Durrell Sustainability Seminar 2009 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – Durrell Sustainability Seminar 2009 PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: 1ddc63-ZDc1Z



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Durrell Sustainability Seminar 2009

Description:

Durrell Sustainability Seminar 2009 – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:206
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 122
Provided by: kmo79
Learn more at: http://www.durrell.org
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Durrell Sustainability Seminar 2009


1
Welcome
  • Durrell Sustainability Seminar 2009
  • Kindly sponsored by

2
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
3
(No Transcript)
4
(No Transcript)
5
(No Transcript)
6
RE- USE
REDUCE
RE-CYCLE
STOP
7
The ultimate test of mans conscience may be his
willingness to sacrifice something today for
future generations whose words of thanks will not
be heard.  (Gayford Nelson, founder of Earth
Day)
8
(No Transcript)
9
Practical sustainability for business
Fiona Glover Bruce Cockrean Global to Local Ltd
10
Global to Local
  • Founded in 1997
  • Home based organisation
  • 10 offices
  • UK, Hungary, Poland, Sweden Jersey
  • Practice what we preach - ISO14001
  • First virtual company
  • Offset our travel related carbon
  • Manage our office impacts

11
Overview of services
  • Sustainability Consultancy that assists
  • Organisations to improve their environmental
    performance and mainstream sustainability.
  • Sustainability Consultancy that provides
  • Practical solutions
  • Environmental Management EMAS, ISO14001, ACORN
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Workplace travel planning
  • Assessment of impacts
  • Staff training and awareness

12
Who we work with.
  • Jersey
  • States of Jersey Environment Department
  • ECO-ACTIVE Campaign
  • ECO-ACTIVE Business
  • ECO-ACTIVE Schools
  • Supported by HSBC and Standard Chartered
  • Member of the Jersey Sustainable Business Forum
  • UK 40 repeat clients
  • Range of companies
  • National, regional and local government
    departments
  • Global
  • European Commission
  • Management of EU funded projects
  • Development of funding applications

13
In a changing climate
How do you prepare your business for a low-carbon
future
14
(No Transcript)
15
  • Nearly all the speakers droned on about ideals
    and about climate change in general. But what
    people really want is to be involved themselves
    and to do something that can make a difference to
    the world. That point was entirely lost.
  • Soren Harmensen - Samso

16
Samsø Island - Denmark
  • Challenge from Govt. Could they run their farms
    power their businesses lead their lives in an
    entirely energy self-sufficient and
    carbon-neutral way?
  • In the past 10 years, cut its carbon footprint by
    140.

17
  • Participation in planning
  • Energy efficiency
  • Creating competency and green entrepreneurs
  • Three new district heating plants/photovoltaics
  • 10 offshore and 11 onshore wind turbines
  • Domestic renewables
  • Biodiesel
  • Knowledge/Leadership
  • Ownership/practical action
  • Investing and Profiting
  • Selling energy, selling knowledge, selling the
    location
  • A sustainable future

18
G2Ls Approach
  • Dont need next big idea, next technological fix,
    sustainability policy or for markets to respond
  • Build knowledge / create leadership
  • Identify important actions not just easy actions
  • Act as individuals and as organisations
  • Where you are and what you can influence
  • How you spend your money

19
Not Just Us.
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants -
    Sustainability the role of accountants
  • Royal Soc. Of Engineering sustainability
    competencies
  • British Bankers Association CSR Guidance for
    Financial services
  • Environmental Guidelines for hotels and
    hospitality
  • Know enough to improve the way we do business

20
Big Picture
  • Athens Olympics 2004 EMS and community
    engagement
  • International training Sustainable procurement,
    EMS
  • International environmental project management

21
Detailed Solutions
  • Hotels Tourism Whole community approaches
    Olympia
  • NHS Greening the supply chain
  • Zoos EMS, Toronto, Auckland, PWP.
  • Waitrose CSR Community engagement guidelines
  • Public sector worldwide

22
Knowledge and commitment
  • Staff awareness training
  • EMS
  • Study tours
  • Strategy development
  • Schools and community groups
  • Critical friend / sustainability appraisals

