Publishers Green Network Open Meeting and Relaunch [EVENT]

publishers green network

Thursday 26th May 2016

Pearson, 80 Strand, London, WC2R 0RL

16.00 – 17.00 Open Meeting

17.30 – 19.00 Keynote from David Nussbaum, WWF UK, followed by a drinks reception

The Publishers Green Network will relaunch on Thursday 26th May with an open meeting followed by a keynote presentation from David Nussbaum, CEO of WWF UK.

The Publishers Green Network aims to help those in the book industry increase sustainability and reduce their overall environmental impact. The PGN looks at the complete process / supply chain for physical and ebooks by providing a networking / information sharing forum to facilitate this.

The meeting, from 16.00 – 17.00, is open to any interested parties. To reserve a place, please email

Following a short networking break, there will then be a keynote presentation from David Nussbaum. To book tickets, register here.

David Nussbaum, CEO of WWF UK, will speak on recent developments in the international and national sphere, setting a framework for the global Climate agenda, and current priorities for WWF. Focusing on what this might mean for the publishing industry, Nussbaum will look at the need for partnerships with environmental charities.

Stephen Lotinga, CEO of The Publishers Association will then lead an ‘in conversation with’ David Nussbaum, taking questions from the floor.

The afternoon will close with a drinks reception.

PGN Chairman, Ashley Lodge, says; “I am really delighted to be relaunching our group with David Nussbaum, the CEO of WWF UK. I passionately believe the PGN’s information sharing forum has an important role to play in ensuring that the publishing industry continues to minimise its environmental impacts.”

Note for editors

The Publishers Association and BIC are co-supporters of the Publishers Green Network.

The Publishers Association is the leading trade organisation serving book, journal, audio and electronic publishers in the UK. Membership comprises over 100 companies from across the trade, academic and education sectors.

With over 120 organisations in membership, BIC is the UK book industry’s independent supply chain organisation, committed to improving the efficiency of the trade and library supply chains.

BIC is committed to creating an efficient supply chain for both physical and digital products across the entire book industry, working with all relevant stakeholders to eliminate wasteful and time consuming practices and implement solutions acceptable to all. Being in a unique position of trust with all parties in the supply chain makes it possible for BIC to reach agreement on dependable standards and ways of working. Training is also at the heart of BIC’s activities.

The Publishers Green Network is a voluntary group designed to help the publishing industry increase sustainability and reduce its overall environmental impact. The PGN looks at the complete process/supply chain for physical and ebooks by providing an environmental networking/information sharing forum to facilitate this.

Contact: Seonaid MacLeod, 020 7691 9191,

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