Sustainability 2021: what have we learnt from the Covid-19 dry run?
The Discovery Session, which is free of charge, will be held digitally via Zoom from 9.30am to 11.30am on Thursday, 1 October.
In many ways, the Covid-19 crisis can be seen as a proxy for the sustainability challenges ahead of us. The current emergency is an opportunity for companies to assess how effectively they tackle an ever- growing range of environmental, social and governance challenges. The risk of a pandemic was known, and yet the crisis has exposed a lack of adaptability and resilience across many businesses. As such, it helped shed light on the gap between aspirational commitment and true preparedness.
As we approach the end of a year of unprecedented challenges, we reflect on what we’ve learnt from the Covid-19 emergency and how we can apply this newfound knowledge to drive business sustainability and resilience.
Led by Caroline Leroi and Tim Parr and building on How on Earth’s decades-long experience, the session will focus on practical ways to drive sustainability after Covid-19. We will share our thoughts on what the future holds, and introduce attendees to concepts, case studies, and do’s and don’ts to unlock change. The session will be interactive and will provide an opportunity for attendees to explore their own challenges with a like-minded group of senior professionals.
Caroline Leroi has more than 20 years’ experience of delivering insight-led strategic consultancy for organisations focused on sustainable and social change. Caroline has delivered large-scale projects for some of the world’s most ambitious companies, such as Unilever, Marks & Spencer, adidas, Nike, H&M and P&G. Since 2010, Caroline’s focus has been first on education-led sustainable change and since 2017 behaviour and culture led change at Corporate Culture. In recent years, she has worked on sustainability strategies and communications for organisations such as SSE, Southern Water, the Alliance, Willmott Dixon, Wrap and Ofwat.
Joining Caroline will be Tim Parr, who has more than 25 years’ experience delivering compelling programmes that bring strategies to life for organisations seeking to inspire sustainable change and action. Tim has helped clients such as Royal DSM, The Co-op, KPMG and WWF frame narratives, create communications strategies and imagine initiatives to engage employees and other stakeholders. He has also worked on sustainability strategies and communications with Barratt Developments, British Land, Anglian Water, RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and CISL (Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership).
It promises to be an invaluable session for senior professionals wanting to learn how to more effectively implement sustainable change that drives action.
To join us on Thursday 1 October, 9:30am-11:30am, please e-mail Elaine.Smith@corporateculture.co.uk or sign up using the form below.
Please note: we will be running this session digitally via Zoom.