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Part three of a three part series focused on the topic of innovation - the good, the bad and the game changing. This series continues our cross-disciplinary, knowledge sharing, expert led webinars designed to provide good practice case studies and insight into key topics from a range of sectors - providing different perspectives, but all with the goal of protecting and enhancing our environment.
Part three will comprise of two Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) speakers - experts in their relevant fields of sporting mega-events and social innovation. David Stubbs CEnv draws from his experience as Head of Sustainability at the London 2012 Olympic Games and other such mega-events to give an insight into how these events can drive sustainability and innovation in the wider world. In addition, we welcome Dr Karen Lee to discuss the fascinating topic of social innovation, with case studies from Hong Kong and beyond. Karen is our first webinar speaker joining us from outside of the UK - highlighting the international registrant base.
Each CEnv will provide a twenty minute insight into their sub-topic, followed by participating in a question and answer session with the audience to conclude. This is your chance to ask the expert - or indeed offer an alternative solution.
To find out more about the speakers and their talks, and/or to listen and participate for free on Thursday 4th April 2019 (12:00 - 13:00 BST), please keep reading.
Using Sport Mega-Events as Agents of Change to Drive Sustainability and Innovation
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David Stubbs CEnv - Director @ Sustainability Experts Ltd
David Stubbs is a leading authority on sustainability in sport and global mega-events. He led the award-winning sustainability programme of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, widely recognised as the most sustainable Games in modern times. Through his leadership as the Head of Sustainability for London 2012, he and his team pioneered many key processes, methods and standards that have become sustainability best practice in the event sector.
Since the end of 2012, David has worked as an independent sustainability expert with a continued focus on sports and major events. Throughout this period he has been the lead sustainability advisor to the International Olympic Committee, including being a member of the Evaluation Commissions for the Games of 2020, 2022, 2024 and 2028. Other major projects have included developing the Sustainable Forum initiative for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, providing strategic and technical support to the sustainability programme for UEFA’s Euro 2016 tournament in France, and advising on sustainable waste management solutions for the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.
He is a founder member and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management and a Chartered Environmentalist. He is a recipient of the CIEEM Medal and in 2013 was the first to be awarded Chartered Environmentalist of the Year.
Role of Social Innovation in Achieving Sustainable Development
To introduce the concept of social innovation with various local and regional case studies, and to discuss the relations between social innovation and environmental management.
Dr Karen Lee CEnv - Expert in policy research in sustainable development and environmental management; and environmental impact assessment
Dr Karen Lee is currently serving the HKSAR Government and she is also a freelance columnist with Education-for-Good at the Hong Kong Economic Journal, sharing case studies on social enterprises and environmental protection. Karen obtained her Bachelor degree from The University of Hong Kong, Master degree from The University of New South Wales and a Doctor of Philosophy from Griffith University.
After years of academic training in environmental management and sustainable development in Australia, Karen worked as a lecturer in Hong Kong and led several consultancy and research projects in nature conservation and environmental education. Prior to taking up her current position, she served at two local policy think tanks, mainly focusing on nature conservation, climate change and environmental sustainability.
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Other Webinars in this Series
This webinar is one of three in this free innovations related series. Find out about other webinars below: