Welcome to RSK live from COP26

Greening the Blue Chips

Welcome to our event from the most critical climate conference yet. This all-day sustainability event was NOT your typical environmental, social and governance (ESG) seminar. We brought business leaders from across multiple sectors together to work out how we could “finalise the Paris rulebook” and cut emissions in line with 1.5°C while protecting and restoring the natural resources on which humanity, and businesses, depend.


Even though the event is over, you can still catch up by checking out the livestream of the event. You can also look back at the reports, insights and webinars that we have released as part of our #GreenDialogues series – all right here on this page.


We need to work harder to tackle the climate crisis and restore and protect our vital natural resources, so we are delighted to welcome you to this important and solutions-focused conversation.

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Event schedule and speakers

  • Session one

    Beyond net zero? The scale of change facing business

    Welcome and introduction with RSK Founder and CEO, Alan Ryder and host for the event, broadcaster Caroline Frost.

    The FTSE Environment Report Card, presented by Dr Stephanie Wray, Managing Director, Nature Positive. Watch it again here.

    Industry viewpoint, presented by Jo Gilroy, Group Head of Sustainability & Environment, Kier. Watch it again here.

    Investor viewpoint, presented by Adam Heltzer, Head of ESG, Ares Management Corporation. Watch it again here.

  • Session two

    How can businesses across varied sectors respond to the latest climate science and lead the UK’s transition to net zero?

    Join our expert panel as they share their perspectives and the actions they are taking to respond to the latest client science and wider sustainability challenges.

    Listen to the experts, including:

    → Ian McAulay, CEO, Southern Water.

    → Frankie Phillips, Founder, The Rubbish Fashion Company and TOBEFRANK

    → Dr Julia Baker, Biodiversity Technical Specialist, Balfour Beatty

    → Ian Heasman, Director of Sustainability, Taylor Wimpey

    → Anna Cameron, Head of Legal & ESG, Ventient Energy

  • Session three

    Film premiere: How to deliver on COP commitments: Gearing up governments, businesses and people to work with nature

    The premiere of a short documentary film examining climate and environmental challenges and their solutions.

    Following the film screening, we sat down to hear more about the opportunities ahead from some of those integral to its creation:

    → Justin Davey, filmmaker

    → Natasha Warren, presenter and writer

    → Topher White, Founder of Rainforest Connection

    → Dr Emily Taylor, General Manager at the Crichton Carbon Centre.

  • Session four

    The way forward

    The art and science of transformational change, presented by Prof. Patricia Rogers, Consultant and visiting professor, University of Witswatersrand, South Africa. Watch it again here.

    Working with complexity: Applying the SDGs to business, presented by Prof. Ian Thomson, Professor of Accounting and Sustainability, Birmingham Business School, UK. Watch it again here.

    Changing behaviour to make change stick, Luke Ravenscroft, Director, The Behavioural Insights Team. Watch it again here.

📸 #selfiesonsite 🤳

RSK’s Georgina King snaps a selfie during team training with RSK Learning and Development Manager Nicola Pritchard 🙌

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💙 One of our group companies, MWH Treatment, has been awarded a £100 million contract with Severn Trent for a new water treatment facility at Church Wilne 🌊

👏 The contract for the state-of-the-art plant, called Witches Oak Water Treatment Works, is the highest value contract that Severn Trent has signed for an individual contract during the AMP7 regulatory period, which runs from 2020 to 2025.

Read more in our bio under news!

#RSKgroup #Watertreatment #RSKnews #WaterRisk #ClimateCrisis

⚽ Sustainability workshops were carried out for the Men’s First and Women’s First teams

Speaking to professional footballers about these topics has the potential to make real impact 🙌

🌍 Getting them behind the message of sustainability and the environment means they can relay that information to their supporters and help create a bigger movement

Read more in our bio within Life at RSK!

#Sustainability #cafc #Football #Environment #SportNews

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EDP staff members are gearing up to enter the controlled asbestos remediation area. EDP are working with regulators, universities and industry to complete a research trial on the risks of non-destructive excavation (vacuum excavation) on friable asbestos in soil.

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🌳 Defra has provided some initial guidance on how biodiversity net gain (BNG) is going to work when it becomes mandatory in November.

💚 Join associate director for RSK Biocensus and RSK Wilding, Mark Lang to discuss updates and how to deliver complex large-scale BNG delivery plans for clients.

Register now https://tinyurl.com/2hp36chw

#Webinar #Biodiversity #BNG #Wildling

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@facaderemedialconsultants attended the London Build last week. 👏

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💚In celebration of International Day of Mathematics, we sat down with Chief Financial Officer of RSK Group Abigail Draper to discuss her work and how her maths degree got her to where she is today 📈

Read more in our bio!

#InternationalDayofMathematics #RSKgroup #LifeatRSK #Finance #Sustainability