23
Thank you
  • www.globaltolocal.com
  • Fiona.glover_at_globaltolocal.com
  • Bruce.cockrean_at_globaltolocal.com
  • Tel 01534 840072 / 01747 871939

24
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Ltd.
Jim Hopley CEO
25
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Ltd.
  • Energy Reduction Update June 2009

26
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Ltd.
. Lamp Replacement Program.
. 3500 Lamps Have Been Replaced During The Last
18 Months.
. 20,000 Hour Life Instead Of The Previous 2,000
Hours.
. Savings Equate To Approx. 40MT Co2 Per Anum.
27
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Ltd.
. St Helier GM Wind Turbine.
. Rubbish / Cardboard Collections.
. All Vehicles Run On 50 Bio Diesel, Potential
Recycling All Cardboard.
. Potential To Recycle All Cardboard Into Animal
Bedding.
28
CICS St Martins Guernsey Heat Recovery
Renewable Technology
Roof Mounted Photo Voltaic Array
Solar Power Sun pipe Ventilation system
Store heating via reclaimed heat from Fridge Plant
LED Lighting to selected Areas
29
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Ltd.
. St. Martins En Route Blueprint For Future
Developments
. Low Voltage and LED Lighting .
. Sunpipes.
. Photovoltaic Panels.
. Reusing Waste Heat.
. Voltage Optimization.
30
CICS Market Guernsey Heat Recovery Renewable
Technology
Future Solar array
Heat recovery Air source Heat Pump
Waste Heat reclaimed from refrigerated cases and
cold rooms.
Recovered heat emitted back into retail area.
Under floor heating within Store
31
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Ltd.
. Existing Locations.
. Installing Low Voltage Equipment and Lighting .
. Best Use Of Heating and Air Conditioning.
. Checking The Fabric Of The Buildings
(Insulation Etc.).
. Staff Education Program Under Development.
. Benchmarking And Measurement
32
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Ltd.
. Average Of 15 Reduction In Co2 Emissions .
. Plans To Increase To 30 Reduction In 2009.
. CICS Energy Reduction Is Part Of The Societys
Overall Ethical Retailing Strategy Which Also
Includes.
. Recycling Initiatives, Carrier Bag Policy And
Fair Trade.
33
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Ltd.
. Voltage Optimization .
. Pilot Scheme Has Proved Successful In Beaumont
Locale.
. Reducing Energy and Emissions By a Further 12,
Almost Hitting Our 30 Target Since The Societys
Energy Reduction Project Started.
. Other Benefits include . Increased Life of
Equipment And Plant. Lower Maintenance. Reduced
Waste Heat. No Spikes or Power Surges
34
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Ltd.
. Voltage Optimization .
. Plans To Roll Out 6 Site This Year.
. Charing Cross, St Brelade, L'aumone, Vazon ,
The Market, . . Longstore

35
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Ltd.
. Second Half 2009 .
. Bio Fuel (Diesel) Trial Started Mid May Using
50 / 50 Mix. Initial Results Are Very Promising.
. The Bio Diesel Is Made from Waste Cooking Oil
That would Otherwise Have To Be Shipped Off
Island.
36
The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Ltd.
To play a meaningful role in the community,
especially in charity and environmental matters.

37
Environmental Management Setting targets for
sustainability
Francis Binney Environmental Officer, RBC Wealth
Management, British Isles June 17th, 2009
38
Environmental Management Setting targets for
sustainability
Francis Binney Environmental Officer, RBC Wealth
Management, British Isles June 17th, 2009
39
The Environmental initiative
  • 2007 Canadian Initiatives
  • RBC Environmental Blueprint
  • RBC Blue Water Project
  • January 2008 Environmental initiative started
  • February 2008 Steering committee formed
  • March 2008 4 primary focus areas identified
  • Procurement and waste creation
  • Reuse and recycling
  • Transport and communications
  • Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility

40
Steering committee structure
Chief Operating Officer
  • Business direction
  • Access to board of directors
  • Final Go ahead

IDEA GENERATION SOUNDING BOARD SOLUTION
FINDING PROJECT APPROVAL
Senior Communications Manager
Senior Facilities Manager
  • Public image
  • Internal (staff) image
  • Media impact
  • Integration with other projects
  • Project management
  • Practicality of implementation
  • Research and development of ideas
  • Project planning
  • Project implementation
  • Monitoring and reporting

Environmental Officer
41
Procurement and waste creation
  • Switching to Evolve recycled paper has resulted
    in an estimated saving of over 160 tonnes of
    timber each year.
  • Life
  • Cycle
  • From 2010 RBC WM will add an environmental and
    recycling section to tenders for the procurement
    of goods and services.

