To champion sustainability in Knowledge Quarter organisations during the inaugural Green Great Britain Week, the Knowledge Quarter in conjunction with Camden Climate Change Alliance, are hosting a workshop to share sustainability experience and best practice. From strategy to practical actions around air quality, procurement, waste and energy management join us to hear from local leading organisations and experts to make a change in your institutions…
The Roundtable will open with a introduction by Gemma George, Lead Sustainability Consultant at the Camden Climate Change Alliance, a unique sustainability network and consultancy in the borough of Camden offering support to businesses, third sector and schools.
An experienced environmental and qualified energy assessor, Gemma has worked in the sector for over 13 years both within organisations and as an external advisor. This includes previously leading the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Wales steering group as Chair.
Committed to helping businesses become more sustainable whilst harnessing its benefits, Gemma has expertise across a number of areas including contract and data management, procurement, waste, energy, CSR and air quality. Gemma has advised and delivered projects on management systems and strategies, legal compliance, carbon reporting and engagement for a variety of clients from small to large international organisations.
Peter Anderson, Managing Partner at Troup Bywaters + Anders, will then be sharing his experience in making sustainable development goals and realising the benefits.
We are delighted to also be joined by Lydia Toy, Senior Policy Advisor, Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
The roundtable will act as a space for skills sharing and networking between Knowledge Quarter partner organisations to try and see what the challenges facing practitioners in this area are, examples of innovative projects from partners and opportunities for collaborations.
To attend the Sustainability Roundtable email us here.
Outline of the day:
9:00 Registration – Participants arrive – brief networking – refreshments
9:15Why are we here – Green Great Britain Week background
9:35 Who are we – Brief intro to KQ and CCCA
9:45 Why should we bother about sustainability
Peter Anderson, Managing Partner at Troup Bywaters + Anders, will share his experience of how they are making the sustainable development goals relevant to their organisation while realising benefits.
10:00 What is going on locally – sustainability trends
Roundtable discussion -Each table will be provided with a set of questions (about five) covering the sustainability subjects such as Air quality, Sustainable procurement, Waste management / plastic, Businesses and Carbon (energy) and Staff engagement.
11:00 Conclusions and Informal Networking