Adapt and Prosper 
in the Global Climate & Ecological Emergency

23rd October 2019, London

As many will join students today in a #climatestrike, the world will see a global scale mobilisation to demand action. (LINK)

On Monday, in fact, the United Nations will host an Climate Action Summit (LINK) and the UN Secretary General has expressed he is particularly keen to focus on that, action. 

In the UK, Parliament declared a climate emergency last May as have since many towns and organisations across the country.

In our industry, many have signed pledges such as #architectsdeclare (LINK) but... do we know how to adapt our /our company's business models to so so?


“You have to know the past to understand the present.”
― Carl Sagan

40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint arises from construction & property. How can we act decisively to not just survive, but thrive?

This 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.

  • 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,  Director of Element 4 Ltd.(LINKEDIN PROFILE)

Georgia Elliott-Smith started her career at Bovis in 1995 as one of the first Environmental Managers in the UK construction industry. Career highs include winning Young Achiever of the Year at the Building Awards, being made a UN Special Junior Envoy for Youth & the Environment following an expedition to Antarctica, and becoming one of the world’s first Chartered Environmentalists.

In 2003, she established sustainability consultancy Element 4 and has worked with clients including LandSec, 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, burning the endless reports (recovering the energy, of course) and making sustainability everyone’s job.

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.”


David Attenborough on the future of the planet - BBC Newsnight


Copenhagen: Creating the World's First Carbon Neutral Capital


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
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