How sustainable technologies delivered London 2012

On Wednesday 1 August 2012, the London Business Network hosted a morning business briefing as part of the London House programme to showcase how sustainable technologies and processes were utilised to deliver the London 2012 Games.

Darran Messem, Managing Director of Certification & International Director of the Carbon Trust was invited to present and spoke on the expertise and pioneering role of the UK's green technology sector.

Other respected business representatives also spoke, including Holly Knight, Head of Sustainability, Olympic Delivery Authority, and Nigel Atkinson Certification & Regulation, Department for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Discussion topics covered:

  • How the promise to become the first sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games underpinned London 2012's programme. 
  • Information about the United Kingdom's expertise and pioneering role in the development of cutting edge green technologies and partnering and investment opportunities it presents for international and domestic businesses. 
  • Insight into the growing importance of sustainability and green technologies within government procurement processes in the UK and around the world. 
  • Business opportunities for the green sector with other Olympic host cities (Sochi 2014, Rio 2016) and global sporting events such as the 2014 World Cup Brazil. 

Download Darran Messem's presentation:

The expertise and pioneering role of the UK's green technology sector (PDF)