42
Reuse and recycling
  • Staff facing recycling
  • Cans
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Glass
  • Paper
  • Behind the scenes recycling
  • Cardboard
  • Wood
  • IT equipment (WEEE)
  • Furniture
  • Toner cartridges
  • Light bulbs
  • Stamps, etc

43
Transport and communications
44
Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility -
Volunteering
45
Awards and Accreditations
Local reputation
International Recognition
  • Several global and local awards and accreditations

Best Practice ideas
Local Legislation Updates
46
What is an Environmental Management System (EMS)?

47
Setting and achieving targets
  • Energy - reduce energy use on a per square meter
    increasing the amount of green power purchases
    across the organization.
  • Travel - reduce the number of business miles
    travelled, on a per employee basis.
  • Paper - RBC has an internal quantitative target
    to reduce the amount of non-FSC certified office
    paper to zero.
  • Water - reducing the use of water in our
    facilities, on a per employee basis or per square
    meter of occupied space.

48
Time and Money
  • RBC Wealth Management BI 1500 staff
  • 1 LCD Screen on standby overnight 1.96p
  • 1 screen for 1 year 7.17
  • The saving made by all RBC staff switching their
    screens off every night
  • over 10,000 / year
  • Monthly time sheets extra time for hardcopy
  • Printing 30 seconds
  • Forwarding to HR 1 min
  • Processing 10 seconds
  • Archiving destruction 20 seconds
  • Total 2 mins / staff member / month
  • British Isles staff total 600 hours / year.

49
Environmental Continuity
  • June 2008 Sponsored Durrell Business Breakfast
  • September 2008 Guernsey Beach clean
  • October 2008 Shingle bank project with GCV
  • February 2009 National Trust for Jersey
    Wetlands project
  • Feb 2009 Joined JSY GSY Sustainable Business
    Forums
  • March 2009 Hottentot fig project with GCV
  • March 2009 Earth Hour
  • April 2009 RBC Earth Month
  • June 2009 Sponsored Durrell Sustainability
    Seminar
  • June 2009 Jersey Trees for Life hedgerow
    project
  • July 2009 London volunteer Day.
  • GCV Guernsey Conservation Volunteers

50
Reducing Durrells carbon footprint
51
Scope of the study
  • Jersey site only
  • Direct effects from our work
  • Not visitor emissions
  • Man made carbon emissions
  • Types of energy being used

52
Sources of CO2
  • Direct fossil fuel use
  • from vehicle use
  • heating oil
  • Indirect fossil fuel use
  • from flights
  • Electricity usage

53
Research
  • Identify location of records
  • Desk-based exercise
  • An environmental record-keeping system

54
Durrells carbon footprint
  • Total carbon footprint is 243.81 tonnes/year
  • Electricity by far the greatest source of carbon

55
Setting targets
  • Decided to set reduction target of 15 in
    electricity use.
  • Cap fossil fuel use at current levels
  • Greater scrutiny of travel requests
  • Commitment to offsetting

56
Action
  • Target low-hanging fruit
  • - Turning off computers at end of day
  • - No heating of offices at weekends or
    nightime
  • - Insulating windows
  • - Fitting draught excluders - Raising the
    profile of how important this issue is.

57
Initial findings
  • Q1 2009 8.6 or 55,658 units lower
  • Saved the Trust 7856 in three months
  • Bill was still 14 higher than Q1 2008!

