Material Change: Resourcing Net Zero, produced by CWP in partnership with IOM3, features in the November issue of Materials World – the flagship IOM3 members’ magazine, specifically devoted to the engineering materials cycle, from mining and extraction, through processing and application, to recycling and recovery. 

CWP partners with BCS to celebrate our digital journey to net zero 

CWP has partnered with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, to produce a digital series exploring the instrumental role of the IT industry in responding to the climate crisis; delivering digital solutions to support mitigation and adaptation, whilst embedding sustainability into its own practices. 

The Barbican Centre played host to an afternoon of celebration in London for the launch of ‘Net Zero: A Digital Journey’ on 23 November, and the suite of series content, including interviews, podcasts, short films and a documentary, is now available online. 

Recent years have witnessed a surge in digital technology innovations to support a net zero future; but with climate change representing an unprecedented global threat, more must be done to harness the transformative potential of IT and digital professionals to secure a positive future for the environment and society. At the same time, the industry itself must accelerate the reduction of its own environmental impact. 

In a journey of discovery, the series meets AI innovators, e-waste pioneers, leaders in sustainable data centres, computer scientists harnessing big data and many others who are driving innovation, collaboration and research in pursuit of net zero. 

The series features comment from industry experts including Rashik Parmar MBE, Group CEO of BCS, Ben Tongue, Digital Net Zero Lead at NHS England, and Professor Penny Endersby, Met Office Chief Executive, and tells the stories of inspirational individuals and organisations across the digital technology community, who are transforming every industry and shaping our response to the climate crisis. 

Organisations featured include; eFutures Network, the School of Computing at Newcastle University, Restore Technology, the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton and Wipro. 

Rashik Parmar MBE, Group CEO of BCS, said: “How do we continue to leverage IT and data in developing the solutions we need for a greener future, whilst at the same time reducing IT’s carbon impact? This is a huge challenge, but it’s a tremendously exciting time for the industry. This series with CWP shines a light on some of the innovators leading the way”. 

Max Smith, Founder, CWP said: “The IT industry is critical in mitigating and adapting to climate change. This partnership uncovers the challenges we face, but also the solutions we need for a prosperous, sustainable future. We are delighted to be working with BCS to bring these stories to life.” 

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About BCS 

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, promotes and supports the growing and diverse community of IT and digital professionals committed to making IT good for society. 

RTPI digital series champions the power of planning for a sustainable future 

CWP has partnered with the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) to produce a digital series exploring the intrinsic role of planning in tackling climate change and paving the way to a sustainable future. 

Representatives from across the planning ecosystem came together on 8 November, World Town Planning Day, to celebrate the launch of ‘Planning for Tomorrow’s Environment’ at the Barbican. 

The series features comments from experts including Timothy Crawshaw MA MRTPI FRSA, President of the RTPI, Karime Hassan, Chief Executive Officer at Exeter City Futures, and Emily Braham, Director at Energiesprong UK, as well as stories from organisations who are prioritising net zero and climate resilience in planning for a sustainable future. 

Organisations featured include; Atkins, the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University, Chapman Taylor Architects, the Landscape Decisions Programme, Ramboll, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments at UWE Bristol, and Wates Developments (part of the Wates Group). 

Victoria Hills, Chief Executive of the RTPI, said: “Planners are crucial in embedding solutions to climate change – from net zero transport to urban greening. We are delighted to partner with CWP to celebrate collaboration, research, skills and innovation in tackling this existential threat, and we hope the series inspires all planners and adjacent professions to embed climate action across their work.” 

Max Smith, Founder and Managing Director, CWP, said: “In tackling the climate and ecological emergency, planning is one of the most potent tools at our disposal. Planners are a connecting force, and when properly leveraged can be a superb enabler. It’s been a pleasure to tell their stories and raise awareness of their vital contribution to a positive future.” 

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About RTPI 

The RTPI is the largest professional body for town planners in the UK and Europe and represents around 27,000 members in over 80 countries worldwide. The Institute has been shaping planning policy and raising professional standards for over 100 years and is the only body in the UK to confer Chartered status to planners, the highest professional qualification. 

Leading the Charge is the feature article in the Autumn 2022 edition of ECAtoday. The series is showcased over eleven pages, with a full page dedicated to each of the series’ partners. 

