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26 OCT 2021


Ahead of COP26, group for next generation of leaders considers how Net Zero is inspiring career choices

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering’s (ACE) group for the business leaders of tomorrow, ACE Emerging Professionals, has profiled more than 25 industry professionals asking them the simple question of how climate change has impacted on their career.

The varied testimonials range from graduates all the way to managing directors. Working for ACE members, clients, in technology, or in academia, they reveal how climate change, and our collective move to Net Zero, has already positively affected their day-to-day roles.

Collated and curated in Climate Changing the built environment, and released ahead of COP26, it not only reinforces how the issue is now central to our sector and the wider industry, but also demonstrates that the built environment delivers jobs with a true purpose.

Georgia Hughes, chair of ACE’s Emerging Professionals, comments on its publication: “I know from my own experiences at Arcadis how central climate change is to my role. Our industry makes a real difference, and I’m delighted to share these testimonials ahead of COP26, and – who knows – perhaps encourage more to consider a career in our sector.”

Project leader Tom Worthington, who is also a sustainability and carbon consultant at Atkins, added: “Our industry has a central role to play in meeting society’s ambitions on climate and I’m passionate about finding the solutions to help us meet net zero by 2050. This project has made me realise that I’m by no means alone.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the participants for sharing their testimonials with us. I found them inspiring and I’m sure others will too.”

The testimonials can be viewed, under embargo, in a report on ACE’s website, and will be shared via ACE’s Emerging Professionals LinkedIn page over the coming days and weeks.

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Climate Changing the Built Environment

October 2021

Ahead of COP26, group for next generation of leaders considers how Net Zero is inspiring career choices.