58
Carbon Offsetting
  • Durrell ECOACTIVE carbon offsets
  • Reduce carbon pollution
  • Protect rainforests and wildlife
  • Provide work for communities
  • Support Durrell

59
The project
  • Pontal do Paranapanema, Sao Paulo state
  • 6 trees for every tonne offset
  • 1,600 trees per hectare

60
Offsetting for businesses
  • Durrell is committed to offsetting
  • 1.50 for a CI return flight
  • 3.00 to offset most return flights in Europe
  • Business can offset their own emissions and
    encourage their customers to do so.
  • kirsten.morel_at_durrell.org or 860038

61
Sustainable Commuting
John Rogers Acting Chief Officer, Transport and
Technical Services
62
Sustainable Commuting (yes - even in Jersey!)
  • Whats in it for you and how can you help your
    staff

63
Why are Transport Technical Services here?
  • States of Jersey Strategic Plan reduce car use
  • TTS developing Sustainable Transport Plan
  • Health Department want to tackle obesity and air
    quality
  • Public transport is important but not the whole
    solution
  • Building car parks is expensive and a poor use of
    valuable land
  • New roads and junction improvements are expensive

64
Reducing car use
  • Striking the balance between the healthy
    economy, congestion, and car parking.

65
How can we reduce car use
1300 Less Cars
66
Home/Flexible Working
  • Broadband internet
  • Office area
  • Hot desking at head local/office

67
Walking 36 of all car/van journeys on Island are
less than 2 miles
  • Will need a locker
  • Somewhere to hang wet clothes/brolly
  • Store a change of shoes
  • Shower

2007 Jersey annual social survey
68
Cycling
  • Somewhere to secure bikes
  • Somewhere to change
  • Lockers for a change of clothes
  • Showers

69
Car Sharing
  • Not everyone can walk or cycle, and the bus may
    not be quite right
  • From regular surveys of the 10,000 private cars
    driving into St Helier between 0730 and 0900
    every week day 7,000 have only one occupant.

70
A Car Share web site for Jersey
www.traveltogether.gov.je
71
Why bother!
  • Reduced car use reduced car parking costs and
    reduced running costs
  • Reduced congestion reduced delay
  • Healthier, sharper, more alert work force
  • Less stressed by the commute
  • Reduced carbon emissions corporate social
    responsibility benefits
  • Quality of life for everyone

72
Final Thought
  • One day a week!
  • 20 reduction in commuter car trips

73
No Plan B towards Sustainability in Business
  • Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
  • Sustainable Business Seminar
  • 17th June 2009
  • Ian Christie
  • Associate, Green Alliance and Centre for
    Environmental Strategy, Surrey University

The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
Photo acknowledgements National Geographic
unless stated otherwise
74
The presentation
Source Still Pictures
  • 1 No Plan B why we need Sustainable Business,
    and how the Crash of 2008 makes the point
  • 2 Drawing up Plan A main elements of a strategy
    for Sustainable Business
  • 3 Making it work Factors in success... and
    opportunities for Jersey in Sustainable
    Enterprise

Source National Geographic
The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
75
Part 1 Unsustainable Development is bad for
business
  • Why there is No Plan B...
  • ... and how the Crash of 2008 helps to make the
    point

76
The OWL Enterprise Ian Christie
home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
77
Business As Usual Bad Business
Business As Usual Bad Business
  • WAKE-UP CALLS
  • CLIMATE DISRUPTION THE EVIDENCE AND MODELS GET
    MORE ALARMING
  • FOSSIL FUELS OIL PRICE VOLATILITY AND RISKS OVER
    OIL AND GAS SUPPLY
  • THE CRASH OF 2008 WERE NOT AS SMART OR RICH AS
    WE THOUGHT

17th June 2009
The OWL Enterprise
78
Eco-nomics home truths
  • The economy is a fully owned subsidiary of the
    Environment
  • Energy inputs and sinks for our waste cannot be
    taken for granted
  • Many of our assumptions, incentives, accounts and
    measures of Wealth remain dangerously
    disconnected from these realities

17th June 2009
The OWL Enterprise
79
Only One Earth
Source NASA
  • 6 billion people and rising
  • Potentially 9 billion by mid-century
  • Can they all live well in a world that can still
    be a home for Nature?
  • Can the Earths life support systems take our
    waste products and meet our demand for land,
    water, fuel?

