From global to local economies the race to Net zero by 2050 is fully on! This event will bring together participants from academia, policy and practice to exchange ideas on how to make the transition to Net Zero a reality.

A set of presentations from thought leaders in sustainability related performance will be showcased. Net Zero pathways from different perspectives will be presented, and preliminary results from current/recent projects will be shared. Workshops will also help to provoke new thinking on addressing the key constraints affecting global sustainability success.

Strategies to Net Zero will be explored with some practical applications in key sectors in the UK and Europe, such as: visitor economy, manufacturing, agriculture, creative industries, etc.

Provisional Programme

9:30 - Welcome, Prof. Jonathan Liu (SIG Chair)

10:00 - "Imagining Net Zero Futures and how to build your strategy to get there", Prof. Steve Evans, University of Cambridge

11:15 - Coffee break

11:30 - "Managing significant threats in manufacturing industries - Disruption and recovery in complex systems", Prof. Melanie Kreye, University of York

12:30 - Lunch

13:30 - Workshop 1: "Low carbon infrastructure and business growth: sectoral analysis", Dr Luisa Huatuco (University of York)

13:30 - Workshop 2: “The Paradox of Conservation and Control: Stakeholders and the Problem of Implementing Regulatory Policies”, Dr Vinh Sum Chau (University of Kent)

15:00 - Coffee break

15:15 - “The UK Food Systems in 2050: Trends and Future Research for Net Zero”, Prof. Sonal Choudhary, University of York

16:30 - Close


Provider Information

BAM Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management SIG 

BAM Performance Management SIG

BAM Sustainable and Responsible Business SIG


Who should attend?

• Academics interested in sustainability performance and Net Zero
• Policy makers with tasks to deliver Net Zero strategies
• Practitioners interested in transitioning to Net Zero

This event particularly speaks to Sections A2, A3, C2 and C3 as indicated by BAM Framework.

Dr Luisa Huatuco

Dr Luisa Huatuco

Reader in Operations Management, University of York

Dr Vinh Sum Chau

Dr Vinh Sum Chau

Senior Lecturer in Strategy, University of Kent

Prof Jonathan Liu

Prof Jonathan Liu

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Ming-Ai (London) Institute

Prof Melanie Kreye

Prof Melanie Kreye

Professor and Chair of Operations and Supply Chain Management, University of York

Prof Sonal Choudhary

Prof Sonal Choudhary

Chair in Sustainable Management, University of York

Prof Steve Evans

Prof Steve Evans

Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability, University of Cambridge


Benefits of Attending

• Becoming well-informed on what Net Zero is and how to achieve this
• Networking opportunities
• Learning lessons from Net Zero transitions across sectors
• Identifying opportunities for collaboration



Venue Details

PZA/012, Piazza Building, Campus East, Heslington, University of York, YO10 5GR


The Piazza Building is next to the Ron Cooke Hub building.

All rooms are wheelchair accessible.

Event Fee

Non-Members: £50

BAM Members: £20

BAM Student Members: £10

If you would like to become a BAM member, please do so here: register as a member #

Please note, bookings will close on Thursday 8th September at 23:59

Travel Details


York is easily accessible via Public transport, e.g.



To get to campus East you can catch the 66 or 67 bus from opposite the rail station, for Piazza building, please get off at Ron Cooke Hub. Allow at least 30 mins.

Alternatively, taxis are available from outside the station, it normally takes 15 mins.

Contact us

For any queries regarding the event, please contact Luisa Huatuco at [email protected]