AFTERNOON SESSION: Change Management for Sustainable Development


November 23, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Tim Balcon
Penny Walker
Nick Blyth
Jane Ashton
Jonathan Garrett
Vicky Murray

Preview of IEMA’s new Guidebook providing tools, techniques, inspiration to help E+S professionals to be effective ‘change agents’

Understanding the big issues is one thing; tackling them and taking stakeholders along the journey towards change is quite another. One of the most challenging elements of an environment and sustainability professional’s working life is often co-creating and implementing change, but where do you start? Who is doing it well? This session will show you the way.

This afternoon session will preview and draw inspiration from IEMA’s updated guidance on change management for sustainable development. It’s an opportunity for you to exchange experience and ideas with other senior sustainability practitioners, and hear – first hand – from those who have set strategies that have resulted in significant, successful change.

Be there to see presentations and join in discussions with other leading professionals from IEMA’s membership and beyond. Audience roundtables and speaker panels will provide you with a unique opportunity to exchange and debate in this supportive, collaborative environment. You’ll share and learn about strategies and approaches that can help you achieve effective organisational change and transformation towards sustainable development.

This session is ideal for experienced practitioners working in CSR and corporate sustainably roles, but will have relevance and appeal to anyone with environment and/or sustainability responsibilities.

2:00-2:10              Introduction – Sustainable Development and the transformation challenge from IEMA – Nick Blyth

14:10-14:20         Change Management for Sustainable Development: Our Guide – Penny Walker, Author and Consultant

14:20-15:10         Achieving Change: Case Studies of Success

                Vicky Murray – Sustainability Manager Pukka Herbs

                Jane Ashton – Director of Sustainable Development, TUI Group

                Discussion and questions

15:10-15:30         Our own roles as change makers: conversations with other participants

15:30-16:00         Panel discussion: Changing your organisation – strategies and ingredients for building and embedding successful change. Jane Ashton and Vicky Murray joined by Alan Knight and Penny Walker

16:00     Closing comments – Tim Balcon