17th June 2009
The OWL Enterprise
80
The sustainability bottleneck EO Wilson, The
Future of Life
2000-2075 TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABLE PROSPERITY
2100
FAIR DEALS FOR GLOBAL POOR
17th June 2009
The OWL Enterprise
81
Towards Sustainability for Business
  • We have to live within our ecological means
  • Prosperity depends also on social cohesion and
    healthy civil society
  • Environmental degradation and deep social
    injustice are unsustainable and threats to
    development
  • Sustainable Businesses take long-term
    environmental and social well-being seriously in
    all their operations and strategies
  • Sustainable Businesses develop products, services
    and business models that maximise progress
    towards sustainability
  • They seek well-regulated markets that provide
    incentives for sustainable development

17th June 2009
The OWL Enterprise
82
I P x C x T
  • Impact on the environment comes from the
    interaction and cumulative effect of
  • P Population
  • C Consumption
  • T Technology
  • Will P take care of itself?
  • Changes in C are politically difficult
  • Policymakers want to rely on T

17th June 2009
The OWL Enterprise
83
17th June 2009
The OWL Enterprise
84
The hard politics of sustainability
  • From point pollution to diffuse impacts
  • Greenhouse gas emissions - rich world must take
    lead poorest are hit first and worst despite
    little or no contribution to the crisis
  • Sustainable food production
  • Need for fair deals for the poor - scope for
    large increases in income and consumption
  • Constraints on water consumption
  • Pressures on land for infrastructure - yet we
    need to conserve rich biodiversity
  • Tom Burke - the buck stops everywhere

17th June 2009
The OWL Enterprise
85
The Need to Address Lifestyles, Attitudes
and Behaviour
17th June 2009
The OWL Enterprise
86
Reasons to be fearful
  • Climate Disruption is our most immediate and
    urgent risk
  • But loss of habitats, soil and wildlife is the
    continuous background trend and threat
  • Climate disruption makes these problems even more
    complex and urgent
  • Millennium Ecosystems Report and IPCC up to
    one-third of species at risk

Source National Geographic
The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
87
Unsustainable business industrial-scale fishing
  • EU Fisheries dangerously over-exploited
  • Risk of massive depletion of stocks worldwide by
    mid-century

17th June 2009
The OWL Enterprise
88
They all go together when they go
  • Species
  • Habitats
  • Ecosystem services

Photos National Geographic
The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
89
Ecosystem services so whats in it for us?
  • Foods
  • Shelter
  • Fuel
  • Soil formation
  • Nutrient recycling
  • Genetic resources
  • Carbon storage
  • Pollination
  • Fresh water
  • Water filtration
  • Flood control
  • Storm shock absorption
  • Assimilating and recycling wastes
  • Medicines
  • Materials for manufacture
  • Company, comfort, delight
  • Tourism
  • Design ideas, artistic inspiration
  • My Family and Other Animals, and more...

National Geographic
The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
90
Environmental unsustainability costs the Earth
Images NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
  • Degraded services from Nature
  • The longer we wait, the higher the bills
  • Adaptation is not a once-off exercise to reach a
    new stable climate regime and set of ecosystems
    it could mean continuous costly and difficult
    change
  • Costs of failing infrastructure - eg strain on
    water resources and quality
  • Costs of environmental disasters, extreme weather
  • Insurance costs - a major force for change
  • Unstable environments - unstable societies -
    reduced investment and damage to markets
  • Stern Report (2006) - worst case is economic
    impacts on scale of Depression and world wars...

The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
91
How much for a spare planet?
  • From UK Sustainability Strategy, Securing the
    Future (DEFRA, 2005)
  • Current developed country patterns of
    consumption and production could not be
    replicated worldwide some calculations suggest
    that this could require three planets worth of
    resources.
  • WWFs Living Planet Index (2008) - wed need a
    spare Earth to sustain everyone at level of
    consumption in the developed world

National Geographic
The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
92
The reasons we must break with Business As Usual
  • We cant afford to lose a stable climate system
    and a richly diverse natural world...
  • ...for economic reasons...
  • ...for reasons of self-interest and survival...
  • ...for reasons to do with responsibility, beauty,
    wonder and love of Nature

