together academics and practitioners in the Midlands region to exchange their research findings, new ideas, and policy insights about the impact of the climate and climate regulatory changes on businesses in the local region, the UK, and beyond. The workshop is hosted by the Faulty of Business and Law, De Montfort University. For any questions please contact the organiser Dr Zheng Wang ( For catering purpose, please register for this event by clicking the link here.

A preliminary programme is as follow.

Date: Friday 17th June

Venue: Room 5.12, Postgraduate Suite, Hugh Aston, De Montfort University

10:00-10:15. Arrival of registered guests.

10:15-10:30. Opening remarks.

Morning Session – Climate Change and Firm Response

10:30-11:00. How do green patents along the supply chains affect firm performance

11:00-11:30. Firm-level carbon disclosure strategies: cross-country firm-level evidence

11:30-12:00. Do all institutional investors care about corporate carbon emissions?

12:00-13:00. Lunch break. Room 5.13, Hugh Aston.

Afternoon Session – East Midlands and International Experiences

13:00-13:30. Leicester’s manufacturing sector: carbon emissions and local businesses’ readiness for decarbonisation

13:30-14:00. LLEP green recovery strategy

14:00-14:30. Measuring progress against the SDGs in the East Midlands

14:30-15:00. The Ease of Doing Business and Environmental Pollution

15:00-15:30. Climate change, migration and the informal economy: lessons from Lagos, Nigeria

15:30-15:45. Closing remarks

Format: every topic is allocated 30 minutes including Q&A.