• Harriet Murray Jones from our Energy Group was joined by Roli Martin, Managing Director of Global City Futures, for the first of our HE spring Wednesday Webinars series.

    According to the Times Higher Education survey, sustainability is more important than location and just as many students are likely to rate ‘university sustainability’ as a top priority as ‘graduate employment prospects’. With sustainability being such a key factor in many students’ minds, there is a clear need for higher education institutions to have a targeted and funded climate action plan. But how should institutions go about it?
    There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution for higher education institutions to decarbonise. Factors such as location, current estate, demographics, supply chain, and of course, funding, all have a major influence on the feasibility and business case for various options.
    Looking at estates specifically, our expert speakers discussed some of the options and talked through a number of examples of how different institutions have approached decarbonisation.


    Roli Martin is Managing Director at Global City Futures and leads on Finance and Professional Services. His work focuses on building investable business models that deliver on housing, energy independence and community.


    This recording will be relevant to anyone in the higher education sector with responsibility for sustainability, energy management, estates, property, facilities management, finance or legal.

    This was the first session in our higher education spring 2024 webinar series. 

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