Digital roundtable: Building Back Better Workplaces: Environmental Risks and Opportunities
Fri, 26 June 2020 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Building on Business in the Community’s (BITC’s) Circular Office Guide, senior sustainability professionals are invited to the Digital roundtable: Building Back Better Workplaces: Environmental Risks and Opportunities.
About the event
At this roundtable discussion, attendees will look at the key trends and challenges for workplaces in a post-COVID-19 world, as well as identifying key opportunities to ‘Build Back Better’. The discussion will be Chatham House rule and will help inform guidance for businesses on how to navigate this rapidly evolving landscape.
This event is part of BITC’s response to the global call to build back better – get involved in our campaign to radically change the expectations and impact of responsible business.
COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the way we all work. Employees have reported that home working has increased productivity, wellbeing and financial benefits. Whilst reduced commuting has played a role in improving air quality and lower carbon emissions. These benefits have prompted a more fundamental appraisal of what role offices will play post-COVID-19, with companies including Facebook and Google signalling a permanent shift to mass homeworking1.
Amid the potential benefits, there are also hidden consequences and challenging questions yet to be answered. How should we manage the waste implications of a possible transition towards homeworking? How might we support homeworkers to develop a circular home office? What circular opportunities could we promote in this context, such as closing the loop on IT equipment or reusing office furniture? How should we support employees to reduce carbon in their homes?
Contact details and further information
This event is by invitation only. Contact Peter Ramsey if you think you should have received an invite but have not.
Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.
Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology. Details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.
- Facebook and Google extend working from home to end of year (2020); BBC; available at bbc.co.uk
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