View some of the speakers presentation slides from the conference of 10 October.
Keynote: Building for legacy - The London 2012 Olympic Park
Jo Dobson, Associate Director, Useful Projects
The London 2012 Olympic bid committed to delivering the most sustainable Olympic Games of modern times, and to leave a sustainable legacy. How did they go about this, what have the outcomes been so far, and what can other major projects learn? This session will explore these topics, covering both the environmental and social legacy.
Prioritising sustainability using benefits management
Hugo Minney, Benefits SME, Sellafield Ltd
Hugo will bring together his and your experience in his session, to explore ways that benefits management can be used to change the focus of projects – both for good, and how to guard against it being used for evil. IPA and the GMPP are emphasising the need for benefits management across all government-funded work, and for-profit and not-for-profit are beginning to understand what a powerful tool this discipline is, but it’s going to take our collective wisdom and experience to make sense of it. Expect to be challenged – and also appreciated!
The Governance of sustainability
When analysing the issues of sustainability, it is clear that many issues will be addressed with complex projects and programmes which provide opportunities for good governance to influence. It is important that the Governance is sound and the PM community must be supported. We will discuss these issues in this session.
Sustainability and Leadership
Ian Cribbes, Founder/Director, IMC&T Ltd
The climate and sustainability are very much in the news and have been for some time. How often do we hear “big business is all about profit (money) at the expense of the climate”? As Project Professionals, many is very senior positions within large organisations, where do we sit with regards to this, and other, questions? As both Project Professionals and Leaders within organisations what should our responsibility be? How can we balance the need for success of the organisation and need to address sustainability and the climate?
Impressions towards the London 2012 Olympics legacy
Emily Robinson, Chief Executive, London Sport
Based on a report from London Sport analysing the success of the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games, Emily will deliver a thought-provoking session on the benefits or otherwise of the London 2012 Games. With some questions and suggestions for the future.
Project, Asset, Network, System - Value
Esther Gordon-Smith, Benefits Lead, National Highways
Project, Asset, Network, System à Value. Benefits Management, Transforming Infrastructure Performance and the UN SDGs. How can we help tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution crises, and ensure a brighter future for people, and what is the role of benefits management in that?
The importance of sustainability in decision making
Dr Lauren Tuckerman, Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford Brookes University
This session will use insights from recent research projects to understand how the SDGs can be used in strategic decision making to frame and align sustainability with organisational goals. We will go through two examples, before a short interactive session stimulates your thinking on how to best use the SDGs in your strategic thinking. We hope that you will come away from this session with some tools that might support you towards sustainable decision making in your organisation.