Raising aspirations - leading by example
02 March / 15.00-16.00
We must nurture a talent for excellence throughout our industry to act on the wicked problems we have to resolve. The Climate Change Committee’s 3rd Risk Assessment (CCRA 3 – 2021) made it very clear that there is no time to delay. What is the new vision and mission for our industry leaders and their organisations? How can we move towards requiring benefits, not profit for profit’s sake, as an outcome? How can we engage more widely and move from following orders to being more influential – starting with clients, briefs, design outcomes and confirming that we will deliver net zero in all our projects as part of our contract with clients?
Our speakers will each give us five minutes on raising aspirations to introduce a wider discussion.
Bea Natzler, Senior Analyst Business and Buildings, Climate Change Committee
LETI – providing guidance to support competence and delivery
Jennifer Elias, Principal Building Performance Engineer, Building Engineering, AECOM and member of LETI
ACAN – taking action to address the twin crises of climate and ecological breakdown.
Sara Edmonds, Director at Studio search, Coordinator, Architects Climate Action Network
Black Professionals in Construction Network (BPICN) – spreading careers awareness.
Amos Simbo, Managing Director, Black Professionals in Construction Network (BPICN) and member, CIC 2050 Group and Managing Director, Winway Services
Thinking circular for sustainability in engineering
Penny Gowler, Director and Head of Sustainability, Elliott Wood
Built Environment Declares
Dr Mike Cook, Chair, IStructE’s Climate Emergency Task Group
Landscape Architects respond to the Climate and Biodiversity Emergency
Luke Engleback, Studio Engleback
The challenge for developers
Sue Riddlestone, Chief Executive, Bioregional