'BRILLIANT EVENT' and 'good, open debate' were the buzzwords yesterday afternoon for the launch of the very first Finance Footprint Forum in association with Morgan Stanley.
Entitled Footprint Forum: Exploring Sustainable Corporate Services, the forum was the first of its kind for the finance sector's corporate services supply and value chain.
The discussion ranged from the role of government in driving change through policy and the realities for business in a climate altered world, to effective ways to engage with your supply chain, and manage energy and buildings use to reduce operational impacts.
Delegates represented Citibank, Credit Suisse, Carillion, KPMG, PwC, BITC, Atos, Greater London Authority, Carbon Trust, Willis Group and CBRE Norland to name but a few.
Delegates came away with a range of insights and talking points, from Joan Walley MP, Chair of the parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee talking about the role of business in the broader environmental agenda, Dr. Richard Swannell Technical Director of WRAP extolling the power of measurement to quantify, inspire and drive solutions, to David Symons from WSP on the power of passion and vision to shift business to stronger, more sustainable positions.
The forum paved the way for industry leaders to collaborate and share best practice on ways to reduce environmental, social and economic impacts on operations and corporate services. To find out more, or
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Full report to be published next week. April's Finance Footprint Forum to be announced soon.