Images National Geographic
The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
93
Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart Cradle to
Cradle (2008)
  • Why would we design a system that
  • Puts billions of pounds worth of toxic material
    into the environment each year
  • Produces some materials so toxic that future
    generations will need to guard them constantly
  • Creates gigantic amounts of waste
  • Puts valuable materials in holes in the ground
  • Requires many complex regulations to prevent
    people being poisoned too quickly
  • Measures productivity by how few people are
    working
  • Creates prosperity by digging up or cutting down
    resources and then burying or burning them
  • Erodes diversity of species and cultures

Source National Geographic
94
Gerald Durrell
  • It is quite possible that in the last few weeks
    or so, one mammal, one bird, one reptile and one
    plant or tree, have become extinct
  • The world is as delicate and as complicated as a
    spiders web if you touch one thread, you send
    shudders running through all the other threads
    that make up the web. But were not just touching
    the web, were tearing great holes in it
  • From Catch Me A Colobus

The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
Source Durrell
95
Reasons to be careful
  • Why Biodiversity Matters to Business
  • Wiping out our multi-trillion pound trust fund
  • Saving biodiversity - very affordable
  • Biodiversity the ultimate RD lab for
    problem-solving
  • Do we feel lucky? How much extinction is too much
    for essential ecosystems and services?
  • Corporate Responsibility, reputation,
    accountability
  • Biophilia

The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
Images Caroline Christie / National Geographic
96
Using up the Ultimate Trust Fund - James Martin
  • We humans have a spectacular trust fund provided
    to us by nature...From 1980 to 2000, the US Dow
    Jones Index climbed from 839 to 11,000, but
    during the same time, every measure of the
    Earths trust fund was seriously down. The once
    grand Soviet Union had an economy that hid the
    truth, and this deception led to its massive
    collapse. Capitalist economies are hiding the
    truth in a different way, and unless we change,
    that will also lead to a massive collapse...We
    are leaving future generations an increasingly
    depleted planet...We are doing something worse to
    our children if we make the planet unmanageable.

The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
National Geographic
97
What the Crash of 2007-08 revealed
  • Testimony from City professionals at the WWF Big
    Tent conference on the future of finance after
    the Crash
  • Over-confidence in our risk models
  • Were too disconnected from the natural resources
    our wealth rests on
  • We arent taking proper account of the
    environment - there is toxic eco-debt
  • Everything was reduced to short-term calculation
  • We didnt see the Crash coming and we dont
    understand the financial system weve created
  • What makes us so confident we can manage the
    climate risks ahead?
  • We need a new Plan ... Business As Usual wont
    cut it...

The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
98
John Ruskin
  • There is no Wealth but Life.
  • George Monbiot
  • Nature doesnt do bail-outs.

The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
99
Saving biodiversity, achieving sustainable
development easily affordable
  • SOME SIGNIFICANT NUMBERS
  • Northern Rock bail-out approx. 9 times the
    annual global expenditure on conservation in
    protected areas
  • 300 bn - estimated cost per annum of effective
    conservation on farmland and in protected areas
    worldwide
  • UNEP/Deutsche Bank 45bn pa invested in worlds
    national parks and protected areas could secure
    services worth 5.2tr and would boost jobs and
    livelihoods for millions of indigenous and rural
    people
  • Estimated global cost pa of perverse subsidies
    for high-impact extraction, farming, fishing,
    generation and transport 950bn - 1.45tr
  • Cost of avoiding dangerous climate disruption
    approx. 2 of global GDP pa (1tr.)
  • Proposition 1.3tr pa to secure at least 33tr
    pa worth of ecosystem services and stable climate

The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
100
Part 2 Do we have a Plan?
  • What makes for a Sustainable Business?
  • What are the crucial steps?
  • Businesses on the path towards Sustainability

Photo at Durrell Caroline Christie
101
SD not an option for business that is serious
about its future
  • Forum for the Future survey (2008) of a sample of
    European business leaders
  • 95 - business is not doing enough yet to tackle
    social and economic problems
  • 95 - feel personally responsible for finding new
    business models to reduce impact on the
    environment
  • 87 - see action to cut environmental damage as a
    spur to innovation

102
What makes for Sustainable Business?
  • Grasping the need for deep innovation
  • Showing leadership, being exemplars
  • Measuring, planning, acting, reviewing
  • Investing to save and procuring for change
  • Campaigning and communicating
  • to customers
  • to employees and shareholders
  • to suppliers
  • to regulators

