Last week I was highly honoured and incredibly humbled to receive the 2017 ISCA Individual Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award. It was genuinely humbling to be singled out in amongst a wealth of individuals and teams that are doing some absolutely fantastic work in this space. It was also humbling for all the congratulations I've... Continue Reading →
My Observations and Learnings in Driving Change for Sustainability – An Update
I thought it would be a good time to offer a brief update on the sustainability strategy setting process that I’ve been working on with Aveng Group recently. It has been about three months since my last post on the subject (how time flies!) and we’re now nearing the end of this initial phase, so... Continue Reading →
Making a Move into a Sustainability Career?
In recent months I've had a number of conversations with young professionals looking to make their first forays into their careers in sustainability. I've also had similar conversations with others seeking advice in making a career change from professions broadly allied with infrastructure across into the sustainability profession within the infrastructure and construction sector. For me, having a background and... Continue Reading →
EY Sustainability Materiality Think Tank – Reflections and Insights
I was fortunate enough this week to be invited to an industry sustainability think tank, hosted by the Climate Change and Sustainability Services team at EY in Melbourne. The topic of the think tank session was sustainability materiality. Quite a pertinent topic for me as I lead the Aveng Group through the development of the... Continue Reading →
New Sustainability Blog!
After reviving my sustainability blog site late last year after a lengthy hiatus and more recently discussions with helpful folks (thank you – you know who you are) I’ve decided to relaunch the blog with a renewed name www.nicolenealsustainability.com and a renewed focus – a renewed focus on my thoughts, insights, experiences and knowledge related to the... Continue Reading →
Sustainability. It’s a term that’s seemingly bandied about everywhere these days. But what does this term “sustainability” even mean? That’s a common question among many and can still be relatively confusing in some ways (even amongst a group of sustainability professional peers recently devising a sustainability narrative for our industry proved not to be the... Continue Reading →
Sustainability in this Brave, New World
So 2016 has been a pretty "interesting" year then. We find ourselves in a situation whereby the previously unthinkable has occurred: The election to office in Australia the likes of Pauline Hanson and her so-called One Nation Party, following an election with a frankly farcical length of time to announce final outcomes as to control of... Continue Reading →