In the issue, Jane Dawson, ECA Head of Public Affairs and Public Relations, explains how Leading the Charge provides insights from industry about the skill of electrotechnical professionals, challenges faced, and the advances in technology that will enable the sector to support the UK’s move to clean electricity: 

“Despite ongoing challenges, contractors are forging ahead in the expanding net zero market, as Leading the Charge shows. The energy crisis means investment in low carbon is a sure way to cut operational costs and help to future-proof businesses.” 

Digital series champions key role of materials, minerals and mining in driving net zero.

CWP has partnered with the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) to produce a digital series exploring expertise and advances throughout the materials cycle to address the climate crisis, achieve net zero targets and accelerate the circular economy. 

One Birdcage Walk played host to an evening of celebration in London for the launch of ‘Material Change: Resourcing Net Zero’ on 19 October, and the suite of series content, including interviews, podcasts, short films and a documentary, is now available online. 

The series features comment from industry experts including Dr Colin Church FIMMM CEnv, CEO of IOM3, Neil Glover FIMMM CEng, President of IOM3, and Rosie Dodd, Manager, Product Footprinting and Circular Economy Lead at the Carbon Trust, as well as stories from organisations and individuals who are driving innovation across exploration and extraction, processing and application, and recycling, repurposing and reuse. 

Organisations featured include; the Bristol Composites Institute (University of Bristol), British Glass, the Camborne School of Mines (University of Exeter), CircularMetal, the Henry Royce Institute, Innovate UK – part of UKRI, bp-ICAM, the National Composites Centre (NCC), Satarla, SRK Consulting, and the University of Bath. 

IOM3 CEO Dr Colin Church, said: “This is a critical time to harness the potential of the materials, minerals and mining communities, to showcase their transformative work towards a low carbon, resource efficient society. We are delighted to be partnering with CWP to explore the role of our industries in addressing the climate crisis.” 

Max Smith, Founder and Managing Director, CWP, said: “This series offers unique insight into the work of inspirational professionals who are providing, managing and protecting vital resources for a sustainable future. It has been a pleasure to tell their stories, and we hope this inspires everyone across the materials cycle and beyond to embrace progress towards net zero.” 

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About IOM3 

The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) is the global network for the materials cycle, promoting sustainability and greater circularity in the extraction, processing and use of natural resources. 

New series shows electrical sector at the vanguard of energy revolution  

CWP has partnered with the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), the voice of the UK electrical industry, to launch Leading the Charge, a new digital series exploring the sector’s pivotal role in realising the UK’s energy security and net zero ambitions.  

The series of films, podcasts and articles highlights some of the most important stories from across the sector, exploring the challenges of delivering secure, low-carbon energy infrastructure within the toughest economic climate in recent memory.  

The series features leaders and experts from Innovate UK, the Universities of Leeds and Bath, the Green Jobs Delivery Group, Electrical Safety First, and more.  

Steve Bratt, ECA Group Chief Executive, said:   

“The effects of the climate crisis and energy insecurity are being felt across all parts of society. The electrical industry is arguably the best-placed to install the EV chargers, connect the renewable energy sources, upgrade the grid and deliver the technology that will make a low-carbon, fossil-fuel-free society not only possible, but a far more viable alternative to today’s status quo.  

“We hope this new series, gathering our industry’s brightest minds and most influential players, will help viewers to realise the magnitude of the impact the electrical sector can have on the future of the planet if we level-up and seize the opportunities ahead.” 

Max Smith, Managing Director, CWP, said:  

“We have the right expertise, ambition and technologies across the industry to deliver on net zero, but we’re going to need more people with the right skills, more collaboration and more urgency if we’re going to deliver on time. 

“Communication will be key, and we hope Leading the Charge will make a positive and impactful contribution to this shared challenge we all face.” 

From 22nd September 2022, ‘Leading the Charge’ films and other material can be found at , with new content published on social media each week, until Christmas. 

ECA and CWP are grateful to all partners who took part and shared their stories in #LeadingtheCharge: 24-7, Actemium, EHC, JTL, Luceco, Megger, Smart DC, TNEI, Western Power, and National Grid. 

About ECA  

ECA is the UK’s largest trade association representing electrical, electrotechnical and other engineering contractors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland at regional, national and European level. ECA member-companies are rigorously assessed before membership is approved. 

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