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What sustainability can do for your business
- What Sustainability Can Do For Your Business - An Introduction to sustainability in the Built Environment
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Sustainability is becoming an issue of increasing importance. In Wales, there is commitment to make this a central guiding principle for all public sector organisations. This will therefore help to drive change in the private sector, especially relating to procurement. For all organisations, understanding the issues can lead to cost savings, increased competitiveness and (in the case of the private sector) the ability to secure more public sector work. However some view sustainability as confusing and difficult to understand.
This introduction will outline the factors important to sustainability, what they can mean to your business, and how considering the issues can lead to increased opportunities.
Who is it for?
This introduction is for anyone who works in the Built Environment sector and who has responsibility for business development, continuity or entrepreneurship. This is a pilot release of this course, which would be suited to built environment professions including architects, facilities managers, building surveyors, construction project managers and so on.
What will I learn
- The business benefits of sustainability (including assisting profitability and increasing competitiveness) within their own business setting
- How current practices within the Built Environment can be applied to my own field
- The drivers for sustainability and how these relate to social, environmental and economic factors as well as a policy context
What will it cover?
- An introduction to the drivers for sustainability
- An introduction to some of the issues facing the Built Environment, and how considering sustainability can lead to increased business opportunities
- An outline of the policy context for sustainability – where it has come from and how it has developed
Benefits of attending
- Businesses will be better able to react to change relating to sustainability.
- There will also be a chance to ‘demystify’ sustainable development language.
- Greater awareness of current issues enables anticipation of potential changes, especially relating to securing public sector work.