Environmental leaders speak to Oxford businesses

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Sustainability director Robert Spencer of URS Infrastructure & Environment Limited is the headline speaker in the latest series of Blake Lapthorn’s Green Breakfasts in Oxford.

URS Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited are award winning global engineering and construction consultants who provide a range of services including strategic consulting, asset management and environmental impact assessment.

At the breakfast on Wednesday 6 November, Robert Spencer will address an audience of around 50 people to explain his role and responsibilities as Sustainability Director and explain how the company continuously reviews its sustainability practices to reduce costs and help minimise its environmental footprint.

This is the 11th series of Green Breakfasts in Oxford and a schedule of breakfasts is planned for the rest of the year. The others are:

  • Wednesday 13 November 2013: Faithful+Gould: End use of sustainable buildings: Lessons learned. Keeran Jugdoyal will speak about his role as mechanical engineering manager for leading construction and cost management consultancy Faithful+Gould.
  • Wednesday 20 November 2013: Osney Weir Hydro: A lesson in community energy generation. Dr Barbara Hammond will speak about community energy scheme Osney Weir Hydro at Osney Lock, a scheme set up by local residents in Oxford which aims to harness the power of the river to generate green energy and reduce the community’s carbon emissions.
  • Wednesday 4 December 2013: Is there a role for biodiversity offsetting in protecting our wildlife and habitats? Tom Tew will speak about his role as chief executive of Environment Bank, a company which generates investment in wildlife conservation through the process of offsetting, which measures the impact of development on biodiversity.

The breakfasts will take place at Blake Lapthorn’s Seacourt Tower office in Oxford. The events are free but numbers are limited so places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.