#SustLdrConv Conversations

Sustainability Tweet Conversations 

Social media has come a long way, and is now regarded as a mature tool for learning and sharing. One area of this maturing is through tweetchats and conversations. Working with inspirational colleague Andrea Learned (@AndreaLearned , Seattle based writer and social strategist with insightful focus on women and sustainable business) we now facilitate a growing  series of leading social media conversations.

These conversations, sometimes commissioned by others, enable wider promotion and perhaps deeper discussion of built environment themes than regular event round tables or brain storming sessions could ever do. Whilst there is no substitute for face to face,  a digital approach can add to and compliment more traditional events.

We should view these twitter / google hangout conversations as a modern white paper – promoting leading edge thinking from within organisations, small or large, as a platform for debate, and as a digital benchmarking that enables learning and sharing for improvement.


Are Tweetchats: the new digital benchmarking?

#tweetchats … observations + how to

(By the way, please do get in contact to discuss how this format can help promote your sustainability and built environment events, experiences, case studies and thinking. We can really amplify your message!)

Next Up:

Rethinking Sustainability Leadership for the Ecological Age, in Conversation with Paul Clarke. Feb 3rd 7pm UK.  Paul Clarke of the Pop Up Foundation will discuss his Linden Tree “Dance in Time” 30 year experiment in time and space to teach humans how to communicate with other earth beings.

2015 conversations:

January 2015: Christine Bader, author of The Evolution of a Corporate IdealistWe talked with her about her work with BP, and why she (still) believes “business can be a force for good even as we struggle with our own contradictions.” Storify of chat.

2014 conversations:

December 2014: Melissa Sterry, Futurist/Design Scientist, and founder of Bionic City, which seeks to answer the question ‘How would Nature Design a City?’ Storify of chat.

November 2014: In conversation with #sustldrconv co-founder, Martin Brown on his recent Sustainability Through Diversity presentation, the book he is working on and more.

September 2014: Tabitha CrawfordSVP of sustainability and innovation for Balfour Beatty Investments, and the author of Five Epic Mistakes of Sustainability in Higher EducationStorify of chat.

August 2014: Alison Watson of Class Of Your Own on inspiring and educating the next generation of sustainability leaders in construction and design. Storify of chat.

April 22 (EarthDay) Biophillia  in Construction  (Part of the #GVischat series with @ClaireCKE 8pm UK)

May 2014: Denis Hayes, Earth Day founder and Executive Director of The Bullitt Foundation, on cities role in climate change fight and more. Storify of chat. Blog Post:

April 2014: Aman Singh – sustainability and CSR community influencer, conversation-shaper and status-quo disruptor – (with CSRWire at the time/with Edelman as of Fall 2014) Storify of chat.

Collective Leadership – the new sustainability leadership in conversation with Petra Kuenkel #sustldrconv

March 2014 Sustainability Stakeholder Engagement with Peggy Ward at Kimberly Clark 

2014 Emerging Topics in Sustainability  Jan 2014

2013 Conversations

Women in Sustainability Leadership Dec 2013

Eric Lowitt on The Collaboration Economy  Nov 2013

Sustainability Leadership – In Conversation with Steven Borncamp

What is sustainability leadership in the built environment?

EXPO C21 Conversations:

SustainaBIMity  in conversation with Casey Rutland @caseyrutland at Arup Associates

In Conversation with GBC Italia #EXPOC21Chat

In Conversation with Daniella Abreu #EXPOC21chat

In conversation with Building the Future (#EXPOC21chat) February 2014

In conversation: sustainability in the Scandinavian built environment. Jan 2014

In Conversation with World Green Build Council, Europe Dec 2013

In conversation with Interface Nov 2013

Green Vision Conversations 

Living Building Challenge  – a Conversation with  @UKBC and @AmandaSturgeon @LivingBuilding)

Healthy Products – In conversation with Eden Brukman Oct 2013

Healthy Building Healthy Building and Sustainable Materials Green Vision  Dec 2013

Exploring and reviewing  Cradle to Cradle #GVischat 

GVisChat: Cutting Carbons Feb 2012

Living Building Challenge

Living Building Challenge UK Launch  Apr 2013


ThinkBIM – An interview with Steve Race

BIM4SME Yorkshire Launch #BIM4SMElive Storify Record

BIM Lancashire Best Practice + UCLAN


Plan A 

Benchmarking BenchChat  Oct 2012