Sustainability Delivery Group

Harnessing the expertise to deliver sustainability

Expert talks

Stakeholder and political challenges in a crisis-stricken world

This Expert Talk will present ERM’s current thinking and framework for helping companies make sense of the complex economic, commercial, political and stakeholder challenges emerging from the pandemic crisis, and how these might be managed, as well as share learnings from our LicenseSecure service, covering assessments of over 300 projects globally and outline how we’ve previously helped companies Achieve Project Outcomes, sharing case studies of how companies have managed complex issues and what these experiences might mean for you, as you manage the ongoing crisis and prepare to operate in a “post-pandemic world”.


Speaker: Daniel Litvin, MD, Critical Resource (an ERM Group company)

Subject

Date

Time

Price

COVID-19

17 November 2020

13:00 BST

Free

Cultivating Behaviours for a Net Zero Future

This Expert Talk will explore some of the behaviours individuals can cultivate to do their bit to reach Net Zero, and outline how an organisation can support and draw on the skills and enthusiasm of its people to reduce its carbon impact.


Speaker: Freya Crunden, Environmental Consultant, Atkins

Subject

Date

Time

Price

Net Zero

29 October 2020

13:00 BST

Free

Integrating Development, Masterplanning and Net Zero

In this Expert Talk speakers Aydin Zorlutuna, UK Director - Landscape, Masterplanning, Urbanism, Arcadis and Becky Kearney, Development Services Lead, Arcadis will discuss what this means and how impacts at a local planning policy level can be addressed. 

Speakers: Aydin Zorlutuna, UK Director - Landscape, Masterplanning, Urbanism, Arcadis and Becky Kearney, Development Services Lead, Arcadis

Subject

Date

Time

Price

Net Zero

29 September 2020

13:00 BST

Free

Using Digital EIA to Increase a Project’s Social Value

Join Nick Hilton, Technical Director and UK EIA Lead, and Alistair Billington, Technical Director, Wood, as they outline how to use digital EIA to increase a project’s social value. This expert talk will demonstrate and discuss a number of tools linked to key stages of the project development and application process, providing an overview of practical applications and the social benefits of digital EIA in the context of transparency and accessibility of environmental information. It will also touch upon why written outputs will remain important in order to embrace the needs of different audiences.  

Speakers: Nick Hilton, Technical Director and UK EIA Lead, and Alistair Billington, Technical Director, Wood

Subject

Date

Time

Price

Digital EIA

17 September 2020

13:00 BST

Free

Embedding Social Value Within the Professional Services Sector

In this Expert Talk Vicky Hutchinson, Environment Practice Director, Atkins, will be speaking about embedding social value within the professional services sector. Specifically, this talk will consider: where contractors and those in the professional services sector can work together, where professional services can offer unique value, and how the social value agenda adds value to the professional services sector.


Speaker: Vicky Hutchinson, Environment Practice Director, Atkins

Subject

Date

Time

Price

Social value

15 September 2020

13:00 BST

Free

Biodiversity Net Gain and DCO Projects

Join this Expert Talk delivered by Environment Analyst's Sustainability Delivery Group where speaker Alan Kirby, Principal Ecologist at Wood will discuss biodiversity net gain and how it provides opportunities for DCO projects, but also potential issues that will ideally be solved through early project planning.

Speaker: Alan Kirby, Principal Ecologist, Wood

Subject

Date

Time

Price

Biodiversity Net Gain

20 August 2020

13:00 BST

Free

Decarbonising the Road Networks 

This Expert Talk will discuss what the future holds for the Strategic Road Network (SRN) in a country aspiring to reach net zero by 2050, answering questions such as: Can we solely rely on the adoption of electric vehicles to deliver a decarbonised SRN? What happens in the interim while we wait for EVs to dominate our car ownership? What role does the strategic road infrastructure itself play in shaping the future of how we travel?


Speaker: Matt Tooby, Client Director, Highways (Infrastructure Division), Atkins

Subject

Date

Time

Price

Decarbonisation

30 July 2020

14:00 BST

Free

Pledge to Net Zero – How the Environmental Consultancy Sector is Cutting its Direct Impact

In this lively, and interactive Expert Talk, David Symons, Future Ready Leader at WSP will cover: what is the Pledge to net zero campaign, who’s already signed up and how you can be part of it, the practical actions firms can be taking to cut their greenhouse gas emissions and practical thoughts from lockdown.


Speaker: David Symons, Future Ready Leader, WSP

Subject

Date

Time

Price

Net Zero

22 July 2020

10:00 BST

Free

Consistency & Robustness in the Appraisal & Management of Brownfield Land

Ian Evans, Technical Director, Wood, will discuss the benefits of a robust, high quality and consistent approach to the assessment of brownfield land development risks through the land planning regime and land transactional process.

Speaker: Ian Evans, Technical Director, Wood

Subject

Date

Time

Price

Brownfield

17 July 2020

13:00 BST

Free

Building Flood Resilient Communities in Small Island States

This Expert Talk is presented by Dr Nick Jarritt , Director – Climate Risk, Water Management & Environmental Policy, Wood. Nick is an environmental consultant with over 20 years of experience in flood risk management and environmental policy. He leads the Advisory Services team in Wood’s UK Environment & Infrastructure business.

 

Speaker: Dr Nick Jarritt , Director – Climate Risk, Water Management & Environmental Policy, Wood

Subject

Date

Time

Price

Flooding

21 May 2020

13:00 BST

Free

Net Carbon Zero - Preparing for Digital Transformation

This talk provides a high level overview of the climate emergency and what this means for organisations; and will then focus on the steps needed to prepare for a digital response which will drive operational performance through process efficiency, standardisation of data collection and provision of meaningful intelligence for decision making.

Speakers: Martin Tyler, Technical Director - EHS Digital, Arcadis and Emma Arnold, Technical Director, Head of Environmental, Health & Safety Advisory, Arcadis

Subject

Date

Time

Price

Net Zero

22 April 2020

14:00 BST

Free

Future Programme

Sustainability Delivery Group members should contact Ross Griffiths to agree on their preferred topics for webinar presentation. Here is a selection that illustrates our thinking.

ACTION IN RESPONSE TO ESG INVESTMENT SCRUTINY

GREEN BUILDINGS - CAN WE RETROFIT THE EXISTING BUILDING STOCK

MANAGING BROWNFIELD RISK

USING DIGITAL EIA TO INCREASE A PROJECTS SOCIAL VALUE

HOW WILL BIODIVERSITY NET GAIN AFFECT YOUR BUSINESS

CIRCULAR ECONOMY - RETHINKING THE BUSINESS MODEL

MANAGING SUPPLY CHAINS

BEYOND PERMITTING: ADDING VALUE IN TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

MANAGING TRAVEL NEEDS IN YOUR ORGANISATION

MANAGING FLOOD RISKS: GREEN VS GREY INFRASTRUCTURE

MANAGING WATER RESOURCE CHALLENGES

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