Published: Wednesday, 04 October 2023 10:47
As the excitement of the summer ends, Rachel Blackburn, Managing Director of US2U Consulting, spent last week immersed in the hustle and bustle of New York City (NYC), laying the foundations for US2U’s expansion into the United States (US).
Rachel thoroughly enjoyed her trip, commenting that “Visiting New York City during Climate Week and United Nations Week was a fantastic experience. I gained profound insights into the ESG agenda and various issues faced by businesses and individuals around the world.”
Rachel started the week off by attending Climate Week NYC 2023, which is partnered with the United Nations General Assembly and is one of the largest conferences dedicated to international climate action. This year’s theme, ‘We Can, We Will’ focused on climate and sustainability issues such as offshore wind, hydrogen energy, sustainable agriculture, reducing food waste and decarbonisation, as well as diversity, equality & inclusion.
Rachel also attended the Global Power Women Conference 2023. Figures such as the President of Kosovo, Viosa Osmani-Sadriu, and Rosalyn Henderson Myers, a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, spoke about how female leaders can pioneer resilience and sustainable leadership.
As a part of US2U’s commitment to sustainability (read the full policy here), Rachel also attended a mixer hosted by the St. George's Society of New York. Renowned as one of New York's illustrious charitable organisations, the St. George's Society has upheld a 250-year legacy of supporting the needs of New Yorkers with British and Commonwealth heritage.
Rachel looks forward to nurturing the business connections she established during her trip, with a vision to build dynamic professional relationships between US2U and businesses in the US.