Adapt and Prosper 
in the Global Climate & Ecological Emergency

23rd October 2019, London


We are in the midst of a climate and biodiversity emergency.
Almost every day environmental catastrophes hit the headlines and mass protests are shutting down cities around the world. The house is on fire – business as usual is no longer an option.

40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint arises from construction & property.
s AGMs, headquarters and project sites are disrupted by ever-increasing numbers of vocal activists, what is the future for our industry?

How can we act decisively to not just survive, but thrive?

Despite decades of warnings about the consequences of carbon emissions and ecological destruction, global governments and industries have broadly continued with business as usual.

Does it sound depressing?

Do you know what this means to you? or

Do you think sustainability is someone else’s job?

This workshop will help you understand how you can be a positive influence in your organisation and community, leaving you informed and empowered to make positive change.

This highly practical and lively workshop will explore how we arrived at this point in history, what opportunities and risks face us, and how we can adapt current business models to embrace the new future of climate and ecological concern.

This session is for anyone who wishes to be an agent of change, from board members and business owners, to graduates and trainees.

  • 18:15 – Registration
  • 18:30 – Seminar Start – please note, the seminar will start promptly.
  • 21:00 – Networking, feedback & refreshments
  • 21:30 – Departure

Georgia Elliott-Smith started her career at Bovis in 1995 as one of the UK construction’s first Environmental Managers.
Building Magazine’s Young Achiever of the Year, a UN Special Junior Envoy for Youth & the Environment, and one of the world’s first Chartered Environmentalists.  In 2003, she established sustainability consultancy Element 4 and has worked with clients including Land Sec, Deloitte, Accenture, ARM and DEFRA to deliver more sustainable projects and business practices.

A critic of traditional approaches to environmental management and CSR, Georgia has developed an approach she calls “disruptive sustainability” – dumping the KPI’s and mind-numbing reports, making sustainability exciting, relevant and accessible.

Host of the Enviro Mental podcast and frequent media contributor, Georgia will lead a lively practical workshop that shakes up what you think you know about sustainable business.


listen to ENVIRO MENTAL podcast
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Condition of Purchase of Tickets:
  • Refunds: We cannot give any refunds for this event. 
  • Ticket types: Tickets are limited due to the capacity of the venue
  • Purchase: NAWIC Members member tickets will need to be purchased individually. (only per member)
  • Membership allocation: NAWIC Corporate Memberships are not  transferable.  Please show respect to other members by complying .
Note: If your company needs more memberships or if those who have a membership number are not making use of their membership, please email We will gladly help you purchase additional memberships and/or transfer an unused one to someone else for the remainder of time. Please  
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