Consulting

Paul currently works on a variety of assignments to help organisations better understand environmental and social sustainability issues that will impact their operations and their customers. Managing these issues which range from carbon management and climate adaptation, natural capital, social value, resource efficiency (cradle to cradle and the circular economy), setting science-based targets, supply chain management, measurement and reporting of performance including applying the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal, helps make organisations resilient and better able to maximise the opportunities.

Clients include: Atkins, Anglian Water, Volvo Construction Equipment UK, Engie, E3G, Cares, and Polypipe.

Case Study: Climate resilience for Anglian Water

Anglian Water commissioned Paul to establish a methodology for assessing their assets for resilience to climate change. A methodology was produced, based on the best available climate science and advice from one of the UK’s foremost climate scientists and was peer reviewed by the Committee for Climate Change. Paul worked with the University of Leeds to run climate projections, such as heatwaves, cold snaps, sea surges and this data was then feed into the asset management investment cycle. This enabled asset managers to consider how the asset currently responds to climate impacts, such as overheating, and consider what investment might be required to manage that risk knowing the likely projection out to 2065.

Paul’s expertise, credibility and networks meant that he could access leading scientists for guidance and obtain university support to run complex climate models. 

 

Testimonial

Paul's work was delivered in a professional manner, on time and to budget. The outcomes surpassed what we had expected and illustrated an in-depth knowledge of climate change science and a significant supporting network in place. We have subsequently asked Paul to provide other advice and guidance to help our business. We are happy to recommend him to others.
David Riley
Head Of carbon and energy, anglian water

Case Study: Incorporating social value in sustainability schemes

Revising CARES sustainability certification scheme to incorporate social value measures

The CARES sustainability certification scheme (CARES SCS) provides independent certification of the environmental performance of steel products. Increasingly clients are requiring construction companies and their value chains to demonstrate social value. Paul designed a process to understand what social value measures were relevant to steel producers. This included a literature review, telephone interviews with all parts of the value chain (clients, contractors, design engineers and steel producers), a stakeholder workshop and an assessment of steel makers’ ability to provide the data. A set of social metrics were developed. They will be incorporated into the scheme and CARES auditors will verify the primary source of the data that companies use to quantify their social value.

 If you are a business seeking to place sustainability at the heart of its purpose and need some consultancy support then do get in touch.

Testimonial

Paul has been very professional in his work with us at CARES. Paul was able to quickly grasp what we wanted to accomplish and had some great ideas on how to achieve our goals. After the initial project brief meeting Paul designed a process to understand what social value measures were relevant to steel producers. Throughout the project Paul was insightful and developed creative, practical solutions as a result of his executive level experience in the construction sector. I would be delighted to recommend Paul for any social value project.
Lee Brankley
ceo, CARES

Paul is available for  consultancy opportunities, please do get in touch. 

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Testimonials

Paul is fabulous to work with. He helped our team at Riverside design a strategy for delivering social value as part of our successful bid for a multimillion pound contract with a London borough. Paul brings real value through his experience, and a deep understanding of the social issues in London. Moreover, he is phenomenally well networked and able to help position matters to best effect. Subsequently Paul has helped us gain a better understanding of how to generate benefits from the great work we do in environment and broader sustainability. Our team find him very approachable.
Nicholas Pollard
Group CEo, Cory riverside energy
We asked Paul to look at how we market Polypipe's products. His insight helped us better understand the real value, in terms of benefits that we offer to community, the environment and general place-making: Allowing us to present the whole picture, not just the technical bit, that engineers need to know. Paul has a great understanding of the complete value chain in the built environment so can advise from different perspectives - invaluable!
Jason Shingleton
Marketing and development director, polypipe