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What if… there is a better way for our major programmes to deliver sustainable outcomes?

About this event

The UK Government’s unprecedented commitment to invest in infrastructure must be matched with unprecedented changes in how that infrastructure is designed and delivered if it is to succeed and play part in a sustainable future.

In light of the UK Government’s pledge to ‘build back greener, build back better and build back quicker,’ we must challenge today’s practices and methods to ensure we design and deliver infrastructure solutions which will meet the needs of tomorrow.

In this Sustainability Delivery Group Expert Talk, Chris Sowerby, Head of Discipline for Sustainable Infrastructure at Jacobs, will define sustainable programme delivery and explore what it means for sustainability to be truly embedded and successful in maximising economic, social and environmental outcomes. Drawing on Jacobs' experience across a wide variety of major infrastructure projects and programmes in the transportation and utilities sectors, Chris will present examples and draw out the common factors which make sustainable programme delivery work.

Lead presenter as part of a panel discussion:

Chris Sowerby, Jacobs Head of Discipline for Sustainable Infrastructure

Chris is Jacobs’ Director and Head of the Sustainable Infrastructure Discipline in Europe, leading a team of 40 professionals who support organisations in meeting challenging environmental and sustainability objectives, including on major projects and programmes. He has a wealth of experience in sustainable infrastructure, developing and delivering solutions in areas such as: sustainable development, sustainable construction, carbon footprinting and management, policy and strategy development, corporate reporting, environmental and sustainability indicators, and waste and resources management. Chris has a passion for developing technical solutions informed by best practice and lessons learned from major infrastructure development.


Dan Render, Global Technology Leader - Sustainable Program Management at Jacobs

Daniel is Jacobs’ Global Technology Leader for Sustainable Programme Management. He has extensive experience working on major programmes, helping clients develop and implement sustainability strategies to achieve their vision, and deliver positive social, economic and environmental outcomes. This includes a wide range of focus areas in the built environment, renewable energy, carbon management, stakeholder engagement and collaboration, education and awareness, social value and wellness.

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  • Guest speaker
    Chris Sowerby Head of Discipline for Sustainable Infrastructure @ Jacobs

  • Guest speaker
    Daniel Render Global Technology Leader - Sustainable Program Management @ Jacobs

  • Team member
    Ross Griffiths Managing Director @ Environment Analyst

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