edie Live 2018

edie Live Theatre Programme 2018

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Sustainability Keynote
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    • From Brexit to Trump: turning political challenges into sustainable opportunities
    • Influencing local and global strategy to transform your business, for good
    • Linking top-down with bottom-up sustainability
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    • Driving change: upstream, downstream and post-consumer
    • The importance of transparency and assessing risks
    • An insight into the sustainable supply chain of the future
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    • Aligning the goals with your corporate strategy
    • Understanding relevance, from SMEs to multinational corporates
    • Measuring sustainability success through the SDGs
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    • Adopting science-based targets and committing to a 1.5C world
    • Reducing emissions in your supply chain – the 3:1 approach
    • Why going it alone to tackle climate change is not an option
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    • Inspiring your organisation to set bold targets
    • Choosing which goals, frameworks and methodologies to use
    • Realising a new business purpose through the SDGs
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    • Going 100% ‘renewable’
    • Towards zero: achieving carbon neutrality
    • Achieving efficiency through effective engagement
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    • WWF and John West case study: a transformational partnership
    • Recognising a resource problem
    • Transforming business models and supply chains to adapt
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    • The battle against short-termism and business growth
    • Driving system change on sustainability
    • The importance of empowerment in achieving your ‘why’
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    • Achieving climate change mitigation and adaptation through the built environment
    • Closing the green building policy gap
    • Developing smart and sustainable cities
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    • Electric vehicles: then, now and the future
    • Saving money and CO2 through smarter business travel
    • Driving engagement on sustainable urban mobility
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    • Building resilience against climate change and resource scarcity
    • Understanding urbanisation and social demographic changes
    • Making global issues relevant for you and your organisation
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Energy Innovation Theatre
  1. Energy Innovation Theatre
    Technology costs are tumbling, green policy is becoming more progressive, and stakeholders are keeping a keen eye on your sustainability credentials – NOW is the time to invest in onsite clean energy systems. But where should you start? This opening session will explore what success looks like by hearing from some of the leaders of the renewables revolution.
  2. Energy Innovation Theatre
    In a matter of years, demand response has evolved from a curious concept to a vital catalyst of Britain’s smart energy transformation. But shifting power during peak periods is not without its challenges, and the market remains a relatively complex one for energy managers. This session will hear from the experts to help you cut through that complexity and showcase some leading business examples of demand-response best-practice. 
  3. Energy Innovation Theatre

    The energy storage megashift is upon us, but how can businesses capitalise on it? Combining real-experience case studies with expert advice, this session is a must-attend for any organisation seeking to turn renewables into dispatchable capacity assets and increase energy resilience through battery storage solutions, delivering financial and operational benefits along the way.

    • Optimising the value of energy storage, flexibility and response
  4. Energy Innovation Theatre

    The commercial and industrial waste market presents a huge growth opportunity for the energy-from-waste sector. Likewise, processes to turn waste products into energy are being seen as an increasingly viable option for businesses to take their sustainability strategy onto the next level. This session brings energy-from-waste industry experts together with end-users to explore what the future holds for this ever-evolving sector.  

    • The role of anaerobic digestion in sustainable sludge management
    • The transformation of sludge from energy consumer to producer
    • How Costa is converting coffee waste to biofuel
  5. Energy Innovation Theatre

    No matter how you look at it – financially, morally, reputationally and environmentally – the business case for investing in electric vehicles is clear. But there’s a lot more to it than simply switching out your vehicles. From policy incentives and infrastructure developments to drive-cycle data and driver behaviours, this session offers you everything you need to know when it comes to greening your fleet.  

    • EV and the grid - managing the infrastructure
    • Inside Royal Mail's electric van trials in London
Energy Efficiency Theatre
  1. Energy Efficiency Theatre

    With sustainability and energy managers facing a whirlwind of new and upcoming green policies, this opening session breaks down everything you need to know about the energy policy landscape – from the Government’s new Clean Growth Plan and Industrial Strategy through to new energy taxes and efficiency standards, this session has got you covered.

    • Clean energy strategy, Industrial strategy and Brexit - what do professionals think?
    • Ways to use less energy in buildings - Doing more with less
  2. Energy Efficiency Theatre

    Aligning corporate energy reduction targets with individuals' motivations and behaviours can drive significant savings, but is incredibly difficult. In this session, we explore how energy managers can engage key stakeholders with their energy efficiency strategy to drive positive change.

