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Many organisations find the term "Sustainability" rather abstract, a concept with which it is difficult to connect. At its heart lies the simple idea of integrating economic, social and environmental policies to ensure a better quality of life for everyone.

Innovation and creativity on an unprecedented scale will be required to yield new processes, new methodologies and new ways of managing the future role of professionals in the public and private sectors.

This one day course will examine the approaches and skills which are likely to be necessary for successfully incorporating sustainability into commercial strategy. It will examine ways in which organisations and businesses could take a central role in finding new ways of meeting people's needs, expectations and aspirations whilst ensuring that the economy, society and the built and natural environments grow and develop in harmony.


Training courses on set dates, in ICE Training venues across the country. Suitable for those looking to attend a training course and share knowledge and practical experiences with like-minded others in an interactive learning environment.


Bespoke training programmes. These are delivered by our tutors at a time, in a location and based on a curriculum completely tailored to your needs. Ideal for organisations that have several employees wishing to take training in the same subject area, and/or have organisation-specific ideas for learning and development.

Programme Overview
This course starts at 09:00 and finishes at 17:00 with refreshment breaks mid-morning and afternoon, plus lunch.
  • Session 1: Introduction and setting the scene - an overview
  • Session 2: Holistic approaches - Knowledge, skills and creativity
  • Session 3: Impacts of consumption
  • Session 4: Sustainability indicators, contexts and drivers

Course participants will be required to apply knowledge gained during tutored sessions into syndicate work and role play. Delegates will need to identify and define new approaches to business processes within their own particular areas of expertise. The delegates will develop and awareness of sustainable development relating to: Concepts; Ethics; Liabilities and responsibilities; Natural capital; Human capital; Manufactured capital; and Financial capital.
Learning Objectives
The key aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the concepts of sustainability and an opportunity to explore the sustainability agenda that is developing faster than any other part of the business agenda.

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the concepts of sustainability
  • Explore the sustainability agenda
  • Examine the approaches and skills which are likely to be necessary conditions for success in the 21st century
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of technocentricity and ecocentricity
  • Examine ways in which the economy, society and the built and natural environments can grow and develop in harmony
Sue Innes is a former director of sustainability at Constructing Excellence and has a wealth of experience of developing and delivering practical solutions on a wide variety of projects for public and private clients.

A subject expert with extensive hands-on knowledge, Sue has a long established and proactive career in understanding and delivering sustainability across the construction sector. She has experience from client, consultant and contractor perspectives and has a deep understanding of the practical application of the sustainability agenda.

She has been at the forefront of developing local and national initiatives, influencing government policy, advising clients on how to adopt and implement guidelines and identifying value driven opportunities for the construction industry through integrating sustainability.

Sue is a frequent speaker at major conferences in the UK and Europe in addition to the preparation and delivery of training, seminars and technical papers. Her opinions are often sought by both the construction press and the wider media including TV and radio. An excellent communicator with a clear understanding of sustainability in the construction industry – the legislation, opportunities and practical application.
Who Should Attend?
The nature of the course is such that a wide range of backgrounds and experience can benefit from attending, from consulting, contracting and client organisations.

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