Future of the sustainable workplace in the age of COVID-19 and climate change launch event

We are living in a time of great and immediate change. COVID-19 and climate change are just two of the most obvious forces impacting our way of life. With mass disruptions promising to transform how we work and live, sustainability is rising on the global agenda. In this webinar, we bring together experts in the field of sustainability, employee experience, and technology to discuss how we can seize opportunities to accelerate the transition to sustainable workplaces. As business leaders, how can we use this time of disruption as a catalyst for positive change and what does the sustainable future workplace look like?

What steps can you take to be a more sustainable business?

Join our panel of experts as we deep dive into the ways the forces of COVID-19 and climate change will transform the workplaces of the future, as well as what we can do as business leaders to create more sustainable workplaces today. 

Inspired by the release of our new report: Future of the sustainable workplace in the age of COVID-19 and climate change, Unily is hosting a webinar for leaders in sustainability, business, and technology to come together to discuss the report's findings and share unique perspectives.

Themes:

  • How are the forces of COVID-19 and climate change shaping the workplace?
  • The power of circular transformation, worker activism, and digital transformation
  • What employees want from their employers in the current climate
  • The ways employee values are shaping the workplace
  • Why redesigned business models and proactive leadership could hold the key
  • How far is your business on its journey and how do you know what’s next?

We are joined by Chair, Sunday Times Business Editor Oliver Shah, and a panel of sector leaders who will share and discuss the key sustainability trends that are shaping the future of the workplace. From the property sector Paul Dipino, Chief Innovation Officer at Joseph Homes will share insight on how constructing and offices are changing to meet the demands of the future.

Who is this webinar for?

Every organization will be at a different stage of their journey to be a more sustainable business. This webinar is for business leaders, internal communication directors, IT specialists, HR practitioners to come together and engage with sustainability, learn more on steps other sectors are taking and discuss ways businesses can have a positive impact in the world.

Local times by city

New York: 11:00 AM
London: 04:00 PM
Chicago: 10:00 AM
Amsterdam: 05:00 PM
Los Angeles: 08:00 AM

Speaker bios

Chair: Oliver Shah - Business Editor at The Sunday Times

Named Business Journalist of the year in 2017, Oliver Shah is the Business Editor at The Sunday Times. Having joined the newspaper in 2010, Oliver previously wrote for City am and other various trade magazines. Oliver generally speaks on topics discussing Business and Communication and shares his expertise and insights into the UK and global current affairs. Oliver Shah is best known for his investigation into Sir Philip Green's £1 sale of BHS and later published Damaged Goods: The Inside Story of Sir Philip Green, the Collapse of BHS and the Death of the High Street.

Panelists 

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu - Founder of Disrupt Design and Eco Innovators

 

Sustainability provocateur and cultural protagonist Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As an award-winning designer, UNEP Champion of the Earth, sociologist, and entrepreneur, she developed the Disruptive Design Method and designs cerebrally activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help people make the status quo obsolete. Her mainstage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she leads presentations around the world on activating positive social change through creative interventions and systems thinking. Leyla is the founder of Disrupt Design, the UnSchool, and the CO Project Farm in Portugal.

Mark Sahal - Chief Operations Officer at Unily

Having led Unily's operational transformation from a start-up to a global enterprise, Mark brings first-hand experience of what it really means to drive organizational change. As Chief Operations Officer at Unily Mark is responsible for devising and implementing the company's vision and strategy. Mark has recently undertaken a major culture and values project, which seeks to define and embed Unily's culture throughout the organization. Mark is invested in sharing the importance of delivering a value-aligned employee experience and is leading the company's journey to become a sustainable workplace.

Anthea Harries - Head of Assets at King's Cross

As Head of Assets, Anthea directs the overall management and curation of King’s Cross, London’s 67-acre creative quarter with 3.4 million sq ft of office space and close to 2,000 homes. King’s Cross is widely recognized as the most successful urban redevelopment in a generation and one of Europe’s best-known multi-use destinations. It is HQ to global tech giants including Facebook, Google, and Universal Music. King’s Cross is also home to the University of the Arts London, Central St Martins, and a mix of world-class global and independent retail, fashion, and food and beverage brands. Prior to leading King’s Cross, Anthea was at The Crown Estate where she was responsible for creating and delivering the strategic vision that transformed St James’s.

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