    • Reduce the juice campaign
    • Hilton's 'Bikes are back' case study
    • Promoting environmental awareness: the impact of behaviour change strategies
  3. Energy Efficiency Theatre

    Whether it's the rollout of electric vehicles (EVs), the use of telematics, or the strategic positioning of distribution centres, there is now a multitude of options available to businesses looking to reduce fleet emissions. But which is the best route to take? This session will provide the answers.

    • The benefits of electric vehicles
    • Electric vehicles and the potential benefits of combining this with vehicle-to-grid charging of fleets
  4. Energy Efficiency Theatre

    You can’t manage what you don’t measure – nowhere is this phrase more applicable than to energy efficiency. In this session, we delve deep into the data discussion to explore how energy managers are effectively leveraging the power of good data to drive down usage and increase efficiency.

    • Energy efficiency monitoring - making an impact on cost
  5. Energy Efficiency Theatre

    We are witnessing an era of unprecedented technological change, with the fourth Industrial Revolution now well underway. In this session, we explore how energy managers can tap into advancements in tech to upgrade systems, drive down usage and stay ahead of the curve. 

    • Internet of Things that are driving sustainability across business and society
    • Advancement in renewables and clean tech
Resource Efficiency Theatre
  1. Resource Efficiency Theatre

    The Government’s 25-Year Plan to Improve the Environment has promised action and given resource-efficiency professionals some much-needed encouragement. But 2042 is a long way off, and questions remain when it comes to the ‘how’. This session will explore what the 25-Year Plan means for business and investigate how resource efficiency professionals can turn that ambition into action.

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    Packaging – particularly that which incorporates plastic – represents a major circular economy conundrum for businesses across the world. But change is happening, and in this session we’ll here from those who are championing innovation and collaboration to catalyse change across the packaging supply chain to drive sustainability.

    • It can be done, we can eliminate plastic pollution, create PR and save money
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    With recent surveys suggesting that as little as 7% of UK consumers have heard of the ‘circular economy’, it’s no surprise that mainstreaming the concept remains the ultimate challenge for business. This session will see industry experts discuss the role that sustainability and resource efficiency professionals can play in changing how people think and act towards the circular economy. 

    • Material consumption, waste reduction and social acceptability
    • How can you get people to buy into the circular economy
  4. Resource Efficiency Theatre

    With most procurement processes and practices based on the purchase of goods and services through a linear ‘take, make, waste’ approach, it is clear that we must challenge the way an organisation consumes and uses products. This session will explore how sustainability and procurement teams can work in tandem to begin assessing buying decisions in accordance with circular economy principles. 

  5. Resource Efficiency Theatre

    It's the only utility we couldn't live without, yet it’s often forgotten in conversations around resource efficiency and the circular economy. In this session, we’ll discuss why water efficiency should be pushed up the corporate agenda, and what benefits this can bring for an organisation’s economic and environmental performance. 

    • Recognising the true value of water
    • Unravelling the mystery of water efficiency
Sustainability Keynote
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    • How much do you know about solving the climate crisis?
    • 100 reasons for hope
    • The role of business in driving systemic change
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    • Adopting a leadership position on sustainability
    • From zero waste to carbon positive: setting ambitious targets
    • Bringing employees on the sustainability journey
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    • How do we encourage more businesses to join the green industrial revolution?
    • Breaking out of the sustainability echo chamber
    • Making global issues relevant to smaller businesses
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    • Corporate strategy and sustainability: a marriage made in heaven?
    • The power of partnerships and collaboration
    • Tackling global issues and driving change through purpose
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    • Leaving things better than we find them
    • The power of collaboration
    • Investing time in internal engagement strategies
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    • Working in partnership to accelerate progress in tackling malaria and achieve SDG 3 objectives
    • Inspiring the public, leaders and the private sector with an era-defining campaign
    • Future opportunities to drive real change
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    • The powers of a sustainability superhero
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    • Supporting a ‘C-suite’ facing role
    • Top ten skills needed and a sector response
    • New modes of learning
    • Systems, circularity and open innovation
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    Members from Global Action Plan’s Youth Advisory Panel explain the role that young people can play in working with business to tackle the growing issue of...
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    • Enabling customers, communities, team members and suppliers to live and work well
    • In focus: the importance of social sustainability for the people in their supply chains
    • Meeting the most rigorous and robust sourcing standards available
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    • How to embed sustainability and social purpose throughout your business by driving a shared vision
    • Why businesses need the right partners to achieve their sustainability goals
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Energy Innovation Theatre
  1. Energy Innovation Theatre

    Renewable energy costs are tumbling and new approaches to energy management such as battery storage and demand response are offering new ways for organisations to operate more sustainably. But where should you start? And which route should you take? This session unites the innovators and the industry insiders to discuss how you can achieve a flexible future, today. 

