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 →

My Top Five Tips for Working With Others to Achieve Sustainability Outcomes

For this first post on the revamped blog I thought I'd dive into something that virtually all sustainability practitioners and change-makers will be and need to be involved with on a frequent basis.  That is working with others to achieve sustainability-focussed outcomes. Including others who are not so well versed in the concept, theories and practicalities of... 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 Thinking

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 – Making the Business Case

Aside from making the quantified dollars and cents business case for embracing sustainability as a broad concept or specific sustainability initiatives on an infrastructure construction project for example (which is obviously extremely important!), there are other important considerations in terms of your approach to keep in mind: Sustainability does not have to cost more. Value... Continue Reading →

Developing a Business Case for Sustainability – A “How To” Guide

It was with great pleasure that I, along with my ISCA Contractor’s Working Group Co-Chair, launched our “How To” Guide for Developing a Business Case for Sustainability Initiatives in Infrastructure at the Annual ISCA Conference last month. By the way, this blog isn’t intended to be just all about ISCA or the ISCA conference, although... Continue Reading →

What is Next? Improved Integration of Cultural Heritage and Indigenous Concerns in Infrastructure Delivery I Say

As I mentioned in my previous blog post I was particularly interested and moved by one of the excellent presentations given at the recent ISCA Annual Conference. This presentation, delivered by Liz Root , Principal Sustainability Advisor, Auckland Transport and Berenize Peita, Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua, Mana Whenua Representative, was an outline of the initial phases of the City Rail... Continue Reading →

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