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Consumers, retailers and technology: New partnerships to build trust in science

Mike Barry, Head of CSR, Marks & Spencer examines the importance of trust in deciding the future success of R&D.

Consumer and societal confidence in science appears to be at a low ebb after a succession of food, medical and financial scares. Mike will look at how better linkages between scientists, regulators, retailers and consumers can help re-build confidence in science and its application in the UK. He will look at how trust is becoming as important as the technology itself in deciding whether R&D succeeds in the future. He will use case studies involving chemicals and RFID to explore new approaches to building confidence in science from laboratory to marketplace.

Mike Barry is Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at the UK retailer Marks & Spencer. He is responsible for co-ordinating the company's journey towards a more sustainable business model. He provides the vision and the energy to affect change and ensure a leading but efficient approach to sustainability across the company.


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Date and Time:

18 October 2005 at 6:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
+44 20 74 51 2500
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Organised by:

The Research and Development Society
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£20 members, £40 non-members. Optional dinner following lecture an additional £45.

Available from:

Visit http://www.rdsoc.org, email rdsociety@royalsoc.ac.uk or call 020 7451 2513. Dinner bookings must be made in advance.

Additional Information:

Talk starts at 6pm prompt - registration and tea available from 5.30pm.

The Research and Development Society is a UK-based organisation formed to promote the better understanding of R&D in all its forms.

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