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Bobby Kerr, CEO of Insomnia Coffee, will be on the judging panel
Six finalists in Dublin Chamber’s ‘Sustainable Business Challenge’ will compete for €5,000 worth of prizes in a Dragon’s Den style event on Thursday, 29 November.
Representatives from An Post, Croke Park Stadium, Ecocem, JCDecaux Ireland, The Moran & Bewleys Hotel Group and Xpert Taxis will battle it out at the event, by presenting their green commercial sustainability strategies to a to a panel of green judges including Bobby Kerr; Brian Motherway, chief operations officer and head of strategy and innovation at SEAI; Dr Mike Murphy, director and dean, College of Engineering & Built Environment, DIT; and Padraig Ryan, sustainability officer for the Irish Dairy Board.
The Sustainable Business Challenge – part of Dublin Chamber's Green Economy Forum – is the second competition of its kind following last year's 'How Green is Your Business' competition which was won by Children's University Hospital, Temple Street.
Mona Baker, Acting CEO, Children's University Hospital, Temple Street commented: "Last year's competition provided Children's University Hospital, Temple Street with the opportunity to showcase its green credentials in front of some of Ireland's largest businesses. This significantly enhanced our position as a 'Green Hospital' amongst our stakeholders. The knock on affects from winning the competition were immense, not only did we receive some excellent prizes but it opened a number of other doors for us. At Children's University Hospital, Temple Street we adopt an attitude of continued quality improvement in all facets of our work on a daily basis. The competition helped us to meet like minded people who could help us on our journey."
The final will take place on Thursday 29 November from 6.30pm-9.30pm at Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2.