15 September 2021 12pm – 1pm Webinar

Overview

Webinar: join us for ‘Sustainability – What needs to change?'

Please join us and our panel for the findings of the 2021 Sustainability Survey in partnership with Inenco and to discuss key questions such as:

  • the return to the workplace and how that looks
  • net zero emissions – what does progress look like
  • what is needed to close the gap between intent and action
  • skills and capabilities in the sector.

The focus of the session will be to look at the key findings of the fourteenth Sustainability Survey Report, which looked at the impact of three areas on the progress of sustainability in the FM sector. How will the return to the workplace impact strategies in both the short and long term, especially as we’re clearly looking at a hybrid solution at least in the shorter term? What does this mean for priorities?

Net zero is another area looked at, especially within the context of the IPCC report and the run up to COP 26.  Buildings and workplaces are being challenged to set and meet net zero targets, but how is the FM profession faring in delivering against these? What needs to change so that our profession impacts this most important agenda?

A last, but key area that the Survey investigated is whether the profession has the skills and capability to deliver against the challenges in these turbulent times.

Join the panel discussion to find out what the key lessons are from the Report, what the key challenges are to the profession and its Institute, and what we plan to do next to drive the agenda.

 

Speakers

Peter Brogan

Head of Research and Insight, IWFM

Peter is Head of Research and Insight at IWFM where he manages the research, insight and information that positions IWFM as the voice of workplace and facilities management. He manages the delivery and development of the Institute’s research and insight activities.

An influential Research specialist with unique experience and a sustained record of success in both the public and private sectors. Extensive background in diverse service organisations, managing complex research projects from inception to completion.

Greg Davies

CHAIR, SUSTAINABILITY SIG, IWFM

Greg has worked for over 30 years in health, safety and environmental compliance management, covering aspects including Legionella, health and safety, fire, asbestos, building environment quality, energy, waste and sustainability. A degree-qualified microbiologist and registered expert witness, he joined Assurity Consulting in 1989 and is a Specialist Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and London Branch committee member, and Chair of the IWFM Sustainability SIG. Greg is a regular blogger and contributor to our industry press, with over 200 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 BIFM good practice guide to risk management and has been survey lead for the IWFM sustainability in FM survey for the last seven years.

Duncan Edward

Head of New Business and Partnerships, Inenco Group

Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Duncan has worked extensively across Europe and the Middle East, holding key commercial leadership positions working for major brands such as Vodafone, Canon, Utiltywise and The Newcastle Falcons. Having joined Inenco over 12 months ago, Duncan now uses his experience to help leading organisations to define and implement their energy management and sustainability strategies. He also trained as a professional photographer, which remains a lifelong passion as a hobby, when not acting as unpaid chauffeur for his son and daughter.

Sofie Hooper

Head of Policy, IWFM

Sofie 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 translates best practice into policy objectives and engages with stakeholders to ensure best practice is taken on board and any concerns affecting workplace and facilities professionals are mitigated.

She covers a wide range of IWFM activities, from skills, impact on society, making better workplaces to challenges of the profession, informing members and external audiences of what matters to the profession, with a view to shaping the political and regulatory environments through external representation at UK and global level. 

Coming from the world of consultancy, Sofie has significant experience in developing and implementing public affairs strategies for a wide range of clients including national and international trade associations and alliances as well as corporate clients.

At IWFM, Sofie works closely with members, in particular the special interest groups (SIG), to identify key issues and messages to be taken to government and other external stakeholders relevant to the wider profession.

Paul Owen

Environment Design and Standards Manager, The Co-op Group

Environmental design and standards on land, water and air; affected by pollution, climate change, resource depletion or product stewardship. Demonstrating compliance, efficiency and liability management.