Half day (4 hours)
Reflecting on how communities and businesses have found ways to support and serve each other, this half-day workshop considers socio-economic system resilience to crisis. The trainer presenta a positive future for a sustainable, circular economy that is anchored in environmental-based solutions and geared towards public well-being, to help you realise resilience..
The national impact of COVID-19 is still unfolding as the effects of economic and community disruption are felt around the world. There are a number of possible futures from its economic aftermath, each dependent on how governments and society respond to coronavirus and how flexible and imaginative these responses can be.
Area’s of focus:
- Consumerism, Climate change, biodiversity and population
- Strategising traditional philanthropy efforts - from CSR to business empathy, protecting vulnerable communities
- The future of telecommuting and work flexibility
- Flexible, lean and circular manufacturing
- Supply chain resilience
- Food Security: local sourced food, local shops, reduction in carbon miles, home growing
- Extension of local networks and engagement – collaboration, advice and expertise
The nature of this workshop is such that a wide range of backgrounds and experience can benefit from attending, from business’s, public sector and charity organisations.
Justine Oakes, CEnv, MIEMA, MIenvSc
Justine Oakes is a chartered environmentalist with over 20 years professional experience. Starting her career in the Royal Airforce Environmental Policy Branch and Specialist Training Squadron, she later went on to run her own consultancy offering advisory and assessment services to public and private sector organisations on a range of Environmental and Sustainability challenges. The majority of the is work has involved EMS, EIA's, renewables and audit and training. She is currently the Sustainability Manager at the University of Suffolk working towards raising the collective bar for sustainable development in the tertiary education sector. Justine is a founding member of the Suffolk Sustainability Institute and the current project management lead on Business and Research, she works closely with Suffolk County Council and regional organisations to progress opportunities within the University and support external initiatives. Justine is currently a the South East Convenor for the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges, sits on the Carbon Charter Assessment Panel, the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership and Wild Anglia committee's and is a founding committee member for Eden Rose Coppice SE. Justine's current focus is to champion innovative approaches to sustainable development that explore and recognise the economic and environmental impacts of social sustainability, the challenges of organisational behavioural change and the importance of external partnership engagement.
£65.00 (inclusive) per person