103
UK Sustainable Development Commission Driving
Change - Sustainable Development Action Planning
guidance (2008)
104
Measuring impact - so we can manage changes for
the better
  • LIFE-CYCLE ANALYSIS for products
  • SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS for products and services
  • ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINTING / CARBON FOOTPRINTING
  • Measuring the FOOTPRINT of products and
    operations is vital...
  • ...and it will throw up SURPRISES (MS, CO-OP)
  • MEASURE - ANALYSE - REDESIGN SYSTEMS - MANAGE FOR
    CONTINUOUS LEARNING
  • Set SHORT, MEDIUM AND LONG-RANGE GOALS based on
    science and policy/market analysis of long-term
    value
  • Plan to cut C02 EMISSIONS - and to OFFSET to
    compensate for what cannot yet be cut out (eg via
    Durrells scheme)

105
The Interface Model
Ray Anderson, Founder More true happiness with
less stuff...
106
Interfaceflor - division of Interface
  • Best Overall Environmental Performance, UK Green
    Business Awards 2008
  • Aiming at sustainable business model for
    carpeting and modular flooring
  • 82 net cut in GHGs since 1996
  • 75 cut in manufacturing waste to landfill
  • 45 cut in energy consumption per unit of product
  • Cumulative Green cost savings - 218m

106
107
Marks and Spencer (MS) Plan A
  • Plan A is MSs five-year, 100-point 'eco' plan
    to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing
    their business and our world. It will see them
    working with their customers and their suppliers
    to combat climate change, reduce waste, safeguard
    natural resources, trade ethically and build a
    healthier nation.
  • The Five Pillars
  • The five pillars represent the five key areas
    where we believe we can make our business both
    more sustainable and kinder to the environment.
    These five areas are Climate Change, Waste,
    Sustainable Raw Materials, Health and being a
    Fair Partner.
  • Each pillar has its own goal. By 2012 we aim to
  • Become carbon neutral
  • Send no waste to landfill
  • Extend sustainable sourcing
  • Help improve the lives of people in our supply
    chain
  • Help customers and employees live a healthier
    life-style

108
BQ - upping the ante
  • 2008-2023 Plan for BQ to become a One-Planet
    Business
  • Plan based on data from Tyndall Centre for
    Climate Change Research
  • Target of 90 CO2 reduction by 2023 - including
    carbon- neutral standard for all stores, and 50
    cut in emissions from transport
  • Target covers
  • energy use in all stores and offices
  • freight transport
  • business travel
  • methane from landfilled waste
  • developing sources of renewable energy

108
109
The path to Sustainable Business is hard work
  • Measuring footprints and processes
  • Investing in energy efficiency, renewables,
    low-carbon buildings and vehicles, redesign of
    products and services
  • Cultural change across the business

110
So why do it?
  • Answers from business leaders
  • Few companies will go beyond compliance and good
    deeds and try to pioneer new Sustainable
    Business models
  • Regulators, NGOs, insurers and customers will
    increasingly make demands for cuts in emissions,
    more corporate responsibility, more resource
    efficiency, more collaborations - etc
  • If we go through the pain now, we will be in the
    vanguard of C21st business - our competitiveness
    enhanced
  • Were learning vast amounts about our business -
    products, suppliers, customers, opportunities for
    saving money
  • Alex Cole, Global Corporate Affairs Director,
    Cadbury Thanks to Purple Goes Green SD plan
    and campaign weve identified amazing
    cost-savings in energy and water - and, as a
    business person, you have to wonder, why did we
    need the environmental agenda to see this?
  • Were inspiring and exciting our employees
  • Its the right thing to do

111
Sustainability and business value analysis from
AD Little
  • AD Little, II Sustainable Performance
    Delivered (2008)
  • Integrity Innovation Sustainable Performance
  • Benefits for
  • risk exposure
  • revenue protection
  • cost reduction
  • revenue growth

Photo I Christie
112
Does all this remind us of anything?
  • Same disciplines as for Quality Management
  • Many of the same arguments used for investment in
    80s and 90s in Information Technology
  • Transformational programmes in response to
    recession - the winners in the upturns are not
    the businesses that hunker down

