Boosting social and economic mobility: utilities’ obligations and opportunities

Event Date: 04/12/2020 11:00 am

A webinar to explore how the social and economic impacts of the pandemic are influencing responsible business actions and strategies in the utilities sector and beyond.

Many utilities have issued strong words about their commitment to helping communities weather the impact of the pandemic and engage in a green recovery which will delivery tangible benefits in the form of jobs and improved living standards.

But do we really understand what corporate actions will have the biggest and most meaningful outcomes? And what are the limitations for even the most well-intentioned responsible businesses in proving for social and economic mobility in the communities they serve?

In a timely webinar Utility Week and National Grid will partner to explore these questions with a panel of expert senior speakers from within the utilities sector and beyond.

Key talking points will include:

  • Thriving communities and the net zero transition
  • How to create meaningful employment and growth opportunities where they are most needed
  • How to bridge industry transition gaps with long-sighted retraining programmes
  • How to tackle underlying social mobility challenges in disadvantaged communities
  • How to effectively measure change in local social and economic mobility

Speakers will include:

  • Duncan Burt, COP26 director, National Grid
  • Ameer Jasat, senior asset strategy and management engineer, National Grid Gas Transmission
  • Sharon Darcy, director, Sustainability First
  • Richard Emmott, director of corporate affairs, Yorkshire Water
  • Phil Beach, CEO, Energy and Utility Skills Group

Further speakers to be confirmed shortly.

Register or listen on demand here