    • Moving towards a flexible energy future
    • Gas in a decarbonised energy system
    • Following the money: what balancing mechanism access means for electricity customers
  2. Energy Innovation Theatre

    Dramatic cost reductions in solar and wind energy technologies combined with the scale-up of battery systems to help solve intermittency issues has made the idea of powering your operations with 100% renewable energy a realistic possibility. In this session, we’ll hear from the businesses that are doing just that.

    • Why JLL UK is targeting 100% renewables in new 2020 targets
    • Landsec's investment in solar as part of its 12-month investment programme in onsite sustainability across its estate
  3. Energy Innovation Theatre

    With a quarter of organisations having experienced an energy-related failure in the past year, it is more important than ever to have a dedicated energy resilience strategy. But what should that strategy look like? This session will show you how to deal with the energy risks in a way that can reduce potential downtime, improve brand reputation and increase financial performance.

    • Looking towards a smart energy future with demand side response
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    What does the energy system of the future look like? Will the Internet of Things make decentralised smart grids the norm? Will blockchain support electricity-sharing? And what will be driving energy resilience? The Energy Innovation Theatre comes to a fascinating close with this session which by hears from the experts that are actively involved in shaping the future of energy. 

    • Innovation in energy resilience
    • The future of blockchain and its impact on energy and business
Energy Efficiency Theatre
  1. Energy Efficiency Theatre

    The compliance period for Phase 2 of the UK’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is now well underway, but have you done anything about it? Never fear, this session gives you everything you need to know about the next phase of the Scheme, and – crucially – we’ll explore how to seize the ‘Opportunity’ in ESOS.

    • ESOS - good, bad or meh?
    • Preparing for ESOS Phase 2
    • Seven things to avoid in ESOS Phase 2
    • Making ESOS work for you
  2. Energy Efficiency Theatre

    Trying to convince senior stakeholders to invest in a new energy management approach can be a daunting task. But getting the board on board IS possible, and this session will show you how. From building the business case through to the art of good storytelling, the session will hear from engagement experts and showcase best-practice examples to help you make your next pitch a successful one.

    • Managing risk to increase energy confidence
    • Embedding sustainability throughout an organisation
    • Why is it difficult to get funding? A look at why the barriers exist
    • The Board - What's in it for them?
  3. Energy Efficiency Theatre

    It is easy to take for granted, but water is a key asset for most businesses, and focusing on efficiency can generate huge benefits – especially considering the vast amounts of water consumed in everyday energy production. One year on from the opening of water retail competition in the UK, this session will explore how some leading organisations are now tapping into new opportunities to drive down water usage and increase efficiencies.

    • The benefits of water efficiency
    • Who is responsible in an organisation for wasting water
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    The World Green Building Council has set the target: by 2050, all of the world's buildings must be net-zero emissions. Now, how are we going to get there? In this session, we will explore how organisations are retrofitting, renovating and building from the ground up to deliver low-carbon, energy-efficient buildings.

    • The role of buildings in securing a sustainable future
    • Case study: Crossrail Place Roof Gardens
    • Case study: Innovative approaches to building for the future
    • What's the value in Value Engineering?
Resource Efficiency Theatre
  1. Resource Efficiency Theatre

    What does the closed-loop business of the future look like? Inspiration is the key word in this opening session of the day as we showcase how organisations are transforming business models and modifying supply chains to reshape waste management and recycling approaches. And we’ll show YOU how to you can emulate this best practice.

    • Lifecycle thinking
    • Remanufacturing
    • Closing the loop
    • Making the case for resource efficiency
    • Embedding efficiency into operations
    • Encouraging recycling / less waste internally
  2. Resource Efficiency Theatre
    The shift to a circular economy will only be realized if we can build ‘unusual’ yet powerful coalitions to scale-up the solutions and interventions we need to reconfigure systems towards circularity. This session will hear from some of the industry experts and organisations that have been championing closed-loop collaborations to drive resource efficiency. 
  3. Resource Efficiency Theatre

    It has long been cited as the biggest challenge facing sustainability and resource professionals, but in this session we will explore how staff engagement with sustainability can be turned into a golden opportunity for your organisation to go circular.

    • How a certified management system can facilitate employee engagement
  4. Resource Efficiency Theatre
    Too few companies are embracing the ‘full-circle’ approach to waste elimination in their supply chain. To close out the Resource Efficiency Theatre, we’ll explore how you can effectively engage with suppliers to decouple resource use from value creation. This isn’t about reinventing your entire supply chain, it’s about taking the practical steps to deliver a shared vision for sustainable resource consumption and the circular economy.  

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