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News & blogs 2018-04-30T11:53:26+00:00
2304, 2018

Event report: Smartly Sustainable: using smart technology to do ‘more for less’

By | April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Staff posts|0 Comments

Environmental leaders, innovators and experts across various sectors including water, air pollution and energy management gathered at an inaugural event aimed at understanding how places around the world can do ‘more for less’ and meet environmental obligations in a cost effective way. The Smartly Sustainable: Using Smart Technology to do 'more for less event which was held yesterday (18 April)

2703, 2018

A message about EIC’s chairman

By | March 27th, 2018|Categories: EIC News|1 Comment

Dr. Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, EIC’s chairman and chief executive of EIC’s sister organisation the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has announced he is stepping down from both roles to become chief executive of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC). ACE has already started the search for a new chief executive and has engaged the services of an executive search agency to oversee the

1302, 2018

Removing the roadblocks to environmental innovation

By | February 13th, 2018|Categories: Staff posts|0 Comments

Government strategies, white papers and even reshuffles come and go, but one constant is a desire to encourage innovation in UK business, says Matthew Farrow. Ever since Harold Wilson talked of “the white heat of technology”, politicians of all persuasions, in good economic times and bad, have eulogised innovation and pledged to increase it. Here at EIC, representing a wide mix

502, 2018

Keeping the government ‘honest’ on the green agenda

By | February 5th, 2018|Categories: Staff posts|0 Comments

The creation of a new body to hold the government to account on environmental issues is significant and could have implications for decades to come, says Matthew Farrow. I’ve been lucky enough (or unlucky enough, depending on your view!) to work with many ministers over the years in my career at different trade associations. While they varied in personality and

1101, 2018

EIC Responds to the 25 Year Environment Plan

By | January 11th, 2018|Categories: EIC News|0 Comments

EIC Executive Director, Matthew Farrow, said in response to the Prime Minister’s speech: Prime Ministerial speeches on the environment are an endangered species, so it is very welcome to hear Theresa May emphasise the crucial importance of the environment, the number of green jobs, the interdependence of economic growth and environmental progress, and the scourge of plastic waste. The pledge to show

2208, 2017

Putting the environmental sector at the heart of the Government’s industrial strategy

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Staff posts|0 Comments

One of the driving ideas at the heart of Theresa May’s vision for Britain is the rebirth of a term that since the 1970s has been rarely uttered by those in government – industrial strategy. Backed by the creation of a new department, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and championed by its Secretary of State, the Rt