The university of the future - what is the cost of sustainability?

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Date

25 May 2022

Book Before

25 May 2022

online 11:00 - 12:30

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About the Event

The university of the future - what is the cost of sustainability?

How does the urgent need to invest in reducing our environmental impact marry with fiscally conservative policies in a post-COVID world of constrained budgets? In the future, will financial sustainability and environmental sustainability be inextricably linked? What is the cost of moving to a more sustainable business model? Where might this priority conflict with other KPIs across Estates, Finance, HR, IT and Strategic Planning?

With UN Secretary-General António Guterres describing the climate emergency as “the defining issue of our time”, sustainability in our institutions is a key concern priority for staff and students alike. Indeed, a growing number of students cite this as a top priority when choosing where to study and are more discerning than ever – easily spotting the difference between legitimate eco-friendly credentials and ‘greenwashing’. Going beyond the budget-friendly environmentally policies – such as extending the life of technology assets and reducing energy waste on campuses – what investments should we be making in our people, estates, and technology now to ensure our future financial and environmental sustainability?

 

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Speakers

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Emma Jane Woodcock

CIO

York St John University

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David Nuttall

Head of Catering & Retail

Harper Adams University

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Sarah Setchell

Chief People Officer

University of Derby

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Simon Jennings

Director of Strategy and Policy

Lancaster University

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Camille Stallard

Finance Director

University of Gloucestershire

Event Schedule

Wednesday

11:00

The university of the future - what is the cost of sustainability?

AUDE, BUFDG CUBO, HESPA, UHR and UCISA Speaker -Emma Woodcock, CIO York St John University

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