Keynote Speaker
Dale Vince OBE

Green entrepreneur, Founder of Ecotricity and Club Chairman & Shareholder of Forest Green Rovers FC

Widely known as a green entrepreneur, Dale Vince is famed for founding Ecotricity – the World’s first company to sell green energy, which he continues to own today. Passionate about accelerating the move to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future, Dale pushes the importance of being carbon neutral and lowering emissions. Now booked as a sustainability and environment speaker, Dale is sought to share his expertise on extending the longevity of our planet. 

Widely known as the owner of Ecotricity, Dale is also famed for his role as the Club Chairman and Shareholder of Forest Green Rovers FC. Becoming a shareholder in 2010, Dale has done extensive work with the football team to ensure that they are environmentally friendly. Such actions include banning the team from eating red meat, only serving vegetarian and sustainable food options at football matches, installation of solar panels, a solar-powered pitch mower, a football strip made from recycled plastic and coffee grounds and in 2015 becoming the first all-vegan football team. 

Highly commended for his efforts to save the planet, Forest Green Rovers has since been recognised as the world’s first carbon-neutral football club and dubbed ‘the greenest team in the world’ under Dale’s careful watch. Also in recognition of his efforts, Dale has been appointed OBE for Services to the Environment and to the Electricity Industry and awarded an honorary Doctor of Philosophy, bestowed to him by the University of Gloucestershire. Dale has also authored the book Manifesto: How a Maverick Entrepreneur Took on British Energy and Won and hosted the Zerocarbonista podcast. 

A former new-age traveller, passionate environmentalist and United Nations Ambassador, Dale Vince is now a popular addition to conferences themed around sustainability, environmentalism and energy. Having spent a decade living off-the-grid, Dale has lived at one with nature and is passionate about ensuring the longevity of our planet. Whether he be sharing his beliefs about climate change, emissions or being carbon neutral, Dale Vince is the perfect addition to corporate events as a climate change campaigner and green entrepreneur. 

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