Environment Analyst Business Summit 2020
 
Leading the Transition

UK PROGRAMME

UK  ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & MARKET OUTLOOK, DRIVERS & DISRUPTORS

Part One: Tuesday 30th June AM

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FRAMEWORK

09:45

10:40

Keynote Address

 

Nick Molho, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group

Outlining Key Environmental Policy Drivers & Priorities

  • Update on current and impending environmental policy & regulatory developments and other key forces for change 

  • Pinpointing key opportunities and challenges for the UK environmental industry sector in the light of COVID-19

  • Assessing how implementation of the 25 Year Environment Plan, Environment Bill, Net Zero & related initiatives are progressing

    • collaborative approaches and priorities for achieving net zero

Matthew Farrow, Executive Director, Environmental Industries Commission

Panel Q&A discussion. Nick and Matthew will be joined by:

 

Tony Grayling, Director, Sustainable Business and Development, Environment Agency

11:20

Q&A Discussion followed by Virtual Networking until 12:15  

10:30

11:00

Part Two: Tuesday 30th June PM

MARKET STRUCTURE & FUTURE OUTLOOK

13:00

Virtual Coffee & Networking

Welcome Back from Ross Griffiths, Research & Editorial Manager, Environment Analyst

Survive to Thrive: UK Environmental Consultancy in 2020 - Revised Outlook in Light of COVID-19

  • The state of the UK EC market in 2018/19 - latest research findings: 

    • defining the sector

    • top 30 UK EC firms and analysis

  • Latest economic trends and EC susceptibility to COVID-19:

    • lessons learned in the EC sector from the GFC

  • Environment Analyst's CV-19 impacts and outlook survey findings 

    • operational trends 

    • financial forecasts 

  • Finding the opportunities in a decade of transition

 

Ross Griffiths, Research & Editorial Manager, Environment Analyst

Q&A moderated by Liz Trew, Co-Founder and Research & Editorial Director, Environment Analyst  and Virtual Networking

13:30

14:00

THE INDUSTRY RESPONSE

14:15

Session Chair: Ross Griffiths, Research & Editorial Manager, Environment Analyst

 

Industry Panel Discussion with Live Audience Q&A

Industry panellists will offer their perspective on current and future market and policy drivers and the business response, sharing insight into how their companies are responding to different threats and opportunities. The Panel will then respond to live audience comments and Q&A. We encourage you to get involved in the discussion using the chat and question functions and by responding to our polls.

Panellists:

Mike McNicholas, Managing Director, Infrastructure UK & Europe, Atkins

Philip Stewart, Senior Partner, ERM

Alex Ferguson, Managing Director, Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants

Virtual Networking until 16.00

GLOBAL PROGRAMME

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL MARKET OUTLOOK, DRIVERS & DISRUPTORS

Part Three: Wednesday 8th July PM

MARKET STRUCTURE & FUTURE OUTLOOK

13:45

Virtual Coffee & Networking

 

Session Chair: Ross Griffiths, Research & Editorial Manager, Environment Analyst

Opening Presentation


Peter Skinner, Chief Operating Officer, SLR

15:05

Reviewing the State of the Global Environmental Consulting Market and Outlook

 

Environment Analyst and Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG) share their latest findings on the global environmental consultancy services market dynamics; leading players, M&A trends, sector specific insight, regional hot spots, emerging trends and opportunities and the impact of COVID-19.

 

Liz Trew, Co-Founder and Research & Editorial Director, Environment Analyst

Andreas Georgoulias, Director of Risk Management, Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG)

Jessica Barclay, Managing Partner, Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG)

 

Q&A followed by Virtual Networking

15:45

14:35

THE INDUSTRY RESPONSE

16:15

Industry Panel Discussion with Live Audience Q&A

 

Industry panellists will then offer their perspective on current and future market outlook and the business response, sharing insight into how their companies are responding to different threats and opportunities. The Panel will then respond to live audience comments and Q&A. We encourage you to get involved in the discussion using the chat and question functions and by responding to our polls.

Panellists:

Dr Hisham Mahmoud, Global President & CEO, Golder Associates

Stuart McLachlan, Chief Executive, Anthesis Consulting Group

Michael Charge, CEO, Senversa

Peter Skinner, Chief Operating Officer, SLR

Panel Q&A Discussion followed by Virtual Networking until 18.00

17:00

GLOBAL & UK PROGRAMME

STRATEGIES FOR DRIVING THE CLIMATE, ESG & NET ZERO AGENDA

Part Four: Wednesday 15th July PM

13:30

Virtual Coffee & Networking 

 

Strategies for Taking the Lead on the Climate Change, ESG & Net Zero Agenda 

Our expert panel will discuss their perspectives on leading the transition to net zero, mainstreaming ESG and sustainability brand purpose, including:

  • Determining what “Net Zero” actually means practically for the professional services sector, both internally and in the services offered to clients?

  • Strategies for helping organisations to better understand, and respond, to climate change 

    • defining “sustainability” and what it means for different stakeholders

    • developing positive sustainability strategies integrated into project deliverables 

  • Assessing who is leading the race to date - examples of success strategies

  • How is the agenda being impacted by COVID-19 and to what extent will traction around 'building back better' accelerate the transition?

  • Examining how more transparent reporting can be achieved and the tools and guidance available to enable this:

    • monetising natural capital and biodiversity net gain to inform the business case

    • devising a comparable set of methods and metrics   

  • Assessing what is required from ESG data and goals to really drive the sustainability agenda forward 

  • Showing value-driven leadership in response to an increasingly environmentally-motivated workforce and activist agenda; the ‘challenge of challenging’ organisations to adopt alternative solutions 

 

Following this discussion, the Panel will then respond to live audience comments and Q&A. We encourage you to get involved in the discussion using the chat and question functions and by responding to our polls. 

Panellists:

John Chubb, CEO, Consulting UK and Ireland, RPS

Ben Combes, Assistant Director & Co-Founder, Innovation & Sustainability Practice, PwC

Beth Burks, ESG Associate Director, S&P Global Ratings

Paul Munday, Associate Director, Climate Adaptation & Resilience, S&P Global Ratings 

15:10

Q&A Discussion

Delegates can now move to their chosen roundtable topic for further discussion
& networking.

14:00

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Part Five: Wednesday 15th July PM

15:45

Roundtable discussions enable all attendees to discuss a specific topic of interest in a smaller, more participative format using our virtual face-to-face networking platform. Choose one topic and move to the relevant table to join in the discussion.

 

A. Getting Back to Work: Managing the Impact of COVID-19 on the Workplace & Your Team
 

B. Exploring How Digital Innovation Can Accelerate the Net Zero Transition
 

C. Future-Proofing Your Skills Capability and Developing A Diverse & Flexible Team 


D. Optimising the Position of Environmental SMEs – Challenges & Opportunities 

 

E. Demonstrating Added Value & Communicating the Business Case for Sustainability: Moving towards an Advisory / Partnership Model

17:00

Close

EXCLUSIVE MEMBER-ONLY DISCUSSION FORUMS

Invites to the following roundtable discussions are exclusively for Environment Analyst Strategic Members or Sustainability Delivery Group Members:

Business Leaders’ Forum - Roundtable Discussion A

Wednesday 1 July  14:00 - 15:30 BST

 

Accelerating the Delivery of a Zero Carbon Economy 

  • Exploring alternative partnerships & coalitions to maximise collaborative value & accelerate innovation (Pledge to Net Zero initiative)

  • Practicalities of applying a natural capital approach & measuring environmental Impacts 

  • Exploring how the tools available can be used effectively to enable better decision-making and help deliver a zero carbon economy.


Matthew Farrow, Executive Director, Environmental Industries Commission
Robert Spencer, Director, Sustainable Development, AECOM

Business Leaders’ Forum - Roundtable Discussion B:

Tuesday 7 July  14.30 – 15.30 BST

 

Making Sustainability Relevant: Creating the Right Package & Reaching the Right People
  

  • Effectively translating the SDGs into tangible business and productivity goals as part of the environmental consultancy offering.

  • Exploring the changes required in positioning, charging and language used to reach the C-suite and key decision-makers within client organisations.


Ben Murray, CEO, Avieco
 

 

The following Roundtables are exclusively for Environment Analyst Sustainability Delivery Group Members only:


 

Tuesday 14 July 14:30 -15:30 BST
 

Leading the Transition to Net Zero Through the Lens of COVID-19

 

Mark Lewis, Global Head of Sustainability Research, BNP Paribas

Wednesday 5 August 14:30 -15:30 BST
 

Sustainability Services in the Exponential Decade

John Elkington, Founder, Volans

 
 
 
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