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16th - 17th September 2019 at 5:30 pm

Annual Conference: Embedding sustainability and the circular economy in major projects - the opportunity and the challenge

Annual Conference

Latimer Conference Centre, Chesham, Latimer Place, Latimer, Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 1UG

The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development goals have created a clear agenda for change. Governments, investors, owners and the public are now all demanding evidence that major projects are making a positive contribution to the goals. Over the last 5 years the European Investment Bank has committed over 2.1Bn EURO to projects supporting a circular economy. The World Economic Forum estimates this concept will add over $1Tn to the global economy by 2025. Legal & General, the UK’s largest manager of pension fund investment has warned of a climate catastrophe and has vowed to crank up the pressure on the businesses that it backs to drastically improve their performance.

Sustainability is no longer a cost for business. It is a driver of profitable growth. The Circular Economy is key to this transition as it provides businesses with a method to embrace sustainability proactively and gain real competitive advantage.

This year’s conference will focus on what we need to do as a major project community to ensure our industry realises the triple bottom line of social, economic and environmental success. We will apply the lens of the circular economy to the lifecycle of major projects, learn from emerging practice and hear about innovative products and services. More importantly we will identify how we can work collaboratively to deliver a step change in the sustainability performance of our organisations and our projects.

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