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Energy GRP Talk - all welcome
12pm - 2pm, Fri, 08 Mar '13
Location: A401, School of Engineering
Energy GRP Meeting 10
Friday 8th March 2013
12.00pm to 2.00pm in Room A401, School of Engineering
Chris Tuppen, Head of Advancing Sustainability LLP, will give the following presentation: Squaring Difficult Circles, Solutions to Global Problems: How Smart Cities and a Circular Approach to the Flow of Materials Could Create More Sustainable Economies.
If you would like to attend this event, please email EnergyGRP@warwick.ac.uk by close of play on Friday 1st March to secure your place.
Chris Tuppen has been involved in sustainability for over twenty years. He runs Advancing Sustainability LLP, is Visiting Professor of Smart Technologies at University Campus Suffolk and Honorary Professor at Keele University. He was previously BT’s Chief Sustainability Officer.
Chris is experienced in developing sustainability strategy, reporting, metrics, target setting, climate change, risk assessment, governance, thought leadership, stakeholder dialogue, media support, public affairs interaction and international collaboration. He has a special focus in the circular economy and in the application of information and communication technologies including smart cities.
Over the years Chris has played an active part in a number of prominent bodies. He has served on the boards of CSR Europe and BSR (Business for Social Responsibility). He co-chaired the Global Reporting Initiative’s G2 measurement working group and chaired the Global e- Sustainability Initiative and the European Telecommunication Network Operators Association’s environmental working group. He was initiator and co-editor of the report SMART 2020 – Enabling the Low Carbon Economy in the Information Age.
He is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability project, a member of the NHS Sustainable Development National Advisory Group, a member of the BBC Sustainability Advisory Group, a Director of the Aldersgate Group, and a member of the Green Economy Pathfinder Board of the New Anglia LEP.
In January 2008 he was named by a special Guardian newspaper panel of prominent environmental figures as one of the 50 people who could save the planet from climatic disaster.