Making the Business Case for Climate Change

18th October 2015

As part of the IEMA Climate Change and Energy #IEMAnocopout Campaign, Jonathan Foot (Chief Environmental Strategy & Compliance Officer at EDF Energy) and Colin Robertson (Group Sustainability Manager at NG Bailey) to will address how Practitioners can pitch an effective business case for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Under the UK Climate Change Act 2008, EDF Energy is required to explain how they are assessing and acting upon the risks posed to their business by climate change. Jonathan Foot will present an overview of the organisation’s approach to assessing risks. He will talk you through how risks are integrated into their existing risk management processes and how they ensure that risks receive management oversight and ownership.

The second half of this webinar provides an overview of the business case for a retrofit project - a biomass boiler at Denton Hall, the Grade 1 listed HQ of NG Bailey. Colin Robertson will go through the journey of the retrofit. He will then look at how – in establishing the business case – it is crucial to focus on a compelling financial case. This will be a useful example for anyone looking to propose a business case for a carbon reduction project and provide a useful example of a successful carbon mitigation business case.

Your Presenters:

Jonathan Foot has spent the last four years working for EDF Energy to ensure the company's environmental and sustainability ambitions can be pro-actively and consistently embedded throughout all operations and activities. Jonathan works closely with the regulators, government departments and key stakeholders such as Business in the Community, LOCOG to support the development of safe, affordable and low carbon energy.

Colin Robertson has worked for NG Bailey for over 8 years and has been pivotal in the development and implementation of NG Bailey’s two sustainability strategies - Target 2012 and One Approach. These strategies have helped cut NG Bailey’s environmental impacts, saved money, and supported customers achieve their sustainability goals.

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