Harnessing the expertise to deliver sustainability
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.