Available to watch on demand: edie's green recovery webinar sessions
Expert speakers gave insight and advice during a free set of green recovery-themed webinars and masterclasses that took place on Wednesday 23 September. You can watch the sessions, featuring the Aldersgate Group, BT, Bank of England, Ella's Kitchen, UKGBC on demand.
The afternoon of free-to-attend webinars and masterclasses took place on Wednesday 23 September from 1pm-4pm, and featured an array of green groups and sustainable business leaders from across the country.
Hosted as part of edie’s brand-new Mission Possible: Green Recovery campaign of digital content and events, the Green Recovery Inspiration Sessions offered up an afternoon of live, interactive webinar presentations and discussions – all dedicated to delivering a socially and environmentally sustainable recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
This exclusive online event, sponsored by Centrica Business Solutions, PHS Group and Inspired Energy, explored how businesses can converge the solutions to coronavirus and climate change in a way that accelerates the transition to a net-zero-carbon, circular economy.
Registrants will gain access to three live and interactive webinar sessions: a Q&A debate (1pm–1.45pm); a selection of best-practice case studies (2pm–3pm); and a 45-minute masterclass (3.15pm–4pm). Registrants can choose to tune into one, two or all three webinar sessions on the day – and the full collection of sessions will be available to watch on-demand afterwards.
Full details of the three webinar sessions are as follows:
1) The Big Green Recovery Debate: Shaping sustainability in a post-pandemic world
Kicking off our Green Recovery Inspiration Sessions, a selection of revered sustainability leaders and policy experts will discuss what a ‘green recovery’ actually means in the context of environmental and social sustainability, and what must happen at a corporate and political level in order to build back better.
- Luke Nicholls, Content Director, edie (CHAIR)
- Nick Molho, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group
- Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive, UKGBC
- Mark Cuddigan, Chief Executive, Ella's Kitchen
- Tim Wynn-Jones, Head of Consultative Solutions, Centrica Business Solutions
- The policy enablers (and barriers) to drive a green recovery
- Turning the challenges of Covid-19 into sustainability opportunities
- How to recession-proof your sustainability and CSR strategy
2) In Action: Practical case studies of building back better through sustainable business
Our opening session explored the what and the why, and now we move onto the how. This second Session will bring together sustainability and energy experts from a variety of industries who are each in their own way driving a green recovery through their people, products and processes.
- Matt Mace, Content Editor, edie (CHAIR)
- Penelope Guarnay, Carbon Programme Manager, BT
- Miles Lewis, Head of Sustainability, Urban Regeneration, Lendlease
- Paddy Pope, Energy & Carbon Manager, Bank of England
- Paul Spear, National Business Development Manager, Churchill Environmental Services
- The role of compliance in building back better and cutting carbon
- The ‘new normal’: What green buildings and sustainable transport looks like
- How to accelerate climate action through effective collaboration
3) 45-Minute Masterclass: Engaging with key stakeholders in the wake of Covid-19
Our third and final Inspiration Session is all about you. This masterclass-style webinar will explore how sustainability and energy professionals can overcome engagement and behaviour change challenges in order to drive a green recovery within their business.
- Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie (CHAIR)
- Jo Gilroy, Group Head of Sustainability & Environment, Kier Group
- Claire Markham, Director: Sustainable & Renewable Energy, Inspired Energy
- Driving engagement in the working-from-home economy
- Securing boardroom buy-in for sustainability during the recession
- Identifying the barriers to innovation and change, and overcoming those barriers
Mission Possible: Green Recovery campaign
The online sessions form part of edie's new Green Recovery campaign which will support sustainability, energy and CSR professionals on our collective mission to drive a green recovery across all major industries in the UK. Content published so far includes:
- Our edie Explains: The Green Recovery guide is an ideal primer for any individual or organisation seeking to understand exactly what the green recovery means and looks like across the world.
- The Green Recovery Business Roadmap, co-created with members of edie’s Sustainability Leaders Club, maps out the eight key principles that all businesses should follow when looking to drive a green recovery of their own.
- The results of edie’s Great Green Recovery Survey provide a fascinating insight into exactly how Covid-19 has impacted organisations across the country, and how those same organisations are prioritising climate action over the coming months and years