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11 September 2018
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  • 2018-09-11 18:00:00 2018-09-11 20:00:00 Europe/London How to deliver a sustainable and circular economy Please ensure that you have booked onto this event via the APM website The Hilton

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Thames Valley branch

How to deliver a sustainable and circular economy

Hilton Reading, Drake Way, Reading, RG2 0GQ, United Kingdom

With commodity market fluctuations, new regulatory pressures and new service delivery models emerging, there is no better time to embed circular economy approaches into your organisation.

The Thames Valley branch welcomes Robert Spencer, Chairman of the Major Infrastructure-Resource Optimisation Group (MI-ROG) and AECOM Sustainable Development Director, to offer his experience of delivering circular economy benefits, from the perspective of a project, programme and portfolio.

Drawing on major project work, Robert will cover topics such as whole life asset management, life-cycle management, resource management, procurement in the context of political and economic shifts and trends. This event will be relevant to anyone working within the built environment, infrastructure or heavy engineering industries, and who has an interest in estates, Project, Programme or Portfolio management.

“A circular economy is one that is restorative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value, at all time” The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

MI-ROG was established in 2013 as a forum for the UK’s infrastructure operators to collaborate on circular economy approaches, meeting the challenge of delivering major projects in a constrained economy.

Robert is the director for sustainable development for AECOM’s Environment end market in the EMEA region. Robert convened and currently chairs the Major Infrastructure – Resources Optimisation Group (MI-ROG), a client collaboration forum for the main UK infrastructure operators to embed circular economy approaches into infrastructure delivery.

MI-ROG won Circular Economy Project of the Year at the BusinessGreen Leader’s Awards last summer and has published two White Papers on circular economy and infrastructure organisations co-authored by Robert. Robert is also chairman of the newly convened Natural Capital Task Force under the Environmental Industries Commission.

He offers voluntary advice to cities across the world through his role as a subject-matter adviser with the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities programme.

Robert has a regular Op-Ed column with BusinessGreen on sustainability matters and also occasionally writes for CIWM, Environment Analyst and Infrastructure Intelligence on climate and sustainability matters. Robert is a keen advocate of promoting sustainability through social media and has over 3,000 Followers on LinkedIn.


Previous presentations and webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels.

This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.


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Life Cycle

Recourse Management 


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