On Monday evening, I spoke at the 6 Heads anniversary event a Freshfields’ HQ. Tom Burke and I did an opening session on the ‘Unlock the Impossible‘ theme.
Then on Tuesday up to Nottingham with the team to run the first of our three city-focused events for Innovate UK, this one focusing in air quality.
Among other things, I did an on-stage conversation with Robyn Scott of Apolitical and then a panel session with Jane Lumb (Head of Energy & Sustainability Policy, Nottingham City Council), Mark Saunders (UK project Director, Ferrovial’s Centre of Excellence for Cities) and Phi Ellis (co-founder and COO of the cycle light company Blaze).
Nice drink on our way back to the station at the Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, billed as the oldest inn in England. Whatever, it is the only inn or pub I have ever in that has rooms carved out of the living rock – in this case the sandstone outcrop on which the castle stands. enjoyed a round of drinks bought by Jean-Marc de Royére of Air Liquide.
Otherwise, this week has largely been about phone calls as part of the next phase of our Carbon Productivity work – with a new line of thought starting to surface as a result.
A delightful supper with Alois Flatz on Thursday evening, who I have known since his days with Sustainable Asset Management, and then Zouk Capital and now Generation Investment Management.