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21 May 2013 9:02AM
I was privileged to be invited to address delegates at the recent European FM Summit in Prague on the subject of waste management. The theme of the presentation, titled ‘Less is more’, was to invite the audience to consider how a really well thought-through approach to waste management and resource efficiency could contribute to improved performance, and what a great position facilities managers were in to influence key outcomes. One of the constant refrains I hear from facilities managers is the need to gain more traction in the boardroom: to have influence at both operational and strateg...
9 May 2013 10:45AM
The Responsible Business Summit in London this week brought together such high profile speakers as the CEO of BSkyB, the Executive Director of Greenpeace, the Executive Editor of the Economist and the Minister for Climate Change, to discuss sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The keynote speeches were kept to a minimum and most sessions, such as cooperation between NGOs and businesses, or how to train senior management in sustainability, were held as panel-style discussions with much audience involvement. Sustainability looks at the triple bottom line: the economic, soci...
25 Mar 2013 9:03AM
As Chair of the Programme Advisory Group (PAG) for ThinkFM, along with my conference committee colleagues I’m pleased to say our work is now largely done. We’ve secured some 22 of the 24 conference sessions taking place on 10 June in London, and the programme looks good: strong, varied and original. We were especially pleased to attract a dynamic speaker in Jim Lawless to kick off the day with the same sort of energy and panache that we enjoyed from Sahar Hashemi last year. Jim wrote a best-selling motivational book ‘Taming Tigers’, backing up his words with his actions when he fam...Click here to read more blogs
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