Environment Analyst Business Summit 2020
Leading the Transition
Wednesday, 24 June
Morning Chair’s Keynote Address:
SESSION 1: ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FRAMEWORK, DRIVERS & DISRUPTORS
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 post-Brexit:
how will environmental regulation be approached and managed?
what will be the key Government focus?
what should the UK be taking to the table at COP26?
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
Morning Refreshments & Networking
SESSION 2: MARKET STRUCTURE & FUTURE OUTLOOK
Reviewing the State of the Environmental Consultancy Market and Outlook
Decade in review and look forward to what’s in store for the 2020s
Examining the current sector structure and industry rankings in the context of recent M&A activity
Assessing key policy developments, business drivers and how to respond:
identifying emerging trends and market forecasts
pinpointing where key growth opportunities and challenges lie
managing disruptors and emerging risks
Update on the global environmental consultancy services market dynamics; leading players, sector specific insight, regional hot spots, emerging trends and opportunities
SESSION 3: THE INDUSTRY RESPONSE
Industry Panel Discussion
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.
Welcome Back from the Afternoon Chair
SESSION 4: DRIVING THE CLIMATE & ESG AGENDA
Strategies for Taking the Lead on the Climate Change, ESG & Net Zero Agenda
Determining what “Net Zero” actually means practically for the consulting & professional services sector, both internally and in the services offered to clients
Strategies for helping clients 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
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’ clients to adopt alternative solutions
Panel Q&A Discussion
SESSION 5: ROUNDTABLES
Interactive Roundtable Discussion Session
An opportunity to discuss a relevant topic in a more informal, participative format. Delegates may choose one roundtable to attend, and each table will be hosted by a facilitator to lead discussion, encourage optimum debate and exchange of ideas.
A. What Does the Future Environmental Consultant Look like? Best Practice Solutions for Developing A Diverse & Flexible Team
Exploring what motivates environmental professionals and how this changes throughout their career, as well as innovative techniques for improving staff engagement, retention & progression, and future-proofing your skills capability.
B. Exploring Alternative Partnerships & Coalitions To Maximise Collaborative Value & Accelerate Innovation
C. Making Sustainability Relevant - How to Create the Right Package & Reach 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.
D. Optimising SMEs Position in the Market – Challenges & Opportunities
Best practice strategies for recruitment & retention, keeping up with the pace of technological advances, addressing procurement challenges and delivering value to both clients and employees.
E. Financing & Developing Growth Strategies
F. 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.
G. Effectively Integrating, Quantifying & Communicating Social Value in Development Projects
H. Strategies for Maximising Opportunities & Responding to Challenges Internationally
Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
Each roundtable facilitator will share the key learning points from their table discussion with the audience
SESSION 6: DELIVERING THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION
Exploring How Digital Innovation can Effectively Transform Future Environmental Projects & Data Management & Accelerate the Net Zero Transition