Disruptive Sustainability – What Does It Take to Drive Meaningful Environmental Change in Business?
Managing Director, Element Four & UNESCO Special Envoy for Youth and the Environment
BEng (Hons) Environmental Engineering, 1998
An environmental engineer and chartered environmentalist, Georgia started her career at Bovis in 1995 as one of the first Environment Managers in the UK construction industry. In 1997, following an expedition to Antarctica, she became a YK Special Junior Envoy for Youth and the Environment, a role that involved speaking the thoughts of young people around the world on environmental issues.
Since establishing sustainability consultancy Element Four in 2003, Georgia has worked with organisations such as the Bank of England, Nike, LandSec, Deloitte, Accenture, Mace and DEFRA to deliver more sustainable projects and business practices.
Despite decades of shiny sustainability policies, corporations have failed to achieve meaningful environmental change. In the face of climate and ecological crisis, what can we do to make a difference?
Join proud Portsmouth alumna, Georgia Elliott-Smith as she tackles this question and more.
A critic of traditional approaches, Georgia promotes a new “disruptive sustainability” - an innovative, purpose-driven approach, part best practice, part activism, with an unwavering focus on the action necessary to achieve meaningful change in industry.
Georgia shares her insights into how corporations and sustainability professionals can work differently to achieve real results. You will leave empowered with information, ideas and new methods that you can adopt in your own current or future business plans.
We were honoured to welcome Georgia back and hear her insights from her vast experience.