Smart Innovation Hub – Keele University

No Time to Waste – Resources for a Climate Emergency on a Post Pandemic Planet

In this webinar Keele University representatives will be joined by President of The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Trevor Nicoll to explore the questions around what sustainable resources are available to businesses currently and after the pandemic.

This webinar will be recorded to later be shared online, so if you wish to ask a question and want to remain anonymous, you can do this by submitting a private message to the host using the form at the bottom of the page.

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Annette Shipley

Entrepreneur in Residence – Keele University

Annette has 35 years of experience running businesses and as a board executive in a wide range of sectors including public, private and employee ownership sectors.

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Along with four others she established a company back in 1990 growing it from four to 5,000 employees over 20 years with a final turnover of £350m. For the last eight years, Annette has run her own business and worked with over 40 SME’s and large corporates as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Keele University Business School.

Sharon George

Course Director: MSc Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology - Keele

Dr Sharon George is a senior lecturer, Course Director MSc in Environmental Sustainability & Green Technology, and a researcher in Keele’s Institute for Sustainable Futures. She holds...

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 a PhD in chemistry and is a specialist in sustainable development, technology development and deployment. Collaborators include local government authorities, businesses, entrepreneurs and the public on engagement projects involving technology and behaviour change. Current research includes: Technology feasibility studies, LCBEP – EU funded project implementing low carbon technologies into local UK businesses and SEND (£15M) the largest single, integrated electricity, gas and heat smart energy network demonstrator in Europe. She has worked extensively on technology development with academia and businesses including the lead PI role on Innovate UK projects on barriers to EV technology, Inductive Charging for Electric Vehicles and solar cooling. She is the lead for a successful GCRF funded collaboration with key partners in Bangladesh. Current research on resource and distributed energy technology focusses internationally.

Trevor Nicoll

President of The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)

Trevor is the President of Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), Head of Environment Services for South Cambridgeshire District Council, and Head of Shared...

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Waste for the Greater Cambridge Waste Service a strategic partnership between Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council. Trevor has extensive experience of issues affecting waste services in local authorities, including insourcing recycling collections from the contractor, procuring waste treatment contracts and collection vehicles, operating trade waste services and delivering efficiencies during highly austere times for local authorities. Trevor also has experience in the operational data management, circular economy and carbon reduction activities.

Paul Dewick

Professor of Sustainability and Innovation at Keele University

I am Professor of Sustainability and Innovation at Keele Business School. My research explores the role of innovation in systems of sustainable consumption and production....

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I am an Honorary Research Fellow at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research in Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, and a member of the Steering Committee of Future Earth's Knowledge Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production (KANSSCP). I co-lead Future Earth's KANSSCP Working Group on the Circular Economy.

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