"If Only I Had Planted a Tree: Distraction and the Billion Dollar Opportunity"
Dr. Michael Hastings, Lord of Scarisbrick CBE and Global Head of Corporate Citizenship, KPMG International
Friday, March 23
3:00 p.m. Lecture
Reception to follow
Holmes Convocation Center (Rivers Street in Boone, NC)
Lord Hastings' talk will be the 60th event in the Boyles Distinguished Lecture Series. Sponsored by the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University, both lecture and reception are free and open to the public.
Shuttle buses will run between the Rivers Street Parking Deck, Peacock Lot Circle and the Holmes Convocation Center beginning at 1:45 p.m. until the conclusion of the events. All guests should enter the Holmes Convocation Center through the northwest entrance.
The Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished CEO Lecture Series began in 1988. It was named in 1991 for Boyles, who served for 24 years as N.C. state treasurer. Boyles died in 2003.
As Global Head of Corporate Citizenship for KPMG International, Lord Dr. Michael Hastings helps find solutions to global challenges such as poverty, environmental sustainability, education and equality. Lord Hastings began his career as a teacher, before moving into government service where he served in various roles for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), including head of public affairs and the organization's first-ever head of corporate social responsibility.
Lord Hastings is a trustee of the Vodafone Group Foundation, a vice president of UNICEF and Tearfund, and president of ZANE - a development aid agency focused on Zimbabwe. He is also a Patron of Free the Children and a Director of Junior Achievement Worldwide.
Lord Hastings was named Lord of Scarisbrick CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for services to crime reduction, and has been awarded an independent peerage to the House of Lords and a UNICEF Award for effecting solutions for Africa's children.
Lord Hastings was conferred with a Doctorate in Civil Law from the University of Kent, Canterbury in 2014 and was installed as Regent's University London's second Chancellor in 2017.