PMI UK Chapter

April 2022 | Sustainability Storytelling with PechaKucha by Mark Fulton, Dr Kim Tweedie, Esther Gordon-Smith & Dr Dave Rumble

April 2022 | Sustainability Storytelling with PechaKucha by Mark Fulton, Dr Kim Tweedie, Esther Gordon-Smith & Dr Dave Rumble

Workshop Description

Join this event and take inspiration from your project management community. Through storytelling with the PechaKucha technique, we will explore how project managers can take action and mobilise against the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This event will use the exciting format of PechaKucha to deliver project management stories from three individuals, showcasing how they are supporting activities and taking action against the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).


PMI UK’s ambition to support UN SDG delivery by 2030

In late 2021, as a stepping-stone event to CoP 26, PMI UK Digital Events team delivered a 3-day virtual conference called "Transforming the Sustainability Landscape through the Power of Projects". Mark tells the story about how the  Digital Events Team seek to build on this experience by  developing a PMI UK Sustainability Community of Action to engage, inspire and mobilise next gen project professionals and collaborators deliver a 10x impact against the 2030 UN SDG's.

Zero Emissions Energy – Green Hydrogen

Climate change effects the plant every day and finally, the world is beginning to take note. If we don’t act now, many parts of the world will become uninhabitable. We need energy to heat, power and fuel our homes, businesses, industries, and transport. So, how do we do this without carbon intensive sources? Renewables and hydrogen. Come hear about the path to global decarbonisation and how we can change our energy system to save the planet for generations to come.

Benefits Manager- National Highways

If we were trying to found a new society on the planet Venus (bear with me) how would we organise ourselves?  If economics is part of ‘how do we organise human endeavour to meet humanity’s needs’, what can we learn about different economic systems from the past? If Climate Change is resulting from industrialisation, what put the Industrial Revolution in motion? Looking at examples from the 1400s to the 1800s, we will look at different economic systems (as told by an engineer...), some of the pros and some of the pitfalls (to put it mildly).

We need significant change in the next decade to reverse biodiversity decline, have a chance at limiting global warming, and to contribute to a safer, more just society.  If we look at the roots of the modern world, can we challenge some of the basic assumptions in the model and work together towards the UN SDGs? And if we want to come together as a Project Management profession to form a Sustainability Community of Action, what are some of the compelling messages to inspire the sector to change, and equip ourselves to action those changes?

Chalk Talk – a biodiversity story

A large part of Southern and Eastern England is dominated by chalk which tells the story of human interactions with biodiversity over millennia. Manifestations of ecology are not only seen on the surface, but the chalk aquifer tells a parallel story of change, loss and hope in the water environment. 

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About the speakers

Mark Fulton is an independent advisor, consultant and programme director and helps blue chip infrastructure, renewables and regeneration clients with their business-critical challenges. As a volunteer within the PMI UK digital events team he works with current and next gen project professionals and collaborators targeting transformational change across the sustainability landscape.

Esther Gordon-Smith is a Chartered civil engineer turned benefits manager. Generalist rather than specialist.  Inspired by Kate Raworth: Doughnut Economics, and passionate about making this decade count.  Novice story teller, and most of my history education has been from costume drama, but in this session I’m hoping to bring systems thinking to look at some of the key assumptions that are the foundation of the modern world.

Dr Kim Tweedie's background is in Surface Chemistry and Process Engineering. After graduation she worked in technical roles before moving into project management to drive and deliver flagship projects early in Scotland’s decarbonisation journey. Having led some first-of-a-kind projects in the hydrogen sector, Kim’s career has taken her into many different areas looking to transition to net zero. These sectors include offshore and onshore wind, rail, road, water and air transport, agriculture and forestry, construction, oil and gas and even whisky.

Dr Dave Rumble has over 25 years’ experience in the field of ecology research and practical conservation in the UK and internationally. He has overseen the development and delivery of landscape-scale programmes of work - notably river and floodplain restoration, data, policy and advocacy. Climate change adaptation has been a thread throughout and Dave is now committed to harnessing nature and people-power in the mitigation of environmental challenges.  Dave is CEO of Wessex River Trust, an eNGO based in southern England.  


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