The London 2012 Olympics have been designed to be the most sustainable Olympics to date. From planning to execution, London 2012 aims to align with the ‘One Planet Living®’ concept.
Is that true? Is it possible ?
A couple of weeks ago LOCOG sparked controversy by granting the contract to print Olympics tickets to Weldon, Williams & Lick of Fort Smith, Arkansas. The tickets will be shipped 4,500 miles to the UK to be distributed to ticketholders afterwards. Lawrence Webb, UKIP’s London Mayoral candidate, branded this decision “a kick in the guts to British firms”. According to London 2012, 95% of the contracts are going to local businesses. But what about the international community ? Or should Olympic Games benefit only local communities ? …
The Olympics is the major global event setting examples for business practices. The above questions are important ones but they are definitely not the only ones to ask.
Please join us in March to ask your questions on the London 2012 Olympics sustainable legacy to decision-making and stakeholders:
- Felicity Hartnett, Sustainability Partnerships Manager, London 2012
- Richard Jackson, Head of Environmental Sustainability, University College London
- Samantha Heath, CEO, London Sustainability Exchange
- David Smith, Community Organiser, London Citizens
Attend this event to learn about the challenges involved in making this global event sustainable, engage in dialogue with our speakers and form your own opinion about London 2012′s sustainable legacy.
EVENT SCHEDULE :
- 6:30-7:00 – Registration
- 7:00-7:40 – Debate
- 7:40-8:00 – Q&A
- 8:00-9:00 – Networking
ABOUT OUR DEBATERS:
Felicity Hartnett, Sustainability Partnerships Manager, London 2012
Felicity Hartnett is an experienced corporate responsibility manager grounded by a strong commercial background and an in-depth business and cultural understanding of FTSE 100 companies. A strategic thinker, principled, and able to see the big picture through processes and relationships, Felicity delivers pragmatic solutions across all levels of business. Felicity is a confident communicator and leader of disparate teams, she is adept at project managing and reconciling everyday challenges into practical action. Felicity has worked across the corporate responsibility agenda from values to ethics to reporting and communications
Richard Jackson, Head of Environmental Sustainability, University College London
Richard has extensive experience delivering sustainability projects and is currently leading the development and implementation of environmental sustainability strategy at UCL. Before taking this position he led the team responsible for delivering the Olympic Delivery Authority’s Environment & Sustainability objectives between 2005-2011. Prior to this, Richard worked for London Development Agency and as a Senior Policy Adviser on Energy and Climate Change for CBI.
Samantha Heath, CEO, London Sustainability Exchange
Samantha Heath joined London Sustainability Exchange as Director in September 2005, and brings a wealth of experience in delivering sustainable development in London. She is a member of the London Sustainable Development Commission, and held the position of co-chair from September 2004 – October 2005. A qualified construction engineer, Samantha worked for 10 years in the construction industry before moving into London politics. She has been a Member of the London Assembly, and served as its Deputy Chair in 2003-4. Before moving to London Sustainability Exchange, her most recent post was as Sustainability Manager for Future London, the capital’s regeneration centre of excellence.
David Smith, Community Organiser, London Citizens
Dave Smith is the Lead Housing Organiser for London CITIZENS – a broad-based alliance of civic institutions including as schools, trade unions, faith-based organisations and charities – which for 15 years has pioneered Community Organising across the UK. He is currently seconded to the East London Community Land Trust, where he serves as Executive Director, which was established in 2008 and is set to become the first ever urban CLT in the United Kingdom. Prior to working for London CITIZENS, Dave worked for the Barack Obama primary and general election campaigns, and prior to that the British Council. He holds a degree in Social and Political Sciences from King’s College, University of Cambridge.