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Online Training: Raw Materials Empowering Sustainability: Mind the Gap - 10. Window dressing or tools for positive change?

28 July 2022
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Contributes to CPD, Online Training, Course, Virtual event
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Geological Society Events, 2022 Year of Sustainability
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This course starts at 16.30 GMT and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Raw Materials Empowering Sustainability: Mind the Gap - Window dressing or tools for positive change?

Identify tools, techniques and lessons for positive change. Analyse uses4 and abuses of the concept of CSR, and recognise greenwashing and cherry-picking in reporting. Reflect on how to implement course learning in the workplace.

Learning Objectives

• Decipher the jargon often used within ESG by different stakeholders – do we understand what we are really talking about?
• Identify and test practical tools and techniques that can make ESG a reality within raw materials including:
• Interactive stakeholder mapping
• Interactive understanding of the context in which we are working (now and in the future)
• Interactive identification of potential ESG threats and opportunities that we can incorporate into our projects and organisations.
• Recognising a real control or change that will make ESG a reality (rather than window dressing).
• Recognise greenwashing, ‘ESG-washing’, and cherry-picking in sustainability reporting, why it might have become the norm and what is being done to either eradicate it or evolve it to useful reporting.
• Reflect on learning from the series, and how it can be implemented in participants’ businesses and institutions – ie what are you going to take away and change within your own sphere of influence?


Lecture and Q&A


Course speakers will be announced shortly.


This is the final course in a 10 part series. Delegates can either register for courses individually or for the whole series at a discounted rate. 

Registration for this session will close at 12.00 GMT on 27 July 2022

We offer discounts on group bookings of 5 or more, please email to enquire.

Student Registration

Previous course speakers Alison Graham and Vicky Corcoran have kindly donated a proportion of their speaker fee to fund places for students, this has enabled the society to offer a limited number of student places at a special rate. Proof of student status required when registering at this rate.


This series of events will be held virtually over Zoom at 16.30 GMT.


Please contact with any enquiries.

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Registration rates

£ 60.00
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