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In this independent on-demand briefing, learn how information technology (IT) tools are informing and engaging employees around resource efficiency and sustainability with speakers from Arup and Centrica PLC. 

Leading Employee Practices for Sustainability:
Information Tools for Managing Engagement

Andrew Rhodes, Project Engineer, Arup
Jackie Pitera, Senior Analyst, AltaTerra Research
Briana Whitlock, Corporate Responsibility Officer, Centrica PLC


Meeting organizational goals for sustainability is difficult when employees don’t understand their role in the equation. Whether it’s energy efficiency targets within an office building, or community engagement by a business unit – employees need to know what’s expected, and how their day-to-day actions are helping to make a difference.

This independent briefing, the second in a three-part series, will address new information technology tools that help to inform and engage employees and manage engagement programs around resource efficiency and enterprise sustainability/corporate responsibility. As an overview, we will discuss highlights from our upcoming research report, "Software Solutions for Engaging Employees in Sustainability: Emerging Technology Brief”, that covers pure play employee education and engagement tools from providers AngelPoints, CloudApps, GreenNuture, and Tripos Software. Then, we will hear from two companies that have implemented new programs and information technologies focused on specific objectives for building energy efficiency and community engagement, respectively.

  • Andrew Rhodes, Project Engineer at Arup, a global engineering services firm, will describe their employee sustainability engagement program and their use of a leading-edge building energy dashboard tool from Lucid Design Group, implementation challenges, lessons learned, and results to date.
  • Briana Whitlock, Corporate Responsibility Officer at Centrica plc. will describe their community investment program in context of their larger employee sustainability engagement program, how they manage their program on a day-to-day basis, why they are using a software tool to aid in operational program management, challenges and lessons learned.
  • Jackie Pitera, Senior Analyst at AltaTerra Research will discuss highlights from the Emerging Technology Brief on Software Solutions for Engaging Employees in Sustainability including background on corporate engagement strategy.

Who Should Attend

  • HR professionals
  • CSR/Sustainability professionals
  • EHS professionals
  • Green team members
  • Corporate executives
  • Clean technology product and service providers
  • Consultant and academic professionals

About the Presenters

Andrew Rhodes is a mechanical engineer at ARUP responsible for the design and site supervision of mechanical services installations for building engineering projects from concept stage beyond completion. Andrewjoined Arup Yorkshire in July 2004 after completing his Masters Degree in Architectural Engineering at the University of Leeds. As part of his degree he completed a year of study at Pennsylvania State University’s School of Architectural Engineering. He is currently a member of the Building Engineering M&E Team based in San Francisco, CA.

Briana Whitlock is Corporate Responsibility Officer at Centrica plc. Current responsibilities include running our employee community investment programme and overseeing other areas of Centrica's community involvement, as well as supporting the wider CR programme including reporting and communications. Her role also includes management of the Centrica brand.

Briana has an MA in Critical Global Studies from the University of Exeter, and prior to working at Centrica helped people take new direction in their careers by using their skills to help build the capacity of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in developing countries. She currently volunteers as a mentor for young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Jaclyn Pitera is a senior analyst at AltaTerra Research. She has advised firms in developing their sustainability strategy and implementation plans, particularly regarding carbon footprint mitigation, energy efficiency, green building, sustainable material sourcing, employee behavior change, and marketing and communications, generating for client firms documented cost savings, competitive differentiation, and risk mitigation. She has also advised start-up companies in the green building and energy efficiency industries, providing strategy development, industry and market analysis, and product life cycle analysis. Prior to AltaTerra, Jaclyn was a sustainable business consultant for Williams-Sonoma, Business for Social Responsibility, H&M, Cummins, and JBG, a real estate developer in the Washington D.C. area. Jaclyn holds an MBA, a master of science in sustainable systems, and bachelor of science in biology from the University of Michigan.

Reference Materials

After the event, you will receive a full copy of the presentation slides in PDF format and on-demand access to an event recording.


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About AltaTerra Research Briefings

AltaTerra Research Briefings are designed to provide independent professional education on critical market developments in efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable business. Recognized experts from the business community, institutions, and government share information and insights in an accessible conference session format that is interactive and non-sponsored (unless otherwise specified). Briefings typically begin with an overview, then move into greater detail, and close with a moderated audience question-and-answer (Q&A) period. After the live briefing, on-demand access to the recording, including audio and presentations, is provided to registrants and available for sale.

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