28 February 2024 12pm – 1pm Zoom webinar


Join us on Wednesday 28 February to learn more about our Sustainability Survey Report 2023, which focuses on energy management and carbon reduction. The report specifically explores whether WFMs are playing a big enough role in energy management and carbon reduction plans and examines investment processes within organisations to pinpoint specific bottlenecks and how to get around them.

Join the webinar to get an overview of the most important findings from the research and commentary from the experts at IWFM’s Sustainability Special Interest Group about the significance of these findings. Learn what changes the IWFM is calling for to drive real change in energy management and carbon reduction going forward.

Key findings from the report include:

  • WFMs aren’t playing a big enough role: One in three WFMs were ordinary stakeholders at best when drawing up energy efficiency and carbon reduction plans and just 13% led the process.
  • WFMs have a lot to offer: WFMs on average identified six ways in which they could add value to their organisations when it comes to energy and carbon management.
  • Most organisations assess energy/carbon investment on their individual investment merits: 53% said they assessed projects in this way.
  • Organisations are imposing unrealistic return expectations: Of the organisations mentioned above, an astonishing 43% expect investments to meet or exceed normal ROI.


Greg Davies

Director of Market Development, Assurity Consulting

Greg has worked for over 32 years in health, safety and environmental compliance management covering aspects including Legionella, H&S, fire, asbestos, building environment quality, energy, waste and sustainability.

A degree-qualified microbiologist and registered expert witness, he joined Assurity Consulting in 1989. Greg is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, Specialist Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and currently Chair’s both the IWFM Sustainability Special Interest Group and IIRSM London Branch committee

Greg is a regular blogger and contributor to our industry press, with over 250 articles published on environmental management/sustainability, health and safety and risk. He chaired the CIBSE committee that revised TM13, was the author of the original IWFM good practise guide to risk management and has been survey lead for the IWFM sustainability in FM survey for the last 8 years.

On subjects ranging from water management to the “Red Tape Challenge” Greg has also spoken at events for, or been involved with, organisations including Defra, PHE, IIRSM, DECC, BSC, RICS, CIEH, BSRIA, CIBSE, IWFM, IOSH, CIEH and the London Health and Safety Group

Sofie Hooper

Head of Policy and Research, IWFM

Sofie Hooper leads on the IWFM’s wider policy and public affairs work, helping to raise the voice of the Institute, its members and the wider workplace and facilities management sector. She engages with stakeholders to ensure best practice is taken on board and concerns affecting workplace and facilities professionals are mitigated.

Covering a wide range of activities and areas, sustainability, workplace and building safety form the core agenda. Sofie has been leading on IWFM’s Building Safety Manager work programme, feeding into the legislative process towards the Building Safety Bill.  She provided the Secretariat for the Competence Steering Group’s Working Group 8, which developed the Building Safety Managers competence framework. 

In addition to being the co-author of the Group’s report, Safer people, safer homes: Building Safety Management, she is a regular contributor to Facilitate. Building on WG8’s recommendations, Sofie is a part of the Interim Executive of the Building Safety Alliance, a cross sector collaboration which is working to improve holistic building safety competence across the occupation phase. She is also a part of the Steering Committee for the DLUCH sponsored PAS 8673, which is setting the competence specification for Building Safety Managers.

Toby Morgan

Senior Manager, Built Environment, Climate Group

Toby Morgan has over 13 years’ experience in the energy efficiency and climate change sectors, working across both the public sector and non-profits.

Toby is passionate about tackling climate change and see’s energy efficiency as the number one priority action to reduce global CO2 emissions.

Toby joined the internationally renowned NGO the Climate Group in 2017 and is the LED Program Manager, working to accelerate the global adoption of energy efficient lighting and linking with the exciting developments in smart building and smart city initiatives.

Stuart Rutherford

Senior Research Manager, IWFM

Stuart Rutherford is the Senior Research Manager at IWFM, supporting efforts to drive insight and change within the profession. 

He has spent the last 20 years working as a researcher and thought leadership content creator, including five years at Rentokil Initial, where he oversaw research and priority projects across multiple FM service streams and geographics.

Before joining the IWFM, Stuart led Grant Thornton International’s flagship research programme into mid-market businesses in 28 countries across a range of topic areas, including sustainability.