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'Systemised' or impact-led sustainability strategies can generate greater social value impact than traditional, construction-focused 'output-led' strategies, found a recent Environment Analyst Sustainability Delivery Group roundtable.

Senior executives met for the roundtable on 16 November 2023, joined by Anna Humphries, head of sustainability & social value at Network Rail, and Nicola Martin, head of sustainability at TransPennine Express, who between them outlined the ‘Guiding Compass Strategy’ for sustainability in the implementation of the TransPennine Route Upgrade (TRU).

The ensuing discussion explored the opportunities and challenges presented by the strategy, as well the relationship between consultants and coordinators working on large-scale projects.

Members can download the full write-up here