Tuesday, April 24th 2018

“Energy and Environmental Sustainability”

The 20th MeetUp brings fresh insights on energy efficiency and the role of energy professionals in managing Sustainability challenges and utilizing opportunities.

Unstable fuel prices, greenhouse gas emissions, energy security, internal strategic priorities and stakeholder involvement, create enormous pressures on companies to develop or adjust their strategy and corporate goals to meet more sustainable, low carbon, environmentally friendly innovations/technologies and energy efficient solutions. Sustainable economic development goes hand in hand with energy and environmental sustainability. Private and public sector need to prioritise internal energy efficiency, as well as manage environmental impacts arising from their operations. Improving energy efficiency, addressing environmental concerns and energy security are on top of the agenda of energy professionals who are looking constantly for ways to power economic activity and business advancements with less energy.

The recent Energy Barometer survey conducted on Energy Institute members showcased the concern of energy experts on constantly changing environmental policies and how they prefer more predictability on government actions.

The MeetUp will focus on the role of energy professionals on climate change and environmental sustainability and provide a broad overview of the challenges energy professionals are facing currently. Our speakers will discuss trends and point out how to transform business model and energy systems to meet stakeholder expectations in alignment with global movements including the SDGs.

Guest speaker 1: Trevor Stott-Briggs, Managing Director of the Energy Institute- Middle East branch

Trevor Stott-Briggs is the Managing Director for the Energy Institute – Middle East Branch. He brings to the EI over 47 years of working experience in all facets of energy sector activities for institutions, government clients, development banks, contractors, private developers and consultants. He has worked overseas for over 42 years with international corporations on major projects in 34 countries spreading from the Gulf to Asia, SE Asia, Austral-Asia and Africa.

He has been resident in the UAE for over11 years and, consequently, he has a long exposure to all aspects of the energy sector in the Middle East and has an extensive regional network which includes ADNOC, ADCO, ZADCO, TAKREER, ADSSC, TRANSCO, ENEC, NAWAH, Dolphin Energy, Borouge, DOT, IPIC, ENOC, DEWA, EMERAT, HGL, Emirates LNG, Shell, DUSUP, VOPAK, EMAL, PETROFAC and many more.

His experience encompasses business development, strategic investment planning, corporate operations, management, contract negotiations and raising private sector project financing plus loans and grants from multi-lateral development banks. He has been involved in a number of public-private sector partnerships (PPPs) including investments in power, oil & gas, infrastructure, industrial and commercial developments.

Guest speaker 2: Amruta Kshemkalyani, Sustainability, Zero waste Consultant & Founder of www.SustainabilityTribe.com

Amruta is a Sustainability, Zero waste Consultant and Founder of www.SustainabilityTribe.com, the UAE’s pioneering resource on Sustainability.

With an expertise in designing and managing Sustainable development projects such as LEED, Estidama Green buildings in region, Amruta has been helping businesses to become more successful and Sustainable. She has been raising awareness about region specific Sustainability topics over the past 9 years and she is also a Sustainability trainer, speaker and Eco-educator.

Leading by example in Sustainable and zero waste lifestyle, she is region’s top Sustainability influencer.

When: Tuesday, April 24th
Time: 6-8 pm
Where:
Emirates National Oil Company
ENOC House 1- Auditorium – 5th Floor
Sheikh Rashid Road
Near Lamcy Plaza
Bur Dubai
Dubai

To join this meetup please visit: https://www.meetup.com/CSR-Sustainability-Meetup-Dubai/events/249866803/

For information contact: Sustainability Knowledge Group
Aglaia Ntili, [email protected], Tel: +971 55323 1190

About:
CSR and Sustainability Meetup Dubai is the 1st meetup in the region to unite all CSR and Sustainability professionals. It is now part of The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), the world’s leading professional association of sustainability professionals. ISSP works to make sustainability standard practice through empowering professionals to advance sustainability in organizations and communities around the globe. As a professional association, ISSP improves the skills of sustainability practitioners through ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification, education, knowledge sharing, research, and professional credentials.

To find more about The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), visit: https://www.sustainabilityprofessionals.org/

To join the event, visit: https://www.meetup.com/CSR-Sustainability-Meetup-Dubai/events/249866803/