We invited you to attend our business insights event: The Perspective @ Heart of London. This event had a core focus on the future of sustainability in the West End.

Subject: The Future is Green

Date: Tuesday 26 June 2018
Time: 8:30am – 10:00am
Location: Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly W1J 0BA

Heart of London Business Alliance brought together a panel of experts to discuss the future of sustainability, share insights and provide thought-leadership on this subject and how our West End businesses can better protect the environment for future generations.

You were invited to register your attendance in advance and join us as we explore what sustainability means to your business.

A panel of industry decision-makers deliberated on why sustainability is an issue business cannot afford to ignore, as well as sharing practical guidance on how organisations can examine their day to day business function and take steps to improve productivity and long term cost efficiency.

Key timings:
8:45am – Panel Discussion
9:15am – Q&A
9:45am – Networking
10:00am – Event Closes

Speakers Announced:

Hazel Southam, International development and environmental journalist and commentator

Hazel Southam is an award-winning journalist reporting on international development and the environment. Having spent a decade writing for The Daily and Sunday Telegraph her reporting assignments have taken her to places including Bosnia, Zimbabwe, Mongolia and the Arctic Circle.

The Rt Hon. The Lord Hayward, OBE

One of the Conservative party’s most respected experts Lord Hayward is vocal on issues pertaining to sustainability and the environment. Spearheading the campaign against the use of plastic wrapping for supermarket fruit and vegetables he has appeared as a commentator on Sky News and other media channels after bringing the issue to Parliament last year.

Martin Wright, Environmental solutions and sustainable futures commentator

A regular on the TED talks circuit, the BBC and Sky, Martin is one of Britain’s most acclaimed futurist and commentators on environmental solutions.  He has also written for a wide range of publications including The Guardian, The Financial Times, The New Scientist and the Huffington Post.

An advisor for organisations including Unilever, Marks & Spencer, Shell, Sainsbury’s and BT Martin’s TED talk on ‘The New Environmentalism’ topped the bill at the 2014 TEDx in London.

Jane Wakiwaka, Sustainability Manager, The Crown Estate  

Jane joined The Crown Estate in 2014 as the Sustainability Manager. Jane is responsible for developing and integrating the sustainability strategy within The Crown Estate’s real estate assets, which include the Central London portfolio, comprising the freehold of Regent Street, and 50% of St James’s. This includes ensuring that all new developments integrate and achieve high levels of sustainability, in addition buildings in operation, and customer engagement. She is involved and engaged across different industry bodies including the UKGBC (as one of the Future Leaders), and chairs the European Benchmark Committee for GRESB (the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark).