Inside the "matter of fact" COP
WME Business Environment Network
The climate change Conference of Parties held in Poland's National Stadium had modest expectations – it was dubbed the "matter of fact" COP. Despite faltering moments it delivered, writes Andrew Petersen.
Although the achievements may seem small steps, they may go a long way in building some sorely lacking trust as we progress towards a universal agreement in Paris. And while it was also a small COP, with just over 8000 attendees roughly equally divided between Parties and observers, it delivered 32 decisions and had 172 agenda items.
SBA is always looking for ways to extend and share the business narrative on sustainability.
In a new feature called Spotlight, we will provide a Q&A interview series, accessing the thoughts, insights and views of leading business people and professionals (academic, economic, corporate, policy) who are actively seeking solutions for a more sustainable and balanced world.
Our first interview is with Ben Waters, Director GE ecomagination and SBA Chair. Read more...
Parsons Brinckerhoff wins 'Large Firm of the Year' at Consult Australia Awards for Excellence 2013
9 December 2013
Commenting on the award the judges noted how the firm worked collaboratively with all stakeholders, and displayed a true commitment to excellence in all areas of its operations. They applauded Parsons Brinckerhoff's impressive approach to project management, noting the firm was very practical in its orientation and displayed best-practice, classic project management techniques. Read more...
Parsons Brinckerhoff adds its voice to Engineers Australia
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Parsons Brinckerhoff's Regional Director South Australia and National Director of Sustainability Dr David Cruickshanks-Boyd has been elected as national Deputy President of Engineers Australia for 2014 and will assume the position of national President in 2015. Read more...
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