#2.1 Sustainable Capital Projects: Overcoming the First Cost Barrier
This workshop provides strategies for: (a) understanding sustainability in terms of today’s economic language; (b) introducing methods for incorporating a broader range of considerations into economics-driven project decision making; (c) identifying and evaluating economic impacts and risks of sustainability in capital projects; and (d) finding creative opportunities to overcome the first cost barrier to sustainability.
The course will help participants understand how to formulate a business case for sustainability in capital projects, and will include a series of active learning exercises for participants to practice developing an economic argument to support sustainability implementation on future projects.
This workshop is targeted to all stakeholders involved in the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and end-of-service-life decision making of built facilities and infrastructure systems. It will be particularly relevant for stakeholders acting as agents of change within their organizations to improve sustainability practice.
#2.2 Social media & sustainability: What’s coming next?
Best-practice case studies will be used to illustrate the tools and describe how to replicate this success stories for every company or brand. The aim of this workshop is to learn the best ways developing creative content, connecting it to its community and communicate an effective social media storytelling operation.
This workshop is aimed for all marketing professionals and intermediate level users of Facebook for business.
No technical experience is required.
Experience in using social media is preferable but not necessary.
#2.3 Waste, Climate Change and Sustainability
Human consumption, particularly in urban settings, has an immediate impact on waste generation and its effects on air pollution and groundwater pollution if not treated correctly.
However, looked at from the other side of the looking glass, this concentration of waste can be an opportunity. The long-running United Nations environmental debate has recently recognised the link between waste and climate change, a fact which can help to focus efforts on recovering more materials and energy from the waste in order to reduce its greenhouse effect.
Municipalities are ideally suited to attaining this challenge for municipal waste, as they are in direct contact with their citizens, both fiscally and in terms of their responsibility to provide safe and healthy living conditions.
This workshop will present the various waste management options in use today, from landfilling and incineration to recycling and composting, and open discussions on the desirable future mix of options and methodologies for maximizing the recovery of materials and energy from waste with an aim to reducing final waste to a minimum or to zero, and in so doing, minimizing the climate effect of waste and increasing the sustainability of our developed societies, both directly from the waste as a resource and indirectly, through reduced extraction of virgin materials.
#2.4 Sustainability and Leadership
The workshop is designed through interactive exercises to highlight specific competencies that enable today’s Leaders to implement Sustainability Strategies with success. Emphasis will be placed on specific competencies that are considered to be very crucial in their line of work.
In other words to inspire them to “walk the talk” by focusing on the way they promote their ideas, initiate collaboration and by understanding themselves & others.
The target Group could be comprised by top/middle level management as well as by HR Managers and any pool of Strategic Thinkers/ Communication/Marketing Strategists who currently deal with Sustainability issues or who would like to put their sustainability strategy into practice.
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