Back to nature

July 12, 2019

As chair of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)’s strategic policy panel, Steph Wray, RSK Biocensus managing director, is no stranger to the committee rooms in the House of Commons. But, on 7 July, she was there for a very special event: the launch of a new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Nature. The group, which as the name suggests, includes parliamentarians from all sides of the House and seeks to raise awareness of, and engagement with, the natural environment in Westminster.

Flanked by the newly-appointed chairman of the APPG, Barry Gardiner MP, and Green MP, Caroline Lucas, Steph introduced the purpose of the group.

“We will be changing the world through birdwatching. Making a difference armed with little more than a pair of wellies and a bat detector. We will be sharing the enjoyment of nature as widely as we can. Because if you are not familiar with nature, you won’t value it. And if you don’t value it, you won’t fight to keep it. And make no mistake, this is a fight.

“The twin emergencies of climate change and the decline in nature are the defining political, economic and social issues of our time. If anyone doubts that, citing either Brexit or Boris, then I suggest that they just don’t understand!
“It will take great political courage to make the enormous societal shifts needed in the next few years, but history will judge harshly those who wilfully ignored the need for change.”

Membership of the APPG is open to all who share its interests. RSK will be represented as the group develops its activities and influence.

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We think they should!

💚 We decided to trial this at our offices, offering pads, panty liners and tampons for free. What’s more, all products on offer (and their packaging) are made from sustainable materials.

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RSK Radiological’s Karen Gunn on her way to site in her first drive of one of our RSK’s electric vehicles fleet!

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🤝 At COP27, delegates from across the globe debated vital issues from expediting clean energy solutions to ensuring financial support for nations on the front lines of climate change.

🤔 As we are looking ahead to what the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) will bring, we asked specialists from across the RSK group what impact the agreement has had on their sectors and regions.

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Amelia Houghton from RSK Biocensus having a wonderful time on-site!

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👏 Steven Carmody, Managing Director at SCP Infrastructure, an RSK group company, has been re-elected to the national council of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation.

💚 "I take great pride in seeing things being built and leaving a long-term legacy for our world.”

Find out more about Steven's work in our bio!

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🤔 Do you ever wonder what COP15 really is and why does it matter to you and your business?

💚 Dr Stephanie Wray, RSK Group’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing Director of Nature Positive, gives us a clear explanation about why it is essential for the business community to understand the opportunity that is COP15.

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🤝 @facaderemedialconsultants' Managing Director has written to Housing Secretary Michael Gove to highlight concerns around new regulations such as the Building Safety Act 2022 and the developers’ pledge – Mr Gove’s bid to reset building safety in England.

Find out what he requested in our bio!

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