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The residential sector accounts for 20% of the UK’s total carbon emissions. What policies and incentives will be necessary to accelerate decarbonisation?
Lucian Cook is one of the country’s most authoritative housing market commentators, having been a director in Savills much-respected research team since 2007. As an industry figurehead he regularly presents on the UK housing markets and frequently appears on radio and television. At Savills he leads a team of 36 highly respected researchers. Collectively they cover everything from social housing to the prime markets of central London and development land to residential investment.
Sam Balch is the Deputy Director of Home Retrofit and Energy Using Products, in the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. He has led the team for 3 years, and is responsible for minimum standard regulations for homes and energy related products; alongside wider market enablers, including tailored advice and information for consumers to improve their homes, and catalysing low cost green home finance. Sam has worked on a wide range of climate and energy policy issues over more than 10 years in government, including smart energy policy, international climate finance, EU Exit, low carbon economy activity, and corporate environmental reporting. Prior to this, Sam worked for two environmental NGOs.
Munish Datta is passionate about the crucial role every sector of society – government, business, civic, each individual – must play to create a truly inclusive, sustainable world.
As director at UK Green Building Council, he is responsible for leading the organisations membership & partnerships strategy and enabling the delivery of its mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment. As a Fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, he empowers senior business leaders & organisations to tackle critical global challenges.
He is a member of the UK Government (BEIS) Green Construction Board, Governor of the Stephen Perse foundation of schools & trustee of Rama Foundation. Munish is alumnus of Marks & Spencer where he led cross business teams to design and deliver the multi award winning, globally renowned sustainability strategy (Plan A), for its 1000+ buildings property portfolio.
Ian is the Director of Sustainability for Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd, one of the UK’s largest house builders. He is responsible for the development and delivery of Taylor Wimpey’s sustainability policy and strategy. He has spent the two years developing and launching an environment strategy. This is focussed on the major challenges of climate change, nature and the circular economy. It includes Science Based Targets which have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. In 2021 the main objective has been embedding the strategy into the organisation.
Ian studied geology at Southampton University and then Environmental Technology at Imperial College. Ian’s career started at an air quality start up and with environmental consultancy practices ERM and RPS. For the last twenty-four years he has been working within the construction sector, initially on large civil engineering projects with Taylor Woodrow, but since 2002 within the house building sector.
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