AWA Institute Summit – Beyond green: Making net zero part of corporate culture
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2023
Time: 10:00am-15:00 GMT
Where: PwC, 7 More London Place, London, SE1 2RT.
Free for Occupiers with the code AWAIFREE
Occupier only event
The climate crisis is intensifying. Record-shattering temperatures and volatile weather conditions signal the urgent need for climate action. While governments waver, organisations must step up to drive meaningful change.
The time is now to implement sustainability into the core of your business strategy.
Join our upcoming summit to gain insights and strategies to:
- Integrate net-zero emissions into your corporate culture
- Reduce your organisation’s carbon footprint
- Inspire greener living in employees and communities
- Hear from pioneering companies successfully transforming their environmental impact
- Engage in interactive sessions to brainstorm and develop impactful green initiatives
- Collaborate across departments to align on a shared sustainability vision
Find out how you can align company culture and values with environmental responsibility, attract and retain top talent drawn to green companies, and foster employee engagement around sustainability.
Workplace and Facilities Managers
Develop your understanding of optimising facilities and operations for energy efficiency, implement eco-friendly changes that reduce costs; and establish green standards across locations.
Corporate Real Estate Leaders
Find out how you can build and retrofit properties to net-zero standards, adopt sustainable materials and supply chains, and create healthy, eco-conscious workspaces.
By attending, you will leave inspired and empowered to implement tangible changes that benefit your company, employees, and the planet.
10:00 – Arrive / Coffee
10:30 – Welcome
10:45 – Net zero update – where are we now – Richard Lupo, SHIFT Environment
11:15 – Case Study: The Co-operative Society – Using solar energy to drive net-zero – Steve Smith, The Co-op
11:40 – Break
11:50: Case-Study: PwC
12:15 – Greening existing space – Lucienne Mosquera & John Flexen, SustainCRE
12:45 – Case Exercise – Briefing
13:00 – Lunch
13:30 – Case exercise: Making net zero part of corporate culture – Brad Taylor, AWA
15:00 – Close
Seize this opportunity to lead your company into a sustainable future. The time for action is now.
Latifa Kapadia – Director of Corporate Sustainability, PwC
With 10+ years experience in driving PwC’s environmental and social impact, Latifa has been instrumental in the firm maintaining its 2007 carbon neutral status and zero waste to landfill in 2012. She is responsible for developing the firm’s sustainability strategy, which includes an ambition to achieve near term net zero targets by 2030 validated by the SBTi, supporting a “just transition” by contributing to green skills development and compelling our 25,000 strong workforce to make sustainable choices. Latifa is the Chair of the BitC Net Zero Carbon Taskforce and also sits on the PwC Global Net Zero Working Group.
Lucienne Mosquera – Founding Partner, SustainCRE
Lucienne is an industry leader in the field of Economic and Technical Structuring of green process optimisation. With over 25 years of international experience, Lucienne has led numerous sustainable hotel real estate development projects across Europe. As the Founding Partner of SustainCRE, she spearheads the company’s mission to bridge the green performance and delivery gap in the real estate industry.
Richard Lupo – Chartered Environmentalist , MD SHIFT Environment and author ‘Happiness By Numbers’
MD of SHIFT Environment (driving sustainability in the built environment).Richard is highly experienced at leading organisational sustainability assessments, including proprietary SHIFT assessments for social landlords, Code for Sustainable Homes assessments for house-builders, SECR and ESOS compliance assessments, and wellbeing assessments using the WELL AP scheme.
His book ‘Happiness By Numbers’ describes the science of wellbeing measurement and incorporating environmental protection.
John Flexen – Non-Executive Director, SustainCRE
John is a Chartered Surveyor with over 35 years of international corporate real estate experience across office, retail and industrial sectors. With a deep understanding of the occupation life cycle, including strategy, lease negotiation, workplace, design, construction and facilities management, John is committed to supporting the SustainCRE mission to deliver impactful green optimized workplace solutions. Prior to joining SustainCRE his roles included Head of CRE Asia Pacific at Morgan Stanley, Partner at King Sturge (now JLL) and Group Property Director of Booker PLC.
Steve Smith – Senior Facilities Manager, The Central England Co-operative Society
With over 20 years experience, Steve is responsible for the facilities and energy management activities for more than 450 facilities. He has operated on the client and supplier side of the FM industry with organisations including MITIE and Claires Accessories where he was responsible for 1500 stores across 15 countries.