Environmental awareness has been increasing rapidly over the past couple of decades. However, it is only in the last 10 years or so that the construction industry has really started to consider its environmental impacts. Decisive action to address those impacts is even more recent and full consideration of environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability together (‘the triple bottom line’) is still rarely achieved.

As with any rapidly developing subject, there has been an explosion of ideas and terminology on the subject of sustainable construction. There are often several ways of describing the same techniques, technologies and processes which can lead to confusion.

Our round table on the 18th May offers the opportunity for Champion business leaders with interests in construction to explore these issues with a range of expert speakers and panellists with a particular focus on the following:

  • Does your company have a strategy in place to achieve net zero?
  • How do we get there?
  • How do we inspire people to get involved?

We promise a lively and interactive online session with great conversation, audience polls and the opportunity to engage via virtual chat with other attendees and our speakers/panellists with your questions.

Speakers and panellists include:

Julia Barret, Chief Sustainability Officer – Willmott Dixon
Sarah Bastajian, Director – Willmott Dixon
Tim Hancock, Executive Chair – Terence O’Rourke Limited and Chair Regenerate South Action Group
Jamie MacKay, Skills Strategy Manager – Enterprise M3 LEP
Professor Richard Murphy, Professor Life Cycle Assessment and Director Centre of Environment & Sustainability – University of Surrey
Dr Michael Mulheron, Reader in Construction Materials – University of Surrey
Sarah Jane Chimbwandira, Chief Executive – Surrey Wildlife Trust
Jennie Pell – Enterprise M3 LEP

Date: 18th May 2021
Time: 3pm – 5pm

Champion Event: Tickets are free for Business South Champions and Action Group members. Please register your interest via the form below and a member of the Business South Team will get back to you once your place is booked.

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