Dr. Alan Knight is General Manager at Arcelor Mittal. He has nearly 20 years’ experience of working with global and national companies, as well as with governments, on sustainability. For nine years he was a commissioner with the Sustainable Development Commission.
Before joining Arcelor Mittal, Alan was Sustainability Directory at Business in the Community, he was also an advisor to businesses and government with expertise in corporate sustainability, product centric sustainability and public policy. He has worked with companies as diverse as Virgin Group, B&Q, Kingfisher, SABMiller, Coca Cola, Body Shop, the Alberta Oil Sands Industry and has served on several Government advisory groups. Alan chairs the UK Task Force on Peat, is a panellist on the UK Independent Panel on Forestry and is a founder of the Global Association of Corporate Sustainability Officers (GACSO). In 1998 he was awarded the OBE.
At Responsible Business Week 2014 Alan spoke at the sessions Innovations in business models, collaboration and the circular economy, in partnership with Tata, Future cites: Urban utopias or urban nightmares? and Companies who favour the brave approach: Driving commercial value through sustainability innovation.