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2013-11-19 BRANSON’S ASSOCIATE BOYD AT VILNIUS INNOVATION FORUM

“There is no Planet B,” – this is the motto of Peter Boyd, associate of Sir Richard Branson, who will be one of the keynote speakers at the Vilnius Innovation Forum “Innovation Drift”, organized by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania along with the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology in Vilnius on 4-6 December.

Is eco-innovation merely an expensive fashion? How can global eco-innovation trigger real change and be more than formal part of corporate social responsibility? These issues will be addressed at the Forum by innovation leaders from all over Europe.

Peter Boyd, chief operating officer of non-profit organization Carbon War Room which accelerates the adoption of business solutions that reduce carbon emissions at gigaton scale and advance the low-carbon economy, will give a presentation about eco-innovation in a global perspective. Carbon War Room was founded by Richard Branson together with other globally thinking entrepreneurs from a number of countries.

Boyd held different positions at Virgin Group for over ten years before Branson invited him to Launch the Carbon War Room from the initial concept of entrepreneurs who are passionate about preserving our planet’s resources.

The founders of Carbon War Room, Lithuanian Vladas Lašas being among them, believe that climate change problems can be solved profitably with the use of the latest technologies.

The organization headed by Boyd, who works between London and Washington, generate business solutions by identifying specific pathways to accelerate the deployment of green solutions in the face of low expectations and weak mandates.

Boyd has more than 15 years of private-sector experience in strategy, marketing, operations, and general management. He also chairs the UK’s Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (part of the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change).

The first Vilnius Innovation Forum “Innovation Drift” will welcome business and science innovation leaders from a number of European countries who will share their views about the significance of innovation for the entire European economy.