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|February 1, 2023 8:30 am
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With under 8 years to go to 2030, the industry is still faced with a plethora of green building frameworks and Net Zero pathways and no single agreed standard for delivering green, new-build projects. If getting to green is critical, shouldn’t we be taking a pragmatic, data-driven and science-based approach to reducing emissions in every project rather than making Net Zero commitments that are vulnerable to green washing claims?
CULS ESG Forum Chair: Ami Kotecha, Co-Founder, Amro Partners
Louise Hutchins – Head of Policy and Public Affairs @ UK Green Building Council
Louise is Head of Policy and Public Affairs for the UK Green Building Council. She leads on the policies and politics of decarbonising the built environment, pushing for bold national, devolved and local government action in the face of the climate and nature emergency and the cost of living crisis.
She is an experienced political advocacy strategist on climate and social justice issues. She has held roles nationally and internationally including as a senior advisor to government ministers in Latin America during the Paris climate negotiations, leading advocacy and communications for a global think tank on green cities and leading Greenpeace UK’s campaigns to drive coal from the UK energy system.
Marylis Ramos – Director Savills Earth Advisory @ Savills Earth
Marylis is the Director of Savills Earth’s Sustainability Advisory Services, working closely with sustainability specialists from across the company globally in order to provide clients with holistic, end-to-end sustainability advisory services.
Joining Savills with a background in architecture, environmental design, and sustainability consultancy, she was instrumental in developing and implementing sustainable design policies at high-profile architectural firms such as PRP and Foster + Partners. Marylis brings expertise across a number of areas, including energy, sustainability, health and well-being and social value strategies.
Will Arnold – Head of Climate Action@ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Will is a Fellow and staff member of The Institution of Structural Engineers, leading the institution’s response to the climate emergency and embedding sustainability. He is responsible for driving the update of minimum standards for institution members, producing supporting guidance, and leading collaboration across the wider industry.
Will leads the work of the Part Z initiative, chairs the CIC’s 2050 Group, and sits on the Steering Groups for both the UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard and the Built Environment Carbon Database. In recognition of his work instigating change in the field of structural sustainability, Will holds the IStructE President’s Award, and the Memcom Outstanding Achievement Award.
Martin Townsend, Director for Centre of Excellence for Sustainability@ BSI
In his career, Martin has worked as an environmental Regulator, advised Ministers, and worked with City Mayors and businesses across the world of all sizes and sectors. His focus in on ensuring Sustainability comes alive and is an enabler of business success.
Martin has also been a keynote speaker at many international conferences to ensure as a global community, we accelerate the rate of change while reducing the impact we have. Martin joined BSI in November 2019 and sits on several advisory boards for public and private sector organisations to support them in their success.
Kaspar Guldager Jensen – Co-Founder @ Home.Earth
Kasper is a Developer and Architect, and Co-author of the ‘Cradle to Cradle Manual’ and ‘Building a Circular Future’. He is also a visiting professor in architecture in Munich, Delft, Calgary and Seattle. Kasper is a circular economy advisor for the Danish Government and the City of Amsterdam, and recently was appointed Chairman for the development of European Standards for Circular Construction.
As Co-founder of Home.Earth he sees architecture as a vehicle for change. He believes in building communities and buildings that are climate positive and designed for life and social synergies. The goal is to create a scalable positive footprint for the many.
This is a webinar and registration is via this link to the Savills’ portal: https://savills.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_enHzpcCkQUyiTa5tX79lDQ