Photo Ian Christie
113
Part 3 Conclusions
  • Small is Significant (as well as Beautiful)
  • Scan the horizon for examples of leading practice
  • Take inspiration
  • Jersey can aim high
  • Sustainability in business is Plan A - and there
    is no Plan B

Photo by Caroline Christie, at Durrell, Oct. 2006
114
Reasons to be Cheerful
  • Vital role for Business in leading innovation -
    and central role for the Finance Sector
  • Sustainable Investment Funds outperformed the
    mainstream, 2002-2007 - see Krosinky and Robins
    (eds, 2008), chapter 2
  • Vital role for communities demonstrating benefits
    for business and households
  • Reputation and appeal
  • Small states, Cities, Villages - and Islands
  • Jerseys assets
  • Aware and proactive Government
  • Major Business presence - especially Finance
  • Durrell Wildlife
  • Richness of natural resources, beauty

The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
115
Small places, big ideas Local action, global
impact
  • Sustainable Communities Network
  • Transition Towns Network
  • MS, Co-op
  • Costa Rica
  • Freiburg
  • Curitiba
  • Woking
  • Ghent

Still Pictures
The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
116
Sustainable Jersey
  • EcoActive, Planet Jersey, Energy Green Paper
  • Green design - low-carbon building,
    infrastructure, green roofs, green walls,
    wildlife-rich towns and villages
  • The Green Pound in tourism
  • Policy tourism
  • Durrell Wildlife already world-class, potential
    for even greater impact
  • Renewable Energy
  • Corporate reputation, market leadership and
    innovation
  • Finance for Sustainable Enterprise investment in
    low-carbon business, biomimicry industries,
    renewables creative offsetting for safeguarding
    biodiversity innovation in finance to translate
    value of ecosystem services into revenue streams

The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
117
A farewell comment from Al Gore, Sustainable
Investment Fund head
  • Be part of the solution and not part of the
    problem. Your employees, your colleagues, your
    Board, your investors, your customers are all
    soon going to place a much higher value - and the
    markets will soon place a much higher value - on
    an assessment of how much you are part of the
    solution to these issues.

118
Which is it to be? This...
  • EO Wilson Testament from our generation to our
    descendants in the Age of Loneliness
  • We bequeath to you the synthetic jungles of
    Hawaii and a scrubland where once thrived the
    prodigious Amazon forest...Your challenge is to
    create new kinds of plants and animals by genetic
    engineering and somehow fit them together into
    free-living artificial ecosystems. We understand
    that this feat may prove impossible...We wish you
    luck...Accept our apologies and this audiovisual
    library that illustrates the wondrous world that
    used to be.
  • Or this...?

The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
119

Roger Payne, biologist
  • We should think of our present problems as the
    most singular opportunity for greatness that has
    ever been offered to any generation in any
    civilisation in all of human history. If we fail
    to receive that opportunity, to act on it, then
    my feeling is we will become the most vilified
    generation that has ever lived...However, if we
    act, well become heroes of whom our descendants
    will boast until the end of all history.

Images National Geographic Caroline Christie,
at Durrell, Oct. 2006
The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
120
Well worth reading
  • Bob Doppelt, Leading Change towards
    Sustainability, Greenleaf, 2003
  • Cary Krosinsky and Nick Robins (eds), Sustainable
    Investing the art of long-term performance,
    Earthscan, 2008
  • Marks and Spencer, Plan A http//plana.marksandsp
    encer.com/we-are-doing
  • James Martin, The Meaning of the 21st Century a
    vital blueprint for ensuring our future, Eden
    Books, 2006
  • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment,
    www.millenniumassessment.org, 2005
  • Jonathon Porritt, Capitalism as if the World
    Matters, Earthscan, 2nd edition, 2007
  • Nicholas Stern, A Blueprint for a Safer Planet,
    Bodley Head, 2009
  • Edward O. Wilson, The Future of Life, Abacus, 2003

The OWL Enterprise / home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
121
Text
Thanks for listening, and thanks to Durrell and
RBC
IAN CHRISTIE - home_at_christies.gn.apc.org
About PowerShow.com